Scheduling Workshop

Tutor: Niall Owens

Date: October 29th, 2016

Time: 10am-5pm

Venue: St Johns Central College, Cork

Cost: €20

Places: Limited, booking essential. For more information and to book your place please email: by Thur Oct 27th.

Focus on the Fundamentals of Scheduling

Participant Profile
This workshop will benefit anyone interested in the production process, particularly those independent filmmakers who want to learn more about the effective planning and execution of a shoot.


  • Script Breakdowns
  • Prioritizing key elements (cast, locations, etc)
  • Spot potential problems at script stage and come up with solutions
  • When does the 1st Assistant Director come onto the project and why are they so critical to the success (or otherwise) of a shoot?
  • Introduction to the industry standard software Movie Magic Scheduling

Since 2006 Niall Owens has worked in an AD role on such TV & Film projects as The Clinic, RAW, Treasure Ireland, Camelot, The Other Side of Sleep, Love Eternal, The Runway, My Brothers, the Oscar shortlisted short film Shoe, and the IFTA winning short film Rockmount.

Most recently Niall has worked as 1st Assistant Director on the feature film Shem the Penman Sings Again, the 6 part TG4 series Fir Bolg, the IFTA winning RTE series Bridget & Eamon (series 1 & 2) and is currently working on Michael Inside, a feature film for the Irish Film Board.