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Screen Training Ireland: Red Rock Training Scheme- Working in Film and Television


Are you interested in a career in the

film & TV industry?

Would you like to gain on the job experience on the set of a real life TV drama?

This could be the opportunity for you!

Screen Training Ireland/The Irish Film Board, The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and TV3’s RED ROCK drama series have joined forces to offer a select number of people the opportunity to secure a work placement on the drama as it goes into production for its second season. These placements, each six weeks in duration, will take place throughout the shoot of RED ROCK Series 2.

The RED ROCK Training Scheme will offer you the opportunity to join the RED ROCK team and gain skills and experience in many of the key production departments, enabling you to take further steps in the film and television industry.

Placements will be available in departments/areas such as:


To raise awareness about the programme, a special open day event will be held on Saturday 19th September 2015 on the RED ROCK production base in Dublin.

The open day will accept up to 100 people and is ideally suited for new entrants to the labour market, graduates, and those seeking exciting new career opportunities. The open day will give you the opportunity to hear from some of the industry’s most experienced professionals and heads of departments about how RED ROCK is made, how the set works and about the different aspects of production.

The RED ROCK Training Scheme open day will include the following:

• Introduction to the Film & TV industry
• Who’s who: An overview of departments and roles and responsibilities in film & TV
• The film set: A guided tour of the RED ROCK set
• Working on set: Collaboration, Communication and Set Etiquette
• Safety on Set: The principles of risk assessment and safety in film & TV

Following this orientation, participants on the open day can choose to apply for a six-week, paid work placement with RED ROCK, during which time they will learn essential skills in key departments.

The RED ROCK TRAINING SCHEME is a new partnership between Screen Training Ireland/Irish Film Board, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, and TV3’s RED ROCK. The scheme aims to provide on-the-job training for new entrants to the film and TV industry, recent graduates or professionals from other sectors whose experience could prove relevant to specific areas of TV production. In parallel to this new entrant training, the scheme also offers continuing professional development for experienced production personnel by providing practical work-based learning and mentoring.

A limited number of placements will be available in key departments such as the following:

The Locations Department is responsible for finding and securing all non-studio locations for a film/TV production. It is responsible for permitting, insurance and certain copyright issues, as well as all logistical issues in relation to the shooting location. Location managers collaborate closely with the director and Art Director.

You should be a quick and creative thinker, excellent communicator, great at dealing with the public, very organised, and have some understanding and appreciation of the natural and built environment. A full clean driver’s license and own car is essential.

Continuity, or Script Supervision, involves closely monitoring what is being filmed each day to ensure that the finished product ends up making continuous verbal and visual sense. The script supervisor works closely with director and all other departments on monitoring and recording action, props and camera details.

You should be meticulously organised, with a strong eye for detail, as well as understanding visual composition, perspective and movement. You should also possess the stamina to remain highly focused throughout the day.

The Costume Department is responsible for the design, fitting, hire, purchase, manufacture, continuity and care of all costume items on film/TV.

You should have a knowledge of contemporary fashion for all ages and genders, be excellent with people, have good attention to detail, including an awareness of continuity, work well under pressure, and be computer literate. Sewing and pattern cutting skills are a distinct advantage.

Hair and Make-up departments are responsible for the design and application of hair and make-up, including hair cutting and styling and corrective make-up, as well as specialist techniques such as wig application, facial hair application, prosthetics application, body paint, and ageing effects.

You should have some experience in hairdressing or as a make-up artist, and be efficient and organised. You should have excellent people skills, and have some knowledge of contemporary looks for different ages and genders, and stay up to date with new processes and materials.

The Property Department works within the Art Department, and is responsible for the manufacture, purchase, hiring, maintenance, transportation and storage of props, as well as prepping props for each day’s shoot and dressing props into sets. They work with the art department and the construction department to build props, and also work with actors and extras in relation to how they interact with and use props.

You should be well organised, well-versed in health and safety procedures, and be able to work under pressure in a physical role. You should also have a good understanding of materials, have good DIY and craft skills, and good research skills.

The Post Production Department is responsible for the assembly and editing of the finished product, including sound, as well as the application of a consistent look and feel, under the guidance of the director. Post Production involves significant attention to visual and narrative storytelling, as well as significant technical expertise in terms of camera and editing workflows.

You should have a media qualification, or some knowledge of picture or sound post production. You should be passionate, hard-working and detail-orientated, and have some knowledge and interest in visual and narrative storytelling.


Application Procedure:

If you’re interested in attending this free of charge open day, please register For further details, contact Sorcha Loughnane at Screen Training Ireland on (01) 6798040.

Applicants to the open day will be required to submit a CV and covering letter, and shortlisted placement candidates will be required to attend an interview.

Deadline for applications to Open Day:  Monday 7th September 2015.



The Red Rock Training Scheme and Open Day is ideally suited for new entrants to the labour market, graduates, and those seeking exciting new career opportunities in the film and TV industry.

The scheme aims to provide on-the-job training for new entrants to the film and TV industry, recent graduates or professionals from other sectors whose experience could prove relevant to specific areas of TV production.


Tutor: Red Rock HODs

Course Date: Saturday, September 19th, 2015

Course Duration: 1 day

Venue: John Player’s Factory, South Circular Road, Dublin 8

Location: Dublin

Cost: €0