The Skills Fund is a grant offered to individuals working in the Northern Ireland screen sector and is designed to support financially those participating in training or development courses.
Nerve Belfast will be running an Animation Summer school from 31st July – 4th August 2017 in Belfast.
Over the five-day programme you will learn the latest in stop-motion animation practice and 2D animation using Photoshop and After Effects. The Summer School will include sessions on story devising, stop-motion animation techniques and the principles of animation led by Joel Simon.
Joel Simon’s background is in animated TV production, over the years, he has created animations for CBBC, Comic Relief and Sesame Street amongst others. His short film Macropolis won 17 international festival awards. Joel has been working as a professional animator and animation workshop facilitator for 19 years and founded Flickerpix Animation Studios. His master classes are based on real industry experience and include Stop motion animation, 2D animation, storyboarding, character creation and stop motion workshops.
Joel regularly conducts animation workshops for many different organisations including Cinemagic, Belfast City Council and the Crescent Arts Centre and we are delighted to be able to offer aspiring young animators this exciting opportunity to gain real industry experience.
His workshops concentrate on the key principles of good character animation.
The Animation Sumer School is open to those who are:
- Aged 15-19
- Able to commit to the whole week – 10am-4pm on the 31st July – 4th August
- As excited as we are about making, watching and talking about animation!
Closing date for applications is 30th June 2017
For further details on how to apply visit the Nerve Belfast website.
Focused on improving the inclusivity of game development by addressing the retention of under-represented minorities in the industry, the IGDA Foundation Next Gen Leaders program includes a GDC pass and travel stipend, two days of workshops and special events specifically designed to help the participants stay in the games industry, an individual mentor, post-GDC discussions, and ongoing networking. The program, which is open to developers with 3-10 years of experience and who identify as an under-represented minority, is designed to provide a range of knowledge, experience, and tools to keep the participants in the industry. Applications are open through January 8, 2017.
Immersive Tech NI is holding a Hackathon and Launch Party designed to bring together the most creative minds in Northern Ireland as a community to explore and expand the possibilities created by immersive technologies, including virtual and augmented reality.
The Hackathon will take place on Saturday 5th November with free tickets that will also give you access to the Launch Party on Friday 4th November, as well as an optional training workshop held prior to the launch event.
Northern Ireland Screen is seeking applications from programmers for its skills development scheme, Gaming Programmers 2016. Gaming Programmers 2016 is a paid placement scheme (minimum wage) which will run from December 2016 – 30 November 2017.
Participants will gain experience with a local Game Development company on Northern Ireland Screen funded projects. The programme will provide a training opportunity for two people. The successful candidates will have an opportunity to enjoy the dynamic and changing reality of game development.
For full information including guidelines and application form, please click here.
Deadline for receipt of applications: 12 noon Friday 4th November 2016
Northern Ireland Screen is hosting UKIE and CIM's Digital Marketing for Games.
This introductory digital marketing workshop will show you how to improve your discoverability, understand your audience and select the right channels for your digital marketing campaign.