Places on our 2016 Moving Image Arts and Journalism CPD teacher courses are now open for booking.
All Belfast courses will run from Monday 13th – Thursday 16th June from 9.30am – 15.30pm and will be held in Nerve Belfast CLC at the Ulidia Resource Centre.
We are also holding courses in the Nerve Centre CLC Derry/Londonderry (you can follow this link for more details).
Stop Motion Animation for GCSE MIA
This full day course will take you through the essentials of stop-motion theory and techniques and introduce you to a number of methods that can be used to create stop-motion animations. This course would be particularly useful for those offering the revised GCSE specification and will guide you through the animation controlled assessment element of the course.
Pure Cinema Script to Screen
Pure Cinema techniques allow us to tell stories with minimal dialogue but massive visual impact. Here we will look at useful influences and inspirations, explain how to make storyboarding the first step in your storytelling process and cover an array of indispensable camera and editing techniques which can add cinematic heft to any project.
Intro to Final Cut Pro X for MIA
Learn the basics of Final Cut X and transform your editing abilities to help your students enhance their films with titles, transitions and effects.
Introduction to After Effects for MIA
After effects is to motion graphics and compositing what Photoshop is to design work. This full day course will be an introduction to AE and some of the cool effects you can achieve in 2D & 3D as well as compositing effects using different media.
Help I’m a GCE MIA Teacher
Gain an insight into the requirements for the new revised MIA AS & A2 specifications as well as a preview of CCEA’s new resources to support the qualification, some of which have been produced in partnership with Into Film. This full day course will also cover some ideas for practical exercises as well as help and advice in planning your schemes of work. Feel free to come along with your own ideas and, as ever, a pen/hard drive can come in handy to share resources.
Sound Editing for GCSE MIA
This full day course will take you through the controlled assessment sound task for GCSE MIA and will give you the skills to help your students create a professional sound track for their films. Acquire skills in foley recording, multi-track mixing and using royalty free sound effects and music.
Theory for MIA AS
This full day course will cover the key areas of study for the revised MIA AS examination – Alfred Hitchcock and the Classical Hollywood Style and Formalism: Early European Cinema and American Expressionism. The MIA Chief Examiner will detail the Learning Outcomes of the new AS specification and the support materials available, including the specimen examination and fact sheets. The course will explore approaches to teaching the subject content and preparing candidates for the online examination.
Blender for MIA Visual Effects
The open source 3D animation package Blender is also a powerful Visual Effects Tool. In this full day course we will explain how to use Blender to create Star Wars style light sabre and laser effects, CSI-style microscopic images and multi-plane frozen in time effects.
Journalism in the Media – Print Portfolio
This full day course will introduce you InDesign, the professional design software from Adobe and will take you through creating layouts for print publication (newspaper and magazine). This will be particularly useful for teachers of the CCEA A-Level in Journalism, as print is a requirement in the portfolio coursework.
Theory for MIA A2
This full day session will cover the key areas of study for the revised A2 examination – Realism in World Cinema, including Italian Neo-realism, the French New Wave and Poetic Realism. The Chief Examiner will detail the Learning Outcomes of the new A2 specification and the support materials available, including the specimen examination and fact sheets. The course will explore approaches to teaching the subject content and preparing candidates for the online examination.
Final Cut Pro X Special Effects for MIA
Learn the basics of special effects techniques within Final Cut Pro X. Get to grips with green screen, compositing, colour grading, colour correction and keyframe animation.
Journalism in the Media –TV Broadcast
This full day course will introduce you to the skills involved in recording and editing audio-visual footage in Windows Movie Maker, such as vox pops and interviews for TV news. This will be particularly useful for teachers of the CCEA A-Level in Journalism, as TV is one of the options available for the compulsory coursework requirement at A2.