Fifteen trainees to receive intensive training and a work placement with a leading Irish VFX studio.
Cultural & Creative Industries Skillnet, Screen Ireland, VFXAI and CMAI are delighted to announce the Introduction to Compositing trainees for 2023.
Targeted at developing skills and talent in the Irish VFX sector, the aim of this programme is to train participants in the basic steps of rotoscoping, tracking and plate clean-up for the VFX industry. The 8 week programme is run by CMAI and it breaks down as 6 weeks of online training, then a 2 week in-person placement with an Irish VFX studio.
The 15 trainees for the Introduction to Compositing 2023 Programme are:
- Alberto Atienzar Caamano
- Gareth Atkinson
- Robert Daly
- Alanna Gormley
- Holly Greene
- Joe Hollingsworth
- Cliona Joyce
- Pat McCarthy
- Tam Melly
- Jack Moroney
- Laura Mullen
- Alan O’Brien
- Anna Pyvovarova
- Yauheni Tsitko
- Claire Whitehead
The VFX studios participating in the programme include EGG VFX, Element Post & VFX, Piranha Bar, Outer Limits, SSVFX and Windmill Lane.
These companies have an established track record of working on high-profile VFX projects with recent VFX credits including renowned productions like The Woman King, Thor Love & Thunder, Wendell & Wild, A Discovery of Witches, Stranger Things, Spiderman: No Way Home and Wanda Vision.
Speaking about the traineeship, Gareth Lee, Manager of Cultural & Creative Industries Skillnet, said, “The VFX sector in Ireland is rapidly establishing itself as a key international player in the growing VFX industry. This programme will offer the participants an opportunity to get their foot in the door and kickstart their career in an exciting sector. Congratulations to all the selected trainees.”
Colman Farrell, Head of Skills and Professional Development at Screen Ireland, said, “Congratulations to all selected trainees for this year’s Introduction to Compositing programme, a key industry-led initiative to nurture and develop the necessary skills and talent for Ireland’s growing VFX sector. Screen Ireland is proud to collaborate with our industry partners to support new entrants as they embark on the first steps of an exciting and rewarding career in this industry.”
“We are delighted to be partnering with Cultural & Creative Industries Skillnet, Screen Ireland and the VFXAI to deliver this programme. All our courses are developed with the Studios input and delivered by Industry leaders in their fields to ensure that the participants have as high a chance as possible to get their start in the exciting, rapidly expanding VFX industry in Ireland. We wish the trainees every success.” Brian Gilmore , Course Director CMAI
“VFXAI recognises that people are the key ingredient in our business. We play a very active role in the provision of training syllabi and courses, working with other bodies within the broader film industry to ensure compatibility of skills and the interconnectedness of Ireland’s film-based businesses. We are committed to training and upskilling our talent base, at all stages of their career. This entry level course has a high success rate with a large number of participants securing contracts after their two week internship in our studios. We are delighted to partner with CCIS, SI and CMAI on this course again in 2023.” Emma Rooney VFXAI