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Application For Virtual Production Training | 2024

Start DateDurationCostMax Participant Numbers
September 20241 x Day per site€15030 per location
‘Hands On’ Virtual Production Training facilitated by Final Pixel Academy


Cultural & Creative Industries Skillnet, in partnership with Screen Ireland & the VFX National Talent Academy, is offering ‘hands on’ Virtual Production training facilitated by Final Pixel Academy, the training arm of the award-winning global creative studio Final Pixel

Learn the latest virtual production techniques and skills from industry experts working on virtual production projects for major broadcasters and international brands.

Ensure your production skills are ready for the adoption of virtual production techniques by production companies, broadcasters and studios. Training courses are geared for technicians, producers, directors and artists.

The training will include 4 x online Masterclasses from industry guests delivered online prior to the in-person training days where virtual production training across specialist HOD roles will be delivered. Get hands-on practice with bleeding edge technologies and a greater understanding of creative application and industry use cases.

Training is provided by experts currently working in virtual production and trainees will also come away with professional skills development knowledge, best practices, and resources aimed at helping with career paths and developing further opportunities post training.

The training is open to a mixed cohort of specialists; Producers/PMs/LPs/VFX/Designers/Art Directors/Set Directors, Directors/1st ADs/Writers/Script Supervisors, Camera/Lighting/Gaffer/DIT/DOP, across the following dates and locations.

Cue One Studios is situated in Claregalway and offers a vibrant and dynamic environment where creative professionals can bring their visions to life.

The Millennium Theatre, situated on the TUS Limerick campus, opened its doors in March 2003 and is a leading venue hosting a diverse range of events.

West Cork Film Studios, Baltimore Rd, Skibbereen, is a full-service facility boasting 2 x sound stages close to some of the most stunning locations in the world.

IADT Ireland’s National Film School, provides state-of-the-art facilities for education and training in film, television and radio production & design for stage and screen.

Sample On-Site Schedules – Topics will best reflect areas of expertise of selected cohort

Schedule Sample 1
9:00am – Participants Arrive at Stage/Location
9:15am – Welcome / Participant’s & Trainer’s Introductions / Overview of the Day Ahead and H&S
10:00am – 11:15am – Session 1: Final Pixel VP 101, OSVP & Demo
11:15am Tea Break
11:30am – 12:30pm – Session 2: Worldbuilders: Virtual Art Department
12:30pm – 13:30pm Lunch Break/Networking
13:30pm – 14:30pm – Session 3: Producer Perspectives + Case Studies
14:30 – 15:30pm – Session 4: Delivered By Subject Specialist Professional Crew/Trainers
15:30pm Tea Break
15:45 – 16:30pm – On-Set VP Test & Practical Hand- on Activity
16:30 – 17:00pm – Q&A, What’s Next?

Schedule Sample 2
9:00am – Arrive / Check-ins – Coffee/Teas/Meet and Greet
9:15am – Welcome/ Introductions Overview of the Day
10:45am – 11:15am – VP 101 / Overview
11:15am – 12:15pm – Session 1 – Environments Demo 1 & Interactive from participants
Topic: Producer Perspectives + Case Studies
12:15pm-1315pm – 1 hour Lunch / Networking
1315pm – 14:15pm – Session 2 – Environments Demo 2 & Interactive from participants
Topic: Art Department & Virtual Art Department (VAD) + Case Studies
14:15pm – 15:15pm – Session 3 – Environments Demo 3 & Interactive from participants
Topic: VP Technology + Case Studies
15:15 – 16:15 – Session 4 – Environments Demo 4 & Interactive from participants
Topic: Mini VP Shoot: Bringing it All Together
16:15pm – 16:30pm – 15-minute Break
16:30pm – 17:00pm – Playback, Group Plenary, Q&A, What’s Next?

Online Masterclasses

4 x 2 hr industry Masterclasses will be available and focussed for the following cohorts.

Tuesday August 06th | 6pm – 8pm – Cohort 1 | Directors/1st ADs/Writers/Script Supervisors,
Tuesday August 13th | 6pm – 8pm – Cohort 2 | Camera/Lighting/Gaffer/DIT/DOP,
Tuesday August 20th | 6pm – 8pm – Cohort 3 | Designers/Art Directors/Set Decorators,
Tuesday August 27th | 6pm – 8pm – Cohort 4 | Producers/PMs/LPs/VFX Producers

There is no obligation to participate in ‘on site’ training to access the free online Masterclasses, however you must be resident in the ROI to join.

Register here.

All successful applicants for on site training must attend at least one remote Masterclass which will run in August 2024 and which will also be available to access post live delivery date.

Participant profile/Who can apply/Eligibility

These on site workshops are suitable for SMEs, Sole Traders, Freelancers or employees.
Applicants must have:

  • a minimum of 2 years experience working in film / television /Media Production
  • who have at least one published/broadcast/theatrical release credit in their portfolio, and
  • who are looking to upskill or cross skill in the area of Virtual Production.

Due to our funding parameters, these workshops are only available to those resident in the Republic Of Ireland

All Cultural & Creative Industries Skillnet programmes are provided without discrimination based on gender, race or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age, or sexual orientation. An inclusive environment that welcomes participants from diverse communities is promoted.


The fee for this highly subsidised 1 x Day Hands On workshop in Virtual Production with LED Wall, and access to up to 4 x online, focussed Masterclasses is €150 per person, per day (Normally €900 pp)
Applicants may apply for more than 1 x location.

Payment will be due in full before the course commences

Application steps


  1. Please fill out the application form below. Demand is high, so you must meet the minimum criteria set out above.
  2. Once your application has been assessed you will be notified.
  3. If your application is successful, you will be sent a Registration & Payment Link with full training details.
  4. To participate, you must register & attend at least one or all of the four online Masterclasses.

‘On site’ training application deadline

Application Deadline: Friday COB August 9th.

Virtual Production On Site Training | Application


Other Opportunities

A limited number of LED Tech shadowing opportunities are available for the following dates:

Galway 2 x Days – Tuesday Sept 3rd, Wed September 4th
Available places: 2 x LED Tech Shadowing

Limerick 2 x Days – Thursday Sept 5th, Friday Sept 6th
Available places: 2 x LED Tech Shadowing

Cork 2 x Days- Saturday September 7th, Sunday Sept 8th
Available places: 2 x LED Tech Shadowing

Dublin 4 x Days- Tuesday September 10th, Wed 11th , Thurs 12th, Friday 13th
Available places: 3 x LED Tech Shadowing

Sustainability Co-Ordinator Learning Opportunity
Are you in media production and interested in pursuing a career in Sustainability For the Creative Sector?
A learning opportunity is available for a suitable candidate to work alongside Final Pixel in researching sustainable goals for Virtual Production.

Find out more about both opportunities here

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