VFX: Script to Screen Call for Applications 2014

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Call for Applications 2014

VFX: Script to Screen aims to inspire the creative film community in Europe to push the boundaries of VFX and develop new and innovative stories for audiences in Europe and globally.

Through case studies, lectures and course work, the programme will provide participants will a broad overview of managing projects with VFX elements at all budget levels.  Participants will develop the skills and expertise to successfully plan and manage a VFX project throughout all its stages. The programme will:

  • Identify different VFX requirements for diverse projects and budget levels
  • Discuss budgeting and scheduling for VFX
  • Identify the team you need to build for VFX projects
  • Explore the scripting, planning, visual structure, storyboarding and pre-visualisation of a project
  • Explore the requirements of shooting VFX and on-set VFX issues
  • Enhance understanding of key VFX post-production processes
  • Enhance understanding of the interaction between VFX, games, and transmedia content

VFX: Script to Screen aims to create a pool of flexible professionals, highly versed in VFX technology and terminology, and fully familiar with its development and production processes.

Participant Profile

VFX: Script to Screen is aimed primarily at producers and directors who wish to gain the skills to produce and manage a VFX project from development to post-production.  Key Creatives such as cinematographers, editors and production designers may also attend. Participants may apply with or without a project; the programme includes several scheduled VFX Clinics during which participants can discuss VFX elements and issues in their projects with VFX Supervisors and VFX Producers.

 Programme Details and Schedule

The programme takes place over three residential modules: 

Module 1: Pre-Production, Budgeting & Scheduling, Development & Production
Dublin, June 2014

This module focuses on the creative and practical development of a VFX project, including budget considerations. Participants will:  identify VFX requirements; explore narrative and visual development in relation to VFX; identify roles and responsibilities and explore the interaction between key creatives on a VFX project; and discuss script breakdown, budgeting and scheduling for VFX.   This module culminates in a live VFX shoot with Director, VFX Supervisor and crew.  The module will include masterclasses and project-based VFX Clinics.

Module 2: VFX Clinics
Location TBC, September 2014

This module provides participants with access to top European VFX professionals to facilitate intensive VFX Clinics.  Participants may opt to avail of these Clinics remotely via Skype or other online facilities.

Module 3: Post Production
Dublin, November 2014

This module enables participants to understand the VFX post production process and project management requirements, including budgeting, scheduling, understanding core VFX processes, understanding how the VFX studio works in terms of pipeline and workflow, VFX editing, and how VFX interacts with editorial.  There will be further scheduled VFX Clinics for participants with projects.


For a full list of previous programme tutors please click here: VFX Tutors

Fee (includes subsistence and course fee, does not include flight costs):

€2,000 per participant (all three modules)

In addition, observers without projects may attend single modules at a cost of €700 per module.

Deadline for Applications

Friday 16th May 2014

VFX: Script to Screen is presented by Screen Training Ireland and Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, and supported by the MEDIA programme of the European Union. 



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