DVBootcamp: Digital Video Production
Two-Week Summer Course, June 22nd – July 3rd
2009, and July 6th – July 17th 2009 @ Independent
College, Dawson Street
Do you want to learn how to use state-of-the-art video cameras? Mix picture and
sound on cutting-edge computers? To use your creativity and learn the skills
needed to make your own films? At our intensive High-definition Video Boot
Camp, you will learn to plan, film and edit your own projects from music videos to
advertisements, documentary to short fiction.
This is not a classroom-based course!! We don’t think you’ll learn to become
filmmakers by reading books. DVBootCamp is a hands-on learning experience.
Everyday you’ll be using the latest cameras, mics and editing equipment so that
upon completion you have the skills to make your own movies.
What you'll learn at DVBootCamp:
How to plan and shoot your scenes,
How to make the camera tell your stories,
How to operate the latest, industry standard HDV cameras,
How to cut to the beat on Apple’s Final Cut editing platform,
And finally – How to get your work seen! Learn how to maximise your hit count
on small screens all over the world!
This is a highly practical and hands-on course. Students work with industry-
standard HD-DV cameras and work on productions throughout the course, and
edit on professional software, Final Cut, at our Mac Lab in Independent College.
The Instructors: Matt Leigh and Thomas McGrath Lewis
Matt Leigh has worked in Television Production for the last decade. In that time
he has firmly established himself as a Director-Cameraman working with the Irish
National Broadcaster, RTE, and a selection of Ireland’s most renowned
independent production companies. He has also spent time working in the USA
and Canada, most recently for the Canadian division of Alliance Atlantis.
Matt has directed some of Ireland’s best-loved and highest rated observational
documentary, nature, sporting and lifestyle series. He has worked on a range of
projects, from documenting the trials of Irish farming families as they make new
lives in rural America, Milking the USA, to undercover work tracking cocaine
smugglers with the customs drug squad for Primetime Investigates.
Thomas McGraw Lewis
Thomas McGraw Lewis is a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts,
School of Filmmaking where he majored in production design. He also holds a
BA in Film Theory (EMU, USA) and a MA in Film Studies (UCD). His background
is primarily in film production and theory. Along the way he has stumbled into and
out of ethnomusicology; new and antiquarian bookselling; studio photography,
magazine layout; radio programming and the odd, bad punk band.
Two-week courses: start on June 22nd or July 6th 2009
The course will take place at Independent College, 60-63 Dawson Street, Dublin
2 and on location in Dublin City.
To apply: email email@example.com or call Gretchen De
Burca at 01-6725058