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 Award-Winning Film School

Make and Act in Short Films | Meet Casting Directors | Audition Tips

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Trading Faces Film School  launched it’s first course in May 2006.
Film students have successfully screened their shorts as finalists in Galway Junior Film Fleadh and Fresh Film Festival.

Film School workshops are held on Saturday’s in St. Enda’s, Threadneedle Road, Galway.

The term outline:

All film genre  –  including Film Noir
Acting for T.V and Film and Animation
Audition tips
Cold Reading
Show Reel
Master Class with leading Casting Directors and Actors
Acting on a  film set

Voice Over work for Animations
Dealing with directors
Photo-Shoot for Casting Agency
Use  of  Green  Screen
Stop Start Animation
Black hole effect

Course Breakdown

This course focuses upon acting and making a short film on a shoe string budget! AND it’s Lot’s of fun !
Designed as an introductory course, suitable for beginners, the participants collaborate to create, film and produce a short.
Becoming the actors; directors; writers; camera and sound people  – the short film is created!

This programme is a practical, hands on course, that allows the actors the opportunity to experience the business of film making from both ‘in front of’ and ‘behind’ the camera.

Acting for screen

Highlighting techniques used, through a series of exercises and games.
Establishing differences between SCREEN and STAGE  and VOICE OVER.
Using film scripts and cameras, actors will experience the buzz that is show biz!


Opportunity to explore audition techniques that will give you the edge.
An understanding of what constitutes a good resume and headshots.
An ability to Cold Read and play to the camera.
Show reel explored.


Some actors are seriously interested in directing projects!
Working with EXPERIENCED  DIRECTORS the actor learns:

  • Direction basics – working with actors; working with crew – crew roles; assistant direction.
  • Directing improvisational techniques; from script to screen; scene direction; conflict resolution.
  • Creating calm and trusting your instinct!

Script writing

Brainstorming, choosing main plot and theme, dramatic structure, character structure, writing scenes, writing dialogue, use of voiceover as narration or thought track through to finished script.


  Students, with the use of PROFESSIONAL COMMERCIAL CAMERAS learn how to film scene by scene.

General tips of the trade:

Camera & Sound Persons from the industry will outline means of getting the best from available locations, light, camera.

Trading Faces Film School  is staffed by it’s artistic director; drama coaches; a camera and sound man,visiting casting director.

All professionals working in the industry.


Artistic Directors –
Claire Power & Robbie Walsh 

Acting Director –
Caoimhe O Connor 

Camera Director & Editor  –
Shane Mullarkey

Numbers are strictly limited.