Titanic Creative Management, the only agency and training academy in Northern Ireland for artists working in TV, Film and Stage, opened its doors at 455 Ormeau Road, Belfast, to the public, feeding curious minds looking to get into the industry- working in prosthetics, props and hair design. Titanic Creative opened their doors to encourage those ready to take their first step towards a creative career in Film, TV & Stage.
The day was a roaring success, with a fantastic turn out of guests attending from across Ireland, as well as one guest joining us all the way from the USA who booked onto 5 courses at Titanic Creative Studios! Visitors included teens seeking to take their first step on the career ladder, aspiring artists seeking new opportunities for development, professionals looking for a change of direction and Industry’s top artists mingling and answering queries from students and guests alike on openings in industry. Guests at the open day gathered in Titanic Creative’s spacious first floor purpose built training studio, offering the relaxed feel and creative ambience promised in courses.
Nuala Campbell, Titanic Creative Managing Director, commented 'The film industry here is booming with the expansion of the studio spaces in Belfast, Northern Ireland needs the skilled workforce to work within these studios, hence I set up Titanic Creative Management in 2014. So far we’ve had over 400 students through our door on our professional training programmes… this Open Day gives people a chance to find out more about these exciting career opportunities and what Titanic Creative can do for them to reach their dream career!'
Samantha Degan from Downpatrick said of Titanic Creative’s first free open day;
'I attended the open day in Titanic Creative on the 22nd of April as I was curious to find out what the courses and tutors here would be like. I really enjoyed watching the various demonstrations including mould making, wig making, prosthetics and theatrical makeup application. Staff were very helpful, friendly and approachable. It was very informative and I now really look forward to getting booked on to a few courses here to have lots of fun learning some new skills'.
The event also proved extremely successful with parents, who were increasingly enthusiastic about the career prospects available to their children and training opportunities at Titanic Creative Management, with Northern Irelands only Prosthetics/SFX training for teens. Carol Beattie said 'Anna and I had a great day, very informative and a special thanks to Tony, who really helped answer all our questions! Definitely the right career for Anna. Thanks'.
Student Demo’s on the day offered an excellent opportunity for guests to understand the types of skills taught here at Titanic Creative Studios. Seven artists showcased their talents in Sculpting, Mould Making, Theatrical Makeup, Postiche, Prosthetics, Wig Making and Hair Styling. Students acted as the perfect port of call for our inquisitive guests to find out about our courses, tutors and how Titanic Creative courses have helped them take their next step into the industry.
Live video link ups were programmed throughout the day to allow attendees to connect with some of our fantastic tutors in London and LA. Stuart Bray, one of the fantastic MUA’s behind major Hollywood features such as Saving Private Ryan, Gladiator, The Mummy 1&2, and Game of Thrones to name a few was first up to discuss his upcoming intro to prosthetics course in Belfast, as well as his Mould Making and SFX weekend. Closely followed Andrew Whiteoak, with over 20 year’s industry experience as a hair and makeup artist on multiple west end productions, BBC’s Downtown Abbey and most recently Disney’s Live action Beauty and the Beast, to talk through his ultimate hair week and theatrical makeup courses. Finally Brian Kinney one of the MUA’s on True Blood, Game of Thrones, Sons of Anarchy and Fear the Walking Dead went live from LA to discuss his Script to Screen, Hurtbox and Prosthetic Transfers and Zombie Weekend courses with us. Discussions with tutors allowed guests to hear first-hand how tutors got into the industry, their experience of Film, TV and Stage, learn more about upcoming courses and ask the tutors any questions they had.
Guests enjoyed exclusive discounts on the day across Titanic FX products from Irelands only dedicated specialist product store ‘Titanic FX’, as well as exclusive on the day discounts across all courses with Titanic Creative Management, were many spaces were snapped up quickly.
For more information on Titanic Creative and upcoming programme, visit www.titaniccreative.co.uk.