局长's "Set Ready" foundation course provides you with practical real world knowledge of how a professional film and TV production with 80+ crew members operates. We're not going to be teaching you how to direct, 编辑, 运行相机或声音, but rather prepare you for your first set of jobs on a film set and make sure you are ready to impress on day one.
With so much going into making a movie, and hundreds of thousands of dollars on the line each and every day of filming, it is paramount that each crew member fully understands their area of responsibility and is ready to take full ownership over their assigned role.
Set Ready is mandatory requirement for those wishing to move onto 局长 specialization courses and on-set experience. This includes those who may already have held positions on lower budget film sets as we need to ensure all gaps in knowledge are covered and visiting productions can feel confident that in employing an 局长 graduate they are getting the very best of the best.
完整的机组人员职位 & 责任
Department entry positions with full job descriptions and 责任
预生产 & 生产故障
设置协议 & etiquette – the importance of being set ready
在工作室周围走动 & 单位基础
脚本分解,调度, & 电话表
Accounting expectations (petty cash management & 收据)
Production paperwork, invoicing for your work, paying tax
公会 & unions - when to join and how they work
Resumes, interviews, and job searching
Those graduating Set Ready have many options after completing the program. 最常见的两种是:
1. Stepping right into the film production workforce.
Ideal for those wanting to start in general entry level jobs such as office production assistant, 休闲生产助理, 司机, 安全等. These are the classic entry-level crew jobs which in many cases have you doing little bit of anything that needs doing: setting up tables and chairs, 充电和分发步话机, locking up the set when filming starts, 跑去拿咖啡和食物, 预测上司的需求, 完成差事, being the first on set and the last to leave, 在一天结束的时候清理, 填写文件.
2. Continuing on to 局长's specialization courses.
局长 runs a number of specialization courses where students can begin to focus their knowledge around specific departments and roles. The core specialization courses include: Grip & 索具、照明 & 电气、设置建设 & Scenic Painting, Hair and Makeup, Production Accounting, Transportation & 地点,客户 & 橱柜、 & 助理导演小组. Depending on the needs of visiting productions we also add to this core list on a case-by-case basis.
专业化的闲和庄娱乐, preference is given to students with transferable skills from other industries (perhaps you have been working in construction, 作为一个电工, 或在账户), those transferring from military service, and those who have already gained on-set experience with a major production and wish to get further training.
Upon graduating an 局长 specialization course you will have the opportunity to apply to our On Set: Practical Training program. In this program we match you with a professional crew mentor where you will work on a professional film set mentored by a head of department who will fast track your learning and experience enabling you to take on more senior roles with low budget productions and rise through the ranks quicker with larger budget projects.
Our senior teaching staff – including Heads of Department and Course Leaders – are distinguished professionals with a host of cr编辑s and awards to their names.
They include celebrated production managers, gaffers, art directors, and first assistant directors. Cr编辑s include Black Panther, American Gods, Entourage, August: Osage County, Ugly Betty, & Wonder Woman, to pluck out just a few titles from hundreds.
This core team is supplemented by dozens of visiting tutors from across the creative industries, as well as a programme of masterclasses from leading names from across film & 电视.
Set Ready PA闲和庄娱乐费用是1200美元. There is a compulsory, non-refundable $15 application fee which goes against your course fee. Once you have been accepted, our team will discuss payment options fit for you.
All production costs are included in the course fees, including the use of School facilities and equipment.
Check below for scholarship opportunities.
周六 & Sunday 9:30 AM-4:30 PM (Two Weekends) or 4 Weekdays 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
January 15th, 16th and 22nd, 23rd 2022 (Two Weekends)
We have no official deadlines for applications. However, all classes are filled on a first come first serve basis. We strongly recommend getting your application in as soon as possible.
Disclaimer: Film crew positions require varied and extensive skills be performed on the job. These courses of instruction are designed to teach specific skills that may be applicable to work on a film shoot, but there is no guarantee of employment upon successful completion of the program. Hiring is always a decision made by the designated hiring official associated with a given production.