UT offers film crew training this summerWritten by Brian Bohnert | | firstname.lastname@example.org
With more major motion pictures filming around the region, the University of Toledo will offer Film Crew Training courses throughout the summer to prepare people for growing job opportunities in the local film industry, according to a news release.
The classes will take place on UT’s Main Campus and will run from June 25 to July 27. Students enrolling in the courses can select classes from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. or from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
According to the news release, the training courses will consist of “90 intensive hours covering the topics of camera and audio, and production and grip.”
The camera and audio course will focus primarily on the equipment, cinematography, terminology, boom operation and “the role of a film crewmember on a live set.”
Production classes will train students for careers as production assistants, talent assistants and office assistants, as well as teach them skills in script development, location scouting, storyboarding and post-production. Production students will also have the opportunity to create a short film or television commercial.
Grip courses will train students on lighting, film equipment, rigging and scaffolding.
In the news release, Betty Anzaldua, program director at UT, said the estimated beginning pay for a graduate of the program ranges from $15 to $25 an hour.
For more information or to sign up for UT’s Film Crew Training courses, visit www.universityoftoledofilm.com.