Film Industry Training

Prepare yourself for an exciting career working on set and supporting the local industry

Gain hands on experience with activities such as set design, and food styling.

Take your knowledge to the set and screen with classes designed for the booming film industry.

You receive instruction from industry professionals who know how your skills can be honed for work on the sets of movies and television shows. And once you've completed the training, the same instructors serve as connections to get you hired quickly.

Current Class Offerings (in partnership with Prairie Surf  and FEIO):

  • Intro to Film Transportation: This hands-on course introduces you to the specific skills vital to working in a Transportation Department for film and television. You’ll learn everything from industry-specific terminology to setting up a proper basecamp as well as integral set protocols.
  • Foundations of Set Painting for Film: Set the stage with your creativity.  In this hands-on class, you will learn the basic skills needed to work as a scenic painter in the film industry.
  • Location Scouting and Management: This course teaches you how to be that master planner. Learn about city permitting, utility regulations, interdepartmental regulations, and everything that goes into organizing a film project.

Previous Class Offerings (in partnership with Prairie Surf  and FEIO):

  • Intro to Makeup in Film: This class provides you with a basic understanding of what it's like for a makeup artist on the set of a major motion picture.
  • Dolly Grip Clinic: Have you ever wanted to be right in the action on a film set? In this class, you’ll learn how to level track, perform dolly moves, and assist the camera department.
  • Film Art Department Boot Camp: Complete overview of set design, construction, and prop creation.
  • Food Styling: Discover the artistry of preparing a culinary delight for films, shows, or your own food blog and social media.
  • Production Accounting: This class helps you learn all the facets of film, and tv accounting from industry professionals.
  • Film 101: Get ready to enter the exciting, fast-paced world of film and television production with this engaging introductory course.
  • Entertainment Payroll: Just like everything in the film industry, payroll has its own unique flavor. This class will help you learn the ins and outs of payroll in the entertainment business before you apply for the job.

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More topics will be added in the future. Sign up below to receive info on the latest classes and opportunities.  For questions please contact Amanda Fortney, Amanda.Fortney@francistuttle.edu.

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