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ONLINE EDUCATION

This page contains video and links to eduction courses that pertain to the motion picture industry.

Motion Picture Safety - ActSafe BC #101 - Free & Required by All Film Unions

Motion Picture Safety 101 is required by all BC motion picture unions.

"This general safety workshop is designed specifically for the motion picture and television industry. Requirement to become an associate member with the Directors Guild of Canada as well as a permittee with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 669 (IATSE 669), the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 891 (IATSE 891) and the Teamsters Local 155. Great for beginners and veterans alike."

Plus it's good common sense to be educated in safety procedures in the industry where you wish to work.

https://www.actsafe.ca/courses/motion-picture-safety-awareness/

Production Assistant - A Day on a Film Set

Introduction to A Day on a Film Set as a Production Assistant. This training film will help you understand the basics of being a Production Assistant (PA) on set.

A Day on the Set

The Call Sheet

This video How to Read a Call Sheet explains film and television terms within the framework of a fictious call sheet.

 How to Read a Call Sheet

Film Industry Job Descriptions

This video describes jobs on a film crew withing the framework of a fictious call sheet.

Film Industry Job Descriptions "The Director's Team & Technical Crew"

Being Background in Motion Pictures

Introduction to Background Actor or Extra. Do's & Don'ts of Being a Background Performer.

This video explains what you should know, what to bring and what to expect when working as a Background Performer.

Being Background in Motion Pictures Do's and Don'ts

Background Actor or Extra

The Construction Coordinator - Set Building

Introduction to the job of a Construction Coordintor by Barry Warkenton IATSE 891 member.

Filmed in Chase and west of Kamloops in the Thompson-Nicola Region, British Columbia.

Construction Coordinator

OTHER RESOURCES

Visit Creative BC's website for a comprehensive list of motion picture post-secondary institutions (here).

Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in Kamloops offers Film Studies including Film Camera Fundamentals (here) plus Communications & New Media courses (here).