Michigan film production training has taken off recently, educating residents in the on-set practices of hands-on movie making. Michigan film industry requires an increased crew capacity and the education sector is stepping up to help in the demand.
Here is a list of programs compiled by the Detroit News. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Let us know your thoughts here or in our Forum
Michigan Film Production: Michigan film crew training opportunities:
Oakland Community College
Film Industry Training Overview & Grip/Electric/Generator Operator class begin Feb. 2
Cost: Noncredit, $1,850 a piece, or $100 discount if taking both
Information: Visit the film training open house at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at S3EG, 1100 Woodward Heights in Ferndale.
Tel: (248) 232-4182.
Macomb Community College
Film Industry Training Class will be offered twice; first session is weekdays from Feb. 2-13. The second is on weekends March 28 to April 26. Both are at Macomb M-TEC, at Van Dyke and Tank roads in Warren. Cost: $2,300
Directing Your Film will be offered Feb. 6-7 at the Pankow Center in Clinton Township.
Information: (586) 498-4000, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.macomb.edu/cce
Center for Film Studies
New proprietary school that offers courses in grip, production assistance, electrical, lighting, set building and design, film makeup and screen writing.
Locations in Troy, Ferndale, Farmington Hills and Macomb.
Classes start March 2
Cost: Range from $1,250 to $1,500 for two-week course
Information: (248) 545-2648, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.centerforfilmstudies.com
Henry Ford Community College
Basic Film Set Training course, a two-week, 40-hour class, runs from April 20 to May 1.
Grip training sessions begin Feb. 9 and May 4. Electrical training classes begin Feb. 23 and May 11.
Cost: $1,750. Only students who have passed Basic Film Set training are eligible.
Courses are offered at the Michigan Technical Education Center (M-TEC), 3601 Schaefer, Dearborn.
Information: (313) 317-6600
Displaced workers may apply for No Worker Left Behind funds. Approval through the Michigan Works! office is needed in advance said the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth.
-Michigan Film Production, Inc.
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