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Michigan Film Production – Michigan film crew training opportunities

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.
Cost: $99
Information: (586) 498-4000, e-mail continuinged@macomb.edu 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 info@centerforfilmstudies.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.
Cost: $1,500.
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
Funding:
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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5 Comments »

  1. YouthVille Detroit is currently providing a career-focused education program in video production, web-radio, music technology, and video graphics courses to its youth members ages 11-19. Course will soon be available for adults interested in learning all aspects of film and media production.

    We currently have a 1300 sq.ft studio with three High-Def Digital Cameras, Control Room, Editing Suite-8 video editing computers-three remote camera units and audio suite. The broadcast, audio and editing suite are fully-functional and meet broadcast standard with high definition digital technology. Individuals interested in courses may inquire via email.

    Comment by Rita Clark — April 13, 2009 @ 1:50 pm

  2. Congratulations and great work. Your program sounds fantastic. Kindly email us a full outline of your program to info@michiganfilmproduction.com

    Comment by Michigan Film — April 18, 2009 @ 1:07 am

  3. Are there any updates for the present or future time or for the fall?
    My daughter worked in L.A. as a commercial actress and singer, and was also a makeup artist and a University of Michigan grad. At 30, she’s back home in Michigan and struggling to find work.

    Comment by Sandra botvinick — July 5, 2009 @ 7:18 am

  4. Are there any updates for summer or fall?
    My daughter worked in L.A. as a commercial model and singer. She is also a makeup artist and University of Michigan graduate and is now back in Michigan struggling to find employment.

    Comment by Sandra botvinick — July 5, 2009 @ 7:22 am

  5. LET’S HOPE THE FILM INDUSTRY AND BUSINESS IMPROVES THE ECONOMY OF MICHIGAN AND OFFERS EMPLOYMENT TO THOSE WHO ARE UNEMPLOYED OR EARLY AND INVOLUNTARY RETIREES CAN GET A BREAK WITH IT. BOB TRUCK, KENTWOOD, MICHIGAN

    Comment by BOB TIEMERSMA — July 24, 2009 @ 1:49 pm

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