Gain the fundamental knowledge of lighting, grip, and set procedure essential to begin working on set.

Apr 6, 2024 - Apr 6, 2024

Levels: Beginner, Intermediate,
Workshop Fee: $195
Workshop Duration: 5 hours (Saturday, 12-5pm ET)
Workshop Location: Online
Class Size: 12

Students learning the fundamentals of Grip & Electric during our week-long on-campus workshop.

This comprehensive course will provide you with the fundamental knowledge and set procedure to work effectively in the Grip & Electric (G&E) departments on a film set.

Learn from experienced industry professionals who have worked on numerous film and television productions, gaining insights from their years of on-set experience.

The class will include presentations, live demonstrations, and Q&A sessions.

Topics Include:

  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Collaboration Between Departments
  • Lighting Techniques
  • Rigging Techniques
  • Safety Protocols
  • Problem-Solving Skills

Gain insights into the various tools and equipment used in the G&E departments, including lights, stands, grip gear, and electrical systems for power distribution.

By the end of this 1-day online course, you will have a solid foundation in the world of Grip & Electric work, enabling you to feel more confident pursuing entry-level opportunities on film sets or taking the first step towards a career in the film industry.

Want to get hands-on experience? We also offer a week-long on-campus Grip & Electric workshop.

Testimonials from students who have taken our on-campus Grip & Electric workshop:

“I’ve been on countless sets but had no idea how basic electrical and grip worked. In just 5 days I have hands-on knowledge that I will use forever.” – Judy Kibinge, Nairobi, Kenya

“This week-long class is better than a whole semester at many film schools.” Seth MacMillan, San Francisco, CA

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Instructor: Justyn T Davis

Justyn T Davis is an award-winning Lighting Designer and Union Gaffer. Since 2017 he has guest lectured and taught at NYU Tisch Graduate School. He is calm, patient, and enthusiastic about filmmaking.

His Gaffer credits include The Last O.G., The Central Park Five, Ode to Joy, and many more films and episodic series. His credits as Bestboy Electric and Electrician include Blackkklansman, The Informer,  Quantico, and much more.

Justyn is also an experienced lighting designer who has worked on a wide variety of projects. Some of his lighting designer credits include Nick Offerman: American Ham, Super Bowl LII, as well as The Food Network's BBQ Blitz and Brunch @ Bobby's.

Justyn recently won an Emmy for his work as Lighting Director on the Super Bowl Pregame Show. He also teaches and lectures at Harvard University, SVA, and Maine Media Workshops.