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

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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

This Workshop is Sponsored by:

Lux Lighting Logo - Filmmaking lighting.

Location and gear are provided by Lux Lighting, the reliable, go-to resource for all things lighting. From new technologies to the latest product releases, to 100% custom solutions - Lux Lighting brings a wealth of first-hand knowledge and invaluable expertise to solving the real-world challenges of set lighting.

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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.

Instructor: Ted Lehane

Ted Lehane has been a grip in film and television for over 30 years; and a proud member of the Motion Picture Studio Mechanics IATSE Local 52 for 20 years. Working primarily in New York, but also in Los Angeles and several films on locations around the US and Mexico; Ted has been the Key Grip on over 22 motion pictures including “High Art”, “Not Okay” and Sofia Coppola’s “On the Rocks”. He has also been the Key Grip on  “Dear Edward” (Apple), “Manifest” (Netflix/NBC)  “Madam Secretary” (CBS), and “Person of Interest” (CBS). Ted is the co-owner of Empire State Grips, a grip and camera support rental company.