South Campus – First Capital Film Crew Institute

INTRODUCTION TO THE FILM INDUSTRY
This course is the foundation of the First Capital Film Crew Institute training. It provides an overview of the film industry for those just beginning a film crew career or those exploring opportunities in this exciting industry. Students will become familiar with the film and television vocabulary, set equipment, film crew roles, employable soft skills, networking and other essential knowledge for a career in the film industry. Time will also be spent discussing working conditions associated with a career in the television and film industry. No previous film experience is required for this course.
9/12 - 9/22M, T, W, Th6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$250Enroll Now
FIRST AND SECOND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
“Quiet on set!” Did you know this popular saying doesn’t come from the Director, but actually comes from the First Assistant Director? First and Second Assistant Directors manage the logistics of a film production which includes the scheduling, operations, safety, and paperwork. Students will learn how to break down a script, create schedules, create call sheets, create sides, fill out Exhibit Gs, and create reports. No previous film experience is required for this course. Students must complete the Introduction to the Film Industry course or similar programming before registering.
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GRIP AND ELECTRIC
It takes the right equipment and the proper lighting to set a perfect scene. The Grip and Electric short course prepares individuals to create environments that frame the storyline. In addition to understanding industry protocols and the role that grips play in ensuring the set is configured correctly, this course will focus on camera support, knots and safety, essential rigging, mounting and shaping in addition to electrical basics and elements of lighting. No previous experience in electrical work or film is required. Students must have completed the Introduction to the Film Industry course or similar programming before registering.
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HAIRSTYLIST
Hairstylists are a critical part of the television and film industry. Their work helps viewers see actors as the characters they portray rather than themselves. To do this, stylists need to understand the director's vision and the intention of the screenwriter. The Hairstylist course covers creating period hairstyles, techniques in wig making, cutting and extensions, and special effects. Students will also learn how to create character designs based on the script, design and apply wigs, beards and other hair accessories and work with the film crew to ensure the character seamlessly moves from one scene to the next. Participants must hold an Oklahoma Board of Cosmetology License, or must be a student in a Cosmetology course in order to enroll in this class.
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MAKEUP ARTIST SPONSORED BY MARLOHAUS
Makeup artists play a vital role in helping directors and writers tell a story. Using traditional makeup, facial hair, and even prosthetics, makeup artists are responsible for developing and maintaining the continuity of a character’s look throughout a production. This course will teach students how to research the right materials and apply as indicated by lighting and requirements given to them by the production. They must coordinate with other departments to create cohesive looks for the actors and assist the actors in removing the makeup at the end of the day. Due to class size limitations, participants may be asked to submit photos of their work when applying for this course. Participants must hold an Oklahoma Board of Cosmetology License, or must be a student in a Cosmetology or Esthetician course in order to enroll in this class.
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SET CARPENTRY AND CONSTRUCTION
A film's set builds the world around the actors. It provides a backdrop for the plot and gives viewers a sense of emersion in the storyline. With that, set construction is critical to creating each scene. In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of what it takes to build a television or film set. This includes learning set construction terminology, set etiquette, safety as it pertains to the film industry and working with specific set construction equipment. The advanced portion of this course focuses on interpreting draft plans or conceptual art to create a stage ready for filming. No previous carpentry or film experience is required for this course. Students must complete the Introduction to the Film Industry course or similar programming before registering.
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SO, YOU WANT TO BE AN EXTRA?
Learn how to stand out as a movie extra by learning to blend in. This three-hour course provides an overview of what to expect as an extra in television or film. From learning set etiquette to how extras contribute to film production and where to find jobs across Oklahoma, this class is ideal for anyone interested in breaking into the industry. No film experience is necessary for this course.
7/26T6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$25Learn More