Feb 06, 2023
FLM 113 - Set Dressing for Film
3 Lecture Hours
This course introduces set dressing as it relates to completing the film milieu. Students will learn about basic electric wiring, power tools, safe lifting and working with a truck. Students will learn to work together on a crew to transform a studio set or location, how to load, secure and unload a vehicle used to transport required furniture, props and fixtures and awareness of the schedule for the day’s effort.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Identify the responsibilities of the set dressing crew.
- Examine set dressing tasks.
- Demonstrate tying a variety of rope knots.
- Dress a studio or location set.
- Recognize hot set continuity related to end of a shoot day.
- Demonstrate proper body mechanics in repetitive lifting.
- Demonstrate safety techniques for cargo and crew.
- Knots, rope and packing
- Loading and unloading trucks
- Basic electricity and wiring
- Hand and power tool safety and usage
- Crew hierarchy and responsibilities
- International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) and non-union rules
- Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) compliance
Film, Video, Media, Internet, Textbooks
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 12/01/2016
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