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FLM 113 - Set Dressing for Film

Credits: 3
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.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify the responsibilities of the set dressing crew.
  2. Examine set dressing tasks.
  3. Demonstrate tying a variety of rope knots.
  4. Dress a studio or location set.
  5. Recognize hot set continuity related to end of a shoot day.
  6. Demonstrate proper body mechanics in repetitive lifting.
  7. Demonstrate safety techniques for cargo and crew.
Listed Topics
  1. Knots, rope and packing
  2. Loading and unloading trucks
  3. Basic electricity and wiring
  4. Hand and power tool safety and usage
  5. Crew hierarchy and responsibilities
  6. International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) and non-union rules
  7. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) compliance
  8. Bodymechanics
Reference Materials
Film, Video, Media, Internet, Textbooks
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 12/01/2016

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