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FLM 131 - Grip and Electric 1

Credits: 4
4 Skills Lab Hours

Prerequisites: FLM 161  

This course introduces techniques, skills and vocabulary necessary to work as a grip or set lighting technician in the film and media production industry. Students learn basic grip and lighting techniques to perform multiple lighting and rigging exercises. Work on a film set is an integral component of this beginning class. 

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

  1. Demonstrate grip and set lighting technician functions on a film set.
  2. Assign appropriate crew according to production requirements.
  3. Demonstrate gaffer and key grip skills under supervision.
  4. Apply multiple lighting and scene movement skills.
  5. Choose appropriate lighting techniques to achieve desired result.
  6. Describe the tools and responsibilities of a grip in a studio versus location shooting.
  7. Describe the tools and responsibilities of a set lighting technician under various lighting conditions.
Listed Topics
  1. Grip tools
  2. Rigging and knots
  3. Grip and lighting crew hierarchy
  4. Lighting fixtures
  5. Basic electricity
  6. Cable
Reference Materials
Film, video, internet and textbook
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Technological Competence
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 3/16/2022

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