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FLM 201 - Navigating the Film Industry

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: FLM 106  

In this course students discuss the local, state and national film industry and the role that specific crew members play. Students decode the Pittsburgh film industry along with film crew hierarchy, set etiquette, union membership and film history. The film technician student makes informative decisions about the direction their training will follow through an introduction to specific crew and department alignments. 

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

  1. Differentiate roles within departments contributing to film production.
  2. Describe union and non-union responsibilities.
  3. Define the role that the crew has on a film set including established set rules and etiquette.
  4. Examine the role of the crew in the history of film making.
  5. Identify safety procedures.
  6. Create an individual industry-specific career plan with cover letter, resume and business card. 
  7. Explore local films, crew members, groups and production companies.
  8. Explore local and state film offices.
Listed Topics
  1. International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) and non-union rules
  2. Film production history
  3. Set etiquette
  4. Film crew hierarchy
  5. Crew roles and responsibilities
Reference Materials
Film, video, lecture, internet and textbooks
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:
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Culture Society & Citizenship
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 3/16/2022

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