LEARN THE SKILLS NEEDED TO WORK IN PROFESSIONAL GRIP & ELECTRIC DEPARTMENTS IN THIS 2.5 DAY TRAINING INTENSIVE.
What is a Best Boy, Gaffer, or Grip and what do they do? Stockade Works Intensive will provide participants with a solid overview of the Grip & Electric departments from pre-production to production. Come learn from industry pros in this hands-on learning experience.
This workshop is especially suited for those who are interested in working on set with equipment in a high-paced environment. If you like working with your hands, putting equipment together, want to understand more about lighting concepts, and want to understand more about what it takes to work on set, come join us!
This workshop will provide trainees with:
Departmental roles and chain of command
Training experience with Grip & Electric equipment
Lighting and Grip set-ups, techniques, and theory
Shoot day hands-on learning
Basic Set 101 instruction so that graduates feel prepared to work on set.
No production experience is necessary. Those who may have experience with building, electrical work, machinery, and other related transferable skills are encouraged to apply.
Upon successful completion of this intensive, participants will be referable for assistant positions on upcoming film and television productions.
Full and partial scholarships are available.
Lunch will be provided on Saturday and Sunday as well as light snacks and drinks throughout the workshop and ride sharing will be made available as needed.
Pre-requisites: Stockade Works is particularly seeking diverse members of the community and women who are typically precluded from jobs in the film production sector. No experience is necessary. In order to attend workshops participants must be 18 years of age or older.
Wally McGrady has been a grip, director of photography, camera assistant and photographer for more than 30 years. He’s been a member of IATSE Local 52 and Local 600 since 1990. Though mainly working as an on-set still photographer today, he has deep experience in lighting and moving camera on hundreds of TV shows, feature films and commercials. Having lived in the Catskills for the past 20 years, he looks forward to meeting with the next generation of Hudson Valley film technicians.