Oklahoma and the surrounding region have become a bustling hub of film production and there is no better time to train to become a crucial part of a film crew. The Oklahoma Film & TV Academy (OFTA) presents their next Set Ready course, a foundational training program that provides students with the practical working knowledge needed to begin working on set right away, Saturdays and Sundays January 15-16 and 22-23.
Students will spend four full days learning the ins and outs of production basics from industry professionals with a host of credits and awards to their names. Training will include department entry positions with full job descriptions and responsibilities, pre-production & production breakdown, set protocol & etiquette, walkie-talkie procedures, set safety protocols, first day expectations and more.
As for post grad work, many of OFTA’s graduates have been successfully placed into professional production roles after their completion of this course. They have a networking Facebook page that you will be invited to join after your graduation where many films and alumni post if they are looking to hire. Additionally, their network of teachers and staff are currently working in the industry and reach out to students about jobs frequently.
For more information and to register, visit oklahomafilmandtvacademy.com/set-ready.
About the Oklahoma Film + Music Office:
Under the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) works to promote the state as a viable hub for film, television and music production as well as further develop opportunities for workforce, business and community growth within these sectors. For more information on the Oklahoma Film + Music Office, including the state’s film incentives and additional resources, visit okfilmmusic.org.