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Intro to the Grip & Electric Departments

  • GSU Classroom South - Room 107 (map)
  • 95 Decatur St
  • Atlanta, GA 30303
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Interested in working in the grip or electric department? At a very basic level, grips provide support and movement to the camera department by building and maintaining equipment, such as rigging for moving vehicles, and mounting on and securing dollies and cranes. Electricians service, place, and operate lights and their accessories, in addition to running and managing the power source and distribution of power for the entire film set. Grips and electricians, along with the camera department, work together to create the camera and lighting set-ups required by the director of photography and ultimately, the director. The focus of this workshop is detailed departmental job descriptions, hierarchy, protocol, terminology, tools of the trade, do's and don'ts, and the disposition needed to eventually work in the G & E department.

Those interested can register now through Eventbrite. 

Instructor: Linda Burns.

Guest Speakers: Industry Professionals

Linda Burns produces and production supervises national commercials, industrials, TV shows and promos, as well as indie features, two of which premiered and sold out at Sundance. She runs the PA Academy, develops local writers with her D-Girl Project, sits on the executive boards of GPP and the Atlanta Film Festival, and is a charter member of the Producers Guild of America - Atlanta Chapter.