NIAGARA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Continuing Professional Education

Film Tech Training

Film Tech Training

Fee: $595 per 5-week session or $1600 when you register for the entire 15 week experience! A Savings of $185!

The NCCC Film Tech Program is a 15-week course that will provide students with the training and knowledge required to perform entry-level positions in filmmaking such as PA (Production Assistant), Grip, and Second AC (Assistant Camera) & Digital Imaging Technician (DIT). The program will combine basic instruction in the filmmaking process, hands-on production experience with professional equipment and tools, skills and tricks of the trade, and discussions/interaction with experienced film professionals. The program consists of three 5-week training sessions, each of which include experience in PA, Grip, and Second AC & DIT.  

Classes will meet on Saturdays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, with periodic extended sessions (9:00 am - 9:00 pm) when students are engaged in hands-on production activities. The program will cover: basic filmmaking techniques, equipment and technology, roles and responsibilities, terminology, and set etiquette.

Session dates: October 28 - November 25 / December 2-30 / January 6 - February 3

Student Qualifications

To be accepted into the NCCC Film Tech Program, students must be at least 18 years of age and acknowledge that they...

  • are able to lift and carry 50 lbs.
  • are able to carry up to 15 lbs. up and down stairs
  • are able to function in a high-intensity environment
  • are willing to work long hours when necessary (8-12 hours)
  • have a reliable means of transportation
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