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FLM-011 Motion Picture Industry Orientation


Developed in partnership between Creative BC, MPPIA and industry labour organizations, this comprehensive, mandatory course provides you with the information you need to know before working on a film set. This orientation program is just one step in a series of courses or programs which will be required by the different associations, guilds, and unions in order to make your entry into the industry. Course topics include the structure of the BC film industry, stages of production, industry jobs, set terminology, set etiquette, basic safety, and communication skills.


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FLM-015 Production Assistant Essentials: F & TV


The course encompasses essential skills along with basic industry knowledge to support success. While the Production Assistant is an entry-level crew position in the industry, it can be one of the most demanding and diversified positions to hold. Production Assistants must be able to communicate and work well with others in teams; apply critical and resourceful thinking to solve problems and adapt to new situations; and be able to read, understand and use industry documentation. Through a variety of interactive instructional techniques, students learn the fundamentals of essential workplace skills, as well as what a typical day entails; how other crew departments function and interact; do's and don'ts of set and set protocols, production terminology, radio use, and more.


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FLM-016 Lighting: Film & Tv Industry


The course provides individuals with an opportunity to explore the industry while learning of the requirements of working in a fast-paced environment. Lighting and Electrical team members hold a pivotal role in all productions being responsible for the planning, development and execution of lighting schemes while ensuring that all electrical considerations are safely addressed. Instruction encompasses introduction to the industry; orientation to safety and site protocols; planning and coordination of work orders; applied learning with fixtures, filters, carts, stands and the various applications of sophisticated equipment and tools. Instruction encompasses valued insight into how best to support the execution of film or television shots with professionalism and accuracy.


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FLM-017 Grips: Film & Tv Industry


The course provides individuals with an opportunity to explore career opportunities while learning of the requirements of working in a fast-paced environment. Grips are essential to each production and are responsible for working with the camera department to provide camera support while configuring the camera and lighting equipment set-up as required to achieve the anticipated film or television shot. Instruction encompasses an introduction to the industry; orientation to the process of infusing creativity with core grip requirements; industry protocols; application of the sophisticated equipment and tools; and planning and executing film or television shots with professionalism and accuracy.


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FLM-018 Carpentry & Set Construction


This course provides an introduction to the role of the carpentry and set construction crew who are responsible for the design, construction and take down of each set with the scope and scale varying from quaint scenes to grand sets involving the reproduction of court buildings, restaurants, spaceships, houses, elaborate staircases, ships, outdoor structures and more. The course encompasses the essentials of safety; communications and key terminology; interdepartmental relations and protocols; roles and expectations; specialty tool requirements; the unique attributes of set construction materials and handling; and the fundamentals of set planning, design, construction and take down.


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FLM-019 Motion Picture Safety Awareness


This informative course provides an essential orientation to safety considerations and is designed specifically for the motion picture and television industry. This course is a requirement to become an associate member with the Directors Guild of Canada as well as a permittee with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 669 (IATSE 669), the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 891 (IATSE 891) and the Teamsters Local 155. Great for beginners and veterans alike.


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MVF-011 Traffic Control Person


Traffic Control Persons are responsible for construction traffic safety and make the greatest number of public contacts of all construction maintenance personnel. Learn about the Industrial Health and Safety Regulations. After successful completion of the course a photo ID Certification, valid for three years, is issued by the British Columbia Construction Safety Alliance. Requirements: Minimum age is 16. Students must wear CSA approved construction safety boots with a minimum 6" on the ankle (not a shoe or hiking boot). Please dress appropriately for working outdoors (rain gear may be needed). Ask for an information sheet when registering.


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OFA-010 Occupational First Aid Level 1

8 hours


Learn CPR, choking and hemorrhage control and minor wound care according to WSBC Regulations, Part 3 Guidelines (3.14 - 3.21). This WorkSafeBC course is an excellent entry level WSBC First Aid course that is a recognized by local industry. Certification is by WSBC and is valid for three years.


Prerequisite(s):

  • Students must be at least 16 years of age. Students under 19 require a parent/ guardian signed waiver. Picture identification must be brought to the 1st class.

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TFS-010 FoodSafe Level I

8 hours


Obtain the necessary certification to work in the food service industry. This course covers important food safety and worker safety information including food borne illness, receiving and storing food, preparing food, serving food, cleaning and sanitizing. Certificates will be valid for 5 years from the date of issue. Note: Bring a packed lunch, beverage and government-issued picture ID to class.


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WSF-013 Hazard Recognition & Control

8 hours


Hazard Recognition and Control aims at helping participants identify hazards and apply effective strategies to control them in their workplace. The course will be of interest to workers, new supervisors, joint health and safety committee members, worker health and safety representatives, and business owners or operators who wish to improve health and safety knowledge in their workplace.


Prerequisite(s):

  • None

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WSF-019 Orientation to WHMIS Online


Orientation to Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is a comprehensive on-line program that covers all major topics relevant for new hires. The online material will cover the fundamental information for worker education, including material safety and training. You must complete the course within 30 days. A valid email address is required.


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