Tuesday, June 03, 2008

LTC offering free grip, lighting training course

Louisiana Technical College - Mansfield Campus is sponsoring a four-week grip and electric training course. The course is free for students who register. There are 40 open spots.

It will take place June 9 through July 3 at Mansfield Studios, 9595 Mansfield Road.

The course will train students for entry-level work in grip or electric departments for movie and TV productions. It will be split between classroom sessions and practical sessions that will mimic the workings of a film set. Students will study craft and safety lessons.

Anyone who participates should be able to handle set equipment. A fundamental knowledge of electricity is a plus. Basic math and reading skills are required.

Local movie industry pros Bob Gates, gaffer, and Ted Sapp, key grip, will teach the course. It will meet Monday through Friday.

The free course is being paid for through state grant money from LCTCS: Pathways to Construction.

To register, call (318) 682-5680.

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