Would you like the opportunity to learn the skills needed to work on a motion picture or television set?  In Connecticut’s growing film industry, production assistants are the most sought-after entry level position in this exciting field. Students successfully completing this course earn a certificate.

Course Description

This intensive 32-hour “Boot Camp” is an ideal way to learn the skills required to get your foot in the door in the film and television industry. Would you like the opportunity to learn the skills needed to work on a motion picture or television set? In Connecticut’s growing film industry, production assistants are the most sought-after, entry-level position in this exciting field. Skills learned include terminology, production organization and personnel, set etiquette and operations, radio communications, production office procedures, and understanding the various production forms, including call sheets and production reports. You will participate in mock-training exercises and learn all the basics about this position. Instruction also includes job search and interview techniques and how to make your resume attractive to producers and production managers. The course is taught by an experienced Assistant Director who is a member of the Directors Guild of America. Upon completion you will receive a certificate of completion. Prerequisite: High-school diploma. Cost: $499, materials and textbook included.IMG_7236

The next PA Training Program will likely be held in the summer of 2015. Check back next spring for more details.

How to Register

To register for the course, visit the Records Office, Founders Hall at Middlesex Community College, 100 Training Hill Rd in Middletown. Register CRN: 2133. Please follow the steps for new students and current students. For course information contact Richard Lenoce, director of the Center for New Media at rlenoce@mxcc.edu or (860) 343-5796.

Testimonials

“During the past month I have had a great experience with boot camp and found the program both insightful and invigorating. Professor Greg White provided valuable information and personal advice during each session and I really feel like I gained a lot from the program. Based on my experience with boot camp as well as the developments being made to the department it is clear to me that you and your team have built an incredible opportunity for aspiring filmmakers in Connecticut and as a native that makes me even more proud to have been apart of it.  Thank you again and in name of paying it forward I will be sure to suggest it to anyone I hear having this passion and looking for an outlet here in CT going forward.” — Shawn P., PA Training Program 2014 graduate