Trainees will learn with an industry professional located at Prime Studios in West Yorkshire. It will be a mixture of practical and theoretical work, and we will endeavour to provide a work experience module on active film or TV sets, however while best efforts will be made placements cannot be guaranteed. However, while best efforts will be made, placements cannot be guaranteed. The course has been created in response to increased demand for lighting technicians on UK-based productions, with the role identified by the BFI and ScreenSkills as an ‘in demand’ skill set across film and high-end television production.
Screen Yorkshire and the CoSE:Y team will deliver an ‘introduction week’ designed to prepare the trainees for the specific requirements of lighting crew in film and TV, such as their role within a department, the way departments interact with other departments during production, set etiquette, sustainability training and preparation for freelance life (including CV and application writing, tax, invoicing and networking).
Furthermore, as a trainee of Screen Yorkshire, we provide a real on set experience in collaboration with Leeds MetFilm School on a large filming project at the end of your course. It will consist of a 3-day shoot in studio, with a crew, teaching you set etiquette and how to work in a professional manner. You will put into practise all the skills you have learnt throughout your duration of time training with us, providing you with the confidence to move forward with your career.