Applications closed on Monday 18th January 2021
Lighting technicians are in huge demand across the UK’s booming film and television industries. This 5 month (March to July 2021 – full schedule available in January )) course aims to take entry-level students and give them basic and advanced electrical training, as well as preparing them for the specific rigours of working within the film and television industries.
The course will be delivered by NFTS Leeds in partnership with industry professionals. It will be a mixture of practical and theoretical work, with a possible work experience module with professional lighting companies or on film or TV sets, subject to COVID restrictions. 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.
Students will take part in two ‘boot camps’ designed to prepare them for the specific requirements of lighting technicians in film and TV, such as their role within a department, the way departments interact with other departments during production, set etiquette and preparation for freelance life (including tax, invoicing and networking).
They will also receive valuable Health & Safety Production Passport training, including first aid, and attend a one-day scissor lift training course.