AS Film Production Technology

General

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Program Description

The Film Production Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) degree at Valencia College is a two-year program that prepares you to go directly into a specialized career in the film industry.

Nationally recognized for making students employable, the program provides training for entry-level positions in six major areas of film production: gripping, electrical-lighting, editing, sound, camera and set construction. All classes are hands-on and are taught by professional filmmakers who use their connections to help students find work on film crews, learning alongside professionals on actual film sets. Valencia film students have had a hand in 47 feature films in the last two decades. Each year, Valencia’s Annual Film Celebration showcases the feature-length films that Valencia’s film production students worked on, as well as student-made short films.


Overview

This program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level positions in Film Production. Emphasis is placed upon developing production-related skills in the following areas: camera, grip, electrical, sound, editing, set construction, and production skills (i.e. Production Management, Assistant Directing & Production Assisting). Technical prerequisite courses are designed to develop fundamental technical skills and broaden future placement possibilities.


Learn How To

  • Execute pre-production and post-production tasks for the areas of film lighting, camera, editing, sound, gripping and set construction.
  • Function as part of a film production team in planning and implementing the technical aspects of a film.


Career Outlook

Job Outlook

Opportunities for employment are available with major film studios, audio production studios, television studios, independent production companies, equipment rental houses, and post-production facilities. As Central Florida continues to grow as a major film production center with two major movie giants—Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Universal Studios, as well as the surging faith-based film industry, there is a need for trained technicians. With year-round filming capabilities, a highly-skilled local crew base, and support local communities, the region has become a leading destination in the film industry and one of the busiest production centers in the U.S.


Potential Careers

  • Production Manager
  • Camera Assistant
  • Lighting Technician
  • Sound Technician
  • Post-Production Technician
  • Set Design Assistant
  • Editor
  • Grip
Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

Valencia College won the 2012 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, recognizing it as the best two-year college in the United States. We were named the best because we provide a quality educat ... Read More

Valencia College won the 2012 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, recognizing it as the best two-year college in the United States. We were named the best because we provide a quality education and help students reach their goals. We have one of the highest graduation rates in the country and provide guaranteed transfer to a state university. Valencia College is a more affordable place to start your U.S. education. We provide the first two years of a bachelor’s degree, but our tuition costs 40 percent less than a state university’s. We also have great professors and advisors, small class sizes, and plenty of support resources to help you succeed. With more than 175 countries represented on our campuses, Valencia College welcomes students from all over the world. And, wherever you come from, we’ll help you have a successful U.S. college experience. Read less
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