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ERIC Number: ED315572
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Partnership with Industry: Film Production Technology.
Rietveld, Richard; And Others
The 1988 final report of a task force from the Florida Postsecondary Education Planning Commission stated that in order to ensure continued growth of the motion picture film industry in the state, the postsecondary community must provide a well-trained and competent work force adept in all aspects of the industry. The film industry is a growing presence in Florida, where Walt Disney World-MGM Studios and Universal Studios Florida are expected to invest more than $650 million. It became Valencia Community College's goal to find the resources necessary to train "below the line" technicians such as grips, camera technicians, and dolly operators. Valencia and Disney received a Sunshine State Skills grant to provide training for specialized skills in the areas of grip, gaffer-electrical, sound, set construction, and camera assisting. Matching funds provided by Disney included equipment, personnel, and facilities. During the 2-month training period, 121 students were trained. Since there were no extant models or curriculum, the instructors developed their own training components. The long-term goal is that this curriculum will form the basis of a film option in Valencia's Theater and Entertainment Technology, Associate Science Degree Program. A close working relationship developed between those at the college and the Disney personnel. The training was successful. Graduates are being hired. In fact, they are being given preference. Valencia is repeating the program, this time with Universal Studios. (CML)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida