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Crew, The

Country Available: Canada, USA

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A fascinating six part DVD series exploring the crafts and working lives of film technicians.

Young people everywhere are interested in "breaking in" to the film biz. However it's a business shrouded in mystique and it is very difficult to find out what it's all about or how to get started.  

In six 22-minute episodes, THE CREW unravels the mystery and explores the various technical positions that form a film production unit.   THE CREW, covering 18 different departments from Grips to Costume, Lighting to Make-up, vividly presents the jobs and lives of film production workers.

In each chaptered episode, THE CREW witnesses technicians from three various departments, in the milieu of a film set as they perform their jobs. The technicians talk about hierarchy, job demands, and the creative aspects of each position. The craftspeople unveil the tools necessary to make an informed career choice. They discuss how to get started, entry level skills required, and pay rates to expect as well as the   personal pros and cons of a career in "The Biz".

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  • Vocational Information
  • School Audience:
  • Grades 7-12
  • Post Secondary
  • Vocational Schools
  • Subjects:
  • Film Studies
  • Formats Available:
  • DVD
  • Title Availability
     1. Costume, Camera and Grip Departments  Canada, USA
     2. Special Effects, Construction and Location Departments  Canada, USA
     3. Paint, Sound and FX Make-up Departments  Canada, USA
     4. Hair, Production Office and Make-up Departments   Canada, USA
     5. Properties, Assistant Director and Continuity Departments  Canada, USA
     6. Art, Set Decoration and Lighting Departments  Canada, USA