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Film Crew Technology
(Technical Certificate)

Dreaming of a career in film?

The Film Crew Technology program is located at Columbia State's Williamson Campus. The program is a high-intensive, 12-month Technical Certificate designed to break the catch-22 conundrum most beginning filmmakers have.

"How do I get hired without experience, but how do I get experience without getting hired?" 

We Provide the Experience.

Training Includes:

  • Set Safety and Etiquette - The Importance of Being Set Ready
  • Preproduction - Script Breakdowns, Locations, Planning, Scheduling and Art Department
  • Production - Lighting, Grip, 2K to 12K Camera Operation, Sound, Script Supervision and Art Department
  • Post-Production - Media Management, Nonlinear Editing, Color Correction and Delivery


  • The ARRI Alexa 35
  • The RED V-Raptor
  • BMD 4K, 6K, and 12K

Grip & Electric

  • 3-Ton Grip Truck, Stocked
  • LED/DMX & HMI Lighting
  • Sound Stage


  • Sound Device Field Recorders
  • Wireless Lav. Systems
  • Sound Mixing


  • Scenechronize
  • Set Hero
  • BMD Training Partner

Other Technologies Include:

  • Sound Stage: 40'x40'x30' space; 2-wall, white cyclorama, DMX lighting board and lights
  • Preproduction & Post Computer Lab: Featuring - Adobe Creative Cloud, Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve, Movie Magic Scheduling & Budgeting, EP's Scenechronize ScriptE, ShotPut, Shot Designer and other technologies used on professional productions.


Where do you go from here?

Film Crew Technology certificate graduates have many options after completing the program. The two most common are:

  • Stepping right into the film production workforce.
    • Ideal for those wanting to work below-line as Grip & Electric, Lighting, Camera, Sound, Post, etc.
  • Continuing on to get a Bachelor’s degree
    • Working in the industry while getting one’s degree is ideal. It not only increase your experience, it also expands your network—something essential for this industry.
    • Ideal for those wanting to eventually work above-line as a writer, director, producer, etc.