Vermont Film Institute offers free hands-on workshop

BRATTLEBORO — The Vermont Film Institute - a new, nonprofit trade school based in Brattleboro - is launching with a free workshop to be held Saturday, May 12.

The Crew Up! Workshop is especially targeted to young people 15-25 years of age interested in film production or new to the workforce and considering career paths.

In this immersive, one-day workshop, participants work on a live film set in the camera, grip, electric, sound, art and production departments. The crew will set up, “dress,” and shoot a scene from a narrative film - and rotate jobs to explore the range of departments and roles.

The instructors are experienced industry professionals living and working in Vermont, giving students mentorship as well as networking opportunities, according to a news release.

Fastlights, a leading New England film-production rental house, will provide the grip, electric, and camera equipment. Following this workshop, VFI is developing workforce development offerings and courses for college credit in partnership with Vermont Technical College, beginning in the fall of 2018.

Subscribe to the newsletter for weekly updates