Calling All Emerging Filmmakers

Calling All Emerging Filmmakers


Join us on Saturday, May 9th, 9a-5p




About The Class

This hands-on workshop is perfect if you're a current or aspiring PA (Production Assistant) wanting more skills and experience! Since many PAs have never worked with certain kinds of lights or other on-set tools, this day-long class – taught by industry professionals that have honed their skills over years – is tailor-made to get you knowledgeable and familiar with essential tools of the trade. So when someone asks you for something, or wants you to quickly set something up, you'll know exactly what they're talking about. This class will include working with a variety of tools in a typical grip truck (lights, modifiers, etc.), various stands and fixtures, and though this is not a lighting class, you’ll certainly learn a lot about what they do and how they compare.

Full Description

In this workshop, we'll be setting up and showing you how to work with these pieces of gear and more:

  • Doorway dolly
  • Sliders
  • Proper Camera and Lens Etiquette
  • Flags and Silks
  • Hazers and Foggers
  • LED and Tungsten Lights
  • 8x8 and 4x4 frames
  • Various Production gear tips and tricks
  • Walkie Talkie Protocols
  • Plus best practices when working with C-stands, hot lights, carts, sandbags, tape, 5-ton grip trucks and more!


Limited availability, 1-Day only, $99 class fee. Breakfast included.

Taught By Industry Pros

Work alongside award-winning DP, RC Walker, and seasoned L.A. Gaffer & Producer, Austin Michaels, who do this stuff day in and day out, and are always hiring local crew just like you.

Beef Up Your Resumé

Add a recent certification from BCFC to your resumé to help you get noticed by the right people and get on the best films sets as the busy film season in Colorado quickly approaches.

Make Industry Connections

Meet and connect with leaders in the Colorado film/video industry, running successful businesses that hire and recommend crew on a consistent basis throughout the year.


Each participant that attends will receive a certificate from the Boulder County Film Commission upon completion of the class.

Class Size

To ensure each participant gets to have plenty of hands-on time, this class is limited to only 20 people.


The class will be held at LSP Film Rentals in a professional production studio in Boulder – which is easily accessible, with plenty of free parking and Bona Coffee, McDevitt Tacos and Sanitas Brewing all right next door.


Previous PA experience is not required, though a passion for film/video production is preferred. Participants should have the ability to hold and carry video production equipment up to 25 pounds. Participants will also be on their feet much of the day, so comfortable shoes are recommended.


The class is $99 for a limited time. 

Refund Policy

Please be aware that due to using Eventbrite, refunds are very difficult for us to process, so PLEASE be sure you definitely want to take the class before signing up and paying, as no refunds will be given.Contact the organizer to request a refund.
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

Instructor Bios



As a freelance director of photography, founder and head of creative for La Storia Productions, RC Walker has excelled in multiple fields within the film/video industry for over a decade. His extensive knowledge and deep skill set for camera work, lighting – and everything from pre to post-production – has created award-winning work for numerous national agencies and clients such as Disney, Apple, Lamborghini, and The Discovery Channel.


In his 12+ years in the field of media and entertainment, Austin Michaels has pushed the envelope in lighting design and production while working with both small and large production companies for clients like Lionsgate, Netflix, Live Nation, and Grubhub. In addition to being the founder, owner, and operator of Envelope Films, Euphoric Lighting, and The Why Not Collective, Austin also has a passion for building creative communities across a variety of industries.


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