Introductory Backstage Crew Training Course
The Crewclass Introductory Backstage Crew Training Course is an exciting and entertaining info-packed day covering all the things you need to know, as you begin your professional career in stagecraft. This course is designed to act as a “primer” that will give any newcomer to the industry both competence and confidence on their first day.
Supported by the biggest companies in crewing and production, this course not only provides training, but a genuine potential leg-up into the industry. This one day pay-to-attend training programme is levelled at two markets:-
- Individuals who aspire to join the stage crewing profession.
- Existing crew companies and theatres that require their own new recruits to be trained to a basic level of competence, and wish to outsource this requirement.
Is the Crewclass Introductory Course for you even if you’re a graduate? Well, it won’t do any harm, that’s for sure. Attending the day may well re-affirm things you thought to be true, and open your eyes to areas that may have slipped under your radar.
After discussing the “Universal Truth’s” of crewing, handy tools & safety equipment, the presentation follows the pattern of a typical production “load-in” day, and covers each department as the crew would encounter them:-
- Power – 3 phase & single phase. Cable recognition. Safe practice
- Rigging – How to assist qualified riggers. Product recognition. Theatre & event rigging. Ladders, towers, & MEWPS
- Lighting – Different lanterns for different uses. Control & DMX. Intelligent lights & LED fixtures
- Sound – Small & large PA systems. Onstage equipment. Concert & theatre sound design & management
- Staging – Temporary stage systems for events. Set & stage in theatre. Theatre & concert stage management
- Video – Projection & relay in corporate events, concert, & theatre. Pixel & LED walls. Design & hardware
The course is a full day from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm with a lunch break in between. The day concludes with a discussion about career options, strategies, crewing agencies, useful websites, and advice on how to make your next move in the industry. We finish up with a drink in the theatre bar and informal chat with invited backstage production professionals, and finally wrap things up about 7:30 pm.
Location: The Arcola Theatre, London E8