As part of its sponsorship of the Oklahoma Film and Television Academy (OFTA), OF+MO will provide Film Crew 101 Certification Scholarships in service of the continued education and growth of the state’s camera ready workforce.
OFTA’s “Film Crew 101” podcast highlights different departments within film and television production and features educational commentary from special guest artists within those respective fields. These podcasts offer a variety of topics, including careers in departments such as post-production, sound mixing, hair, make-up gaffing, production management, coordination and assistance.
An extension of the podcast cast series, the OFTA Film Crew 101 Certification Program is a self-guided learning tool that uses the podcasts and unlocks quizzes related to each episode. Upon successful completion of all podcast program requirements, OFTA will issue the participant an official “career-ready” certification. OF+MO is providing 100 scholarships to eligible applicants for the program, which traditionally costs $97.
Applicants for the Film Crew 101 Certification Program must be 18 years of age or older and a current citizen of the United States. Must possess a strong interest in the Oklahoma film and television industry and commitment to build an inclusive work environment. No previous film experience is required.
Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, while meeting the application requirements. Applicants will be notified by October 30, 2020, if chosen.