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LIGHTING and GRIP Boot Camp 2016

October 15, 2016


In Partnership with William F. White

Saturday, Oct. 15th & Sunday, Oct. 16th, 2016 | 10 am – 5 pm

William F. White – 2073 Logan Ave, Unit 11




Film Training Manitoba is pleased to present this 2-day workshop for those interested in learning more about working in the Lighting and Grip Departments. Through hands-on practical exercises, participants will learn how to scout and rig locations, manipulate the existing lights and create an acceptable exposure and color balance.


This is an entry-level course that will introduce participants to professional lighting equipment and basic grip gear.


Topics will include:


– An overview of the basic gear used by each department.

– Fundamentals of cabling and power distribution.

– Manipulating natural and available light.

– Introduction to Rigging.

– Reviewing how the equipment works together.

– Introduction to Condor Mounts/Candlesticks.



The Instructors


JOÃO HOLOWKA & BRUCE CLAYDON are both Manitoba-based film professionals who currently work in the Lighting and Grip departments.


João Holowka

João has worked as a Gaffer, Lighting Technician, and mentor to many lighting interns. His film credits include: ATM, Goon, You Kill Me, and My Winnipeg.


Bruce Claydon

Bruce has been a long-time member in Winnipeg’s film community, with Grip and Lighting credits on many diverse projects, such as The Nature Of Nicolas, Dracula: Pages From A Virgin’s  Diary, and Walmart TV spots.




Film Training Manitoba Course Registration Policy


  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older to register and attend the course.
  • Participants must register in advance of the course. No drop-ins.
  • Registration is on a first come, first served basis – unless otherwise specified. Enrollment may be limited.
  • Registration for all courses, including weekend workshops, must be done between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (except holidays).
  • All registrations must be received and confirmed in-person or by telephone with an FTM staff member during office hours.
  • We do not confirm or accept registrations via email.
  • Payment in full is required to secure a spot in an FTM course.



Course Registration

Registration can be done in one of two ways:

In Person – cash, cheque, VISA and MasterCard, and debit are accepted. (Please make cheques payable to Film

Training Manitoba.) Our offices are located at 100 – 62 Albert Street, in Winnipeg’s Exchange District. We are open to the public Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.


By Phone – VISA and MasterCard (credit & debit) only. Registrations are accepted via the main line at 204-989-9669. *We do not confirm or accept registrations via email.


Cancellation Policy


  • Participants must cancel up to 4 full business days prior to the course start date to receive an 80% refund.
  • No refund will be given to participants who cancel within 4 full business days before the course start date, or if they do not attend the course.
  • Film Training Manitoba reserves the right to cancel, or postpone, any course where a minimum registration level has not been met. Participants registered for a course that is canceled will receive a full refund.



Breaks and refreshments


Lunch will be included on both days.




Film Training Manitoba’s workshop training program is generously funded by the provincial government department of Jobs and the Economy.




October 15, 2016