Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts
Feb 2012 08

VCU Cinema alumni and working professional, Charlie Schneider visited students to give a lecture on what it is like to work in the film industry. Charlie has worked on many projects since graduating from the VCU Cinema program including Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film, Lincoln.

Schneider told students about the hierarchy of crews on a film set, safety, rigging cables, lighting unions, and working in the real world.

After the lecture, students worked on creating short scenes and applied what they learned in the lecture to light the scenes with VCU’s high-end lighting equipment.

Charlie then gave a workshop on operating VCU’s grip truck where a number of students were able to get certified.

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