Southern Oregon University’s Set Skills badge is completed by taking a single 12-credit course, The Crew Experience. In this immersive learning experience, students leave the classroom to learn on location in an environment that emulates a professional film production. Students apply for a below-the-line crew position and work within a departmental hierarchy to collaboratively produce a short film alongside faculty and professional mentors. The Set Skills for Cinema Production badge demonstrates the student’s preparation for entry-level assistant work on professional film and television sets.
Crew Dispositions: punctuality, responsibility, accountability, curiosity, attentiveness, equanimity, flexibility, confidence, creativity, and collaborative problem-solving. Hiring & Crew Onboarding: resumes, cover letters, job hunting, professional listings, networking, interviewing, start papers, and unions. Production Forms & Documents: call sheets, schedules, budgets, cash flows, contracts, invoices, departmental production reports, permits, and releases Department Prep: script breakdowns, technical scouting, production meetings, and equipment checkouts. Set Communication & Protocols: divisions of labor, departmental organization and hierarchies, reporting structures, union guidelines, set jargon, and crew etiquette. Set Safety: hazard identification and prevention, safe production best practices, and emergency procedures. Equitable & Inclusive Production Practices: anti-harassment, anti-bias, and bystander intervention training. Sustainable Production Practices: Producer’s Guild Production Environmental Actions Checklist training and EMA Green Seal standards