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#1 Chris Dingley1

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 02:25 AM

This maybe a stupid question but how much actual electric work does the electric dept need to know.

I.E. rewiring sockets and stuff along that line.

If none would having that experiece help at all in getting more work, ause I can get a free electrical program through my school till I am 21. and if it will help me later on in life I will utalize this.
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#2 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 03:35 AM

If there's an electrical dept. they're usually licensed electricians. Am I right?

That would mean you have to be pretty knowledgeable.
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#3 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 05:14 AM

Well, it couldn't hurt, could it? As far as rewiring sockets, you should know that stuff anyway. (I was asked on set recently if I could help rewire sockets for a few china lanterns - I didn't, but I'm camera dept, so I was okay :)). The best way to get ahead quickly when you don't have a lot of set experience is to impress the department head with your general knowledge, ability to listen and work quickly, and to show up on time every day.

Here are a few good reference books you should own:
http://www.amazon.co...c...TF8&s=books
http://www.amazon.co...o...TF8&s=books

I doubt if most film electricians bother to get licensed for general electrician work - set electrician is pretty specialized work.
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