Click here for a printable pdf of the USA 829 | Fall 2019 | TRAINING SCHEDULE
GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT OSHA 10 | NEW YORK | October 16-17, 2019
This important 2 full day safety training is the new curriculum developed by the IATSE and OSHA as a step towards the goal of creating standardized safety training in our industry. The curriculum is customized for and uses examples from the Entertainment Industry. Modules include: an understanding of OSHA and your rights and responsibilities under the law; Hazards and hazard communication; Material Handling; Ergonomics; elevated work platforms, exits and egress, walking work surfaces, fall protection, hand and power tools. There will be an OSHA general card issued upon completion of class. Beverly Miller, Instructor. Click here for application.
HAZARD COMMUNICATION | NEW YORK | October 19, 2019
This 4 hour class addresses the need for members to be able to identify or question hazardous conditions on the work site in an appropriate manner so that work can proceed safely. Participants will survey the laws that apply to shops, locations and work sites. Participants will also discuss characteristics of substances that workers are exposed to, how they enter the body and the degrees to which these toxins have an effect, how to identify them, avoid them, and how to deal with them. There will be a test for the Certificate at completion of class. Monona Rossol, Instructor. Click here for application.
ADVANCED 3D VECTORWORKS | NEW YORK | October 26, 2019
This class will be a continuation of the Vectorworks 3D class that was offered in the spring. Participants should be familiar and comfortable with the topics that were covered there (extrude, extrude along path, and sweeping). Topics will include: building complicated objects and hierarchies, working with OpenGL and other general Renderworks outputs, and an overall approach to organizing drawing packets from 3D models. Class will be a demonstration of these techniques - participants wanting to follow along should bring their own laptop with Vectorworks already installed. Other topics and general Q&A will happen as time allows. Evan Alexander, Instructor. Click here for application.
COSTUME DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR TIPS & TECHNIQUES | NEW YORK | November 2, 2019
Experienced Costume Department Coordinators will share their tips for organizing and delegating tasks within a department. Topics include: the scope of the position (what is and is not part of the job), questions to ask in advance about a project, and pros & cons of various for budget systems and tracking assets (sync on set, excel templates with examples). The class will end with a question and answer period where best practices can be discussed. Teresa Beach & Alyssa Bracken Instructors. Click here for application.
INTERMEDIATE HAND DRAFTING WEEKEND | NEW YORK | November 16-17, 2019 2019
This class is intended to build on the 3-week course that was offered in the spring. Beginning students should reach out to the instructor in advance of the class to discuss their experience. Topics include: sketch drafting to scale, how to layout a drawing, title blocks, distribution, drawing indexes, door-window-hardware schedules, from elevations to detailing in appropriate scales. Returning participants will be asked to work from a reference photo. A small workbook of pencil work will be provided to prepare for Day 1. All of this will eventually relate to how one approaches drafting in CAD or VW. The focus will be on process, process, process. Barbra Matis, Instructor. Click here for application.
FINANCIAL PLANNING: TRANSITIONING TO MEDICARE | NEW YORK | November 16, 2019
Some of the most frequently asked questions from union members approaching retirement age concern the relationship between active union coverage and Medicare. This seminar is led by a representative from the National Benefit Fund and the Medicare Health Benefits Specialist at the Actors Fund Artists Health Insurance Resource Center to help entertainment industry professionals better understand how Medicare works. A representative from the National Benefit Fund will also be available to answer specific questions about our plans. There will be time for questions from members at the end of the class. Debbie Kraus & Scott Trivigno Instructors. Click here for application.
LETTERING FOR SCENIC ARTISTS | NEW YORK | December 7, 2019
This class focuses on the most precise set of graphic images in the world, the forms of drawing that include calligraphy, lettering, and sign painting. Everyone instinctively recognizes good or poor lettering. Participants will develop a working knowledge of the construction of common serif and sans serif style lettering and practice the brush techniques required for up calligraphy and sign painting. Mike Conlin & Jay Hendrickx, Instructors. Click here for application.
SHOP STEWARD TRAINING | NEW YORK | December 14, 2019
Stewards are union leaders who monitor the workplace and are the first to address the everyday problems that rank-and-file workers face. The legal rights of the union, stewards, and other rank-and-file employees come from a variety of different laws, statutes, and documents. Union stewards are protected by this very same act, and—like any other rank and file worker—they cannot be punished for assisting the union. This presentation will explain what is to be expected of an IATSE steward, and the essential qualities that a steward should possess. Bev Miller & Pat Landers, Instructors. Click here for application.
TRAIN THE TRAINER | LAS VEGAS | March 14-15, 2020
Do you have a skill you’d like to teach? The IATSE Training Trust Fund offers a general workshop for new or experienced local trainers that are looking to learn more ways to deliver safety or craft skills content to workers. Over the course of two days, curriculum design concepts, adult learning theory, coaching skills, effective instruction techniques, and presentation techniques will be addressed. There will also be time for trainers to practice these new skills before returning to their local. Contact Kelsey Harro for more information.