Michael G. Uva
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Michael G. Uva

Hello, My name is Michael G. Uva. I am the author of the Grip book, (6th. Edition with Focal Press Publishing) as well as my latest book, "Crew Speak" (I.C.T.V. Publishing) If you would like to have a guest instructor come to your area and give a training session in an introduction to "Basic Gripping & Filmmaking." (I.e. gripping) I know your state has some great film technicians, all fully capable to train beginners, but they are usually too busy to take time off their busy schedules to do so. That's where I come in. I have retired from the film industry with thirty-two years experience behind me, so I am interested in part time work. I loved being part of the movie business. Now I get to share my experiences through teaching. I offer one day to two-week courses. I have also taught for several Film commissions and/or different states over the past years. *Phoenix Film Commission *Denver Film Commission *Bakersfield Film Commission *New Mexico Film Commission *Cuyahoga College Cleveland Film Commission *Hollywood CPR Program (for Kids at Risk) at the West Los Angeles College facility. (Most recently; April through July 2014) Plus, on several occasions, I have taught at UCLA's extension program. I get the beginner student headed in the right direction. Now your seasoned filmmakers will have a larger pool of workers to draw from. Plus, there will be an increase in the local-hire workforces, available to out-of-state productions, which may be interested in filming in your state. I provide a proven curriculum that I have honed, which has been very effective for my students. Over the years I have built a great working relationship with industry giants such as, Chapman Dollies and Cranes, and J.L. Fisher Dollies who have readily supported me many times in the past. They know my work and my abilities as an effective instructor and former Key/Crane/Dolly grip. (I say none of the above to brag, but to inform of my instructing abilities.) Please check with them as well. (Mr. Jim Fisher - Fisher Dollies and Mr. Leonard Chapman - Chapman Leonard-Dollies & Cranes) To put it bluntly, my resume writing is minimal at best, but the effectiveness of my instructing students has been pretty darn good. I also give the students, training in the tools and the set etiquettes they will need to build their own careers in the movie industry. (Gets the student that coveted, "Call Back") I offer a one-day, up to a two-week class, if desired. Since I am now branching out to all states at this point, I currently can accommodate most schedules.

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