OSU-Tulsa Hosts 'Setiquette' Event For Aspiring Filmmakers

Sunday, February 20th 2022, 6:38 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -

People interested in filmmaking spent the weekend at OSU-Tulsa for a workshop where they learned what it takes to run a film set.

Instructors hope this workshop will prepare students for their first job on a film set.

At the “Setiquitte” workshop, students shadowed professionals and learned about the aspects of film production.

They got the chance to learn about assistant directing, production design, and even hair and makeup design.

Instructor Zach Litwack said this workshop lets students see what film sets are like before they land their first job.

“It’s a two-day workshop that allows students to get their first experience in a simulated film production on set here, where they have a chance to learn how to be a production assistant, which will typically be their first, entry position in the film industry,” said Zach Litwack, the Filmmaker in Residence at Oklahoma State University.

Litwack said he wanted to create an environment where students wouldn’t be afraid to ask questions and learn.

“The beauty of doing a workshop like this is a lot of times when you are in a professional setting on set, you don’t get a chance to always ask questions, get hands-on experience, in a way that is really conducive to learning, in a friendly environment and educational environment,” he said.

He hopes these experiences benefit students in the long run.

"This is our opportunity to show folks what it’s like before they get their first real on-set experience, but I know when I was coming up and when I was getting into filmmaking this would have been an extremely valuable experience for me,” added Litwack.

Litwack said because of the success of this workshop, they hope to hold another one in the fall.