Film Crew Intensive Training
Next Class Offering: January 2022
The Intensive Film Crew Training Workshop provides condensed hands-on training by industry professionals, giving students the knowledge and exposure needed to acquire an entry-level position on film and media sets in Northeast Ohio. At the end of the four-week workshop, students work on a professionally led film set, which can be used on a resume as their first film credit.
The Intensive Film Crew Training Workshop is a great way to network with industry professionals and fellow film production students, while helping to build a quality film workforce ─ a key component in maintaining a vibrant film industry throughout the region and state.
James Madio, producer, landed his first role at the age of 13 in the Steven Spielberg family adventure, Hook, and never looked back. He is an award-winning actor, director, writer and producer, and is well-known for his role as Sgt. Frank Perconte in the award-winning HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. He has appeared in many other notable films and television series, such as Jersey Boys, The Basketball Diaries, Shark Tale, Law & Order: SVU, CSI: Miami, Bones and Blue Bloods.
Rick Page is currently the Director of Photography on the 7th season of the Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning NBC series Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Page began his professional career 27 years ago and is a member of both the Directors Guild of America and the International Cinematographers Guild. Page is an award-winning filmmaker with an extensive background as Director, DP, Camera Operator and Camera Assistant. His career spans feature films, television, national and international commercials, IMAX, reality TV, music videos, corporate industrials and web series. Other TV credits include: Benched, Go On, Up All Night, A Lyon in the Kitchen, Big Brother, Promised Land and Touched By An Angel. Feature credits include: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Grudge Match, Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, This Is It, and High School Musical 3.
In 2014 Rick sold a successful web-series Made Right Here, sponsored by Maxwell House Coffee, and over the years has won several awards for writing and directing on short films, corporate industrials and music videos. He currently has 2 short films touring the festival circuit, and is involved with developing projects for television. Page also directed Sangin, the project for the 2018 Film Crew Intensive Training program.