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FAQS

WORKSHOP PRICING

The Prop Gun Safety essentials workshop is accessibly priced at $359, including all materials, blanks, pistol safety handbook, refreshments and some great swag.
(Film and Theater study Students may be eligible for scholarship discounts. Please ask to see if you qualify.)

WHAT CAN I DO TO RESERVE MY SPACE IN A WORKSHOP?

Place a request for a space in an upcoming workshop through the "Inquiries and Applications" section at the end of the home page.
Then we will send you a link to make a refundable* $50 deposit to reserve your space.
(*Deposit is refundable for any reason up to 48 hours from the start time of the workshop you have reserved.)

ARE THERE OTHER WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE?

We have upcoming workshops for advanced prop gun handling, out of the ordinary and antique prop guns and another to learn about the role of advanced studio armorers, handling specially licensed firearms as Assault rifles, Destructive devices and full-auto Machine guns & choreographing more complex scenes.

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE TO ATTEND A WORKSHOP?

ARE WORKSHOPS HELD ANYWHERE OTHER THAN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA?

Yes! We hold workshops in film-industry hubs as New York, Atlanta, Albuquerque....
(And can stage one in your U.S. region should you help host it, fill reservations and coordinate location needs.) Minimum 12 participants for workshops held outside SoCal.

18 years of age minimum*
(*Prerequisite If under 20 years old: must be in a college film program or currently working in theater, film or TV.
Proof required, such as a call-sheet or letter of recommendation from department supervisor, UPM or Producer.)

WHAT EXPERIENCE LEVEL MUST I HAVE TO ATTEND?

HEALTH PRECAUTIONS:

Workshop attendees may be exposed to loud noise and close contact with other humans.

First and foremost, we strive to create a safe space in which to learn together as a team. Participants are encouraged to support one another during this exploration process. We build a sense of connection so we know that as we may stumble a bit while learning, we can do so with the confidence that mistakes made in the classroom only help build the muscles to avoid them on stage and set.
Participants bring with them a wide range of film and gun experience. We adapt the program to all levels. We've worked with a wide range of skill levels from beginning film students and first time gun handlers to 40+ year veteran movie pros and even well seasoned marksmen.
Whatever your level of experience, you'll fit right in!

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

Private tutoring is available for individuals and small groups for hands-on firearms training involving live fire range time or "Total-Pro" individualized programs to hone your shooting or gun wrangling skills to be their peak.
 

WILL THE PROP GUN SAFETY ESSENTIALS WORKSHOP QUALIFY ME AS A STUDIO "ARMORER"?

The Prop Gun Set Safety essentials workshop is an 8 hour introduction to the craft of gun wrangling as a prop professional for Film, TV and theater productions. This program does not in and of itself certify attendees to be fully qualified as studio "Armorers" for motion pictures, television and stage. (Though, many of our graduates have experienced this program as an empowering step toward entering the film union and working on set full time. Nearly a dozen of our grads have become members of the IATSE since we created this workshop)
Participants are invited to build the essential knowledge, skill and mind-set to safely identify, manage and store prop guns for theatrical productions. Graduates completing this course will receive a Prop Gun Safety Essentials certificate and will be considered capable, per our program standards for basic on-set prop gun handling.

(Prop Gun LLC is NOT a certifying agent for, or connected in any way to the AMPTP, the IATSE or CSATF.)

IS THIS WORKSHOP AVAILABLE TO CRAFTS OUTSIDE PROPMASTERS, THEIR ASSISTANTS AND ARMORER/GUN WRANGLERS?

Yes, of course! The core crew who are most likely to be near a prop gun during a scene are invited to learn the ropes along with us. We invite and have had Camera Operators, Key Grips, Set Medics, Set Teachers, 1st AD's, Stage Managers and others attend and learn what to look for when working around blank-fire.
We feel it is important for these fellow craftspeople to have a sense of just how safe prop guns truly are when managed according to the methods we've developed in Hollywood over the past century. And to know how to spot careless handling and potentially dangerous situations on set.
This workshop, above all, helps build a set-safety mindset to integrate into our existing practices and the long, exahusting days on set.

Payments

Tuition for the Prop Gun Set Safety essentials course is $359
Which includes a 200 page full color shooting workbook, a copy of the brand new "Prop Gun Set Safety for Film & TV" guide book, all workshop materials, studio safety blanks, snacks and some very cool Prop Gun Set Safety swag.
Mention in the payment notes which date & location you are booking.
($50 deposit can  also hold a space for you, with the balance
to be paid on or before the workshop date.)
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