GFA: Motion Picture Set Lighting I

Important Course Information

Online Platform: Account Setup
Classes will be hosted online via Desire 2 Learn (D2L). USG ITS (University System of Georgia – Internet Technology Services) will create your D2L account. You will receive an email from the USG with the subject line of “GoVIEW-Georgia Virtual Instruction Enterprise Wide: Enrollment Confirmation” which will contain your username, log-on instructions, and D2L Help Desk contact information.

First Day of Class
Your first class meeting will be online via teleconference during your scheduled class meeting day and time. Prior to the first day, your instructor will send you the link to join the class teleconference.

Online Platform: Access
To access your course section(s), you will need to log onto Georgia GoVIEW. We encourage you to make sure you are able to log on BEFORE the first day of class so the USG ITS can troubleshoot any access or technical problems.

Section Summary

Course Format
08/21/2021 - 12/04/2021
Registration End
Georgia Tech Savannah
30 minutes before the first day class start time

Course Administrator


Class Schedule

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturdays, Aug 21-Dec 4

No class on Nov 27



  • Set Lighting Technician’s Handbook: Film Lighting Equipment, Practice, and Electrical Distribution by Harry Box (ISBN-13: 978-0240810751)




  • Laptop or desktop computer (PC or Mac) with Internet Access
  • Access to a printer
  • Work gloves
  • Multi-tool
  • Pen, pencil, notepad
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Clothing appropriate for physical labor


  • All content presented in class, including the syllabus and requirements for the Georgia Film Academy (GFA) Internship program, will be in the D2L online learning system. Any students unable to access materials should email GFA’s Manager of Curriculum and Instruction, Dan Kelly, at for access, and please include the following information:
    • Instructor
    • Day/Time of Class
    • Location of Class
    • Home Institution