Orange Dragin School of Video and Television Production

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where are the classes held?

All classes will meet at Orange Dragin Productions studios at 1090 Wheaton in Troy. We may try to schedule a field trip during school, but nothing is confirmed at this time.

When Do Classes Start?

The first class will meet on Wednesday Night November 29, 2017. Classes will meet every Monday and Wednesday night 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and every other Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. – Noon. A full class schedule will be provided, including holiday breaks and accommodations for snow days.

Who will teach the class?

The majority of the class will be taught by Walter Szczubialka, and industry professional of more than 35 years. Walter has taught many current professionals through a continuing internship program for almost 30 years. However there will be guest instructors brought in to teach specific skill sets or discuss new equipment and new production techniques.

Homework. Will we have homework?

Yes. You will be given assignments to complete on your own time and present in class. There will not be homework after every class.

Class Materials? What will I need?

Everyone is encouraged to have a laptop, preferably a Macbook but a PC will work just fine. It would be a bonus if you have some editing software available to you. Orange Dragin can supply some access to editing for homework assignments.

What is the process for applying for this school?

Fill out the form on the website or just send a resume with a cover letter explaining your career goals. Potential students will be called into Orange Dragin for a personal interview. Students selected for the course will be notified of their acceptance into the program. Please put “school” in the subject line of your email to:

Is this school accredited?

No. This school is not accredited. It is not affiliated with any educational institution. It is simply an opportunity for you to learn from seasoned professionals and become “street smart” entering into your career.

Is there a guarantee that I will get a job after this school?

No. There is no guarantee in life.

The goal of this school is to work hard to help you to get the best opportunities to get a job in your career. We will focus all our teaching on making you more employable. We will also focus on creating a more successful game plan for your job search. Just sending out resumes is a low return on your effort. We will teach you better job hunting skills. You will also be added to our database of freelance production crew and given first preference for upcoming projects or recommendations to other television projects. Your tuition is an investment that we will work hard to make a return for your investment.

How do I pay?

Your acceptance into this program will require a 1/3 payment by check prior to first class. The remaining two payments can be made every four weeks. Checks will be made out to “Orange Dragin Productions.”