Unit : Notions of Electricity

Length : 20 hours


This course is designed to give production assistants a sound basic knowledge of electricity, familiarize them with the jargon of the trade, and teach them the specific safety procedures for the connections that they must make on a daily basis.

Target professions

Any member or permitee who works in the logistics department or wants to become a logistics manager

Read the membership criteria


Have taken the course “Initiation to community life” and already be a member of AQTIS 514 IATSE.

Training team

Marco Venditto has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Concordia University and has been working on film sets since 1993, first as a lighting technician and then as an assistant key lighting technician (best boy).  He also has a training certificate from the Canadian Forces Communication Reserve, in which he held the position of supervisor/instruction from 1988 to 1999. He has been involved in the AQTIS 514 IATSE professional training program for the past several years, developing and teaching the course “Introduction to the profession of set lighting technician” as well as the course in electricity for the logistics department.


Please enter your name on the callback list at the bottom of the page to be notified of the next dates that become open for registrations. You will then receive an e-mail containing the date a few weeks before the course. You can then contact us to register. These e-mails are sent every Wednesday.

PLEASE NOTE: Subscribing to the reminder list is not equivalent to subscribing to the training course.

The number of participants allowed in each course is limited. On the day of the course, we will not admit any participants who have not paid for it in advance.

IMPORTANT: Please note that safety shoes must be worn to participate in training. Failure to do so may result in the trainer refusing to accept you, and you will be considered absent without a valid reason, subject to a $100 charge as per our cancellation policy.

Course contents

Health and safety when working with electricity

  1. Electricity on the set
  • Electricity basics: voltage, current and power
  • Calculating power
  • Load capacity
  • Principles of circuit protection
  • Terminology of the components of electrical distribution
  • Test: connection, phase balancing
  • Commonly used equipment
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Selecting the right power source
  1. Practical exercises
  • Electrical distribution methods
  • Operating various types of generators
  1. Theoretical and practical exam

Hiver 2024

Day 1:  8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Day 2: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

1001, boulevard de Maisonneuve Est, bureau 900, Montréal (Québec) H2L 4P9

Second day in studio, location according to availability.

members only, 160$+tx

2 or 3 times a year


Questions ?

Please contact our Professional Training Team

formations@aqtis514iatse.com 514 844-2113
Subscribe to the reminder list

The training course caught your interest?

We would be happy to add you on our reminder list. By subscribing, you will be notified whenever new sessions are open for registration.

Please sign in to subscribe

Log in