On Set

Power Distribution


On Set

Power Distribution


8 Lessons

1.5+ hours of
instructional video

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8 Lessons

1.5+ hours of
instructional video

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Confidently power your set with these distribution techniques!

On Set Power Distribution supplies the crucial terms and techniques you need to succeed in production as a set electrician. Starting with understanding how to operate portable generators, gaffer Eric Forand joins Shane Hurlbut, ASC to explain how to work with on set power distribution along with its nuances from labeling cables to tying in, metering, and everything in between!

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Look Inside The Course

  • How to use a distro box in how to be a film electrician
  • Shane Hurlbut and Eric Forand
  • Labeling in Tape System in Shane Hurlbut shows how to be a film electrician
  • On set power distribution


  • 01-Portable Generators
  • 02-Working with Set Power Distribution
  • 03-Labeling Cables 
  • 04-Laying Your First Cable Run
  • 05-Running Power in Reverse
  • 06-Tying In and Metering Power
  • 07-Making a Gack Pack
  • 08-Powering Up Your Lights On Set

About The Mentor

Director of photography Shane Hurlbut, ASC works at the forefront of cinema as a storyteller, innovator and discerning collaborator, who brings more than three decades of experience to his art. He is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers, the International Cinematographers Guild/Local 600, and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Some of his film credits include: We Are Marshall, Terminator: Salvation, Need for Speed, Act of Valor, Semi-Pro, The Greatest Game Ever Played, Into the Blue, Mr 3000, among many others. 

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