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A great many stories used in film and television productions center on criminals and crime fighters. Guns and weapons naturally come with the territory. In this module we’re going to discuss the types of weapons used, potential hazards, proper procedures for using weapons on set.


  • 25:13 video that highlights safe practices for using weapons on set
  • Illustrated companion guide
  • Downloadable on-set reference guide


  • How to involve law enforcement
  • Guidelines for the safe use of prop firearms
  • General guidelines for handling firearms
  • Responsibilities of the prop master or weapon handler
  • Guidelines for working with sharp weapons and props
It was a very well thought out video and I love the attention to detail and the fact that the subject matter focused on the
aesthetic and storytelling aspects of editing.
   - Cedric Pounds, Chabot College