What is a Georgia Film Academy (GFA) Online account?
The Georgia Film Academy (GFA) is a collaborative effort of the University System of Georgia and Technical College System of Georgia supporting workforce needs of the film and digital entertainment industries. GFA Online is a platform for online learning for professionals working in the film industry. Some courses are meant for any film professional or individuals wanting to become a film professional. Other courses are meant for professionals on film productions in the state of Georgia. Creating a GFA Online account will allow you to access GFA online courses. Some courses may be free, while others may be available for purchase.
What web browser should I use to sign up and access the courses?
Any mobile or web browser with the latest web browser updates can be used to access the courses. If you experience trouble, please try switching to a different web browser with the latest web browser updates (ex: Google Chrome). Some users have reported trouble accessing a course through Firefox.
How can I sign up for a Georgia Film Academy (GFA) Online account?
If you have not yet created an account, please do so by copying and pasting the following webpage address into your web browser. If you experience trouble signing up, please try switching to a different web browser with the latest web browser updates (ex: Google Chrome): https://www.georgiafilmacademy.online/users/sign_up
How can I log in to my Georgia Film Academy (GFA) Online account?
If you have created your account, you can sign in by copying and pasting the following webpage address into your web browser. If you experience trouble, please try switching to a different web browser with the latest web browser updates (ex: Google Chrome): https://www.georgiafilmacademy.online/users/sign_in
How can I register for a course offered by GFA Online?
If you would like to register for a course, please visit our course collections page (copy and paste the webpage address below into your web browser). Then click on the course you need. At that course landing page, click on "Enroll For Free" to gain access to that course. If the course is available for purchase, it will say "Purchase Course" instead of "Enroll For Free." Here is the webpage address to see all available courses: https://www.georgiafilmacademy.online/collections
What if I forget my username or password for my GFA Online account?
Please copy and paste the following webpage address into your web browser and follow the instructions for using your email to retrieve or update your username and/or password. If you do not see emails hit your inbox, please check your spam or junk folders of your email: https://www.georgiafilmacademy.online/users/password/new
How can I earn a certificate of course completion for the GFA Online course I am taking?
Each course will include lessons like video lessons and quiz lessons. Completing all videos and quizzes is a requirement for earning any certificate of course completion for any GFA Online course. This means that you are required to watch 100% of the duration of each course video and pass each course quiz in order to earn the certificate.
How can I obtain access to my certificate(s) of course completion in order to keep my record of it or share it with others?
Upon completing a course, the online learning system will take a few moments to auto-generate your certificate of course completion. To access your certificates of course completion, click on "My Account" in the GFA Online interface, and then click on "Certificates." You can also simply copy and paste the following webpage address, which should work for you as long as you are logged into your GFA Online account: https://www.georgiafilmacademy.online/account/certificates
Do any of the COVID-19 Compliance courses offered by GFA Online constitute a certification for COVID-19 safety and prevention work?
The short answer is: no. The GFA training program is designed to prepare film crews to return, and is being used by many production companies as part of their training. It was designed with collaboration from GDPH, CDC, IATSE and industry professionals. The longer answer is a bit more complicated. There actually is not any formal training, though some general courses about compliance are offered through Johns Hopkins University (https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/covid-19-basics/understanding-covid-19) . There is also a course offered through Health Education Services (https://healtheducationservices.net/), though these alone would not necessarily qualify someone for a job. The way the jobs in this brand-new department works is: Health Safety Supervisor – a proven health expert, such as epidemiologists, etc, who oversees the policies. Health Safety Manager – a proven production expert, such as coordinators, ADs, etc, who oversees the implementation of the policies (the procedures). Health Safety Sanitation Officers – kind of like PAs who report to Manager, but ensure wipe-downs and policies/protocols followed. Health Safety Security Officers – kind of like “medics” or “nurses” who run tests, temperature checks, health screenings, etc, for access to set. There are opportunities for people in new jobs as Officers with several major networks and production companies lately, and most of those companies working in the state of Georgia are requiring their new staff to complete our training. The production companies are doing in-house training to adhere to their individual policies and procedures. We’ve been communicating regularly with many of the Health Safety Managers about their programs and their staffing, so that we are in accordance with their expectations.