You’ve completed all your steps in your acceptance email except Film School Orientation. Now follow these steps:
Step One: Prepare for Orientation☑️ READ THIS PRIOR TO ATTENDING ORIENTATION
Step Two: Join Orientation
i. Refer to the Zoom Protocols above.
ii. Please check your CCA Student Email via MyCCA for the Orientation Zoom Link – Main Event @ 9AM (TIP: Sign in 5-10 minutes early!)
iii. OPTIONAL! Attend the Tech Basics and Q&A Session @ 1PM – Please check your CCA Student Email for the Optional Zoom Link – Tech Basics and Q&A (TIP: Sign in 5-10 minutes early!)
If you are experiencing any trouble accessing Zoom event please call the CFS Technology, Systems and Space Integration Specialist, Jordan Meyersieck at (303) 340-7331
Scroll down to “Tutorial Videos” to refer to any videos shown during orientation
Here’s the presentation in case you wish to review after the fact or if you have trouble reading the text during the event.
Step Three: Check your D2L Email MessagesDo this PRIOR to first day of class. You will find class instructions from your instructor(s). See Tutorial Video below.
Step Four: Read the CFS Resource Guide☑️ Review the CFS Resource Guide.
Become very familiar with all of the modules included. You will undoubtedly need to refer to this info throughout your academic career at CFS.
Step Five: Explore FS GreenlightLogin and check out all the links and resources:
Step Six: Get Organized!You’re working remotely – find an electronic way to manage your notes, assignments, projects, and other files. Ideas might include:
✏️ Building a folder structure by class on your local computer or on an external hard drive (especially for production and editing classes, this may come in handy if your local computer does not have a lot of space. What’s a lot? 2TB or more)
Step Seven: Add Security and CFS Contacts to your PhoneRefer to the CFS Quick Reference Sheet and/or the CFS Resource Guide Policy & Procedure module
Step Eight: Add Dates to Your Calendar✏️ Add holidays and breaks
✏️ Once you have access to your classes on D2L, review syllabi and add deadlines for drop/withdrawal, assignments, and exams (TIP!! Set an auto-reminder a day or two ahead of time)
How To Access D2L
Learn how to access Desire2Learn the Colorado Film School & Community College of Aurora’s central hub for class syllabus and expectations, direct messaging to instructors and classmates, and other helpful resources for specific courses you are registered in. This is also where you can view your grades and standing within your courses.
How To Forward Your CCA Email Address
This video tutorial covers forwarding your CCA Email Address to your personal Email so that you never miss a communication.
How To Access FS Greenlight
This video tutorial covers logging in to FSGreenlight and resetting your password. FSGreenlight is where you will find the CFS Actor Database, Reserve Equipment, and find other resources accessible only to CFS Students.
Tour of CFS Building
Explore the important areas of CFS Facilities as learn protocols you’ll be expected to follow when utilizing the labs.
Building Access Request
For our Spring Semester 2021, the building will be accessible for those who will need access. The doors will remain locked but reservations can be made on a first come, first served basis. Please select the Building Access tab for building hours and more information. Please follow the link below for reserving space in one of our rooms/labs.
How To Submit A Request
Please review the following guide for Spring 2021 Equipment Cage basics and details.
Mandatory Set Safety & Culture Training Resources
At the beginning of each Fall and Spring semesters the Colorado Film School (CFS) holds a mandatory set safety and set culture training for incoming students. This is a chance for new students to learn everything they will need to know about set etiquette, set expectations, set safety, inclusivity, discrimination and harassment policies, on-location shoot procedures, and more. This training is mandatory to complete before students will be permitted to shoot.
Completion of this training is required. If you are unable to complete this training, you will need to withdraw for the semester and reapply for the following semester.
Due to the nature of the networking and training opportunities we are providing for the students, we request that only registered students attend this event; no guests. We hope this will be a fun and informative start to your film career.
Below are some of the resources presented at Set Safety & Culture Training for reference:
New link for Report a Concern or Incident (formerly known as CARE Report)
Title 9 - Consent
Title 9 - No More PSA 'Anthem'
A student accessible resource for News, Production Calendars, Project Resources, the CFS Headshot/Actor Database, and more…
Summer 2021 Business hours are as follows:
Mondays – 8:45am-4:30pm
Tuesdays – 8:45am-4:30pm
Wednesdays – 8:45am-4:30pm
Thursdays – 8:45am-4:30pm
Fridays – 8:45am-4:30pm
CFS Cage Access: 9:00am-4:00pm Monday – Thursday.
Fall 2021 Business hours are as follows:
Mondays – 8:45am-10pm
Tuesdays – 8:45am-10pm
Wednesdays – 8:45am-10pm
Thursdays – 8:45am-10pm
Fridays – 8:45am-4:30pm
CFS Cage Access: TBD – contact (303) 340-7325 for updates
Room Reservations required for rehearsals, shoots and other school-related needs. Visit the CFS Guide for details.
Computer stations are first-come, first-served if no classes are in session. If a class is in progress, and there are empty stations, you must request approval from the instructor to use a free station and must have your own headphones to prevent class disruption.
Free WiFi is available from the CFS parking lot at any time, no password.
Check out Discord!
New FS Greenlight Tools!
- A consistent pattern of a rolling 7 day average of the state positivity rate of below 5.0. Current average is 4.3.
- Denver County positivity rate has fallen to 2.9%.
- Denver County alert level has been reduced to Yellow.
Refer a Concern or Incident at CCA
Do Your Part to Keep Everyone Safe
If you are:
- Positive for COVID-19
- Experiencing infectious disease symptoms
- Being tested for COVID-19
- Self-quarantining at the direction of a medical professional
- Knowingly exposed to someone who is displaying symptoms, being tested, or positive for COVID-19
Fill out the report form! Reporting promptly and properly helps keep everyone safe and healthy and ensures that we are able to keep things open and working for you. Please also stay home and do not come to campus or interact with others if any of the above conditions are true. Make sure to take care of yourself and do you part to stop the spread!
Stay safe and healthy everyone!
CCA Tutoring Services
Need some extra help with your classes? Check out the Tutoring Services page using the above button! Tutoring is available for a variety of subjects, including Math, Writing, ESL, Spanish, and Accounting.
SNAP Opportunities for Eligible Students
The Community College of Aurora has partnered with the Colorado Department of Human Services to provide support resources and services to SNAP/Food Stamps recipients attending college.
If you are currently receiving SNAP or enrolled in the SNAP Education and Training program, please click on the Enroll Now button below!