Hello all, I am an AC working mostly on lower budget projects right now trying to up my game. Aside from unionizing, I know Arri has a Camera Systems training course that comes with a certification (only online because of covid), and I’m wondering if courses like that are worth the investment. I’ve worked with Arri cameras several times before, but I recently didn’t get a job because supposedly the producer didn’t like that I wasn’t Arri certified on my resume. I’m not sure if that was an excuse or if that’s genuinely something producers really look for (reason being this is my first time hearing about it).
How many of y’all are Arri certified/is this a common investment and resume builder/is the course actually worth it/are there other courses or certs I should be looking for?
Any help would be appreciated!