FILMMAKER MENTOR

DESCRIPTION

Wapikoni mobile is a traveling audio-visual training studio that has been visiting Indigenous communities in Quebec and Canada since 2004. Wapikoni is seeking to engage filmmakers-mentors whom could work for a month in an Indigenous community for a training stopover during our 2017 season. The main goal of a filmmaker-mentor is to guide Indigenous participants in the creation of a short film while teaching and training participants in the various facets of filmmaking. The individual will work in conjunction and collaboration with another filmmaker-mentor, a youth outreach worker, a local coordinator and training assistant from the community.  In short, the individual will help Indigenous individuals express themselves through the medium of film. See www.wapikoni.ca to learn more.

TASKS 

Under the supervision of the coordination team in the field, the filmmaker-mentor will: 

  • Welcome the members of the community and the participants to the Wapikoni Mobile
  • Guide the participants technical competencies of filmmaking while developing the participants understanding of general filmmaking structures and forms, which will lead to the co-direction and creation of a short film 
  • Suggest various training exercises to the participants in screenwriting, camera, sound recording, and editing 
  • Lead initiation workshops in camera and sound recording in schools and community centres 
  • Train and provide technical assistance to participants in sound recording, camera and editing 
  • Supervise and organize shooting schedules of four to six short films during the stop-over.
  • Manage musical and sound recordings with Protools or Logic.
  • Management of all production equipment (proper use, maintenance, inventory)  
  • Any other tasks related to the activities of the Wapikoni Mobile

REQUIRED SKILLS 

  • Degree in Cinema or equivalent experiences 
  • Participation as director to at least three short films or two medium films or equivalent experience 
  • Very good knowledge of techniques in camera, sound recording, editing and script writing 
  • Knowledge of the software Final Cut Pro X 
  • Good command of English (French or other Indigenous languages an asset)
  • Driving licence and experience in highway driving a must 
  • Knowledge of the software Pro-tools or Logic an asset 
  • Work experience with youth an asset 
  • Experience in an Indigenous community an asset

REQUIRED QUALITIES 

  • Can teach and work collaboratively within a team 
  • Shows leadership and dynamism 
  • Has a sense of organization 
  • Can deal with uncertainties 
  • Can adapt to various realities: intercultural experiences, living away from home community, flexible working hours
  • Can work under pressure and meet strict deadlines that are required
  • Has a familiarity and interest in First Nations communities within Canada

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: An Indigenous community within Canada (schedule to be determined) 

CONDITIONS 

Monthly contract. The stopovers are scheduled between May and November 2018.

Interested candidates must send their resume, cover letter and at least 2 links to their productions to Audrey Campeau at logistique@wapikoni.ca 

Only those applicants who qualify for interview will be contacted.

Indigenous applicants will be prioritized when possible.