FILMMAKER MENTOR

all applications will be processed between january and march 2019

Description

Wapikoni mobile is a traveling audio-visual/musical training studio that has been visiting Indigenous communities in Quebec and Canada since 2004. Wapikoni is seeking to engage filmmakers mentors whom work for a month within an Indigenous community for a training stopover. The main goal of a filmmaker mentor is to guide indigenous participants in creating short film while teaching and training participants in the various of filmmaking.  The individual will work in conjunction and collaboration with another filmmaker mentor, a youth outreach worker, as well as with two persons hired from the community as a local coordinator and assistant trainer, respectively.  

Main responsabilities    Under the supervision of the fields’ coordination team, the mentor will:

  • Welcome the members of the community and the participants to the Wapikoni mobile
  • Guide the participants in their personal growth while developing competencies through technical training, which will lead to the codirection and creation of a short film
  • Suggest various training exercises to the participants in screen writing, camera, sound recording, editing
  • Lead initiation workshop on camera and sound recording in schools and community centres.
  • Train and provide technical assistance to participants in sound recording, camera, editing, music recording and narrative within a concrete project of short film
  • Supervise and organize shooting schedules
  • Manage musical and sound recordings with Protools or Logic.
  • Management of all production equipment (proper use, maintenance, inventory) 
  • Perform all other tasks related to Wapikoni 's activities

Qualifications:

  • Degree in filmmaking or other equivalent experience
  • 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 Final Cut Pro X software
  • Knowledge of software Protools or Logic sotware an asset
  • Sufficient acquaintance with Indigenous culture in Quebec and Canada
  • Experience within Indigenous communities or abroad an asset
  • Work experience with youth an asset
  • Ability to teach and work within a team
  • Demonstrate leadership and dynamism
  • Organizational skills  
  • Ability to handle uncertain situations with ease
  • Adaptability (to cultural differences, to working in a remote area with variable hours)
  • Can work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • Good command of French and/or English (Indigenous languages an asset)
  • Driver’s licence and good driving experience

Work location: Indigenous community (to be determined)

work Conditions: Four-week contract. The stopovers will take place between May and November. 

Interested candidates must send their resume, a cover letter and at least 2 links to their productions to Audrey Campeau logistique@wapikoni.ca. The Wapikoni mobile is committed to the principles of employment equity. Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates. Only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted, between January and March 2019.