FILMMAKER MENTOR

all applications will be processed between january and march 2019

Description

Wapikoni Mobile is a travelling audio-visual/musical training studio that has been visiting Indigenous communities in Quebec and Canada since 2004. Wapikoni is seeking to hire filmmakers-mentors to work for a month in an Indigenous community for a training stopover. The main goal for the 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, an outreach worker, a local coordinator and an assistant trainer, respectively.

Main responsIbilities    Under the supervision of the field coordination team and in collaboration with the stopover team, the filmmaker-mentor will:

  • Welcome members of the community and participants to the Wapikoni Mobile
  • Assist participants in their personal and skill development through technical training and the co-direction of a short film
  • Teach and share their creative and filmmaking expertise
  • Organize participants training exercises in screenwriting, camera work, sound recording and editing
  • Facilitate initiation to camera and sound recording workshops in schools and community centres.
  • Train and provide technical assistance to participants with sound and music recording, camera work, editing and narrative writing to produce a concrete short film
  • Supervise and coordinate production
  • Produce music recordings using Protools or Logic
  • Oversee all production equipment (proper use, maintenance, inventory) 
  • Perform all other tasks related to Wapikoni's activities

Qualifications:

  • Film degree or equivalent experience
  • Having directed a minimum of three short films or two medium-length films or equivalent experience
  • Strong technical understanding of camera and sound work, editing and script writing
  • Proficiency with Final Cut Pro X and Premiere
  • Proficiency with Protools or Logic an asset
  • Understanding of Indigenous culture in Quebec and Canada
  • Indigenous or foreign work experience an asset
  • Youth work experience an asset
  • Transmission of knowledge skills and ability for teamwork
  • Demonstrate leadership and be energetic
  • 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 driving experience mandatory

Work location: Indigenous community (to be determined)

work Conditions: Four-week contract. The workshops will take place between May and November 2019. Interested candidates must send their resume, a cover letter and at least 2 links to their films to Myriam Landry, coordo.communautes@wapikoni.ca. The Wapikoni Mobile is committed to the principles of employment equity.  Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates. Only candidates retained for an interview will be contacted between January and March 2019.