Science North’s 7th giant-screen film production, Jane Goodall’s Reasons for Hope, will put a significant focus on Northern Ontario and presents the perfect opportunity to build on the past Skills Share Mentorship Program that was part of its 6th giant-screen film production Wonders of the Arctic.
The film will tell amazing stories of remarkable successes in the field of animal conservation, community support and the philosophy that Dr. Goodall embodies about the power of the individual to make a difference in the world. This film will be seen by audiences of all ages in theatres worldwide, as well as at Science North’s IMAX® theatre and other Northern Ontario attractions and visitor centres, inspiring audiences on the topic of conservation science and putting a spotlight on Northern Ontario’s giant-screen production expertise and environmental storytelling capabilities.
Key activities involved in the production of the film include concept and creative development (involving input from Dr. Goodall and the scouting of set locations), filming and production (approximately 8 weeks of filming in 4 locations) and post-production (narration, music composition, sound mixing and editing).
This new production will continue to provide valuable industry experience to Northerners through a Science North and Cultural Industries Ontario North (CION) Skill-Share mentorship program that will further increase expertise and capacity in the region, sustaining Northern Ontario’s film industry over the long term. CION will help in the shortlisting and choice of mentees and Science North will then match mentees with mentors who are skilled professionals on the film crew. This program was a tremendous success when done in 2012, and Science North aims to build on that success.
The mentee positions are focused on taking advantage of the very talented crew that will be part of this production. Some positions are similar to those in the last program to provide opportunities to new mentees, while other positions are new and meant for past mentees to build upon the experience they received during the last program increasing their portfolio and becoming more marketable in the industry.
Currently, Science North is seeking to hire a Location Sound Recordist. Details on the opportunity are below:
Location Sound Recordist
3 weeks including 2 shoot locations – Local and North America
June 21 to July 2, 2022 in Browning, MT
July 3 to July 9, 2022 in Sudbury, ON
Purpose and desired outcomes of the mentoring relationship:
Capturing sound on set is a critical role, especially in this film with Dr Jane Goodall as the star and narrator of the film. We are looking for someone that has good experience with location sound recording, and who is looking to elevate their skill set and gain experience in the field of large format documentaries.
Activities to be conducted to develop skills in areas such as, but not limited to:
- Work with Director and Assistant Director on set to determine how to address and record the different scenes
- Record film production dialogue and sound
- Maintain sound reports and notify the Director of any sound problems
- Operation of boom mic, carrying of both the recorder and mixer
- Diligent in keeping sound levels consistent
- Creative thinking to solve potential problems
- High attention to detail and concentration for long periods of time
Mentor’s Expectations of Mentee:
- Identify desired areas of growth opportunities
- Planned work hours based on position requirements
- Adhere to professional values and ethics as defined by the industry
- Update reports of activities assigned and completion of activities assigned
Mentee’s Expectations of Mentor:
- Availability to support and coaching in areas of growth
- Guidance around internal process and procedures
- On-going feedback and direction
Please contact Rob Riselli, Film Programs & Reporting Supervisor, by email at email@example.com with your CV/resume, or for more information.