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.
About the Position
Currently, Science North is seeking to hire a Grip Assistant for the production of Jane Goodall's Reasons for Hope. Key activities involved in the production of the film include supporting the Director of Photography and 1st Cameraperson to effectively capture the shots necessary when filming in Sudbury, Ontario.
Purpose and Desired Outcomes
The Sudbury shoot will consist of complex set ups because of the varying locations with uneven ground, on water shooting, large crowd scenes and both outdoor and indoor lighting requirement. Science North is looking for a qualified grip assistant who is looking to expand their skill set to include complex grip set ups and specifically in the field of large format documentaries.
The ideal candidate will reside in North Bay, ON and have experience with SkyPanel lighting systems. Though, applicants from other Northern Ontario municipalities are invited and encouraged to apply.
Please contact Peter Mihaichuk, Workforce Strategy & Development Officer, by email at email@example.com with your CV/resume, or for more information.
Jane Goodall's Reason for Hope
This film will tell 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).
The Skill-Share Mentorship Program
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.