The Directors Guild of Canada, Manitoba District Council partners with Film Training Manitoba to offer a variety of training opportunities to our membership and permittees.
ENTRY LEVEL TRAINING
The following entry level training requirements are mandatory for approval of your DGC Membership Application:
- Set Orientation – Set orientation encompasses an understanding of the filmmaking process, and includes familiarity with the various procedures that are vitally important for communication and scheduling on a day-to-day basis. Since productions can employ many people in diverse fields, crew members rely on set etiquette for standards of behaviour, terminology and communication between departments. This is an online course offered by Film Training Manitoba that can be completed at any time. If you have already received your certificate for this course as a DGC permittee, you are not required to take the course again for DGC Membership.
- Intro to Paper – This course provides an introduction to the many forms and documents encountered when working on a motion picture production. This course outlines the standard paperwork used in production offices including the start pack, scheduling documents, call sheets, sides, the daily production report, and basic accounting forms. This is an online course offered by Film Training Manitoba that can be completed at any time.
- Safety Awareness – This course explores the potential hazards and procedures to follow in order to keep yourself, and those around you safe. Participants receive instruction on the use of special protective equipment, location of first aid and emergency response equipment, and procedural information regarding reportage of unsafe or potentially dangerous conditions that could affect workers, co-workers and third parties. This is an online course offered by Film Training Manitoba that can be completed at any time.
- Locations – This course provides training in the roles and responsibilities of the Locations Department. Topics include: the implementation of logistical plans for the production unit; professional standards of conduct including maintaining filming locations per contracts and monitoring the safety of cast, crew and public. This is an online course offered by Film Training Manitoba that can completed at any time.
- Traffic Awareness for the Film Industry - This course will familiarize participants with the provincial laws governing traffic control. Traffic Awareness deals with the understanding of who is responsible for establishing traffic control on a film set, the duties regarding flagging on set, the dress and proper equipment necessary for proper flagging, and the proper techniques for directing traffic. Film Training Manitoba typically offers this in-class workshop once a year.
- Propane Safety – This course provides practical information on the safe handling techniques of propane. Participants are introduced to the basics of propane storage, operation, refueling of propane cylinders, fire safety procedures and the uses of propane on set. This is an online course offered by Film Training Manitoba that can be completed at any time.
*Film Training Manitoba offers a bundle package of the courses required for your DGC Membership. Please contact Film Training Manitoba for more information about the above courses, schedules, fees and descriptions.
ADVANCED LEVEL TRAINING
Film Training Manitoba offers department specific training through a variety of programs to DGC Members. This training includes:
- In-classroom Workshops and Seminars
- Mentorship Partnership
- Crew Course and Travel Program
- Career Focus Crew Internship Program
IN-CLASSROOM WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS
Film Training Manitoba offers a variety of in-classroom training aimed to benefit department-specific skill upgrades. Please visit www.filmtraining.mb.ca/calendar/ for upcoming workshops.
Film Training Manitoba’s mentorship program provides opportunities for on-the-job training for crew that are advancing to more senior job classifications. FTM will contract an established and experienced crew member to mentor an emerging department head and manager, equipping the mentee with the best practices in our industry.
The mentorship partnership can be arranged for pre-production, principle photography, post-production or a combination of the three.
CREW COURSE AND TRAVEL PROGRAM
The Crew Course and Travel Fund (CCTF) supports the professional development of crewmembers and industry professionals currently working in Manitoba’s film and television industry. Through the CCTF, Film Training Manitoba will provide financial assistance to cover the costs of attending a workshop or course not available in Manitoba.
CAREER FOCUS CREW INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The Career Focus Program is an important part of Film Training Manitoba’s overall training strategy. FTM is committed to helping recent graduates in Manitoba gain on-the-job experience and apply the skills acquired through education to the local industry. The program is well known to employers in the industry and has a high impact on the development of entry-level workers.
For more information on these FTM’s programs, please contact:
Film Training Manitoba
100-62 Albert St.
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1E9
Web site: www.filmtraining.mb.ca
For more information on how the MDC can help you, please contact:
The Directors Guild of Canada, Manitoba District Council
400-245 McDermot Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S6