The FILM 5 Trainee Program is a hands-on training program for aspiring technical crew. Paralleling the Creative Team component the Trainee program provides participants with high quality classroom training, practical on-set instruction and networking opportunities.
To become a Trainee crew member, you must take the required workshops for your desired position, pay the application fee, which includes the mandatory Set Etiquette Course, come to the Trainee/Team Meet and Greet and submitt a resume and application form.
On the FILM 5 sets, trainees work under key crew-members from the local film industry. Keys are industry professionals responsible for running their department, and for providing guidance and leadership to the trainees. Trainees leave the production having networked with industry crew, with practical experience and resume references.
Each FILM 5 production is required to have a minimum of seven trainees on set. FILM 5 productions take place on a weekend in March and/or April.
Creative Team Producers are responsible for reviewing resumes and hiring trainees. The Project Manager oversees this process and works to ensure that all trainees receive a successful placement.
- Training from industry professionals through workshops
- Hands-on learning experience working on a industry standard film set
- Make connections with industry professionals and local filmmakers
Becoming a FILM 5 Trainee:
- Attend the required workshops for your position
- Attend the Set Etiquette Workshop
- Trainee Meet and Greet – meet and network with FILM 5 teams
- Pay Application Fee of 60.00 (includes Set Etiquette Workshop)
- Submit your Trainee Application Form + resume
Trainee Info Session
Date: January 15th, 2015 6:00pm
This information session will cover everything you need to know about becoming a FILM 5 Trainee. We will provide an overview of the various Trainee departments and workshop requirements.
Trainee/Team Meet and Greet
Date: March 19th, 2015 6:00PM
This informal gathering will allow FILM 5 Teams and potential Trainees to get to know each other. Teams will present a brief summary of their project to the group and then there will be time to mingle and meet each other.
Required ALL FILM 5 Trainees
ALL TRAINEES must take Set Etiquette:
Date: March 12th, 2015 from 6pm- 9pm
Ever wonder who does what on a film set? How the set is run? This IATSE certified workshop will prepare beginners for what to expect when they arrive on a film set.
Required ALL FILM 5 Trainees
Trainee positions and required workshops:
Production Managers Intensive
Continuity and Script Supervision
Cinematography: A visual primer
Camera Assistants’ Intensive
Location Sound Recording Intensive
Art Department Intensive
Lighting & Grip Intensive
Picture Editing Intensive or Sound Editing Intensive (Protools)
(New) DMT Trainee
—- Questions? Call 902.405.4474 x 2 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Training is made possible through the generous support of Film and Creative Industries Nova Scotia.
FILM 5 is presented with the participation of Telefilm Canada.