Action! – MB Film Training program

Film Training Manitoba

What is Action! Phase 2

MITT is partnering with Film Training Manitoba to provide free training to MITT students and alumni.

ACTION! Phase 2 includes 6 Film Training Manitoba Online courses.   

These 6 courses are introductory courses to the film industry.  They are required courses for those interested in learning more about how the film industry works and for those who would like to join unions in the industry and start working on sets. 

Each course takes 2-4 hours to complete online and can be taken 24/7.  You will receive certificates upon completion of the courses.

How to apply

Applications will be made available on November 2nd, 2020.  The deadline to apply is November 16th, 2020.  

The applications consist of providing contact information, 200 words on why you want to be part of the Action! Phase 2 opportunity and a copy of your current resume.  

The 6 courses

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, crewmembers rely on set etiquette for standards of behavior, terminology, and communication between departments.

WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System): The objective of the WHMIS course is to provide the information and skills required to work with WHMIS-controlled products safely. FTM’s WHMIS course is tailored for the film industry. Topics include: WHMIS symbols & labels, classification of controlled products, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), and controlled products handling and usage. 

Locations: The Locations 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 the public. 

Intro to Paper: An introduction to the many forms and documents encountered when working on a film or television project (or “show”). This course outlines the standard paperwork used in production offices including: the start pack, scheduling documents, call sheets, sides, the daily production report, and accounting forms.

Safety Awareness: This course explores the potential hazards and procedures to follow in order to keep those around you safe and healthy. 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 or third parties. 

Propane Safety: This course provides practical information on the safe handling techniques of propane. Participants are introduced to the basics of proper storage, operation, and refueling of propane cylinders. Also outlined are fire safety procedures and the uses for propane on set.

Funding for this opportunity has been provided by:

Government of Canada

Province of Manitoba

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