Motion Picture Industry Orientation

in Partnership with the TNRD Film Commission & Actsafe

Date: Our last MPIO Course was on March 24th & 25th, 2018

Please complete the wait list signup form at the bottom of this page to be notified when the next MPIO course is scheduled.

Mastermind Studios and the Thompson-Nicola Film Commission have partnered to offer the Motion Picture Industry Orientation Course, which is required by all BC Film Unions.

The course is taught from a motion picture production perspective, to inform students about the state of BC’s motion picture industry, jobs and skills required in the industry, the nature of the film industry, on-set operations, terminology and protocol, lifestyle, on-set and personal safety, safe working conditions & best practices in set sustainability, in order for students to make informed decisions before and after entering the motion picture industry.

Watch the video to learn more and hear what others have had to say about this program.

Background

Are You Ready to Work in the Motion Picture Industry?

Mastermind Studios & The TNRD Film Commission are hard at work bringing more of the motion picture and creative media economy to the BC Interior. Make sure you are prepared and included by taking this orientation course.

TNRD Film Commissioner, Victoria Weller, will be the instructor and this course and the cost is only $55 plus GST, that’s far less than the normal price of $280.00 in the Lower Mainland. So what are you waiting for? Register today!

More About this Course

Developed in partnership between Creative BC, MPPIA, and industry labour organizations, the Motion Picture Industry Orientation course is a comprehensive, mandatory course that provides you with the information you need to know before working on a film set.

The motion picture industry has high expectations of crew members, their knowledge and expertise, in order to “get the shot and make the day.” Course topics may include current filming information, growth and trends in the industry, its collaborative nature, demands and challenges facing production crew, job descriptions, on-set language, location respect, reading and understanding a call sheet, and on-set safety considerations and protocols for stunts and special effects.

This is a TWO DAY Training course – you must attend both days and pass a test at the end to receive your certification.

The course runs from Day 1 from 9am to 4pm with a 45 minute lunch break AND Day 2 from 9am to 1pm.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
  1. Your certificate will be issued in your name and mailed to you upon successful completion of the course.
  2. When registering, please ONLY register ONE person per ticket. If you need to register multiple people, each must purchase a ticket in order for us to process the certificate. Ensure that you register under the name of the person who will be attending the course, along with a CURRENT AND COMPLETE mailing address; failure to do so may lead to a significant delay in receiving your certificate.
  3. You do not need to bring anything aside from a pen and food and drinks, however, you may like to bring a notebook or laptop to take notes. You will be provided a training manual.
  4. 45 minutes provided on the first day for a lunch break. Please provide your own meal and snacks. Coffee, tea and water provided. No microwave.
Questions?
Contact Christy Danielson, Associate Producer at Mastermind Studios at events@mastermindstudios.ca or call 250-434-8918. If you prefer to register in person we accept cash and check only.

WAIT LIST SIGN-UP FORM:

Please fill out the sign-up form below to be added to our Wait List and be notified for our next available Motion Picture Industry Orientation Course.


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