Motion Picture Industry Orientation Certification Course – Jan 26-27, 2019

Motion Picture Industry Orientation Certification Course – Jan 26-27, 2019


Developed in partnership between Creative BC, MPPIA and industry labour organizations, this course is administered by Actsafe and provides information you need to know before working on a film set. One of the authors of this course is our very own film commissioner for the Thompson-Nicola region, Victoria Weller, and she will be teaching this two day program for this region. This course is also a requirement for membership or permittee status in most unions. The course is 2 days – usually over a weekend – and usually costs approximately $170.00.

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    MPIO Certification

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    Mastermind Studios and the Thompson-Nicola Film Commission are partnering to offer this Motion Picture Industry Orientation Certification Course, which is required by all BC Film Unions, on January 26th through January 27th in Kamloops at Mastermind Studios. Film Commissioner Victoria Weller will be the instructor and the course will be subsidized from the standard $170 cost down to $55 plus GST.

    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.

    When? (you must attend both days)

    • Saturday, January 26, 2019 – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Sunday, January 27, 2019 – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM


    Mastermind Studios
    954 Laval Crescent
    Kamloops, BC, Canada
    V2C 5P5

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

    More About This Course:

    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.


    • Your certificate will be issued in your name and mailed to you upon successful completion of the course.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 45 minutes are provided on Saturday January 26th for a lunch break. Please provide your own meal and snacks.
    • Coffee, tea and water service will be provided.


    Contact Christy Danielson, Associate Producer at Mastermind Studios at or call 250-434-8918.

    More about the organizer:

    Mastermind Studios is Kamloops’ full service Motion Picture industry campus featuring two main buildings – a 15,000+ square foot main studio office building and a separate secure back lot building with a 2700+ square foot soundstage – plus support spaces and additional facilities to provide everything the motion picture industry needs for productions in the BC interior.

    The size and versatility of our studio campus allows Mastermind Studios to offer integrated photography, video production, CGI services, equipment rental and visiting production offices in one convenient location – providing both the smaller footprint cost savings & flexibility needed to handle most projects operating on tighter budgets.

    Mastermind Studios is providing Studios, Insert Soundstage and support spaces for BC’s motion picture production industry along with masterful and creative, construction, and production teams.

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