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Assistant Camera (AC)

Vancouver, Canada

Film (Short)

Starts Dec 01

Full Time

  • Title: Wheetago War
  • Job Requirements: Must be local to location (or willing to work as a local).

We would like to acknowledge that we are gathered on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples- Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.

Spotted Fawn Productions (SFP) is an independent and Indigenous-led stop motion animation studio in Vancouver, BC., seeking extremely innovative thinkers who have experience and skills related to the multifaceted medium of stop-motion animation. SFP is starting a new production co-produced with the National Film Board of Canada titled Wheetago War- a stop motion animated short film based on a short story from Richard Van Camp and directed by Amanda Strong.

Post-apocalyptic earth is ruled by the Wheetago, the dark spirit of greed which can turn humans and animals into horned merciless monsters, waging a war against the last remaining protectors of magic.
We are seeking an experienced Stop Motion Camera Assistant/ Data Management for a full-time, contract position beginning in between end of 2021/ beginning of 2022. To be discussed during an interview.

The ideal candidate must have:

-Experience in live action/stop motion film lighting/grip/camera departments, or similar experience with an emphasis on miniatures and/or scale models;

-Good knowledge of a wide variety of lighting/gripping techniques and gear (Kino-flos, Arri 1Ks/2Ks, wall-o-lights, Canon Cameras, DitoGear Moco etc);

-Understanding of work in a high-energy, fast-paced film environment.

As part of the Camera/ Animation team you will:

-Work with a Director of Photography, prep (lighting & gripping) sets with them and set up every new frame for the Stop Motion Animators;

-Work closely with the Director of Photography and Animators, Create animatics (if needed) before starting a new scene to determine shots;

-Offload and back up the footage.

Please apply listing any relevant Camera Team experience with a resume along with a demo reel.

We are interested in interviewing those who have proven skills, or demonstrate a commitment to enhancing their skills, and want to dedicate themselves to a project with meaning and lots of heart. Remuneration to be determined based on experience. This contract position will be paid on a semi-monthly basis.

Note:

-We are an inclusive work environment centering around Indigenous values, as our studio is led by and prioritizes hiring BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ artists.

-We value ethical work practices: On Screen Protocols & Pathways: A Media Production Guide to Working with First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Communities, Cultures, Concepts & Stories.

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