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10/14

Propmaker

Vancouver, Canada

Film (Short)

Starts Nov 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 Sets/Props/Puppets Fabrication Assistant for a full-time, contract position beginning in November 2021 until Summer 2022.

The ideal candidate must have:

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

-Good knowledge of a wide variety of materials and techniques;

-Knowledge of a variety of paint, painted texture and painting techniques a plus;

-A variety of skills in woodworking, sculpting and general carpentry/painting tasks;

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

As part of the Fabrication team you will:

-Work to a specific scale, solve any issues that may arise, have a keen eye for detail. The sets and props must be stable, built with accuracy and stand up to heavy use;

-Construct under tight deadlines set by supervisors whilst maintaining a very high standard of fabrication;

-Work as part of a team and be able to adapt based on creative feedback;

-Use a wide range of tools and materials proficiently and adhere to safety standards.

Please apply listing any relevant construction or prop building experience with resume/portfolio images/website.

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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