Instructor – Filmmaking – Capilano University – North Vancouver, BC
Company: Capilano University
Address: North Vancouver, BC
Instructor – Filmmaking
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Indigenous Independent Digital Film
Indigenous Independent Digital Filmmaking (IIDF) (4 sections) and Motion Picture Production Program (MPPP) (1 section).
Nature and Scope of Work
This is a part-time regular instructor position with roles in both the Indigenous Independent Digital Filmmaking and Motion Picture Production programs.
The successful candidate should demonstrate proven strategies for working with and assessing a wide range of students with diverse backgrounds and will be required to engage in program development and departmental initiatives.
Duties include but are not limited to:
- Demonstration of effective leadership skills;
- Analysis of traditional Indigenous leadership skills;
- Examination of Indigenous cultural practices of team-building, conflict resolution and problem-solving;
- Development of Indigenous media and its potential within the context of Indigenous creative and cultural traditions;
- Indigenous traditional protocols and how filmmakers can promote the adherence to protocols while filming in Indigenous communities;
- Introduce students to the foundation processes, paperwork, and procedures in narrative Filmmaking, from developing a story, through to production models;
- Introduce students to the core elements on set: block, lighting, rehearse and shoot;
- Detailed learning on the specific functions of the production team;
- Implementing set etiquette and safety practices;
- Mentoring students in the production of graduate portfolios and demo reels.
- Assisting students in solving technical production issues for their projects;
- Evaluating students’ performance;
- Participate in department activities including program planning, assessment and review;
- Research, recommend and develop new strategies to enhance curriculum;
- Inspire the next generation of digital filmmakers and artists.
Required Qualifications & Experience
- Master’s Degree, MFA; or a combination of professional, educational and instructional equivalencies may be considered;
- Minimum of 15 years of professional industry experience;
- Intimate knowledge of the Indigenous community and the role of Motion Picture production within the community;
- Excellent communication and organizational skills;
- Previous experience working and collaborating within a large and diverse team is required.
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Appointment Date (mm/dd/yyyy)
Open Until Filled