On June 29th, Film Training Manitoba (FTM) conducted a customized training session for Manitoba’s film workers on new camera and lighting systems. The training was delivered by ARRI, a German-based manufacturer for the film and the broadcast industry.
“This training session was timely and it helped Manitoban films professionals learn about the most cutting-edge camera and lighting systems from ARRI,” Said Luther Alexander, FTM board member and associate member of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers (CSC). “When Manitobans have access to this type of training, it encourages our production community to use the most up-to-date technology in our industry. This was a really great investment in our community.”
The course was instructed by film industry veteran Francois Gauthier, who has close to 30 years experience in the production industry. Gauthier has extensive knowledge in content creation, production, post production, product planning, design, training, marketing, and strategic planning. François also supports ARRI’s solutions business in the Americas which include remote production, live multi-cam, and mixed reality production systems (MRPS).
Over 30 people attended the session, including participants from the National Screen Institute of Canada and CBC’s New Indigenous Voices program and members of Manitoba’s Indigenous Filmmaker Association.
“Film Training Manitoba’s goal is to provide world-leading workforce development training for the Manitoba film industry,” said Adam Smoluk, FTM’s Managing Director. “Francois Gauthier’s instruction was exceptional and he used his vast technical knowledge to showcase ARRI’s leading technology. FTM wishes to thank both ARRI and IATSE for their important work supporting our participants.”
FTM is a member of the Province of Manitoba’s sector council program funded through the Department of Economic Development and Training. FTM builds a highly skilled and adaptable film industry workforce to support the activities of Manitoba production companies. FTM collaborates and partners with members of the film and television industry to identify training needs to support workforce development output.