Day One – Set Orientation, Safety Awareness and Respect in the Workplace – FULL

Set Orientation, Safety Awareness and Respect in the Workplace – FULL
Instructors: Lesley Oswald & Angela Wells

Date: Friday, June 10, 2022
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm (9:00am – 10:00am – Participant registration and Continental Breakfast)
Location: RRC Polytech’s Manitou a bi Bii daziigae
Address: 319 Elgin Ave
Room: Roadhouse Auditorium
Cost: Complimentary first-come first served registrations for exclusively for up to a maximum of 40 women and women identifying individuals for Day 1 of SWIFT.

Participants must register in advance to secure a spot.
Please send an email message to: and provide your name, phone number, home address and your email.

Lunch: Catered lunch (During lunch panel – 12:30pm to 1:30pm)

Opening Program for Day 1:

10:00 am – Opening greetings from Dr. Christine Watson, VP Academic & Research, RRC Polytech
Opening remarks from FTM’s Allison Bile

Introduction of Lesley Oswald & Angela Wells

Set Orientation, Safety Awareness and Respect in the Workplace – Course description:

During this one-day training course, FTM SWIFT instructors Lesley Oswald and Angela Wells will teach the participants an understanding of the filmmaking process and includes familiarity with the various procedures that are vitally important for communication and scheduling on a day-to-day basis.

Since productions can employ many people in diverse fields, crewmembers rely on set etiquette for standards of behavior, terminology, and communication between departments

Participants taking this training will learn about the employers’ and employees’ responsibilities and what is your part in creating a respectful workplace.

In a positive and supportive class dynamic, the instructors will engage with the participants and instruct the full lesson plan.

Topics Covered:
• Safety Awareness
• Explores the potential hazards
• procedures to follow in order to keep those around you safe and healthy.
• Participants receive instruction on the use of special protective equipment
• location of first aid and emergency response equipment
• procedural information regarding reportage of unsafe or potentially dangerous conditions
• Respect in the Workplace – Increase the understanding of discrimination, what is bullying and harassment in the workplace.

About the Instructors:

Lesley Oswald
Lesley Oswald has been in the film industry in Manitoba for over 40 years. During the course of her career she has worked in film and television industry as a Script Supervisor, Director, Producer, Line Producer, and Production Manager. She has worked on everything from Fred Penner’s Place and Tippi Tales to Channel Zero and Burden of Truth. Lesley has served as an FTM board chair, mentor and instructor and she developed FTM’s COVID-19 training course Smart Start.

Angela Wells
Angela Wells graduated from the International Academy of Design Montreal with an AEC in Clothing Design. In 2004, Angela was an FTM costume trainee on the feature film Population 436 and the made for TV movie Category 7. She has been a proud member of IATSE 856 in the Costume Department since 2005. Angela has had the opportunity to hold many positions throughout the department including Costume Design. What she loves most about working in film is not just the creative collaboration, but that each show presents itself with different challenges, rewards and continued learning.

12:30pm to 1:30pm there will be a one-hour panel discussion: Career Paths in the Film and Media Industry

Moderator: Rebecca Gibson

Panellists from:
New Media Manitoba
ICG 669

5:00pm – 6:30pm – Reception

Please note: FTM’s SWIFT is an in-person conference and will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination along with mandatory masks. All participants will be checking in with a COVID-19 Supervisor.

FTM is a non-for-profit charity of the Province of Manitoba’s sector council program through the Department of Economic Development and Jobs. FTM builds a highly skilled and adaptable film industry workforce to support the activities of Manitoba production companies. FTM collaborates with members of the film and television industry to identify the training needs within the community.