Set Orientation, Safety Awareness, and Respect in the Workplace with Reed Makayev & Scott Martin

April 23, 2022 at 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Location: 245 McDermot Ave – 4th Floor Classroom

Registration Fee: $110

To register online click here and select ‘In-Person Set Orientation’ from the list of courses.

About The Workshop

Set Orientation

  • Surviving your first days and weeks on a film set
  • Understanding the hierarchy and protocol
  • Interpreting and negotiating your deal memo

Workplace Safety

  • Understanding that Workplace Safety is everyone’s responsibility
  • Learning the employers’ and employees’ responsibilities
  • Reporting safety concerns
  • Health & safety in the workplace to prevent injury, illness, disease & death

Respectful Workplace

  • Increasing understanding of discrimination, bullying and harassment in the workplace
  • Learning the employers’ and employees’ responsibilities
  • What is your part in creating a respectful workplace

About the Instructors

REED MAKAYEV began his film career by fluke being hired as a Locations PA in 2004. He quickly made this work his primary focus and in 2005 began studying Film Production at Confederation College (Thunder Bay). After graduating he worked entry-level positions in many departments including Lighting, Grip, and Make-Up Special Effects before deciding to become an Assistant Director. Now, twelve years later, Reed works mostly as a 2nd AD and as of this year has been elected Vice-Chair of the Director’s Guild of Canada – Manitoba District Council.

Film Training Manitoba is committed to creating an inclusive and healthy workplace where participants, instructors, and staff are treated with dignity and respect. We will not tolerate any forms of harassment and reserve the right to remove any patron creating an unsafe environment.


SCOTT MARTIN is a member of IATSE 856 and has been a film industry professional working in grip departments for almost ten years. He’s used his expertise to help fellow filmmakers achieve the lighting and camera set ups needed to realize their projects — including major motion pictures like Aloft starring Jennifer Connelly. He got into the industry partially through an internship facilitated at Film Training Manitoba. Scott proves that if you put in the work, you can achieve a successful career in the province’s film industry

Film Training Manitoba Course Registration Policy

  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older to register and attend the course.
  • Participants must register in advance of the course. No drop-ins.
  • Registration is on a first come, first served basis – unless otherwise specified. Enrollment may be limited.
  • Payment in full is required to secure a spot in an FTM course.

Cancellation Policy

  • Participants must cancel up to 4 full business days prior to the course start date to receive an 80% refund.
  • No refund will be given to participants who cancel within 4 full business days before the course start date, or if they do not attend the course.
  • Film Training Manitoba reserves the right to cancel, or postpone, any course where a minimum registration level has not been met. Participants registered for a course that is canceled will receive a full refund.

Please note: As per Creative Manitoba’s COVID-19 Policy, we require all visitors wear masks and social distance, further we recommend that all visitors be double vaccinated.

FTM is a non-for-profit charity and member of the Province of Manitoba’s sector council program (through the Department of Economic Development and Jobs). FTM conducts workforce development and training to build a highly skilled and adaptable film industry 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.