Those wanting to work in the film industry are welcome get a taste of it this week in Parksville.
The Vancouver Island North Film Commission is offering a two-day motion picture industry orientation Jan. 10-11 at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre (132 E. Jensen Ave.).
The course runs Wednesday, Jan. 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost for the two-day workshop is $170. To register, visit www.infilm.ca/news/single/motion-picture-orientation-course.
Course topics include the structure of the B.C. film industry, stages of production, industry jobs, set terminology, set etiquette, basic safety and communication skills.
Tanya Price, who is in charge of INfilm’s locations and special projects, said the workshop is the industry’s first introductory course that is required for those who wish to work in the industry. Price said guilds, associations and unions require workers to have completed this workshop to enter into the industry.
The course has been developed as an introductory awareness and education program for those wanting to work in the film industry.
Price said since the unveiling of the Vancouver Island Film Studios and the North Island College classes, there has been “absolutely more interest” from people about working in the film industry.
“It (the workshop) is all in anticipation of having a busy 2018, which we’re certainly hoping for,” Price said.