Take One Film Support is expanding our team of Location Support Personnel in Hamilton and the GTA.
We are looking for hardworking, trust-worthy people with common sense. Applicants should be very observant and alert. Although it is not mandatory preference is given to those with access to cars, and cell phones is an absolute necessity. Must be able to work indoors and outdoors and assist crew as needed. You must be prepaired to work in all weather climates. The average shift is 8-12 hours long, and both day and night shifts are available.
These are legitimate Hollywood projects, and as a Location Support Personnel you will work under the umbrella of the DGC (Director's guild of Canada), which looks out for your rights as a film industry worker.
Your responsibilities would include but not necessarily be limited to:
- Being alert at all times.
- Being punctual and responsible.
- Maintain a polite, personable attitude and working relationship with the crew.
- Staying at your assigned post, monitoring film equipment, sets, trailers etc.
- Keeping the location manager or assistant location managers informed of situations.
- Securing and maintaining parking for film crew and trucks.
- Passive crowd control + maintaining a positive presence with the public.
- Deterring civilians from wandering on to the film set, or getting in the film crew's way-- for their own safety.
- Assisting police officers in barricading controlled public roads.
- Setting up and pulling down lunch rooms for the crew
- Posting flyers, and delivering letters informing an area of an impending shoot
Things you are NOT to do include:
- Taking pictures or recording video of anything or anyone on the set.
- Being intoxicated in any way.
- Leaving your post without informing anyone at anytime.
- Acting anything other than professional.
I recommend this job to anyone who is interested in seeing the inner workings of the film industry. Some perks for film buffs include:
Learning the practical behind the scenes preparation of a big budget film location shoot.
Meals when the crew eats or a 15 dollar meal allowance when access to crew food isn't available.
Watching live stunts, explosions, special fx, and generally seeing behind the scenes of blockbusters to come.
As professional film budgets work on a tier based system, the pay ranges from about $14.67 - $15.91 an hour, and there's the possibility of making a good amount more with daily overtime , travel allowances, car allowances meal allowenes when and where applicable.