Stained Glass Productions who produce Uzalo and Durban's Film Office have launched a new Trainee Development Programme for Uzalo's upcoming 2017 third season.
The programme is aimed at young people from the Ethekwini Municipality and the search is on for six interns to be trained in various areas of TV production.
These are the areas of training on offer:
- training a “boom swinger” in the basics of sound mixing. (Suitable for someone who is interested in sound design and has an ear for music.)
- as a camera assistant with exposure to camera operating, lighting and focus pulling, with a view to equipping the trainee to be a competent camera assistant. (Suitable for someone who has the ability to pay attention to detail, a basic understanding of camera equipment and previous experience/ interest in photography).
Make-up and hair
- training as a make-up and hair standby assistant to be able to do on-set checks and touch ups required by actors and performers. This trainee will also be exposed to the basics of television make-up application, hair styling and basic special effects.
- training as an art department standby assistant. This trainee will be exposed to set dressing, prop management and production design.
They will become competent in seeing to all the on-set art department needs; making sure artists have appropriate props handy and that the set is dressed to the director’s satisfaction. (Applicants must have an interest in art, painting, carpentry, fine arts, graffiti and graphic design).
Continuity/Script Supervision-training as Script supervisor.
This trainee is responsible for marking up scripts with continuity notes. His/her duties also include maintaining a detailed log of daily scene shots slated for production with accompanying production notes and continuity suggestions.
- training as a wardrobe standby assistant who will be competent in all the on-set checks and adjustments needed for artists and their wardrobe needs. (Applicants must have an eye for design and training in dress making, costume design/ construction, interest in fashion and styling would be an advantage).
Preference will be given to trainees who have some basic knowledge of film-making, or who have demonstrated an interest in choosing film as a career.
While all of the training is on the job and hands on, the production house will be testing the trainees’ development in their respective basic functions every two months and these will be used to further tailor the learning and training.
How to apply
You need to hand deliver your CV and a covering motivation to this address: 11th Floor Rennies House, 41s Margaret Mncadi Av., Durban
For any queries please contact Fezile Peko or Nosipho Hlophe on: 031 311 4243
Deadline for applications: 12 October 2016 at 12pm.
If you land one of the internships, enjoy!