Do you love the outdoors?
As Trailguide Pictures continues to grow we have a lot of very cool projects planned and we’re looking for someone to join our film crew and be part of our next project.
What are we looking for exactly?
We’re looking for someone who’s flexible, who loves the outdoors and wants to spend more time out there.
We’re looking for a new female member to join our cast and fill the role of co-host so we can show that getting outdoors and exploring our natural landscape is accessible to anyone, regardless of gender (in a male dominated industry).
If this sounds like something you might be interested in here are some of the details.
You’ll be in front of the camera and help tell the story that we create through video and film. At times you’ll also share the role of operating our camera and audio equipment.
At times the projects will be small and filmed in a day, others will be shot over a couple days and every year we plan for at least one extended trip.
Depending on the project, you may be filming one-on-one with our Producer/Director Jason Eke, or you may be a part of a small team of four to six people.
While filming you will be expected to carry your own weight, we’ll look out for you and we hope we can count on you to do the same.
If you’re selected to join us all expenses will be paid for your inclusion in our team, including travel, food and accommodation (usually a tent, but sometimes we luck out and have a night or two at a lodge before or after heading out). You’ll be briefed on the projects and included in the planning and scripting process. In the (near) future, some remuneration will also be paid for your time, we’ll go over all of this if you’re interested.
This is a trial opportunity. As Trailguide Pictures amps up we’re looking for the right person to fit in to our team, someone who might accompany us on future film projects. You don’t need to be an “expert”, but if you’re someone who loves the outdoors, enjoys adventure, and would like to share those experiences with the world, then we’d love to hear from you.
Here are just a few of the things we’d like to see in a candidate:
- Physically fit and able to carry a 50 to 60 lb backpack
- Some photography or film experience
- Basic first aid knowledge or training
- Ability to tolerate extreme weather, biting insects and sleeping in the outdoors
- Experience in the outdoors, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, climbing and camping
- A resident of Ontario
- Able to travel out of province and out of country
You should also have experience in, and be able to demonstrate some basic skills like how to paddle, how to read a map, how to use a compass, how to set up a tent, how to start a camp fire.
Why Join the Trailguide Pictures team?
Well, that’s up to you. We want you to make the decision whether this is right for you or not. We want you be happy and feel comfortable being a part of our group.
If you’re the type of person who’s reading this and already thinking this sounds like a great opportunity, then here are the other perks.
- We are a very cool and fun group to hang out with and explore with.
- It’s working. Our audience is growing fast, we’re currently getting around 150,000 views per month on Youtube and we’re just about to begin to monetize our videos. The added revenue from Youtube will send us to even further and more incredible places.
- We’ve had sponsorship from some of the industries best brands, like Agawa Canyon, Bending Branches, Canoeroots Magazine, Eureka!, Firebox, Fox 40, inReach, Jetboil, KEEN Footwear, Mountain House, Ontario Parks, Salus Marine
Here’s what you do.
Send us a letter to introduce yourself (just use our Contact Page, that’s easiest). Tell us about any experience you have that you think may be useful as a part of our team. Tell us why you are the right person to travel with us through a wilderness area. Tell us how you can help with creating a great film. Do you have a facebook, instagram or twitter account? We’d like to know about those too.
We may ask you questions, a lot of questions. So be prepared for that. We want to make sure we bring the right person, after all, we are travelling into a wilderness location and once we’re there we aren’t leaving until the work is done.