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Safe Set Work for Every-Body

SAFE SET WORK FOR EVERY-BODY

Photo Credit: Emma-Lee Lindsay

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"A NEED, AN INCIDENT,

AND AN OPPORTUNITY SPARKED THE SIX-YEAR TRAJECTORY OF SAFE SET WORK FOR EVERY-BODY."

VALÉRIE KAELIN
About

ABOUT

SAFE SET WORK FOR

EVERY-BODY

Safe Set Work for Every-Body (64 mins.) is an instructional documentary featuring the Welcoming Workplace and the Canadian Internal Responsibility System (IRS) as occupational safety factors both backstage and behind-the-camera. By promoting a culture of safety among undergraduates and apprentices aspiring to a career in the entertainment industry, we hope to raise the standards of that sector’s behind-the-scenes human resources before a widening audience. Safe Set Work for Every-Body is a teaching tool for those responsible for the safety of young set workers.

Interviews with experts in the field and animated infographics contextualize live action scenery-shifting demonstrations. While the challenge of community inclusion among writers, directors, and performers receives attention, few recognize the devastating implications of exclusion among crews. The team members of Safe Set Work have resolved to address these through best practices in occupational safety, including:

 

All the while, our antic artwork has a little fun in tackling this cautionary subject!

A need, an incident, and an opportunity sparked the six-year trajectory of Safe Set Work for Every-Body

Theatre is the mothership of scenography. Many film crafts originated there and continue to be practiced. As theatre companies make trailers to promote their live productions or use motion picture projections as scenic elements, the boundaries between the practices are increasingly fluid. The School of Image Arts Film Studies Option needed a more accessible means of demonstrating that (sound)stage set practice. While no substitute for hands-on drills under expert supervision, at least there could be an audio-motion-picture standard for production courses in both programmes.

An incident. Many incidents. Within our School, and as we came to discover, Every-Where, where social habits of exclusion qualify women’s and visible minorities’ access to education and careers. You’ll learn more about that in Safe Set Work for Every-Body.

An opportunity. As a member of the Directors Guild of Canada/La Guilde Canadienne des Réalisateurs, Valérie obtained a member’s perk: a one day’s pass to the 2014 Annual Hot Docs Industry Conference, where she attended a presentation by Johanna Blakely, Managing Director and Director of Research at the Norman Lear Center. Appalled by the employment statistics for women in the American film industry reported by Stacey Smith and in The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, she wondered how Canada compared. In 2014, that was a dangerous question. Valérie became one of many seeking data sets to answer the question. 

Reference :

 

Y. Ganem et al. « Arts du spectacle et risques professionnels. » Dossier médico-technique. INRS : Documents pour le Médecin du Travail No. 120. 4e trimestre 2009. pp. 421-436. Accès le 29 avril 2018 tc130%20(1).pdf

HOW DID WE GET STARTED?

Thanks

OUR THANKS

Safe Set Work for Every-Body is deeply appreciative for the support of :

 

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