Visiting the Set Kim’s Convenience
Getting to learn a lot of details on all roles on set, having the opportunity to ask really technical questions and more creative ones as well. And making connections with all the different departments people on set.
Behind the Scenes at Production House Sim
Chelsey Payette and Michael Amponsah are both currently interning at Sim. They’re working in the production house learning about all the equipment that helps to bring the stories to the big screen. Both Chelsey and Michael rotated through 2-week intensives with the grip and camera departments and next week they’ll begin their rotations on Frankie Drake Mysteries and Murdoch Mysteries.
Chelsey on getting familiarized with Alexa camera
The camera is honestly a work of art.
Josh from the Sim Warehouse was nice enough to set up an Alexa Camera for me so that I could play around with it. It’s a $100,000+ camera and I’m blown away by it. As someone who was never studied film I’ve never even been in the same room as a camera that advanced. It’s surprisingly user friendly, and if you’re good with computers and have a working knowledge of photography it isn’t hard to pick up how to use the camera. Assembling it is another story. It’s completely customisable with different handles, batteries, viewfinders, monitors, cables, extensions, lenses, and who knows what else. Not to mention the custom heavy-duty tripod it sits on. The camera is honestly a work of art.