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Sound & Gaffer Tech


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Job Title: Sound & Gaffer for Documentary Research Team

Company: North Star Studios & Theia Productions

Location: North Bay Ontario

Overview: North Star Studios & Productions is a leading documentary film production company, creating high-quality films that inspire, educate and entertain audiences around the world. We are seeking a talented and motivated individual to join our team as a Sound & Grip Technician for our documentary projects. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing top-quality sound recording and lighting during filming, ensuring that the highest level of technical excellence is achieved. This is a permanent staff position. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operate and maintain sound equipment, including microphones, mixers, and recorders.

  • Set up lighting equipment and create lighting design for various shots.

  • Collaborate with the director and other members of the production team to ensure that the visual and audio elements of the film are consistent with the vision of the project.

  • Handle all aspects of sound recording, including syncing sound with video and monitoring audio levels.

  • Manage all aspects of lighting, including color temperature, intensity, and placement to create desired effects.

  • Coordinate with other members of the production team to ensure that all equipment is properly maintained and that all safety protocols are followed.

  • Provide technical support as needed to the director and other members of the team.


  • 3+ years of experience as a Sound & Gaffer in documentary or narrative film production.

  • Knowledge of sound recording and lighting equipment, including microphones, mixers, recorders, lighting kits, and grip equipment.

  • Familiarity with various types of cameras and camera accessories.

  • Understanding of sound and lighting design principles and techniques.

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with others.

  • Detail-oriented and able to work well under pressure.

  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, as needed.

  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation.

If you are a highly motivated and skilled Sound & Gaffer who is passionate about documentary filmmaking, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity to work with one of the top documentary film production companies in the industry.

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