Filling the Post-Production Gap in Northern Ontario
“We asked ourselves: Could we possibly create a world-class post-production facility in North Bay?” shares Yuri Monestime, Associate Dean of Media, Canadore College.
Until the creation of Post Production at Canadore, companies that filmed projects in northern Ontario had to head south following production, usually to Toronto, in order to finish their films in post-production. “In northern Ontario, the film and TV industry is booming and very alive. But because there wasn’t a professional post-production facility in the north, companies would take their northern stimulus funding south and finish post-production. And rightfully so because there was nothing in the north that could accommodate them,” explains Monestime. “We noticed that gap around 4 years ago and started to structure a business case and a model for a post-production facility. We decided to set a new bar for not only northern Ontario or the province, but maybe nationally and even internationally.”
Post Production at Canadore fills that gap by creating both a skilled northern workforce and a high-end facility able to accommodate the post-production needs of any film or television project.
The new world-class facility creates jobs, stimulates the film/TV industry and educates future producers, directors, and technicians in the post-production industry.