Motion Picture Arts Faculty

Richard Wright
Richard attended the International Academy of Art and Design/Toronto Film School in 2006 where he completed his 3D Animation training, graduating with honors. Since then, Richard has been working professionally as an animator in advertising, television commercials and movies. Richard has won multiple awards for his 3D animation work in advertising, as well as, the 3D Total Excellence Award for his artistic work. Rich is easy going, easy to talk to, and eager to pass on his knowledge to the new...
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Shayne Metcalfe
Head Instructor
Shayne Metcalfe is a filmmaker and video artist living Saskatchewan. He is a partner in ISEE Motion Picture Company, a Canadian production company with experience delivering to broadcast and industrial markets. Shayne has experience working in nearly every position on a feature film crew. He has written and directed drama, commercials, and nationally broadcast documentaries. Shayne has taught filmmaking and written curriculum for three post secondary schools and is considered an expert in the ...
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Damien Kent
Guest Lecturer
Cinematography and cameras have always been a passion for Damien Kent. This passion led him to receiving his degree in Film Production at Ryerson University in Toronto. Damien has extensive experience as a news and commercial photographer and currently works at CTV Saskatoon. Besides his on location and studio camera work, Damien also trains reporters in the editing software and techniques for CTV stations provincially. His work at CTV has won him multiple national RTNDA (Radio-Television News...
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Daryl Pierce
Audio Post Production Instructor
Daryl has been working as an audio engineer in Saskatoon for close to 20 years. He has worked as a dialog/SFX editor and foley artist on television projects like multi-Gemini award-winning Wapos Bay and Mad Cow Sacred Cow, a Gemini award-winning documentary. Television programs he has worked on have been aired on such channels as The Discovery Channel, CBC, YTV, APTN and SCN. He has also worked on the audio for movie projects (Shadow Puppets) and on radio programs (Randy Bachman’s Vinyl T...
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Eric Thiessen
Film History
Eric has spent equal time studying and working in the Canadian film industry. As a filmmaker he has written and directed a number of episodes for documentary and lifestyle television productions, including a Gemini-award winning series. His editing credits include a myriad of corporate projects and assistance on music videos for Canada’s Country Music Television (CMT). Eric also holds an honours degree in English from the University of Saskatchewan, and is completing his M.A. on Canadian ...
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Mark Eisenzimmer
Screen Writing
Mark Eisenzimmer has published short stories, essays, and poetry, written three novels, a dozen screenplays that he’s happy with (two of them optioned), and a dozen teleplays for a children’s television drama series—Incredible Story Studio. This children’s series aired on YTV (Canada), Discovery (USA), and Disney (Europe). One of these teleplays won an award for best half-hour drama. He has written coverage of screenplays for Minds Eye Films, edited novels, and has had ...
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Doug Luciuk
RAIS Director
Recording engineer, producer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist. Doug has had a passion for playing and recording music for over two decades. Doug graduated with honours from the Pacific Audio Visual Institute in Vancouver. Since returning to Saskatchewan, he has worked with numerous acts including Ultimate Power Duo (New Normal), Smoke Killer (13) and Ritual Rabbits (Somehow Never Again). In 2007, Doug co-founded Theta Lab Post-Production Audio which completed many television series (includi...
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Sean Pion
RAIS Director
Composer, musician, and sound engineer. Sean has been part of the Canadian music scene for over twenty years, having toured the country extensively and recorded in many studios with his band The Dalai Lamas. After touring full time for 3 years he returned to Saskatoon and began his audio career as an engineer at Audeo Sollum Studio. While there, Sean engineered several acts including, Smoke Killer (Side A), Side Door, and Sean Viloria and the Jeta Grove. In 2006, he began his post-production ca...
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Film and Audio School
We encourage interested individuals to call (306) 292-6744 or (306) 220-6944 to arrange a tour of our facility and talk with our administrators about any questions they may have about the program. The Recording Arts Institute of Saskatoon 1926 Alberta Ave
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7K 1R9