Motion Picture Arts Faculty

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 field of video by the Department…

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…

Damien Kent

- Cinematography and Lighting

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 Directors Association) awards….

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…

Eric Thiessen

- Film History (Guest Lecturer)

Eric is an award-winning filmmaker and communications professional, with over a decade of production and academic experience. As a filmmaker, he specializes in documentary and corporate storytelling, including writing and directing productions for the National Film Board of Canada, Federated Co-operatives Limited and the Saskatchewan Research Council. He holds a Master’s degree from the University of Calgary, where he taught multiple film classes and specialized in Canadian cinema. Eric looks forward to sharing his passion for film with Saskatoon’s most…

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 two of his stage-plays performed at the…

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 (including a Gemini award-winner), short films, television commercials and web-based…

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…

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The Recording Arts Institute of Saskatoon
1926 Alberta Ave
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7K 1R9