Camera Operator: Spring/Summer 2017 Internship (Part Time/20hrs)

Camera Operator: Spring/Summer 2017 Internship (Part Time/20hrs)

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As the Camera Operator intern, you are responsible for capturing HD digital content at The Arts Block concerts, private functions, and other events. You are accountable for supporting the production needs of event documentation, including research, planning, camera operations, audio setup / capture, archival storage and publishing as needed.

Start date

Spring 2017 (ASAP)

End date

Summer 2017 (TBD)

Intern responsibilities

• Plan and execute the capture of digital media to display the events hosted by The Arts Block
• Manage and effectively use media production equipment and tools, including camera gear, microphones, video/photo capture, storage, livestreaming and transfer software.
• Shoot livestreamed footage to The Arts Block channel using multiple social platforms.
• Research performers and events as needed to support and prepare for shoots
• Travel to outside locations with artists to capture and publish promotional videos
• Call and arrange interviews, meetings, and travel logistics as needed to support field reporting requirements
• Perform other duties as assigned

Required intern qualifications

• Ability to produce, capture and edit high-quality digital content that tells compelling stories
• Hands on experience with professional camera, lighting and audio equipment, plus ability to troubleshoot in the field and fix technical issues should they arise.
• A basic knowledge of using natural light to create nice looking images.
• Ideally studying BFA in Camera/Film/Video, but Media or Communication acceptable.
• Ability to switch between single and multi-camera capture requiring steady composition and hand-held dynamic shooting
• Good understanding of digital platforms (e.g., YouTube, Facebook, Twitter)
• Strong communication and collaboration skills
• Sound judgement to prioritize between current events and longer form content.
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work directly with external parties and in collaboration across internal teams
• Previous experience strongly preferred

Desired outcomes of internship

A successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to work hard and persistently, and to be comfortable with producing and shooting footage often under stressful conditions. The Camera Operator is expected to work closely with Film Editor(s) to produce quality media while working to improve systems. This position will be offered for the 2017 Spring/Summer semester (approximately 4 to 7 months) with possible renewal for exceptional work.
Please provide cover letter, resume, 3 references and a 3-5 min demo of past work.

Compensation: This is an unpaid internship