Looking for a passionate, people focussed reliable video/film PRODUCER / PROJECT MANAGER keen to manage film & digital staff of admired experts for a film & TV education project. Is that you?
Ideal Candidate: Someone highly proficient, highly reliable and ideally passionate about the film industry OR education for the under represented or marginalised new young creatives in the UK - who wants to make a differences for tens of thousands of young learners in the UK. You can be based anywhere (we work and film mostly in London and the home counties where our film and TV professionals are) You will be an ambassador for our project when talking to the film industry.
IDEALLY you will have TV producing experience and know something about the the filming and planning that goes into a TV interview HOWEVER it is not essential. What IS ESSENTIAL is that your are RELIABLE, DEADLINE DRIVEN, able to charm our partners and volunteer experts and venues - to bring the two together to ensure everything needed for a shoot goes off smoothly, safely and professionally . ATTENTION TO DETAIL is critical. Self organisation with time management and calendar skills essential.
Suitable Candidate: If you have worked in videography and recording sound for interviews thats PERFECT. But crucially you should be insanely organised, 110% reliable - we'll check references (as we simply cant afford to have staff and equipment not show up for interviews with industry experts!) and have access to your own transport (car / van etc) All costs will be paid for.
Ideally much of the projects you will co-ordinate will take place during the working week, and in or near London - but we can try to work around your hours as much as possible as the planning and paperwork can happen any time - but calls - checking and supervision will be needed on the day - even if youre doing this remotely - as we expect. .Your help will ensure we get the right people to the right places and will be asked to manage and screen volunteers for skills and personality and competence (We'll help you here too). If you're not good at planning, timekeeping and punctuality, this role is not for you, as the interviews often take time, patience and CHARM and persuasiveness to set up and it is vital that we are respectful of interviewees time they are offering.
PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE REASONABLE FLEXIBILITY IN TERMS OF NOTICE PERIODS FOR FILMING DATES - BUT IF YOU ARE NEVER AVAILABLE - EVER - DURING OFFICE HOURS EVEN BY PHONE - THEN THIS DISTANCE WORKING ROLE IS PERHAPS NOT FOR YOU.
Essential skills: HD camera operation, sharp focus, an understanding of different shots needed for interviews (eg the BBC Five shot rule), understanding of eyelines, and rule of thirds etc - the usual sort of thing. Great with putting people at ease and technically competent and effective at ensuring high quality voice recordings as part of the video.
Ideal skills: Ideally we would like you to be experienced with interview lighting - and in particular three of four point lighting so that the images have depth, interest and suitable for the interview.
When getting in touch it would really help us if you could include just a few links to any interviews or clips you have recorded the sound and video for, (and let is know if you did the lighting too!)
Our project is an entirely non profit learning resource in film and TV aimed at better supporting the UK's 200,000 14-20s currently studying film and media in the UK. FIlm and Media is now the second most employable degree subject according to Management Today, and there is currently a major skills shortage in this area. It is also now the number one after school club activity for teenagers.
You will get to work with some of the most respected and knowledgeable people in the industry. You'll put your talents to use in a way that helps create and extend learning resources that will be used for years to come in UK schools and clubs for approximately 40,000 young people every year. Above all else you will use your creative talents to make a real difference to young peoples lives.