Job Descriptions

 

MovingImagesNW places great importance on providing the opportunity for "in the moment" training of aspiring videographers and editors.  We take pleasure in offering on-the-job experience for those looking to put in time perfecting their skills.  Read below in order to understand what MovingImagesNW requires in their part-time independent contractors to fulfill the needs of their clientele.

 

VIDEOGRAPHERS

primary objective:  video the event or individuals as determined by the requirements of the video shoot.

MAINTAIN EQUIPMENT

  • exercise great care in working with equipment

  • protect equipment from the elements as much as possible

  • keep equipment together throughout the shoot

  • store equipment when not in use

BE RESPONSIBLE

  • be on time to a shoot, dressed for the weather, informed as to the logistics of a particular shoot

  • know how the equipment works; ask questions, read information, practice

  • honor the recording skills that are required for a particular shoot; seek knowledge

  • work on improving skills with training, education, and practice

BE OBSERVANT AND FAITHFUL TO THE TASK

  • stay focused

  • be aware of exactly what needs to be recorded at a particular camera station

  • maintain accurate records of what needs to be recorded, updated as required during the event

  • treat each client as an individual of importance and do the best job possible each and every time

  • do not miss a paying client’s video; bad video is always better than no video

  • be observant to battery power and sim card space and replace as needed

  • take quality video (keep subject in the frame, follow the subject smoothly, correct focus and lighting, provide video “handles”)

  • problem solve weather, technical, or equipment issues as they arrive

  • label data with comprehensible identification

  • label paperwork with any unusual or different incidents that may come up 

  • stay in radio contact as needed to improve quality of the shoot

  • contact Project Organizer immediately when problems arise

REPRESENT THE BUSINESS

  • stay friendly to all around

  • accommodate individuals as much as possible

  • work with judges, directors, musicians, etc. to accommodate their needs as well as the needs of the shoot

  • wear product line for easy identification, dress neat and clean

  • keep camera station tidy and well-organized

ALWAYS ACT THE PROFESSIONAL

  • promote our company as united, not looking for individual recognition or future personal business

  • assist where needed

  • assist in setting up and breaking down booth and/or camera stations as requested

  • always be the student (learn new techniques, terminology, etc.)

  • be consistent with email and/or phone contact regarding availability

COMPENSATION

  • length of video shoot and daily compensation will be determined when videographers are contracted for a shoot

  • may negotiate a higher wage if providing their own equipment (camera and/or tripod) with Videography Director approval

  • daily compensation will be paid on the last day of videographer’s contracted obligation at the video shoot

  • bonus wages are based on the quality of the video work submitted and the work ethic demonstrated during the video shoot

  • compensation bonuses are issued after the editing of the video project is completed

EDITORS

primary objective:  oversee the project from the receipt of video footage from the shoot to the uploading and/or mailing of the finished product to the client.

MAINTAIN EQUIPMENT

  • keep computer editing station in good working order

BE RESPONSIBLE

  • provide quality and accurate work 

  • be efficient

  • learn editing software

  • be creative relating to the project at hand, but limit to clientele’s desires and/or requirements

BE OBSERVANT AND FAITHFUL TO THE TASK

  • be aware of deadlines for completion of project(s)

  • export and upload project in a timely matter

  • create DVDs/USBs as needed and package for shipping

BE CONSCIENTIOUS 

  • keep project together

  • problem solve as issues arise

  • pay attention to details

  • take project to completion

ALWAYS ACT THE PROFESSIONAL          

  • learn terms, rules, etc. of events we are recording

  • improve personal editing techniques

  • promote our company as united, not looking for individual recognition or future personal business

  • be consistent with email and/or phone contact regarding availability

  • honor editing and scheduling commitments

COMPENSATION

  • all editing is contracted by the project