Apprentice Videographer

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We are looking for someone with a passion for design and a keen interest in video for web. You will be working as part of a small team. Your primary roles will be to communicate with team members and clients, and to ensure all projects are completed effectively and efficiently. Your time will be spent filming in various locations and editing the videos. You need to be organised, creative and show initiative. You need to work with minimal direction and be comfortable taking the creative lead.

This opportunity is perfect for school/college leavers with real passion, attention to detail and enthusiasm for everything creative. With this wonderful opportunity there is also the possibility of gaining a degree with our new apprenticeship scheme which is run with MMU. You will have the chance to attend university once a week to complete an Information Technology Solutions Degree.

Detailed Duties

1. Assembling all raw footage in preparation for inputting into the computer
2. Creating videos for web
3. Assisting with expanding our videography services through developing sources of new business
4. Assisting with installing and maintaining hardware and software
5. Managing projects from beginning to end. Including initial contact, quotations, closing sales, concepts, production, signing off, updates and reviews
6. Communicating regularly with other team members
7. Communicating via email with clients, and telephone when required
8. Conception and implementation of own creative ideas
9. Consulting with the director, producer and/or client throughout the post-production process
10. Creating a ‘rough cut’ (or assembly edit) of the programme/film and determining the exact cutting for the next and final stages

Please note that this list is not exhaustive and you may be required to undertake additional duties of a similar responsibility level as and when required.

Person Requirements

We are looking for someone who has a keen interest in photography for print and web. We want someone who has experience using camera and editing software alike. We need someone with excellent communication skills and the desire to work hard, be creative, learn new things and develop their skill sets.

Essential Skills / Experience / Qualities:

• No formal qualifications required
• Experience using video equipment
• Experience using computers
• Experience using Microsoft Office products (word and Excel)
• Experience using websites
• Experience sending emails
• Experience editing videos using industry standard / popular video editing software e.g. Final cut / Sony Vegas / Adobe Premiere and or after effects
• Experience in filming and editing
• Accuracy and consistency as a photographer
• A passion for video
• Be practical with a keen eye for detail
• Capacity for learning technical skills
• Good interpersonal skills.
• Good communication skills, writing skills and people skills
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

Beneficial Skills / Experience / Qualities:

• Experience editing images
• Experience organising photography shoots
• Dealing with customers (in person / via email / on the phone)
• Previous experience of working to tight deadlines
• Interest in videos for web
• Knowledge of marketing
• Sales experience
• Ability to work under pressure
• Willingness to learn new skills and rise to new challenges
• The persistence to work hard to achieve the best possible outcome
• Experience of breaking down large projects into smaller tasks and prioritise them accordingly
• Understanding of cost and best value
• Able to establish and maintain excellent relationships with clients
• Own camera equipment e.g. high end camcorder or DSLR and lenses/accessories

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