The University of South Florida: The Cinematographer/Editor works on a creative team with producers, digital artists, cinematographers, and editors to shoot and edit educational and narrative video projects for on line courses and the broader USF audience.
- Dept Number/Name: 0-4601-000 / Innovative Education
- Salary Plan: Administrative
- Job Code/Title: 9558 / Instruct/Multimedia Developer
- Salary Range:$45,000.00 - $58,000.00 annual
- Position Number: 00004433 & 00035502
- Work location: On Campus (Monday-Friday, 40 hrs p/week)
Under the direction of the Creative Director, he/she collaborates with other production team members, instructional designers, faculty, and a wide variety of clients to produce high-quality video projects from concept to completion. As a cinematographer, your responsibilities include, but are not limited to, reviewing scripts, location scouting, suggesting suitable lighting, angles, filters, and techniques to the director, equipment management, studio setup and breakdown. To be successful a cinematographer, you should be detail-oriented and demonstrate good creative intelligence. Outstanding candidates are easily inspired, have a strong vision and the ability to communicate that vision to the director and film crew. He/she has advanced skills in camera technique, composition, lighting and audio recording. As an editor, you will be responsible for assembling video footage, applying artistic editing techniques, and creating finished projects that accurately reflect the vision of the director and client. To be a successful editor, you should have expert knowledge of modern video editing techniques, demonstrate excellent time management skills, and can turn a director and client's vision into a beautifully crafted final project. This person should be immersed in creativity, have a passion for video/film, and seeks to increase his/her production skills in innovative ways every day. He/she must be able to take a concept for a video, produce it in a collaborative environment, edit it, and present a narrative that both compels and educates viewers.
- Production: Set-up, compose shots and operate all equipment including lighting, audio, cameras (RED, Canon, Sony), tripods, drones, gimbals, etc. Shoots on location and in studio.
- Edit: Post-production editing of educational, marketing, and narrative projects using Adobe CC Suite. Color correct footage. Collaborate with Creative director and team to create meaningful educational and story-driven videos. Create motion graphics using Adobe After Effects. Encode and output digital projects using appropriate settings and delivery methods.
- Produce: Coordinate the pre-production, production and post-production of educational and narrative video projects when needed. This includes working with other video production team members, faculty, and instructional designers to craft the flow and story for video projects and see it through to a finalized product. Other duties include scheduling, interview prep, scriptwriting, storyboarding, interviewing talent/faculty on camera, collaborating on shots, working with editor on finalizing edits and story.
- Equipment: Organize and maintain all video/audio equipment. Ability to lift 40 lbs or more of equipment.
- Project Tracking: Input project status into project management software. Always keeping team and manager up to date.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
This position requires a Bachelor's degree in education, technical writing, digital media, or related field, with two years of experience in related positions; or, 6 years of experience in learning design, digital media or a related field. Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience. Please provide a reel or samples of your work.
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Mass Comm, Art, Film, TV Production or related field. Minimum of 2 years of experience producing and editing videos using high-end DSLR and cinema cameras.
Advanced skills in cinema camera operation and technique, composition, lighting and audio recording.
Adobe Creative Suite knowledge required.