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Ridgefield, CT 06877

Posted: 09/21/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Production Job Number: 579326 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description


Location: Ridgefield, CT
Compensation: Up to $60.98/hr DOE
Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision and 401K

Planet Technology's client based out of Ridgefield, CT has an urgent need for a videographer to join their production team.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Will support the production lead in larger productions and may own smaller ones entirely
  • Will own set up and execution of employee headshots as required (requires photography skills)
  • May provide video editing for ad hoc projects as well as productions
  • Collaborates daily the Producer (video and meetings), clients, and the Creative Services team
  • Must be able to lift and move at least 40lbs+ of equipment

Education Requirement:
  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent

Skills (this list is comprehensive, some of these may be growing in less seasoned candidates):
  • Camera Operation: must be proficient in operating various types of cameras, from basic consumer-grade cameras to professional-grade cinema cameras, and be familiar with their settings, functions, and capabilities.
  • Composition and Framing: Understand composition and framing. Should know how to frame subjects, use the rule of thirds, and balance elements within the frame.
  • Lighting: Knowledge of lighting techniques. Understanding natural light and artificial lighting sources for indoor and outdoor shooting.
  • Audio Recording: Should know how to capture clean audio using external microphones or wireless recording devices.
  • Editing: Post-production skills are essential. Familiarity with video editing software (e.g., Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro) ability to piece together raw footage, add transitions, visual effects, and create a cohesive final product.
  • Storytelling: knows how to tell a compelling visual story through their footage. Understanding narrative structures and knowing how to sequence shots to create a story arc is crucial.
  • Camera Movement: Knowing how to use camera movement techniques like pans, tilts, dollies, and gimbal systems can add dynamism and creativity to the video.
  • Time Management: Effective time management and the ability to meet deadlines are vital skills.
  • Communication: Good communication skills are necessary, role may work with clients, directors, actors, and other team members involved in productions.
  • Adaptability: Adaptability to various shooting environments, lighting conditions, and unexpected challenges that may arise during filming.
  • Knowledge of Gear: Stays up-to-date with the latest camera equipment, accessories, and emerging technologies in the field.
  • Collaboration: Team player and collaborator.
  • Problem-Solving: Ability to troubleshoot technical issues and find creative solutions is valuable.
  • Attention to Detail: Great attention to detail.
  • Ethics and Professionalism: Demonstrates professional behavior, respecting copyrights, and adhering to ethical standards while capturing and editing footage is crucial.
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