The Video Production Assistant (VPA) works with University Relations video production staff to help produce a variety of video content for distribution across multiple communications platforms.
VPA will assist video producers in all aspects of pre-production, including attending production meetings, background research, casting, location scouting, planning and scheduling shoots (both on and off-campus) and video shoot preparation. The VPA will assist in prepping production equipment, loading and transporting equipment to locations (sometimes outside normal business hours), setting up equipment, operating equipment (camera, lights, audio), returning equipment and transferring media. The VPA will also assist video editor as needed for post-production, setting up and organizing video editing project files, transferring and logging media, making ‘selects’, music research, media management, exporting final project files and distributing final project files to communications platforms in collaboration with division partners. The VPA will interface or work as needed with other University Relations staff such as audio recordist, color artist, graphic designer, motion graphics artist, web team, broadcast studio staff.
Associates Degree and one to two years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Must have experience with low to medium budget film/video production equipment and techniques, with an emphasis on documentary-style video production and any combination of education and training which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties and responsibilities as described.
Demonstrated competence in all areas of video/film production
Experience working on video/film projects from start to finish
Hands-on experience working with digital video cameras and lenses (Canon, Sony, Panasonic, RED)
Proficiency with Adobe Premiere Pro or similar editing software
Ability to comprehend direction and communicate clearly with colleagues
Willing and able to perform physical tasks such as carry and setup equipment
Proficiency with MS Word, Excel
Proficiency with social media platforms such as YouTube and Facebook
Ability to work in a fast-turnaround environment, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
Excellent communication skills (in-person, phone and email)
Proactive attitude when it comes to helping out and troubleshooting
Detail-oriented, punctual and professional
Proficiency with DSLR, mirrorless or other digital cinema cameras and lenses (Canon, Sony, Panasonic, RED)
Experience working with a wide variety of camera accessories such as stabilizers, sliders
Proficiency with lighting equipment and/or a background in photography
Proficiency with audio recording equipment and/or a background in music
Experience working on documentary films, including conducting research, conducting interviews, hand-held filming, editing and/or a background in journalism
Proficiency with motion graphics software such as Adobe After Effects
Experience with aerial videography (drones)
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No Visa sponsorship is available for this position.
No relocation assistance is available for this position
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