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Editor/Videographer

Production

FULL-TIME / FREELANCE · CAPE TOWN

  • Job Title: Editor and Videographer
  • Department: Production
  • Reporting to: Production Supervisor, Team Leads
  • Responsible for: Quality of all edits and videography content
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Type of contract : full-time or freelance

Summary

As an Editor and Videographer your main function will be to provide assistance to the Senior Editor and Videographers and the Team Lead where necessary with a large focus on filming and editing projects, and maintaining the structure of hard drives for specific courses. This role will involve filming in local and international locations. Applicants must be willing and able to travel.

Key Responsibilities

  • To effectively read through a project script and visualise what footage needs to be filmed that is in line with the voiceover.
  • To conceptualise and create shot lists that are simply explained and concise, yet detailed
  • To creatively and efficiently edit videos using Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, with consistent high quality and according to the deadlines and style guides given
  • To accurately and creatively shoot on a DSLR camera within a team structure, with the possibility of leading the production on occasion
  • To assist the Senior Editor/Videographers and Team Leads with any necessary
  • administration

Basic Requirements

  • Matric and relevant tertiary qualification such as a Degree in Film and Video or similar (Honours or Masters is an advantage)
  • 1 – 3 years’ video editing and filming work experience
  • An individual portfolio or showreel of projects filmed and edited is essential to show pieces edited and filmed by candidate

Technical Knowledge

  • Intimate understanding and knowledge of filming on DSLR cameras
  • Fundamental knowledge and experience of filming and editing workflows e.g. on-set management, dumping, media management, archiving, back-ups as well as importing and exporting
  • Experience in filming educational videos or documentaries is an advantage
  • Detailed knowledge of editing with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience in Adobe After Effects and Illustrator Creative Cloud Suite is an advantage
  • Working knowledge of the Macintosh operating system is preferred
  • Understanding of bitrate, aspect ratio and resolution in exporting videos from Premiere Pro CC & Media Encoder as well as various other encoding software
  • Excellent time management and quality management skills are essential
  • Experience in web content delivery is advantageous
  • Understanding of the hospitality industry is beneficial but not essential
  • Understanding of a 3rd language is beneficial
  • Exceptional command of the English language (written and verbal)

Interpersonal

  • Excellent interpersonal and relational skills
  • Ability to work well independently as well as in a team
  • Eager to learn and share knowledge, including the development and mentoring of junior team members
  • Collaborative and builds mutually beneficial relationships and partnerships
  • Has the ability to lead juniors on a team and make team decisions when necessary

Personal

  • Proactive individual with proven strength in attention to detail and the ability to successfully manage several tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to engage with clients professionally
  • Able to both give and receive direction and constructive criticism well
  • Organised and structured; copes well under pressure, with the ability to meet and beat given deadlines
  • Displays a positive and enthusiastic approach to all their work