Camera Operator/ Editor

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Position Outline

Recently having moved from Pinewood Studios into the heart of the North Laine area of Brighton, MotionBlurr Studios is driven to make films with meaning. We have over a decade of award-winning films behind us and a collective of long-standing clients who we work closely with to push ourselves and make each film better than our last.

We are looking for a resourceful, advanced camera operator/ editor with extensive experience across all stages of the production process to join us and help create films as part of a small collaborative team.

The position will include working on a wide range of commercial projects, including micro-documentaries, educational and corporate films. Candidates should be highly organised, with a practical, creative mindset, and have the ability to work well under pressure and towards deadlines and budgets.

We're a small inclusive company and we welcome applications from anyone bearing in mind the desired skills listed below.

Position Duties

Pre-Production
In this role, you will help develop strong scripts/ storyboards and shot lists to meet client’s briefs. You will also be expected to assist the Production Manager in the careful planning logistics, including booking locations and talent, generating call sheets, and preparing risk assessments.

Production
You will be required to plan and execute camera setups for different projects. These will range from interview setups to multi-camera scenes to fully-roaming gimbal setups. In addition, you will be required to consider lighting and ensure setups are lit effectively and to the style of the project. You will also be responsible for maintaining and organising equipment in preparation for shoots.

Post-Production
Beyond just ripping, converting and syncing footage, you will also be responsible for setting up editing projects with a consistent, logical structure. This includes the first assembly, where rushes are trimmed and organised for internal and client viewing.

Whether sculpting narratives from rushes without a storyboard or constructing a scripted film, you will be responsible for creating rough cuts within set timescales and budget. You should also be able to finalise a film to a high-quality level, including titles, colour grading and consistent sound mixes.

Highly Desired Skills and Experience

  • 
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to work to deadlines
  • Highly organised and independent
  • 2+ years of video production experience working as a part of a small production company or as a freelancer
  • In-depth knowledge of the pre-production processes required to produce high-quality outputs
  • Advanced technical knowledge of high-end camera and sound recording equipment [Canon/ RED]
  • Extensive experience using NLE software [Premiere/ DaVinci]
  • Proficiency with macOS
  • Full clean UK driver’s license

Application Process

Please ensure to include a link to your showreel and your latest/ greatest piece of work in your cover letter.


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