CALL FOR VIDEO INSTRUCTORS AND VIDEO PRODUCT REVIEWERS FOR VIDEOMAKER INC:
Hey everyone! From time to time we have short-term, part-time, or work-from-home gigs available at Videomaker, and I thought I'd send a few along in the forums post to let you know what we're working on. I'm known as the "Content Wrangler" here at Videomaker, I hire the freelance writers, instructors, and producers for the magazine and website.
Currently we're looking for instructors to teach at our workshops held at our headquarters in Chico California. These workshops cover three days, and the instructors MUST live close enough to to go home nightly, because we don't pay for hotel/motel expenses.
We're also looking for more objective and savvy reviewers for the equipment that come through our doors. Again, our policy, in most cases, require you to live nearby as we try not to ship product across the country, [cost and time] and our policies don't allow the manufacturers to ship product directly to the reviewers. They must come through us.
If you think you qualify, please read on. As always, I keep outside-the-area contacts on file, too, for writing our many columns and features, as well as possibly lecturing at our traveling conferences. So if you think you have what it takes to write about that subject we all love, VIDEO, please drop me a line.
OUR AD FOR REVIEWERS AND WORKSHOP LEADERS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA:
Videomaker Inc., publisher of Videomaker Magazine, is looking for Northern California area Video Producers who can instruct on the concepts of video production and teach at our occasional workshops held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Videomaker headquarters in Chico. We are also seeking freelance candidates who can evaluate and review products for our magazine/website.
VIDEO WORKSHOP INSTRUCTORS:
Do you know how to produce video using consumer gear well enough to teach techniques to others? Do you understand the technology well enough to explain it? Do you have a command of the business or legal aspects of video production? Do you have tips to share with aspiring videographers? Do you speak well before groups?
Instructors MUST have a good understanding of the basics of video production, including but not limited to: Lighting techniques, studio setup, location sound gathering, shooting techniques and video editing. The video editing segment of the workshops require the instructors to understand Adobe Premiere Pro and the ability to teach and perform the following editing techniques: insert editing using multiple video tracks, audio insert editing including dialog, music and sound effects, basic titles and uploading a finished project to our YouTube channel.
Instructors will begin working with a class that has been in lectures in the morning on Fridays, taking the theory learned from those classes to practical use with production planning using shot sheets and story boards, followed by shooting the planned project in both studio and on location on Saturday and finally editing the finished product for a final showing and uploading to YouTube Sunday afternoon.
Pay for the weekend is $400.
There will be two or more tracks run simultaneously and the work hours are Friday from 1:00 to 5:00, Saturday form 8:00 to 5:00 and Sunday from 8:00 to 1:00. You must be available at all of the workshop times. No split schedules. The next workshop dates are August 7-9th 2009, October 9-11th 2009 and December 4-6th 2009.
This link takes you to the Workshop events page on our website: http://events.videomaker.com/
Only video producers with the skill level to teach a class on video production techniques should apply.
VIDEO PRODUCT REVIEWERS:
We also need skilled video producers with writing abilities to test product for review. These reviewers must have a good command of writing skills and the ability to objectively test video production equipment. This equipment includes consumer to prosumer camcorders, mics, lights, hardware and editing software. Product reviews must reflect expertise as well as good grammar and composition for publishing in Videomaker magazine and our website.
Videomaker is always looking for Northern California video producers, freelance review writers and workshop instructors. We'd like to know who you are. Please contact us to be added to our local producer database for assignments, video producing related events and included in social announcements in the video production circles in the Northern California area.
Please contact Jennifer O'Rourke at firstname.lastname@example.org and put "Chico Workshops", "Employment Opportunities" or "Review Writers" in the subject line.
Know someone else who knows video? Tell them about this opportunity and/or send us their names and email addresses. If possible, please copy and post this where other videographers may see it!