About the Team:
Avid Technical Support is responsible for the provision of high quality technical and operational support for our software and solutions. Avid has a very wide portfolio, ranging from host based products through to high-end infrastructure solutions, including dedicated mixing surfaces, video editing, music production, post production, and broadcast news.
Location: Szczecin, Poland
Working in association with our Technical Marketing and worldwide Support and Engineering/Testing Team, Resellers as well as Avid’s (international) Support, the individual will be responsible for ensuring consistency of support standards throughout the territory to both Post and Music Production customer bases.
About the Role
Providing technical support, predominantly for Avid Media Composer to customers across all market segments, from creative enthusiast to professional broadcast.
Managing support cases through web based submissions and via phone for emergency level issues.
Adhering to Avid’s contractual SLAs (Service Level Agreements).
You have a passion for video editing, but you are willing to learn “the bigger picture” like asset management and storage solutions.
You will serve as the customer’s primary point of contact.
You will own customer issues, from start to finish.
You are a keen problem solver, excelling at figuring out logic puzzles with a unique ability think on your feet.
You are self-starter who is comfortable with taking the initiative.
Sometimes you won’t know the right answer, but you’re the kind of person who is always up for the challenge.
You’ll rely on your resources and your team and quickly research a response.
BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons) in Digital Media Production, Video and Streaming Technology, Film and Video Production (or similar).
Existing knowledge/user experience with Avid’s Video Editing systems is a plus.
You possess high degree of computer literacy.
You are fluent in English; second language is a plus (German, Spanish, French).
Knowledge about network architecture, OSI models, cabling, Ethernet, Internet Protocol is a plus.
Knowledge about Linux shell and computer programming is a plus.
Through Avid Everywhere, Avid delivers the industry’s most open, innovative and comprehensive media platform connecting content creation with collaboration, asset protection, distribution and consumption for the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world—from the most prestigious and award-winning feature films, music recordings, and television shows, to live concerts and news broadcasts. Industry leading solutions include Pro Tools®, Media Composer®, ISIS®, Interplay®, and Sibelius®. Our digital audio and video solutions continue to revolutionize the art of creative storytelling, and have earned us hundreds of awards, including two Oscar® statuettes, a Grammy®, and 15 Emmys®.
If you are interested contact with firstname.lastname@example.org
I think I posted this originally in the wrong area, and for that I apologize.
Hello Everyone !
As I said in the subject heading, I am new here(and in the field) and need some help for my son(single dad, he is 24), who has Autism. My reason for seeking help here is that given the relative lack of opportunities for a person with Autism to have a fulfilling life and employment career, I have thought about starting him in his own video production business, ultimately with the goal of selling his finished work. Another goal is to provide a beacon of hope, perhaps be an inspiration for other families who have a special needs person in their lives, as we are going to catalog every step in our journey. I will not go into details here, but I do believe there is a niche in which he is highly interested, which has some possibilities.
I am a complete novice, and as with most things in his life, I will be there to teach him and help him along the way. As a newbie, I have many questions, which I am sure to most if not all of you will be elementary in nature, and I ask your forgiveness in advance, but his challenges are my challenges, and I learned a long time ago that breaking things down into small steps, is for him, the most productive way to learn a new skill. A quick word about my son, he takes to technology VERY well. I am not saying he is a savant, but sometimes he does make me wonder. Sorry for the rather long introduction.
The first question I have, is what camera has the most shallow learning curve ? Ideally, it would be as close to point and shoot as possible and still fill our needs. I know that it is the photographer or in this case the videographer, not the camera that makes the video, but we need all the help we can get. At this point, I would have to say nearly 100% of the shooting will be with the use of a tripod. Please keep in mind that the goal is to ultimately sell his production(s), so it would be easier to get a camera to use for that purpose rather than buying something less involved to learn on. As challenging as it is to sometimes teach him something, it is harder by far to unteach something,and then try to teach a similar skill using a different methodology. In this case it would be “easier” to teach him on the camera he is going to use for production. That brings me to another question. He definitely will be shooting in HD, though I wonder about getting ahead of the curve and shooting in 4K ? Is it worth the investment now to get and begin shooting in 4K ? Initial plans are to sell DVD’s of his production(s) in HD and in Ultra HD, which I believe is Blu Ray. Would it be “easier” tojust shoot and produce everything in 4K right from the start ? I guess I need to say that for the initial camera purchase(s) ( I intend to buy two to begin with as we will be traveling for our shoots, and I thought it would be wise to have a back up camera), I would like to keep it $3000 or under for each camera if possible, as I will also be purchasing a new computer and software to do video editing as well.
I have looked at many cameras, but my fundamental lack of knowledge in this arena has led me here to seek guidance to try and shorten the learning curve for me and for my son. Another question I have for now is should I get “shotgun boom” for sound ? I understand that this directional mic reduces any noise heard in the recording that the camera may make, and in this case the operator as well.
As we go along, I will have many questions, some will be about computers for editing and the software, types of lens or lenses (if needed), batteries, storage mediums, DVD production etc. With him and his needs, included, I have a full day now,but I am willing to put in the work to learn the things I need in order to make things understandable for him.
I will have lots of questions, and I thank all of you in advance for any help you are willing to give me/us.
Michael and Mackenzie
ToutApp is looking for a full time Video Producer. Ideally you are a recent or soon to be college grad coming out of a Media/Arts/Videography major.
ToutApp is a fast-growing startup right in the middle of San Francisco. Come work with a bunch of awesome people who are making waves in Silicon Valley! Weâ€™re about 40 people and growing fast, and we love to bring on smart, motivated people who are excited about doing some really cool work and learning a ton along the way. We make software for salespeople, and weâ€™re a leader in the space. Our customers are companies youâ€™ve heard of and want to work with – companies like Dropbox, Box, Optimizely, Sacramento Kings, and Golden State Warriors. We just raised our Series B funding, and 2015 is already turning into a kickass year so far. Come join us!
Weâ€™re looking for an experienced and energetic video producer to create original, engaging video content telling the story of how sales teams raise their game by using Tout. You will own and manage all of our video production, editing, photography – you get to start and run with our entire visual media strategy. This isnâ€™t just about creating marketing content – you will get to create all kinds of videos and work on projects across Marketing, Customer Success, Product and Recruiting.
Projects will include customer case study videos, product overview videos, product screencasts, customer support videos, recruiting videos, thematic videos, podcasts and more. Projects will be both internally produced (by you), and there will also be larger-scale projects where you will manage an external video production vendor.
You will also manage the company YouTube account, with the goal of driving increased viewership and engagement. You will also get to work on producing podcasts, as well as managing the output of external producers as needed.
Responsibilities/What You’ll Do:
-Manage and produce video and audio projects across the entire company, from ideation to final delivery. Includes pre-production, planning, studio and field production, post-production and final delivery, as well as managing our in-house video and audio equipment.
-Manage projects with external video studios: source vendors, manage budget, oversee projects from end of end, and measure and report on results
-Direct, shoot and edit in-house projects
-Operate and maintain in-house video and production equipment
-Ensure quality, consistency and adherence to brand identity in all videos produced
-Produce and publish company podcasts
-Manage the company YouTube channel
-Must be motivated, a self-starter, comfortable seeing projects through from ideation to completion on your own, but also take feedback and work very collaboratively with other teams across the company
Qualifications/Requirements/What We’re Looking For:
-Bachelorâ€™s degree or beyond in communications, TV/video production or journalism.
-Must provide a strong portfolio of production work that demonstrates range of skills and scope of productions
-Deep understanding of the video pre-production, production, and post-production process
-Expert in video standards, video production & editing tools including: Adobe Premiere Pro, -Final Cut Pro or equivalent NLE, Adobe CS6 Production Suite (After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator) & 3D Experience (Maya, Cinema 4D, 3DS Max), Encore, video compression.
-Strong post-workflow knowledge (codecs & conversions).
-Deep understanding of professional video equipment and maintenance
-Experience managing and negotiating project budgets for a creative production company or department
-Strong story-telling skills; ability to edit a video to adjust for emphasis, pace and visual effects
-Ability to create compelling storyboards, video content plan / calendar
-Knowledge of social media & video best practices in this space
-Strong organizational / project management skills; enormous attention to detail and quality
-Ability to work in a very fast-paced, startup environment juggling multiple projects
-Demonstrated ability to execute projects on time and on budget, to take direction and work collaboratively as part of a team
-Knowledge of, and a passion for, technology culture
-HDSLR shooting and photography, including strong lighting techniques and product photography, a plus
-Employee covered benefits (medical, dental, vision)
-An office located in San Franciscoâ€™s Financial District
-Beer Oâ€™Clock every Friday (wine, whiskey and scotch welcome too)
-A top-of-the-line Mac setup
NOTE: Please provide a link to your portfolio of work that youâ€™ve done!
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Please apply directly here: http://smrtr.co/1Nd1WLk
Hello everyone, this is my first post here and I want to make it a good one.
So what brings me to Videomaker is this, I plan on bicycling around the world and want to film the whole experience. So to make such an epic goal doable I have to break it down into bite sized bits.
One of the biggest chunks to bite off is the video part, and thats why I need your help. Video is huge and I’m an amateur, I need to learn everything from the ground up and don’t want to miss a single step.
So my hopes with this post is to start a conversation on learning the in's and outs of film. From basic camera knowledge, shooting, and all the way to editing and finely production.
The site is filled with a plethora of useful information on film, but to an amateur like me it’s all over the place and I need a firm foundation to begin learning. Maybe this post has been started already but I can’t find me.
So what I’m asking is for links to useful sites on learning film basics, intermediate, and advanced. Hopefully we can put together an epic list and maybe even get this post stickied so other ambitious new film makers have a place to start.
Thanks in advance for all the help.Videomaker Forum readers, please lend your eyes and minds to a message that came to us recently from one of your fellow videographers about where to go with a career change and specifically transitioning from regional workshops to national distribution. Please offer serious advice and encouragement as only Videomaker posters can.Thank you, the text of the message follows (Jackson Wong, associate editor):I'm in process of transitioning from my existing career (kitchen remodeler) to production/filmmaker. I also teach classes for women in construction. For last several years I have been moving my skills and knowledge into new formats and this year is the final year to finally make the big move, which is to go completely digital with all my dvds, subscription to training on our website and 3x year carpentry events for women.I know it sounds unusual but I would like to take my training to a national perspective instead of just local (northern california). To that end, we have full workshop that is slowly being transformed into a production studio where we would film and make podcasts of our content for national distribution. What I need help with is someone who can (consultant?) tell me how to build the new sets and studios so that eventually we can start shooting there instead of building kitchens. Its probably an unusual request but I was hoping you might know someone in industry that helps to set up production studios, I'm not expecting this for free and willing to pay someone for their time. Specifically I know I want a sound studio (because I plan to broadcast or produce a radio show, that is tied to website), and a few production studios where we can shoot students and our specific dvds (for sale). We will also be on location shooting projects and doing editing ourselves.Right now I have a canon dslr and some lights and audio equip but know the actual set locations and lighting is critical. I just don't want to build something and then have to rebuild it when professional says it won't work well. I really want to produce exciting high quality content (opposite of old guys teaching woodworking) and don't mind learning and growing to get to that point. This will be my new career going forward (I'm 45). Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
Hello everyone, my name is Kenny Taylor, I live in Cullman, Alabama and this is my first post to this group forum. I strolled across this site looking for information regarding video production and shooting techniques.
Career wise, I’m a Paramedic supervisor and aside from farming, healthcare is all I know. As a kid however, I could have possibly been the first one to utilize 5.1 surround with nothing more than a mono cable. Lol. I have always been fascinated with the engineering involved in sound and in some ways video. Life intervened and it was healthcare that I set my feet in.
Most recently, I have started in with the sights and sounds ministry at our church. While I don’t have anything to compare my church to others with, I am impressed of the huge emphasis on video and sound production for adults, youth and child services. All three have their own sets and is streamed in HD on LCD’s and large projection screens throughout the church. In the main service we have snippets of what is happening throughout the other services so everyone is involved someway.
I will admit that my short time spent on the camera has renewed some of my youthful interest, but when it boils down to true experience, I don’t have much more knowledge than turning the camera on. lol So, to get to the point, if I were to decide to take some classes, which type of classes would those be and in what type of order? I know this is a rather wide question, but essentially, as someone who has just got their feet wet, what can I do to learn the aspects of video production from taping the cables down to editing content for distribution?
I’m not really looking for a mid-life career change, but don’t mind stepping up to the plate to take classes as to help with our video production needs at our church. I’m sure most of this I will learn by simple time and dedication to working with those who already do this each week, but still, I often wonder what type of educational opportunities I might could jump on to make me a better at what I do.
All the best,
I'm I guess what you'd call an "intermediate" videographer.. I'm pretty capable with most production duties (including the "pre" and the "post") and have made a good amount of videos, some of which I'm pretty proud of. Still, I've yet to feel comfortable with the "pro" handle as it seems like there's always something more I have yet to learn! Anyway, I am actually just finishing up my first wedding video (shooting and editing) and have just been approached for a new project.
The company where I work full-time (not video related) has requested that I give them a quote on making a video about "Safe Lifting".. Basically something that employees can watch which is tailored specifically to the types of lifting they will do on the job. It will be up to me to figure out the structure of the video and to write a script, and I will most likely use employees for the talent. The goal is to make the video (or possibly videos if the topic warrants it) fairly short – 5 minutes or less. My question to you fine folks is this – How do you think I should price for a project of this nature?
Whenever I've done videos for pay in the past, I've either done an hourly rate or just threw out a price off the top of my head – Usually in the latter case I'd end up feeling like I didn't charge enough. This time I want to do myself right, but of course I don't want to ask for too much and scare away my boss!
What do you think?
Hey guys, I’m new to adobe premiere pro and video editing in general. I have a canon hf m31 camcorder and I live in Vegas. I’ve mostly been shooting vegas sites set to music. Check out this video I just made and any feedback would be greatly appreciated. I’d like to learn more about transitions, effects and post production stuff. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
I was trying to have the footage and edits fit the tone of the music. I feel like its decent but I’d like to make more professional looking videos.
Topic: Intro and question
I have been reading several threads of interest in the forum for the past couple of days, and I decided to join up to both contribute where I can and learn a thing or two where I am lacking.
I started my own production company about a year ago with both entertainment and health education in mind, and have been in pre-production on three projects since.
My expertise is most in writing and producing, though I have a solid intermediate level knowledge with Camera, Lighting, and Editing (I have a certification in Field Producing and Editing (Adobe Premiere Pro) from my local Public Access Station).
My primary project, original programing for the internet, is schedule to start shooting in July, where I will shoot the first 5 episodes and then air them over a ten week period.
My next project close to scheduling, will be several shorts that I will use in presentations and be also distributed via the internet (I am a certified Stress Management Facilitator), and they will include the use of chroma screen, and animation.
The third project is going to be submitted, concept art, Show Bible, and Pilot screenplay, to a specific studio that is taking open submissions of original program ideas.
So that’s my story and I’m sticking to it, lol.
My Equipment so far is…
Camera – Canon Vixia HF G10 – Great AVCHD Camera, offers true HD video, and has 24p setting, and with proper lighting, the video looks at least as good as the professional level cameras, and was half the price of the introductory models.
Sound – Zoom H4n – using as my DAT recorder (with assorted wireless and boom mics and a basic sound mixer), has XLR inputs and phantom power, it records in WAV and gives great sound.
My other gear, Chroma screen, Chroma screen lights, Object lighting (Key, back, fill, background, and kicker), though essential to production, are not technically relevant in post production unless I have screwed up shoot set up.
My Workstation, this is where my first question comes in…
I have really been thinking of going Mac and Final Cut, most of my training, and experience (mostly family projects, and video/photo montages) is in PC and Adobe Premiere Pro, but lately (looking at the job market), I see tons of jobs for Final Cut Pro editors, and not much in Premiere Pro….what is the consensus here?
The second question is a technical one…
OK, so I go through the full editing process and compile, have a beautiful video, everything is perfect.
I then go to create my DVD for distribution, add the video project, add my menus, etc., and burn…and the sound which was previously (and is in the original finished video project is) beautiful, when the DVD is played back, on a DVD player or the computer, is loud and distorted?
Is there a volume level setting for the DVD itself when being created that I am missing before I print the DVD?
What could be the problem?
Thanks for your consideration,
P.S. didn’t know where specifically to put this, being an intro, a general opinion question, and then a specific tech question, so just put is in head to head.