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Camera Assistant - Freelance Talent Pool


Camera Assistant Emmerdale Talent Pool Leeds Closing date: Sunday 26 September 2021 Why you should join us... We connect with millions of people every day, make content they can't get enough of and reflect and shape the world we live in... and we do all this through the power of creativity. We will be a digitally led entertainment and media company that creates and brings brilliant content to audiences, wherever, whenever and however they choose. Business overview per Business Area: Emmerdale is recorded both in a studio environment and also out on location and we are often on the lookout for talented freelance Camera Assistants to supplement our Camera Department on a short-term freelance basis. This role entails... You will need a good understanding of how our Camera Operators work on both location and in a studio environment; learning how to rig/derig specialised equipment, to pressurised deadlines, in order to acquire quality pictures. You will need to know the importance of working both technically and creatively, working closely with a wide range of production personnel including cast; directors and other crew. You will have the responsibilities associated for the management of equipment ensuring the prevention of damage and working closely with the Grips department. In the studio environment you will have to rig and derig cameras; patching cameras to relevant camera points and will be required to cable-clear and assist with focusing, tracking etc. On location you will be responsible for P2 card recording media, including collection and return to base, labelling, loading into the records etc. You will also be responsible for charging camera batteries and replacing them also reporting if faulty; setting up monitors for other production crew to view the pictures. What do I need to get this role/job? Minimum criteria * Driving licence is required as driving duties are part of this role as you will be expected to load equipment and drive a vehicle from our studio base out to location. * Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment and confident in liaising with various individuals and departments in a professional manner. * You will need to be flexible, reliable, punctual and organised. Due to the nature of the role, you will be required to be flexible with regards to working hours - production days are long. * You will be required to move, transport and rig/derig heavy equipment. * You will need to have gained experience working as a Camera Assistant, preferably on a similar drama production. * You will need experience of duties such as: rigging and derigging camera equipment; cable-clearing; charging camera batteries and setting up monitors out on location and assisting with focusing and tracking. ITV strongly encourages applications for this role from candidates with a disability and as a Disability Confident Leader, we have committed to interview all candidates with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role. (minimum criteria above) Key Criteria: * Knowledge of Cameras and Technology e.g. knowledge of using P2 cards. * Willingness to learn new techniques and technologies. * Teamwork & Communication. * Problem Solving. * Proactivity & initiative. * Organisation skills. * Ability to determine what makes a good shot and how camera work enhances creative storytelling. We're happy to discuss any support/personalisation you may need during our application process as part of our reasonable adjustments approach. So we encourage you to get in touch with us if you require anything We want to be the most flexible employer in Media. We offer Smart working and we will support you and provide you the right environment and work/ life balance We reach millions of people everyday, that's why having diverse talents and being an organisation where colleagues feel included is crucial to us. We have various networks who celebrate and support our colleagues. We try to embed an inclusive mindset in everything we do. Find out more here * There may be a few exceptions where we are not able to take all eligible candidates to the next stage due to the volume of applications. This project has been partly supported by HM Government with Employer Ownership funding.

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Camera Assistant - Freelance Talent Pool






Closing Date : Sunday 26th September 2021



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