Live Action Video Director

  • Company: LinkedIn
  • Posted: January 14, 2017
  • Reference ID: 309411701
The LinkedIn Learning Solutions Content Team is looking for a Live Action Video Director who will be responsible for directing live action content, managing set crew operations, collaborating with content producers and post production on course content and other live action projects as required.
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Primary responsibilities:
  • Partner with the content producers or necessary team(s) to establish the vision and requirements for course content
  • Participate in the pre-production of live action content, including reviewing and providing feedback on author scripts and ensuring we have the necessary equipment and resources to effectively and efficiently manage the shoot
  • Work with the production team to develop a production strategy for the set, lighting, camera, and other requirements for the shoot
  • Direct the author on set, including providing positive and constructive feedback, mentoring, and coaching the author so he/she delivers the best possible performance and clear, instructional content
  • Direct the production team on the set to ensure all aspects of the shoot represent the vision and requirements of the course
  • Collaborate with the training producer and production team to document all aspects of the shoot so information can be clearly communicated to editors
  • Travel to various locations to shoot footage of featured subjects
  • Review course work with senior directors to improve and grow skills continually
  • Directs complex, multi-camera, studio or location shoots
  • Directs all the technical aspects of filming, including the HD video cameras, sound, lighting, and shot composition while managing associated crews
  • Directs all of the aesthetic aspects of the filming
  • Directs the author/talent in performance, giving correction and encouragement
  • Effectively articulates performance direction to authors with clear communication
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned
Basic qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in video, film, or multimedia production
  • 4 years minimum experience in the video production industry
  • Experience directing shoots and managing crews
  • Basic knowledge of video editing platforms
Preferred qualifications:
  • Advanced knowledge of production through post workflow, including Adobe Premiere Pro for editing, green screen keying and current color tools
  • Experience directing e-learning and/or corporate videos
  • Applied experience of video formats and encoding tools
  • Experience with color management tools
  • Experience successfully managing multiple projects at the same time
  • Advanced leadership, communication, collaboration and problem solving skills ensuring efficient and effective interaction with producers, authors, directors, and project stakeholders
  • Advanced skills and knowledge of HD and 4K technology including cameras and recording devices, especially professional series cameras fromPanasonic,Sony, and Canon
  • Advanced knowledge of video lighting setups, grip gear and terminology and ability to communicate lighting needs to team members
  • Advanced knowledge of audio capture, including recording techniques, recording gear and audio theory
  • Advanced knowledge of studio tools, including signal converters and recorders
  • Expert discernment for balancing ISO, aperture, noise floor, gamma, and shutter speed to achieve professional look for each course or project
  • Ability to take ownership of a project from concept to delivery
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective internal working relationships and be able to work in a collaborative setting
  • Ability to anticipate and solve practical problems or resolve issues
  • Strong computer skills including operating systems, troubleshooting and basic networking knowledge
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with an emphasis on attention to detail
  • Experience in a professional, fast paced, production environment

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