Request for Independent Video Producers
BRIC, a multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to providing access to and understanding of contemporary art, performing arts and community media, seeks independent video producers to serve as production mentors for the BRIC Media Share grant program (briacrtsmedia.org/MediaShare). This program provides Brooklyn-affiliated non-profits with mentoring and video production support to inform the public about their work.Specifically, BRIC requests proposals from qualified media makers to work intimately with selected Brooklyn non-profits to help create video projects and serve as a mentor to lead organizations’ staff through the production experience. Production will take place in the field or in BRIC’s HD television studios. Project OverviewThe independent video producer may serve different roles for the duration of the engagement period including project manager, lead producer, and staff mentor. Some selected independent video producers may serve as instructors for workshops focused on specific production skillsets. Anticipated length of engagement: varies between four to nine months, depending on needs of selected non-profits. Engagement begins March 2014. This project will be performed as an independent consultant. Video producer is responsible for creating a work schedule with the organization he or she is assigned. Hours per month will vary, depending on which non-profit the independent video producer is assigned, organization’s availability, and the overall video content needs of the organization.Project Scope: •Meet regularly and work with an assigned Brooklyn non-profit to produce video in the field and/or in BRIC’s television studio during the duration of the BRIC Media Share grant including pre-production, production and post-production process.•For field-specific projects: produce, shoot and edit video content as specified in agreement with Brooklyn non-profit organizations.•For studio-specific projects: produce, assist with script creation, interview techniques, and serve as a liaison between non-profit and BRIC studio production staff. Studio-specific projects occur monthly with a minimum of two half-hour programs created during the grant period.•Meet regularly with community media partnership staff to assess video projects benchmarks and content production goals.•Assist BRIC’s staff with the execution of customized curriculum as part of organization’s staff skill development to meet projected benchmarks.•Work with non-profits staff to provide hands-on production experience during the creation of video projects.Qualifications•Expertise in field production with handheld digital video cameras and/or HD television studio production•Expertise in post-production and non-linear editing•Experience working with a diverse public with varying levels of technical skill•Ability to be highly organized and detail oriented•Have a flexible schedule •Educational experience and/or experience working with non-profits a plus•Ideal candidates will have proficiency in one or more of the following skillsets: video documentary, script creation, marketing, and graphic design.CompensationPay will vary between $1100 and $3000 or more, depending on non-profit assignment, video content generated, classes taught, and length of engagement.Please send a letter of interest, CV, and links to online examples of video production work to Rose Crichton, Partnership and Acquisitions Manager for Community Media at rcrichton [at] BRICartsmedia [dot] org. In the subject line, please write “Independent Video Producer.” No phone calls, please.