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Documentary Videographer

Ghost River Theatre is excited to be launching a new story-telling endeavour, where we will be documenting and sharing our unique creative process through a series of mini web documentaries.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable operating a camera, recording audio, and supporting the post-production process. The successful candidate may have the opportunity for additional projects documenting other workshops throughout the season.

The Project

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the creative team and creative director to make a filming schedule during the workshop week of October 28 to November 11, 2019 (day time hours). Attend the workshop during these dates and times.
  • Take direction and collaborate with the creative director.
  • Film video and record audio of the workshop process with an eye towards captivating visuals and narrative arcs.
  • Film video and record audio of interviews of the creative team.
  • Assist the creative director with post-production editing.
  • File management.
  • Ability to commit to and meet tight deadlines.

Equipment Provided:

  • Canon XA25
  • Tripod
  • ZOOM H4N PRO
  • Memory Cards

If you have additional equipment that you would like to use, please discuss in the cover letter. Please note there is no equipment/rental budget.

About Ghost River Theatre

Led by Artistic Director, Eric Rose, GRT is an award-winning devised theatre company that creates, develops and mounts original productions through a significant investment in imaginative research and development. We make our work in a rigorous collaborative-creation environment that recognizes and utilizes the unique abilities of all participants. We premiere our work in Calgary and then tour it nationally and internationally. Our work embraces a hybrid of high-tech visual spectacle with low-fi theatrical magic.

Over our 26-year history, GRT’s unique creation process has yielded an impressive roster of critically acclaimed productions: One, The Highest Step in the World, The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst, Tomorrow’s Child, and Giant, among many others. GRT has created and toured some of the most thoughtful, daring, creative, and seemingly impossible work that this country has produced. With a keen desire to create, to engage, and to push the boundaries of live performance, GRT has established itself firmly as a leader in the Calgary, Alberta, and national cultural ecologies.

This position is best suited for an advanced videography student/emerging filmmaker.

This is a paid position via an honorarium of $250. It is a fantastic opportunity to work on a portfolio project and receive documentary direction mentorship.

Please send a cover letter describing your experience on similar projects, a resume, links to examples of your work, and two references to producer@ghostrivertheatre.com.

Submissions will be accepted until the right candidate is found. Promising candidates who submit may also be contacted in the future for similar opportunities later in the season.

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