Videographer JOB DESCRIPTION Our Vision: ‘Positively Affecting the Life of Every Student’ Overall Mission Statement: The University of Essex Students’ Union supports and enhances the educational, social, cultural and recreational activities of all students at Essex. We provide representation for all students – within the University, locally and nationally. Our Values • Student focussed • Democratic • Student led • Environmentally aware • Accessible • Representative of diversity • Highest standards Strategic Aims • A Union with outstanding member participation in every aspect of its work and decision-making, reflecting the full diversity of its membership • A Union engaged with the University, improving outcomes for members throughout their lives as students • A Union providing exceptional support for all its volunteers and activists • A Union delivering sector-leading services to its members • A Union enabling its members to participate fully in the wider community • A Union committed to its staff and their role in delivering excellence to members • A Union constantly looking to the future, ensuring realisation of its overall Vision Purpose of Student Union Jobs: To provide the highest quality services and standards in everything we do to achieve the Union’s Vision and Strategic Aims.
Purpose of Videographer role: You will be responsible for assembling raw material into a finished product suitable for broadcasting. The material you will work with may consist of raw camera footage, dialogue, sound effects, graphics and special effects. This is a key role in the post-production process and the editor's skill can determine the quality and delivery of the final product. Reporting to:
Functional Relationships: Marketing Manager, Director of Marketing Communications, Marketing team, Students’ Union staff Section:
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receiving a brief, and maybe an outline of footage and/or a shot list, script, or screenplay; assembling all raw footage, with camera shots either recorded or transferred onto video tape in preparation for inputting into the computer; inputting uncut rushes and sound, and synchronising and storing them into files on the computer; digitally cutting the files to determine the sequence of the film and determining what is usable; creating a 'rough cut' of the programme/film and determining the exact cutting for the next and final stages; re-ordering and tweaking the content to ensure the logical sequencing and smooth running of the film/video.
Attending regular meetings with the Marketing Manager to discuss projects.
Other Information It is important to know that you will be appraised during the course of your work with the Students’ Union. You will be expected to participate in any training programme, meeting or conference considered relevant to your job. The Students’ Union expects all staff to participate and take ownership of their Induction, Appraisal Reviews, Departmental Staff Meetings and be responsible for reading and carrying out duties with full regard to the rules, policies and procedures and conditions of service contained in the Staff Handbook, and within Departments of the Students’ Union. A condition of employment is that all staff are expected to assist in key events throughout the year e.g. Summer Ball, Freshers Fair and any other key event, including elections, if necessary. Staff are expected to portray a positive image, both internally and externally of the Students’ Union by displaying high standards of service, integrity, punctuality, politeness and professionalism. PERSONAL SPECIFICATION
Strong communication skills Working knowledge of current software, for example Premier, I-Movie Good command of the English language (written and verbal) Ability to interpret user’s requirements and deliver film/video in accordance with a supplied brief Ability to work well as part of a team and under own initiative Knowledge and understanding of the student audience Understanding of different video editing techniques
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