Director of Photography
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Job Overview

We are looking for an individual with an eye for detail to join our team as a Director of Photography. In this role, you will be responsible for directing and instructing camera operators for equipment setups. You will also be determining the lighting and other requirements on set. 

You should be able to order new equipment when required. Besides, you should ensure that the existing equipments are well-maintained and remain in working order. In addition, you will be editing the pictures and finalizing filters to be used. 

Furthermore, you will be supervising the camera crew and other technicians. Your knowledge of different camera techniques and technical expertise will give you an upper hand. 

If you are creative with a strong background in the Media industry, we would love to meet you. 

Responsibilities

  • Ensuring proper lighting requirements on the set

  • Testing camera equipment and placing an order for new ones when required

  • Developing and editing the visual style of a film

  • Deciding and controlling camera angles and frames

  • Instructing and supervising the camera crew and technicians on set

  • Directing the camera movement to capture shots

  • Ordering appropriate film stock

  • Checking for natural lightings on set and using artificial lighting when necessary

  • Coordinating with the Electrician to ensure proper electricity connectivity on set

  • Deciding on different shooting elements like camera distance, filters, and shutter angles

  • Checking the camera setting before beginning the shoot

  • Coordinating the entire motion picture processes with the team members

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Photography, Filming, Cinematography or a related field

  • Familiarity with photography and shooting equipment like Camera Tripod and Prime Lens 

  • Knowledge of film and photo editing software such as Adobe Photoshop, Skylum Luminar, and Corel PaintShop Pro 2020

  • Up-to-date with the latest developments in the media industry and photography/filming techniques

  • Highly creative and motivated individual

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent technical background

  • Detail-oriented

  • Good leadership qualities

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Ability to work for long and flexible working hours

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