Director of Photography Apprenticeship: Charleston
Are you a passionate storyteller who’s ready to take your shooting to the next level? Go To Team is offering a unique opportunity to Cameramen in local news and production positions; including, Chief Photographers as our next camera person. This position is designed for video/digital format shooters (not still photographers… no offense) that want to gain the experience needed to shoot, run audio, and light at the highest level. We have successfully run this apprenticeship for Fifteen years and all of our former apprentices are now full-time Directors of Photography or on their way to becoming one for Go To Team.
This position is initially based in Charleston, SC and you will work regularly with our Go To Team Director of Photography, Dave Baker, for clients like NBC, NFL Network, CBS Entertainment, ESPN, Fox Sports, The Golf Channel, ABC news and E!. You will be working as a camera assist, running audio, and lighting while learning every aspect of high-end video production. This position has a heavy travel schedule taking the crew outside of Charleston regularly. At the end of the Apprenticeship phase (8-12 months) we’ll move you into a full-time Cameraman position, in your own city outside of Charleston, and build you to become a Director of Photography for us. If you want to live full time in Charleston, this position is not for you.
We often work odd hours on short notice where some weeks are busier than others. Lots of driving and heavy travel are guaranteed. Our crews drive hundreds of miles before and after shooting on a regular basis. If you do not like to drive, this position isn’t for you.
Experience in PA, Audio and Grip work are a plus. However, a solid reel and hard working attitude are key.
Requirements: Valid Drivers License, Passport, Dependable Vehicle, but most of all a strong desire to be the best.
Yearly Salary: $30,000
Term: 3 Year Contract
This is designed for talented storytellers that are cameramen who want to shoot at their best.
Federal Apprenticeship guidelines require at least a college degree or 2 years of work related experience.
There is only one way to apply. Tell us a story with material that you’ve shot. While student films are interesting they’re not what we do on a daily basis. 98% of what we shoot is “make you care” pieces for Major sports, news and entertainment companies. Make your reel 3 minutes max. We need to see interviews and B-Roll. Color and time lapses are a plus, but put together one cohesive demo reel that tells us about you (stylistically) from behind the lens. Don not send us multiple links to your work. This needs to be a unique reel to Go To Team meeting the requirements above. One hint…watch the reels on our website.
All Applicants must have a reel. No exceptions. Applicants without reel will not be accepted. Please include an email address. Reels and Resumes will be accepted on or before April 15th. Reels received after the April 15th deadline will not be accepted or reviewed. Reels will be accepted two ways.
1. Email a downloadable link to your reel via vimeo or dropbox to CHS_Apprentice@gototeam.com . Make sure to attach your cover letter and resume in the email.
2. Mail 1 DVD or Thumb Drive Reel and Resume to our box listed below.
Mail Reel and Resume to:
Dave Baker – 1317-M North Main Street #213 , Summerville SC 29483
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