Opportunity: Videographer/Video Editor

The Shedd Aquarium Videographer/video editor position specializes in visual storytelling through video, interactive and theatrical experiences at Shedd Aquarium and off-site. Formats include short documentary, infographic- and animation-driven instructional videos. The Video Editor collaborates creatively with the team to generate, articulate, and produce concepts. The Video Editor is detail-oriented, with aesthetic sensitivity and attention to quality. Ability to work independently and pro-actively on multiple projects at any given time while meeting deadlines is critical.

Shoot video with DSLR, GoPro and Sony Cinealta XDCam HD with technical proficiency in lighting, focus, color balance, and image composition; Use basic audio recording equipment with technical proficiency; Edit videos following creative direction and oversight; Integrate animated graphics and typography into video edits with sensitivity to aesthetics and Shedd graphic standards; Keep digital work files and archives well organized, following best practices and the department’s established conventions; Research media production best practices for technology (both hardware and software), make recommendations on purchases and implement accordingly; Care for and keep videography equipment in good condition; Occasionally be available to work weekend or evening events, and travel.

BFA or BA degree in Film & Video or similar. Concentration, or or emphasis on animation or interaction design is a plus. 3 – 5 years experience in video editing and videography

TO APPLY: Send CV, cover letter (max. of 2000 words). Describe your background, experience, and include a portfolio or samples of your work. Please also be sure to provide names and contact information for 3 references. Send all materials to jobs@sheddaquarium.org for consideration.

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