Job Opportunity at SCP - First Assistant (Stills & Video)
September 17, 2015 / COMMENT
This opportunity has only been offered 10 times in the company's history.
Stewart Cohen Pictures is looking for a hardworking, honest and solid still & video assistant for a full-time salaried position. We are looking for a commitment of 2 years.
This is a full time position for a person interested in an adventure in assisting with a well known commercial Director/Photographer. Must have a flexible schedule and be willing to travel, work long hours and weekends if need be. Needs to be knowledgeable with Broncolor and Profoto still gear, cameras and video lighting equipment; having worked with a Movi or Ronin is a plus. Our studio works on both TV and print advertising, and often at the same time. The person applying for this position has to be willing to become fluent in both.
We need someone who has excellent communication and people skills and is responsible and reliable in completing their work. We are working with high-level agencies and clients as well as crew, so a good, light, fun nature is required to keep and maintain a positive presence on set.
- Knowledge of Canon DSLRs
- Knowledge of video cameras and settings
- Great sense of light and knowledge of all artificial lighting tools
- Ability to multi-task
- Experience assisting on commercial photo shoots, both in-studio and on location
- Be able to work quickly and proficiently on set
- Be able to delegate and give direction
- Knowledge of Broncolor and Profoto
- Knowledge of Apple OSX
- Strong attention to detail is a must
- Good eye for color and composition
Other Job requirements:
There are also general assisting duties in the studio - to make sure that all digital capture is backed up and that backing up procedures are in good, functional order. Must have great organizational skills, excellent time keeping and ability to meet deadlines. All equipment must be cleaned and maintained after each shoot and new equipment must be added to the insurance list on a regular basis. Applicant must be able to adapt to changing situations and be able to help out wherever they are needed. A good knowledge of the Adobe Suite and Excel is strongly advised but not completely necessary.
Must submit via email:
Subject Title: Assistant
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Resume and Cover letter within email of why you think you would be suitable for the position. Submissions without these will not be considered.
Please also include a link to your photography and video work.
*Please do not call or send emails directly to Stewart Cohen - only to the above email address.
Salary is based upon experience. There will be a 3- month trial period to make sure that the applicant is the right fit for SCP.