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|Post subject: [IRF] Vacancy For Multimedia Crew
Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:35 am
LiberTV: A Hub Where Ideas Are Contested
Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF) intended to develop the first web TV in Malaysia that is dedicated to stir discussion, debate and disseminate democratic ideas. It aimed at establishing a new generation of young Muslims who is receptive to the idea of democracy and liberty through media. The project will also reach out to educate the Muslim and Malaysian community at large on values of democracy and liberty.
Democracy is valuable only when it operates within the norms of freedom, human rights and justice. The lack of understanding of these values will create illiberal democracy or worse, autocracy. In Malaysia, even those who participate in the democratic system sometimes fail to appreciate these values, especially on freedom of expression.
Among Muslims, many have forgotten that the substance of freedom of expression was once part of their tradition and heritage. Yet today they turn to be one of the most active agents to limit freedom of expression in the name of religion. Reaching out to them in a modern and intellectual way via new technologies will help to educate the Muslim youths in particular on this important issue.
A Multimedia Crew works with digital, electronic and film cameras in multi and single-camera operational conditions, producing pictures for director/s by combining the use of complex technology with creative visual skills.
1. The work is based in three settings:
• In a studio, where the camera operator usually follows a camera script, which gives the order of shots. This is practiced at rehearsal and is cued by the director during recording. The skill lies in interpreting what the director wants and acting quickly and effectively to achieve it;
• Outside broadcasts, working as part of a team of camera operators filming live events, such as forums, seminars and ceremonial occasions and debates;
• On location, where there is likely to be more opportunity for creativity through suggesting shots to the director.
2. A Multimedia Crew usually works under the direction of a director. The role involves a mix of technical and creative skills. Work activities vary greatly depending on the type of program, for example studio/outside broadcast programs, interviews, documentaries or current affair and news.
However, generally typical work activities include:
• Assembling, preparing and setting up equipment prior to filming, which may include tripods, monitors, lighting, cables and leads, and headphones;
• Offering advice on how best to shoot a scene, explaining the visual impact created by particular shots;
• Planning shots – getting the right angle shots need to be meticulously planned beforehand;
• Practicing the camera moves required for pre-arranged shots;
• Studying scripts;
• Finding solutions to technical or other practical problems (for an outside broadcast, for example, the natural light conditions need to be taken into account when setting up shots);
• Being prepared to innovate and experiment with ideas;
• Taking instructions from the director or the director of photography;
• Working quickly, especially as timing is such an important factor;
• Taking sole responsibility in situations where only one camera operator is involved in the filming;
• Keeping up to date with filming methods and equipment;
• Repairing and maintaining equipment (optional);
• Demonstrating a good awareness of health and safety issues;
• Very mobile and able to drive with equipment to and from locations.
Part of the role involves interacting and maintaining good working relationships with other members of the team especially the Director and Producer.
Video Editing: A Multimedia Crew is responsible for assembling raw material into a finished product suitable for broadcasting. The material he works with may consist of raw camera footage, dialogue, sound effects, and graphics. This is a key role in the post-production process.
It also involves assembling all raw footage, with camera shots either recorded or transferred onto a hard disc in preparation for inputting into the computer. He must also be able to input uncut rushes and sound, synchronizing and storing them into files on the computer.
Digitally cutting the files to determine the sequence of the film and determining what is usable, and creating a 'rough cut' of the program/film and determining the exact cutting for the next and final stages are very pertinent.
A re-ordering and tweaking the content to ensure the logical sequencing and smooth running of the film/video will be the main post-production task.
Finally, he is responsible for delivering the final product to the required specifications, focusing on technical aspects such as correcting faulty footage, grading/coloring, and adding special effects to finish the film or program.
This position is open to all graduates and diplomates, however the following subjects provide a useful background:
• Media studies;
• Mass Communications
• Creative Multimedia
• Media production.
Other relevant subjects include lighting, optics and cinematography.
Technical skills and appropriate experience are far more important than formal qualifications.
Candidates will need to show evidence of the following:
• Sound theoretical, practical and technical knowledge of cameras;
• The ability to frame and compose shots;
• The ability to perform camera moves accurately;
• Interpersonal and communication skills;
• The ability to multi-task and take direction from others;
• Team-working skills and the ability to lead and motivate others;
• Tact and diplomacy;
• The ability to work under pressure and to deadlines;
• Attention to detail.
*The most important criterion of all is that the candidate MUST believe in the CAUSE of the Islamic Renaissance Front.
Please submit your full CV to info @ irfront.org or irfront @ gmail.com together with a scanned photograph. Applicants who fulfill the criteria above and aspire to venture into a new and challenging domain are encouraged to apply.
Dr Ahmad Farouk Musa
Chairman and Director
Islamic Renaissance Front
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