Work for duckrabbit. Aspiring film-maker/assistant producer wanted.Written by Benjamin Chesterton
After five years we’re saying goodbye and good luck to our much loved production manager Oliver Sharpe.
Oli joined us fresh out of Uni where he studied photography and film as a mature student. He’s gone on to direct some terrific films, as well as assist on shoots as far and wide as Ethiopia, Iceland and Bootle. He’s taught duckrabbit workshops in Mongolia, Australia, Paris and best of all Norwich.
So yeah. He did great.
He’s leaving us at the beginning of March and we’re looking for someone special to help steer the duckrabbit mothership. Could that be you?
About the job.
Job titles don’t mean a lot at duckrabbit but let’s call the role ‘Assistant Producer’.
We’re a tiny team and everyone does a bit of everything. But mostly this is a support role in our Birmingham production office. So if you’re not naturally a team player then this isn’t the job for you. If you don’t want to live in Birmingham then again this job is not for you.
You’ll be a hard worker, well organised and most of all have a commitment to excellence. You’ll be technically proficient, unafraid of learning new software and interested in the art and process of film-making.
You’ll be able to watch a duckrabbit film and get what we do and why and want to be an important part of that mission.
We’re offering the job on a 12 month basis, full or part-time, with a trial period. Ideally the right candidate will be around for a long time, assuming more responsibility as they progress (work permitting).
Read the job description below. Write to me: [email protected]
- Tell me a little about yourself.
- Detail how your experience makes you a good candidate for duckrabbit (specifically in relation to the job spec).
- Looking at the job spec let me know if there are any areas you are not proficient in and for which you will require support/training.
- Name your favorite duckrabbit film.
- Let us know when you might be available to start.
- Send us a Spotify playlist.
NO MORE THAN 700 words. Additionally please include your work history.
Don’t delay. Deadline January 21st but the earlier you apply the better.
It should go without saying but You must have the right to work in the UK.
We welcome applications from people underrepresented in the arts. We welcome applications from people who could not afford to intern for free.
We’ll acknowledge all applications but I’m afraid if you don’t hear bear back it’s because at this time somebody else ticks more boxes. Don’t take it personally. I had 9 interviews at the BBC before I got a researcher job.
JOB SPEC – subject to change and please note we don’t expect you to be able to do all these things
Production – research, planning, coordinating, logistics, filming, directing (with support), assisting, photographing, flying drones (knowledge of the technicals of light and filming/photographing)
Kit – cleaning, maintaining, replacing, packing for shoots (know how to use it all)
Training – planning, teaching
Post production – backing up materials, going through rushes, editing, colour grading, audio editing
Admin – Handling clients, booking trains/hotels/flights,
Marketing – Social media (instagram, facebook, twitter etc), updating our website using wordpress, identifying and approaching potential clients
Other – photo and text processing/editing, making a good cuppa, being nice to Snowy (our westie head of HR).
Software we use. Sony Vegas. Magic bullet looks. Izotope RX4. Neat Video. Lightroom. Photoshop.