Videographer and Editor at Alchemy | Powderkeg

Alden here - Alchemy's Founder

I started Alchemy Film with one simple, yet powerful belief-that well- crafted stories can change the world for the better.

Look, lot's of companies have big and bold missions, but far too often they ring hollow when you compare those statements to their actions. I won't ask you to take our word for it, instead judge us based on what we've already done. And if our current path excites you, well then perhaps you're the right person to come in and be an inflection point for our future-helping us to reach new heights.

I started exploring storytelling as a way of expressing the things I had in my head and found myself surround with inspiring pioneers doing amazing things in their communities through new startups and soulful nonprofits.

At Alchemy, we know that well-told stories can change the world -- and we do everything we can to get meaningful, human-centric stories out into the world.

But we can't do it alone, we need your help to bring stories to life.

Nearly all of our work is shot in documentary style that emphasizes experience and is fast, one take and improvisational in its nature.

For the nuts and bolts, we do three types of storytelling -- we do commercial work for world class brands with something to say, we do many Docu-series on all topics entrepreneurial and we fund our own work which helps us push our own boundaries.

And that is where you come in. We are looking for both camera operators & camera operators with editing experience. If you're still with me at this point, take a look at the more detailed description below:

Details about the job:

  • The ideal candidate is a freelance videographer with 2-3 years of professional experience demonstrating strong editing skills. Ideally, this would be a long-term relationship.
  • The ideal candidate is a freelance editor with 2-3 years of professional experience demonstrating strong editing skills. Ideally, this would be a long-term relationship.
  • Pay is based on experience and will grow based on performance.
  • This is a freelance / part time position which will have consistent hours, yet can allow for your personal projects / work on your own
  • For the right person this ideally will turn into a full time position

Videographer Responsibilities are as follows:

  • Good knowledge of DSLR and Upper range videocamera operations
  • Documentary style coverage of unscripted events
  • Interviewing subjects in episodes
  • Working with the production team to ensure all action is [properly captured

Editorial Responsibilities are as follows:

  • Good knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Expertly manage and organize all files
  • DIT
  • Reviewing all footage and developing a story-first visual edit
  • Create radio edits and rough cuts, offer ideas and interpret notes
  • Create full episodes for our documentary series
  • Working with the post team to ensure all footage is appropriately cataloged and backed up

Things the candidate can gain from the experience:

  • Growing as an shooter & editor
  • Learning from someone with 20+ years of production experience
  • Having creative freedom and exploration
  • Mentorship in all areas related to production

For the right person, this is a dream job.

Traits the ideal candidate would have:

  • Good, accessible communicator
  • Trustworthy, dependable and prompt
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Creative
  • Instinctive Awareness
  • Confident (stand their ground on their creative decisions)

At this time, we are only considering those based here or willing to move to the Kansas City area for this position.

If interested, please include cover letter, resume and demo reel and we will respond to every candidate.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Videographer and Editor
  • Company
  • Location
    Kansas City, MO
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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