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BuzzFeed // news & entertainment content
Los Angeles    Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2020
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The Role

BuzzFeed Video is looking for a project-based Director to bring their creative & technical skills to our editorial video team. We are looking for a smart, experienced, & passionate creative that can work with all departments working on an established mini series.

This is a freelance position, based in BuzzFeeds LA office. The Director will work with the in-house creative team & the production team to execute a mini series of an established BuzzFeed food show. Project Rate: $276 a day for 2 prep days & 1 wrap day | $460 a day for 3 shoot days (Total = $2,208)

You will

  • Collaborate with the Executive Producer & Production Team
  • Attend virtual tech scout, pre-pro meeting, & prep day in addition to shoot days
  • Collaborate with Executive Producer on shot list & creative execution of the show
  • Collaborate with the creative team & DP on gear needs from our in-house equipment inventory
  • Follow all COVID-19 safety precautions
  • Lead creative direction at pace that aligns within limits of shooting schedule
  • Guide direction of talents recipe ideation & execution
  • Work with DP to create a visual style that aligns with past seasons
  • Work with 1st AC to make sure Media Logs are filled out & submitted with the footage
  • Work with production to keep set moving & make our shoot days while keeping culinary needs/timing in mind
  • Complete Edit Blueprints detailing creative notes from set for Post production handoff

You have

  • 2+ years experience directing digital videos 
  • Experience with digital food content, ideally with a comedic tone
  • Experience directing talent & working with a DP in the digital space
  • Experience troubleshooting creative solutions if on set limitations or changes arise
  • Experience with the technical aspects of camera & lighting
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