Launch Media is a visual communications company whose mission is to empower our clients to be more effective communicators through the use of moving images. We’re a tight team of quick on our toes Creatives, Directors, and Producers focused on creating uniquely useful content, that gets results

We are looking for an experienced Director of Photography/Cinematographer who feels completely confident in his/her ability to capture a story in a cinematic way, and is passionate about overcoming all the usual obstacles to get the perfect shot. We want someone with an optimistic attitude that works well with others and is outgoing and adventurous and is committed to always evolving what they do.

This applicant needs to be self-motivated and ready to be involved in the creative process, from pre-production to the delivery of the final product.
Compensation:
• Salary
• Benefits package includes:
o PTO
o 401K with company match
o Health insurance
o Out of state relocation expenses coverage

Experience / Skills

• Full-time position
• Strong organizational and time management skills required
• 5-10 years proven experience in commercial production setting
• Demonstrate a firm grasp of composition, lighting (studio, location, and available light scenarios), mood, tone and story.
• Ability to lead Camera Dept. in small or large productions
o Experience building and owning a shot list from script, including scouting and evaluating locations
o Manage gear, crew, schedules
o Collaborate with Producers, client reps, staff and freelancers to execute Director’s vision alongside clients and project
stakeholders
o On-set improvisation to make the shot happen
o Field producing/directing talent when needed
o Determine which camera equipment is necessary and obtain equipment for shoots
o Transport, set-up, operate production equipment, including: cameras, audio, lighting and grip, audio for location and studio
production.
• Must be able to lift 50+ pounds
• Must be willing to travel: Locally, nationally, and internationally. Long travel and production hours are possible
• Willingness to work in challenging environments such as extreme hot or cold climates and industrial environments
• Strong writing and directing skills is a plus
• Post production and editing skills is a plus
• Experience building looks/LUTS in pre production is a plus
• Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite software is required
• Live audio and video experience is a plus
• UAV Pilot and FAA certification is a plus