Are you a passionate storyteller who’s ready to take your shooting to the next level? Go To Team is offering a unique opportunity to production camera people and chief photographers as our next cameraperson. This position is designed for video/digital format shooters (not still photographers… no offense) that want to gain the experience needed to shoot, run audio, and light at the highest level. We have successfully run this apprenticeship for 20 years.
This position will initially be based in Waco, TX and you will work regularly with Go To Team’s Director of Photography, Roger Woodruff, for clients like: The Weather Channel, Discovery, ESPN, NFL Network, The Golf Channel, ABC, NBC and E!. You will be working as a camera assist and, running audio, and lighting while learning every aspect of high-end video production. This position has a heavy travel schedule taking the crew outside of Waco regularly. At the end of the Apprenticeship phase (8-12 months), you’ll be considered for a multi-year contract position where we’ll continue to train you and develop you into a Director of Photography. If chosen to advance, you’ll be placed in your own market/city outside of Waco and we’ll train you to become a Director of Photography. If you want to live full-time in Waco, TX, then this position is not for you.
We often work odd hours on short notice where some weeks are busier than others. Lots of driving and heavy travel are guaranteed. Our crews drive hundreds of miles before and after shooting on a regular basis. If you do not like to drive, this position isn’t for you.
Yearly Salary: $30,000
Term: 12 month paid apprenticeship with review and first right of hire at 9 months.
This is designed for talented storytellers that are cameramen who want to shoot at their best.
Federal Apprenticeship guidelines require at least a college degree or two years of work related experience.
There is only one way to apply. Tell us a story with material that you’ve shot. While student films are interesting they’re not what we do on a daily basis. 98% of what we shoot is “make you care” pieces for Major sports, news and entertainment companies. Make your reel three minutes max. We need to see interviews and B-Roll. Color and time lapses are a plus, but put together one cohesive demo reel that tells us about you (stylistically) from behind the lens. Do not send us multiple links to your work. This needs to be a unique reel to Go To Team meeting the requirements above. One hint...watch the reels on our website.
All Applicants must have a reel. No exceptions. Applicants without reel will not be accepted. Please include an email address. Reels and Resumes will be accepted on or before Jan 15th. Reels received after the Jan 15th deadline will not be accepted or reviewed. Reels will be accepted one way only. Make sure to attach your cover letter and resume in your application
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Experience / Skills
Experience in PA, Audio and Grip work are a plus. However, a solid reel and hard working attitude are key.
Requirements: Valid Driver’s License, Passport, Dependable Vehicle, but most of all a strong desire to be the best.
About Go To Team
In this day of ever-shrinking margins, time is the enemy. Trying to staff the critical camera crew on projects one-by-one means you have to continually rethink strategy as video crew become unavailable, or are just not up to your standards. That is why show-runners, production companies, agencies, networks and Fortune 500 companies turn to us: because we have the best trained video camera crew – fully outfitted with the latest in cameras and equipment – with the ability to travel and focus 100% on executing YOUR vision. Every camera crew has gone through our Federally Accredited Apprenticeship Program in the US (built by us for you).