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This is an accelerated Acting for Camera Course for Muhlenberg College's abroad program.
This is both a cinematography position and a teaching assistance position in one.
Candidate should understand that while these are college students, we are seeking to make their footage look as great as we can with what we have available.
Candidate should have a positive attitude and have a certain level of enthusiasm to share their knowledge while simultaneously growing with other aspiring artists.

The total time needed will be 5 - 1/2 weeks

DATES: August 20th (Load In) --- September 27th (Load Out) --Exact dates breakdown below
Actual Shoot Days: 24 total
Total Days Needed: 31 max (possibly less, includes load in/load out and orientation)
Compensation: 6K --8K Pending experience and whether or not you are a NYC local.
Split between 3 payments, every two weeks. Final check is given on the last day or work.

I need someone with a certain amount of their own gear/equipment and the skill to use it.
-A camera that has 4K capabilities (which we don't use) but still looks good in HD
(i.e. Canon 5D Mark IV)
-Their own lenses. 2 or 3 primes and one zoom should get it done.
-Their own handheld rig.
-Their own tripod.
-Someone that has a few of their own lights that can efficiently light a room.
(I have 2 RGB Tube Lights, and a set of 3 LED GVM's to contribute)
-Someone who ideally has their own basic sound equipment (like lavs and/or an Zoom mic)
(I have a ZoomH8n but I have never used it and don't know how.) They are welcome to use mine. Additionally, we have 1 lav that is owned by the course. So it isn't mandatory that they have their own sound stuff, but some basic understanding of how it is used would be ideal or the self-starter attitude to learn.
-Ideally someone who has their own c-stands and sand bags (I don't have any)
-Someone with their own reliable Cards, card readers, and batteries.
-Laptop to transfer footage

I need someone with the knowledge of the following.
-Basic transferring of footage to a card. To a hard drive. (Workflow to be explained)
-Extensive knowledge of their own camera.
-DIT, tech knowledge a plus
-Understands how to hook the camera up to a tv monitor so we can see what is being recorded in real time through an HDMI
-Someone who is computer savvy and could really help in many aspects of tech would be a plus.

Sometimes the TA will be asked to do non-technical jobs like acquiring a permit for location shoots for the students finals.
Most of the set-ups are very standard and minimal.


I need someone with the knowledge of the following.
-Basic transferring of footage to a card. To a hard drive. (Workflow to be explained)
-Extensive knowledge of their own camera.
-DIT, tech knowledge a plus
-Understands how to hook the camera up to a tv monitor so we can see what is being recorded in real time through an HDMI
-Someone who is computer savvy and could really help in many aspects of tech would be a plus.

Sometimes the TA will be asked to do non-technical jobs like acquiring a permit for location shoots for the students finals.
Most of the set-ups are very standard and minimal.



NOTES:
-We will have some secured available storage space to place equipment overnight.
-90% of the course will be filmed in one location at the studio space.
-The compensation is between 6K & 8K pending experience and whether or not you're a NYC local.

Here is the exact schedule & the dates needed
ACTING FOR CAMERA INTENSIVE—-Schedule & Lesson Plan
SATURDAY 20th
DAY 1: LOAD IN
3:00pm — 6pm

SUNDAY 21st
ORIENTATION
9:45am - Larry
10:15am - Gino Syllabus & going over docs & guideposts

MONDAY, AUGUST 22rd
LESSON 1: INTRODUCTION & COURSE OVERVIEW/REVIEW PREREQUISITES
10:00am - 4pm

TUESDAY, AUGUST 23th
LESSON 2: FRAME TYPES & ADJUSTING PERFORMANCE TO FRAME
10am - 4pm

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24th
LESSON 3: SELF AWARENESS & APPLICATION
10am - 4pm

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25th
LESSON 4: AUDITION LAB 1 - ON TAPE W/CASTING
10am-4pm

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26th
LESSON 5: SELF TAPE TUTORIAL — SELF TAPE AUDITIONS
10am-4pm

MONDAY, AUGUST 29th
LESSON 6: TEAMMATES & OPPONENTS, CAMERA ETIQUETTE — SCENE WORK
10:00am - 4pm

TUESDAY, AUGUST 30th
LESSON 7: PRECISION & SPECIFICITY — SCENEWORK (Lavs)
10am-4pm

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31st
LESSON 8: PRECISION & SPECIFICITY 2 — MONOLOGUES (Lavs)
10am-4pm

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st
LESSON 9: AUDITION LAB 2 — PRODUCER SESSION (Lavs)
10am-4pm

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd
LESSON 10: PHILOSOPHY & PSYCHOLOGY IN ACTING ROUNDTABLE
10am-4pm

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th
LESSON 11: AUDITION LAB 3 - SELF TAPE PRESENTATION
10am - 4pm

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th
LESSON 12: MOCK SET (Lavs) REAL WORLD SIMULATION
10am-4pm

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th
LESSON 12 (Cont): MOCK SET (Lavs) REAL WORLD SIMULATION
10am-4pm

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th
LESSON 13: BUSINESS OF ACTING
10am-4pm

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th
LESSON 14: PREPARATION & COMMITMENT - Scene Work
10am-4pm

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 14th
LESSON 12: THE PRACTICE: FINAL STUDIO SHOOT - Monologues (Lavs)
10am-4pm

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th
LESSON 14: AUDITION LAB 4 - STUDIO/NETWORK TEST (Lavs)
10am-4pm

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th
PHOTOSHOOT GIFT
10am — 4pm

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th
LESSON 15: THE PRACTICE - FINAL SHOOT - Scene (Day 1)
10am-4pm (Space Available) —- ALL CALL TIMES TBD (Keep Day Open)
-2 to 3 scenes will be shot
-Full wardrobe, props, make-up and fully prepared.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st
LESSON 15: THE PRACTICE - FINAL SHOOT - Scene (Day 2)
10am-4pm (Space Available) —- ALL CALL TIMES TBD (Keep Day Open)
-2 to 3 scenes will be shot
-Full wardrobe, props, make-up and fully prepared.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd
LESSON 15: THE PRACTICE - FINAL SHOOT - Scene (Day 3)
10am-4pm (Space Available) — ALL CALL TIMES TBD (Keep Day Open)
-2 to 3 scenes will be shot
-Full wardrobe, props, make-up and fully prepared.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd
LESSON 15: THE PRACTICE - FINAL SHOOT - Scene (Day 4)
10am-4pm (Space Available) —- ALL CALL TIMES TBD (Keep Day Open)
-2 to 3 scenes will be shot
-Full wardrobe, props, make-up and fully prepared.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th
LESSON 15: THE PRACTICE - FINAL SHOOT
-CALL TIMES TBD (Keep Day Open)
-Location Day

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th
LESSON 15: - The Practice - FINAL SHOOT
-If needed (Keep Day Open)
-Possible Load Out

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th
FINAL ASSESSMENTS
10am-4pm
-Final Assessments

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER, 27th
FINAL CLASS: That’s A WRAP
-10-4pm
-Final Goodbyes
-load out

Experience / Skills

The ideal candidate has the following skills and knowledge.
-Strong camera operator and can pull their own focus.
-Has a photography eye.
-Great attitude, strong work ethic, and loves the work. Understands that this is both artistic and educational for the students.
-Basic transferring of the footage from the card to computer to a hard drive. And able to delegate that workflow to students. (Workflow to be explained)
-Basic creation of folders for footage video and audio when necessary.
-Extensive knowledge of their own camera and their own equipment.
-Knowledge of NYC and rental houses are a plus.
-DIT, tech knowledge a plus
-Understands how to hook the camera up to a tv monitor so we can see what is being recorded in real time through an HDMI
-Someone who is computer savvy and could really help in many aspects of tech would be a plus.

About The Practice

The Practice is a hands-on learning experience that aims to leave aspiring storytellers Real World Ready.