Charlie Budd

Apprentice Photographer/Videographer - Advanced (Level 3)

Charlie Budd (Employer)

The West Midlands Creative Alliance Limited (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £150.50
35.0 hours per week Monday - Friday (some weekend work required) - 9am - 5pm
15 months (duration)
7 June 2021(start date)
Junior Content Producer (apprenticeship standard)
28 May 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We are a videography and photography business supplying a wide range of customers primarily for online use. We are all about connection - helping our clients to connect with their chosen audiences, whether that’s for commercial, educational or charitable purposes.

Responsibilities

About Us:

The bulk of our work is producing video series for our customers including educational videos for schools and online courses on subjects from Shakespeare, to ceramics, to dressmaking to social media. We also create short promotional videos for companies for their websites and social media. Once events start up again, we will offer both event videography and photography for promotional purposes. Most of our photography consists of branding photography for companies including: headshots, people at work, products and services.

Our clients include:

  • Coventry City Council
  • The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
  • Warwickshire County Council
  • HB&O Accountants
  • Sew Me Something
  • The HR Consultants
  • Action Coach
  • Benjamin Moore Paints
  • The Erasmus+ Scheme, King Edward VI School Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Chipping Campden School

We strongly believe in collaboration and work with a lot of other creative businesses on joint projects or on a freelance basis, and in 2019 we started The Creative Cakestorm group to support creatives and freelancers.

The role:

We are looking for a motivated and creative person who wants a career in the video production and photography industries. You’ll need your own transport as our studio is in a rural location outside Stratford upon Avon, some distance away from good public transport links. You’ll mostly be working with and directly accountable to the owner of the business, assisting with all stages of video production and photo shoots from initial brief creation to pre-production, through shooting, editing, final media production and client relations. The role will also involve other areas of running the business from digital marketing, networking, looking after kit, basic admin and project management. At times you’ll also be working with other colleagues in the studio, from designers to craft makers, and also with other freelancers from time to time.

Day to day responsibilities include:

  • Helping to plan video and photo shoots including equipment lists, locations, script review, shot listing and storyboarding
  • Assisting with photoshoots and video shoots on location and in the studio including lighting, audio and operating cameras
  • Basic video editing using either Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere and photo editing using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Potentially more advanced video editing and motion graphics
  • Assisting with marketing the business including social media, video, photo and written content, attending networking events and expos
  • Digital file management - making sure all content is double-backed up and correctly archived
  • Research to find appropriate digital assets for productions: stills, graphics, templates, music, and sound effects. Learning how to run a creative business from client relations, marketing, sales, financial literacy, business planning and project management

Future Prospects

You’ll gain a Level 3 Junior Content Producer Apprenticeship. There will be scope to progress within the company in a full time capacity.

Reality Check

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Skills Required

  • Attention to detail/a creative flair
  • Somputer literate
  • Good communication skills

Qualities Required

  • Enjoy learning new skills
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Love to create photos and videos
  • An interest in photography and/or video
  • Proactive and positive
  • A good work ethic

Qualifications Required

Applicants should be literate and numerate. Grade C/4, equivalent and above in English, maths and IT are preferable. Some evidence of creation of visual media is preferable, whether photos, video or both.

Training Provided

Junior Content Producer Level 3 Standard.

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