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Malaysia (1)

Director of Photography

Malaysia, Cyberjaya, Full Time

Summary

We are looking for an experienced Director of Photography to establish the visual look of films and videos, and facilitate storytelling by making artistic and technical decisions. The ideal candidate must be flexible, innovative and experimental. He/she must have an in-depth knowledge of camera equipment, lighting techniques, framing, camera movement, etc. Travelling within and outside the country may be required for the post.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the director, camera crew and lighting department in creating the visual look or identity of films and videos
  • Manage all aspects of filming, from ordering and overseeing equipment to recces and reviewing footage
  • Assemble camera equipment including tripods, monitors, lighting, cables, and headphones
  • Provide insights and best practices in making shots work for the audience
  • Rehearse and choreograph scenes before the actual shoot
  • Study film scripts to effectively plan for the shots
  • Solve technical and practical problems that arise during shoot
  • Practice camera moves required for pre-arranged shots
  • Survey set or location for potential problems, observe effects of lighting, measure lighting levels and coordinate necessary changes prior to filming
  • Observe set or location and review information related to natural or artificial conditions to determine filming and lighting requirements
  • Plan, direct and coordinate motion picture filming
  • Read charts and compute ratios to determine required lighting, film, shutter angles, filter factors, camera distance, depth of field and focus, angles of view and other variables to produce desired effects
  • Select cameras, accessories, equipment, and film stock; utilising knowledge of filming techniques, requirements and computations
  • Instruct camera operators regarding camera setups, angles, distances, movements, and other variables and signal cues to start and stop filming

Requirements

  • Must have a minimum of 5 years experience in cinematography and film production industry
  • Must possess Diploma or Degree in Media Production, Broadcasting or any related field
  • Must have an excellent technical knowledge of photochemical and digital processes
  • Must have an in-depth knowledge of camera equipment, lighting techniques, framing, camera movement, etc.
  • Must be creative, innovative, experimental, and has the ability to plan shots down to the second
  • Must have a good timing in capturing important actions, movements or scenes
  • Must be flexible and able to adapt ideas instantly
  • Must be able to make decisions quickly
  • Must have a strong and precise attention to detail
  • Must be able to give and accept direction
  • Must be diplomatic and tactful when working with cast and crew
  • Must have excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must have a strong creative concept and vision
  • Must be able to prioritise tasks and manage multiple projects proactively
  • Must be able to meet project deadlines and work long hours, if needed
  • Remuneration will be based on experience

If you think you are an excellent fit for this role, send us your updated resume, a brief cover letter introducing yourself and explaining why we should hire you, and two edited video samples or links to hr@contentcreation.com.my and kblai@contentcreation.com.my.

 

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