Fader Magazine is Hiring: Video Producer Needed In NYC

Fader Magazine is Hiring: Video Producer Needed In NYC

Video Producer Needed

The Fader Magazine is currently looking for a Video Producer headquartered in New York City. According to thefader.workable.com, Fader is looking for a skilled producer / shooter to run The Fader in-office studio.

The job includes:

  1. Coming up with franchise ideas
  2. Reaching out to talent to schedule visits
  3. Interviewing talent
  4. Filming talent
  5. Working closely with Fader’s junior editor to see through the edit for each of the videos.
  6. Working closely with the editorial staff to create social-only videos

Necessary Qualifications:

  1. Proficient with video cameras (mainly Canon c300 and Sony FS7)
  2. Knowledgeable about the current music landscape
  3. Ability to converse and interview talent

Desired Skills:

  1. Experience with Adobe Premiere Pro
  2. Experience with video cameras
  3. Knowledge of The Fader and music media in general

Apply today.

Tips for applying to the Video Producer position at Fader Magazine.

  1. Before you apply, please visit Fader Magazine website.
  2. Learn about the Fader brand.
  3. Look up Fader on Twitter, Instagram and see what they are talking about in social media.
  4. Look at several existing Fader videos to see if you can capture their brand idea.
  5. Sketch on a piece of paper an idea of what would be a great video for the Fader brand.
  6. Put together a dope editing reel for yourself that best represents your work.
  7. Spell check your resume. I mean that. Nothing worse than seeing a typo on a resume.

If you need help with your resume, let us know. We have professionals who can clean up your resume.

Remember this: 

  1. The small things matter.
  2. Be over-prepared, not under-prepared.
  3. And if you get the job, let us know. We want to hear about it.

Companies interested in working with us to find diverse candidates, please reach out to us. We have a network of over 12,000 professionals throughout the US.

Our featured photo is a picture of crew member, Taylor Gunn @taylorrr.g on IG. If you want to be featured, join us on IG and sign up to our newsletter.

 

Open Call for Documentary Filmmakers

Open Call for Documentary Filmmakers

Documentary Filmmakers: Get That Money

Here’s another opportunity for documentary filmmakers to secure funding for your vision and your dreams. According to their website, “The Firelight Media Documentary Lab is an 18-month fellowship program that supports filmmakers from racially and ethnically underrepresented communities working on their first or second feature length documentary film. The Lab provides filmmakers with customized mentorship from prominent leaders in the documentary world, funding, professional development workshops and networking opportunities.”

Those of us who are film enthusiasts know how important documentary filmmakers are to the world of film. The Firelight Documentary Lab is looking for “applicants who make artful and innovative films that focus on underrepresented communities and provide new narratives about the most pressing issues of our time.” 

Check out this documentary project by crew member, Terence Steele.

Here are the requirements: 

  • Only the director of the film is eligible to apply and enter the program. We can accept co-directors if they meet all eligibility requirements.
  • Filmmaker must be from a racially and ethnically underrepresented community. 
  • The project must be a long-form/feature-length documentary; the lab does not accept short documentaries, series, or fiction projects of any kind.
  • Film must be a work-in-progress and in production or post-production. We do not accept films in pre-production or completed films.
  • Filmmaker must be an emerging documentary filmmaker (working on first or second feature length documentary). 
  • Filmmaker cannot be in school or submit a student film to the lab.
  • Filmmaker must be based in the United States.

The deadline for the Firelight Documentary Lab submissions is June 12th at 11:59PM EST. 

Apply today. 

Motivational reminder about contests, grants, and open calls:

You won’t know if you will win unless you enter. If you enter and don’t win, you still entered and that’s good. Sometimes people who are evaluating your application, will pass along word of your work to someone else. This can be helpful to open other doors. So, I just wanted to let you know that contests, open calls, and grants are not simply about winning and losing. They are about exposing yourself to opportunities. You can do it. 

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Film Crew Needed: Gaffer, Sound, Make Up Artist

Film Crew Needed: Gaffer, Sound, Make Up Artist

Film crew needed so apply today. A Los Angeles based colleague of mine is looking for a gaffer, sound person, and make up artist for an upcoming shoot at the end of June. The shoot is going to be 1-2 days max. Everyone is welcome to apply—those with experience and those looking to build their reel. 

Where’s My Film Crew?

Apply to the gig at facebook.com/groups/blacktvfilmcrewpromo or you can wait for the newsletter to hit your inbox.

Due to the spam on the internet all of the job posts are being listed on our promo page or you you can get the notice directly through our newsletter. The choice is yours. 

Quick Tip: 5 Reasons Why You Should Work On Short Films

  1. Short films help you to pump up your IMDb page with credits without you having to take on all of the responsibility. 
  2. Short films have a great collaborative environment and so you learn among supportive colleagues. 
  3. If the people are evil, the shoot is usually over in a day or two. I know every crew isn’t perfect but when you can shoot a film in a short amount of time, it doesn’t matter if Thanos is the director. It’s over before the villain can blow up your entire life. 
  4. You meet new people. Film sets are a great place to meet new people–new film crew. 
  5. You get a chance to find the film crew for your next project. On film sets you get to see how people work and if you exchange information, you can get the opportunity to work with everyone again. 

Quick note about pay on short films. 

A lot of short films don’t pay, but they give you great experience and are wonderful resume builders. I don’t recommend you filling a 30 day calendar with volunteer work, but one short film a month or every two months would be a great way to get your name out there. Film crew here we come!

Good luck. 

Documentary Grant Money – Apply Today

Documentary Grant Money – Apply Today

There is a new documentary grant for our documentary filmmakers. The Southern Documentary Fund has grants available with upcoming June deadlines.

Get that Documentary Grant Money!

The SDF Research and Development Grant details: 

  • Applicants must reside in one of the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
  • Each grant awarded will be $5,000.
  • Applications deadline June 15th, 2018.

The SDF Research and Development Grant is looking for: 

  • Well-written and well-researched proposals.
  • Team leadership must reflect the communities whose story is being told. (“Nothing Without Us About Us!”)
  • Projects in the research and development stage.
  • Strong work samples (for films in production or post-production).
  • Feasibility of the project (budget, financing, schedule, and scope).
  • Confirmed access to subjects and story.
  • Originality of form, approach, or content.
  • Potential to generate public discourse.

To apply for The SDF Research and Development Grant.

Get inspired: Read about this filmmaker / film festival director.

The SDF Production Grant details: 

  • Applicants must reside in one of the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
  • Each grant awarded will be $10,000.
  • Applications deadline June 15th, 2018.

The SDF Production Grant is looking for: 

  • Well-written and well-researched proposals.
  • Team leadership must reflect the communities whose story is being told. (“Nothing Without Us About Us!”)
  • Projects in the research and development stage.
  • Strong work samples (for films in production or post-production).
  • Feasibility of the project (budget, financing, schedule, and scope).
  • Confirmed access to subjects and story.
  • Originality of form, approach, or content.
  • Potential to generate public discourse.

Check this out–>To apply for The SDF Production Grant. 

You won’t know if you don’t apply. So apply to get some documentary grant money today. 

If you’d like this kind of information coming to your inbox, sign up to our newsletter.  And, if you hear of any opportunities, let us know so we can share with the rest of the crew.

Wanda Sykes Kicks Roseanne To The Curb

Wanda Sykes Kicks Roseanne To The Curb

Wanda Sykes Takes Her Talents Elsewhere

Writer, Comedian and Producer, Wanda Sykes parted ways with the Roseanne show. According to a tweet from Wanda, herself, she’s not returning to Season 2 of Roseanne. Though no further explanation was offered, many suggest Wanda’s departure is in direct relation to Roseanne tweeting that Valerie Jarrett, one of President Obama’s former aides looks like “Muslim Brotherhood & Planet of the Apes had a baby.” Yep, Roseanne tweeted that.

Wanda Sykes

Courtesy of Wanda Sykes Instagram

As much as we want to, “keep black folk working,” we appreciate Wanda for stepping off of the Roseanne show. Real power is being able to walk away from situations that you deem inappropriate or out of sync for your brand and your life. Real power is being able to pay your bills even though you turned down some money. To our knowledge, Wanda has not stated why she’s leaving. But, still, if we can read between the lines, we know that tweet wasn’t cool.

 And at the end of the day, no matter why Wanda stepped off, we respect her for it. 

Though Roseanne has since stated she was “joking,” the joke was offensive. And, it speaks to Roseanne’s mindset. For Roseanne to make such a vile statement, she must think many black people look like primates. So, it’s not simply what Roseanne said about President Obama’s former adviser, its the likelihood that she thinks like that about black people on a whole. That’s sad and not deserving of an association with ABC who has tons of black and brown viewers.

We will continue to support Wanda Sykes and all of her comedic, producing and writing endeavors. Wanda can reach out to us at any time to help her promote her projects. And, we will remain watchful of ABC and see how they handle this situation. As for Roseanne…

We will not be watching your show, no matter how many times they reboot it, resuscitate it, and bring it back to life.