Teaching Assistant: Film/Multimedia
Start Date: Varies End Date: Varies
Compensation: $525 weekly & meals when campus kitchen is serving.
Number of openings: 05
Updated: March 2022
Job Class: Exempt, Temporary, Full-time
Reports to: Film Program Manager
Note: All information subject to change.
The responsibilities of this position are carried out under the guidance of the Film Program Manager. This individual must have experience in film, a strong technical background, and the capability to work well with groups of people in a fast paced and demanding educational environment. Teaching Assistants (TA) must be able to support participants in technical matters. The individual must be well organized, responsible, personable, dependable, and a creative problem solver.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS AND CRITERIA
- Bachelors in filmmaking, media or a related field, or equivalent vocational training
- Experience working on a film production
- Ability to troubleshoot technical issues with various cinema camera systems
- Knowledge of basic lighting and grip equipment
- Reel or portfolio representing your work
- Mac/PC knowledge
- Adobe Premiere/DaVinci Resolve software experience is desired
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS SPECIFIC TO TYPE OF ASSISTANT
- Comfortable using Single Phase cable and distribution
- Competent in metering electricity as well as balancing amperage loads
- Understanding of various digital workflows including RAW debayering, normalizing LOG footage with LUTs, generating dailies
- Basic knowledge of generators a plus
- In-depth knowledge of the Adobe Creative Cloud applications, particularly Premiere, After Effects and Audition
- Knowledge of various digital workflows up to 4k, including ProRes, Canon RAW, REDCODE RAW and ARRIRAW
- Experience with color correcting and grading in DaVinci Resolve
- Premiere editing experience required
- Basic audio recording experience is necessary
- Previous experience with High School courses/students is preferred
THE TEACHING ASSISTANT EXPERIENCE
Each TA is assigned to one course per week. It is the job of the TA to keep the instructor on schedule while assisting the students and instructor with any issues or needs that arise, it is all about creative problem solving. The TA will work in conjunction with Tech Barn, Post-Production, and the Locations & Talent Office to coordinate the class’s needs for the week in regard to gear, actors, locations, and post-production needs. The week’s schedule created by the instructor should be followed and kept on track by the TA, leaving room for happy accidents and amazing opportunities that may arise. Standard Maine Media operational policies are to be enforced in addition to meeting the needs of the instructor’s agenda.