SUMMARY: Reporting to the Creative Manager, the Videographer works as part of the Marketing and Communications team to record, create, and edit video content for digital campaigns including email marketing, website, and social media as well as reporting and other organizational efforts.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
Develops and manages video projects from conceptual design to final product through storyboarding, creation of shot lists, client management, and the editing process.
Edits raw footage to provide rough cuts for feedbacks, handles audio mixing and syncing, and manages other facets of post-production work for project finalization.
Provides project status on a regular basis to internal teams and communicates clearly throughout the production process.
Oversee, organize, and arrange all video shoots and ensure projects meet deadlines.
Directs and leads production from start to finish including set-up/tear-down of shoot, operation of camera(s), audio quality, and coordination of rental equipment, as needed.
Ensure each video projects maintains high-quality while adhering to HGO brand standards and legal clearance.
Manage, export, and uploads videos to proper channels including Vimeo and YouTube as well as organize all final projects and drafts.
Ensure video assets are being used properly across the organization.
Collaborates with outside vendors on video projects including mainstage production videos and livestreaming projects.
Collaborates with Marketing and Communications team to create compelling visual content for various channels and participate in meetings involving content strategy and planning.
Maintains equipment and inventory.
Generate new ideas and assist in developing strategies to help further the brand of HGO.
Directs talent and provides notes to talent when necessary.
Bachelor’s degree (a comparable combination of education/experience and/or training will be considered equivalent to the education listed).
Minimum 3 years of professional experience producing videos.
Experience with multimedia storytelling techniques on multiple platforms.
Proven mastery of skills in videography, lighting, and shot composition.
Skilled editor, proficient with Adobe Creative Suite products, including After Effects, Audition, Illustrator, Motion Graphics, Photoshop & Presenter
Submission of a creative reel reflecting above qualifications.
SPECIAL JOB CHARACTERISTICS:
A creative storyteller with a great attitude (sense of humor a plus).
An ear for sound and knowledge of how to enhance and mix it audio for videos.
Applies innovative, creative thinking to support the company’s goals.
Ability and desire to learn new skills and technologies as needed.
Highly organized with attention to detail.
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule if/when needed.
Ability to juggle multiple assignments.
Ability to work independently as well as in a team situation.
Effective communicator; able to get along with diverse personalities
Some weekend and night work required.
About Houston Grand Opera
Since its inception in 1955, Houston Grand Opera has grown from a small regional organization into an internationally renowned opera company. HGO enjoys a reputation for commissioning and producing new works, including 56 world premieres and seven American premieres since 1973. In addition to producing and performing world-class opera, HGO contributes to the cultural enrichment of Houston and the nation through a diverse and innovative program of performances, community events, and education projects that reaches the widest possible public. HGO has toured extensively, including trips to Europe and Asia, and it is the only opera company to have won a Tony, two Grammy awards, and two Emmy awards.