NOVUS JOB OPENINGS

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VIDEO/PHOTO ASSISTANT

OVERVIEW:

Novus Select is looking for a part time assistant to work with Lincoln Else in a variety of video and still photography support roles — mix of office and field production.

Lincoln is one of four partners in Novus Select, a video production company and photography assignment agency based in South Lake Tahoe. Lincoln’s work is split between still photography and motion picture.  He works as a DP, director, and still photographer on commercial and documentary projects: independent editorial shoots up to large scale commercial productions, from Public Television to National Geographic to Apple Computers.

Basically we’re looking for someone to be Lincoln’s all around assistant, part time to start — a tall order, but a great opportunity for the right candidate. This person will be responsible for a wide range of duties touching multiple parts of the photo and video production process.

While Novus Select’s main office is in South Lake Tahoe, Lincoln primarily works out of an office attached to his home up a dirt road in the coastal mountains an hour south of San Francisco. In a given week he’s shooting documentary footage on an Arri Amira for independent documentary films, sifting through thousands of seemingly identical photos shot for commercial clients, prepping equipment for whatever is next, and juggling the responsibilities of directing both commercial and documentary projects. Oh, and helping to raise to two small humans.

All that adds up to a great opportunity for a motivated technically minded person dedicated to still photography and motion picture production.

JOB DUTIES:

• Maintaining a photography, video, and lighting equipment cache (Canon, ARRI): prepping equipment for productions, managing repairs and maintenance, maintaining records and inventory

• Asset management: maintaining a local photo and video archive, prepping drives for production, downloading content after wrap

• Maintaining a small office: IT support, shipping, etc.

• Camera assistant opportunities on production (based on skills and experience)

• Photo and video post production (based on skills and experience)

• General production support, aka “whatever need’s doing”: research, driving a sprinter on production, carrying heavy loads in remote locations, and starting wood fires in the office when it’s cold

IDEAL SKILLS / EXPERIENCE:

• Motivated can-do positive problem solving attitude

• Intense attention to detail and top notch communication skills

• Technical camera knowledge and experience - photo and video

• Solid computer skills: Adobe Applications (LightRoom, Premier, Photoshop), Apple OS/iOS, Google Apps, etc.

• Post production work flow experience: asset management, photo retouching and video editing

• Comfortable outdoors: office is in a relatively remote location and a portion of the work will revolve around the adventure sports industry

• Willingness to work a flexible unpredictable schedule at times

• Motivated to learn those skills listed above that are not already solid

 

Location: Coastal Mountains about an hour south of San Francisco, and potential for travel

Schedule: Part time - Approximately 3 days/week, depending on production schedules

Compensation: Based on experience

Application Instructions: Please send PDF cover letter & resume to jobs@novusselect dot com

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INTERN

OVERVIEW:

Novus Select is looking for an inspired, self-motivated, high-energy intern to join our team in South Lake Tahoe, California. 

This internship would appeal to someone who is passionate about photography and film, and who is interested in improving their editing skills and learning all aspects of the pre- to post-production workflow.
 
This is a paid, five-day-per-week internship. We are looking for a minimum commitment of six months, with opportunities for growth and future compensation. You are required to find your own housing and transportation in South Lake Tahoe while here. We are happy to help you complete your internship for college credit, if applicable.

This is NOT a shooting internship and the majority of the duties will be fulfilled in our studio, although there will be potential to work as a production or camera assistant on local jobs. You be an integral member of our team, working in a high-stakes environment. Our clients demand excellence, and we are seeking someone who will work hard, bring a perfectionist attitude to every duty large and small, and will contribute to our thriving business alongside our network of highly in-demand photographers and directors.

JOB DUTIES:

• Editing in both still & motion platforms

• Image retouching and toning

• Image database management & metadata entry

• Management & organization of Novus' product/shipping room

• General administration or daily tasks in and around the studio

• Occasional on-set duties as needed

IDEAL SKILLS / EXPERIENCE:

• Strong Adobe Creative Suite Experience, specifically Photoshop and/or Premiere

• Familiarity with Apple OS/iOS and Google Apps systems

• Positive, self-motivated, and goal-oriented attitude

• Attention to detail 

• Motivation to learn new industry skills + tools 

 

Location: South Lake Tahoe, California

Schedule: Six Month Commitment, 5 Days Per Week

Compensation: Paid Internship with opportunities for growth 

Application Instructions: Please send PDF cover letter & resume to jobs@novusselect dot com