Responsibilities & Duties
The responsibilities of the Cinematographer at Vanilla Video lie beyond being able to successfully operate a cinematic camera. These are truly movie makers and film fanatics. You understand all the magical elements of movie productions, and are excited to get to work whenever a quote for a Cinematic Project comes in.
While not all projects requesting cinematic cameras require full production level treatment, however the Cinematographer adds as much to the process as possible. Working with customers in the planning process involves bringing expertise in film making as well as current trends in social media and web marketing. As the Cinematographer, you work with the Creative Director and upper management staff to ensure Cinematic Projects are completed within budget.
On-set, you work with a variety of people to ensure all shots and footage are captured flawlessly. Though requiring an involved team, you know how to direct everyone into place and set up the camera, light, and sound to film the scenes. You know how to work with people’s strengths to bring a team together. While staying calm during high-stress situations, you motivate everyone to continue doing their best work and keep the final product in mind.
Goal-oriented and high-achieving, you never settle for less. Going above and beyond is in your nature, especially when it comes to using your creativity to make a customer happy. Bringing a vision to life with film is the best part of your job, and something you look forward to doing every single day.
During the post production process, you guide and delegate tasks to all the hands you can get. Under close watch of the Creative Director and Post Production Supervisor, you work with Junior and Senior Videographers to string together all the raw footage, sound clips, and several takes to celebrate imagination on-screen.
Typically managing various projects simultaneously, the Cinematographer must be highly organized and diligent. Their efforts in maintaining project status and communicating with branch management ensure they manage customer expectations. Ultimately the goal is bringing the customer’s vision to life, while delivering projects within budget and on time.