Posted Tuesday 06 Sep 2022
Calling all camera people!
The NZCS has negotiated two mid-career cinematographer placements on an international TV series based in Auckland, under the Cushla Lewis Gender Diversity Programme, part-sponsored by the NZ Film Commission Screen Capability Fund and the local production company.
The Attachments provide the opportunity to shadow the Director of Photography on set and experience advanced aspects of the craft including pre-production meetings and recces.
These will be paid Attachments for a maximum duration of 15 days each.
The placements are intended for Auckland locals or candidates who can relocate themselves and self-accommodate. The selected candidates will be issued a standard contract by the Production Company and will join the payroll, per other contractors.
The aim of the Attachment:
Following the rigours of a tough 12 month production period owing to Covid 19 restrictions, the program aims to provide an opportunity for a female mid-career cinematographer to increase their confidence and upskill in their ability to produce high quality television drama cinematography. This program aims to provide another training pathway to the limited opportunities currently available. This is not a creative input role, but will be a mentored position, closely shadowing the DP and key technicians at work, observing pre-production and the creative decision making process on set.
Note: Under the Cushla Lewis Gender Diversity Program, this particular opportunity is limited to applicants who are female or identify as female, as the NZCS remains committed to a mandate to grow and diversify the pool of emerging cinematographers in New Zealand. We especially encourage those women from minority ethnic backgrounds to apply as well.
To be eligible, applicants must:
Please submit the following in electronic form only (Word files or PDF) by 5.00pm, Sunday, 11 September, 2022 to email@example.com with “Gender Diversity - Cinematographer Attachment, Auckland” in the subject line:
A shortlist will be developed from applicants and an interview (in person or virtual) may be required, at which time further details of the production itself will be provided.
The NZCS will do its best to inform applicants of a decision by end of day, Tuesday 13 September, 2022.