Director of Photography

Website Spotted Fawn Productions

Job Position(s): Director of Photography
Project Type: 2x stop motion short film
Job Date: Mid July- February 2021
Compensation: n/a
Union Status: Non-Union

We would like to acknowledge that we are gathered on the traditional, ancestral, unceeded territory of the Coast Salish peoples- Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.

Spotted Fawn Productions is an independent and Indigenous-led stop motion animation studio in Vancouver, BC., seeking extremely innovative thinkers who have a superfluity of skills and abilities related to the multifaceted medium of stop-motion animation.

We are seeking an experienced Director of Photography for a part-time, contract position beginning in mid July to roughly February 2021.

**COVID-19 Note : We are reopening our studio after 3 months of closure. We will be allowing just 4 people in the whole space: 2 Fabricators, Animator and DOP. We are very cautious around the protocols and looking for people who are equally serious about it.

The ideal candidate must have:

-Experience in live action/stop motion film lighting/grip/camera departments, or similar experience with an emphasis on miniatures and/or scale models;

-Good knowledge of a wide variety of lighting/gripping techniques and gear (Kino-flos, Arri 1Ks/2Ks, wall-o-lights, Canon Cameras, DitoGear Moco);

As part of the Camera/ Animation team you will:

-Work with a stop-motion animator, prep (lighting) sets for them and set up every new frame;

-Work closely with the director (Online- Due to Covid-19), Create animatics before starting a new scene to determine shots;

-Offload and back up the footage.

Please apply listing any relevant DOP experience with a resume along with a demo reel.

We are interested in interviewing those who have long proven their skills, or are committed to doing so, and want to dedicate their skills to projects that matter. Remuneration to be determined by various factors and this contract position will be paid on a monthly basis.

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