• Full Time
  • Lagos
  • Posted 3 years ago

Job Description
At Landlagos we are working to create products and services that would significantly improve the perception of agriculture in Nigeria, with our focus on pig farming and pork production.
To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright, and driven people. We are looking for a dynamic, organized self-starter to join our Creative team as a Cinematographer.
The cinematographer’s responsibilities as outlined below is an attempt to describe the duties a cinematographer is likely to encounter during his/her career.

Conceptual Research And Design
Discuss all aspects of script and director’s approach to picture in preliminary talks with director
Analyze script as whole
Analyze story structure
Analyze characters
Research period, events, general subject and appropriate design elements
Devise style, visualize approach
Continue talks with director on new ideas
Come to agreement with director
Discuss and come to agreement with production designer
Discuss and come to agreement with technical adviser.

Practical Research And Design
Ascertain or find out budget requirements
Scout and approve locations
Plot sun position for locations
Check local weather
Check tide tables near ocean
Review, discuss and approve set plans
Review, discuss and approve spotting plans for stages
Review and approve props, picture cars, airplanes, boats, horse-drawn vehicles, mock-ups and miniatures

Technical Research And Design
Visit laboratory to calibrate, customize and evaluate exposure system for any combination of electronic or chemical image capture, and establish developing, printing, set timing and transfer protocols
Visit equipment vendors
Explore new equipment
Learn how new equipment works
Invent (or cause to be invented) special equipment or techniques for show
Choose and approve crew, film stock, lab, equipment, second-unit and visual-effects crews
Supervise manufacture and testing of new modified equipment Visit sets under construction
Approve wild walls, ceiling pieces and any moving set pieces
Check lighting-fixture crew
Walk locations and stages with all departments to discuss requirements
Approve set colors and textures
Approve costume colors and textures
Approve makeup and hair
Generate (or cause to be generated) and approve equipment lists for camera, electric and grip
Check dailies screening rooms for correct standards E. Implementation
Cast stand-ins
Train crew to use any new equipment
Walk locations and stages with director and device shooting plan
Make list of special equipment for production manager and indicate number of days required
Work with assistant director on shooting schedule (order and days required for each scene)
Estimate and order film stock (type, size and quantity)
Generate (or cause to be generated) and approve rigging and shooting manpower and man-days
Assist other departments in getting required equipment, manpower and tests
Drop by all departments and visit department heads at least twice a day to answer any questions
Mediate any problems between departments
Check loading of production trucks or cargo containers for location or international shipping
Visit cast run-throughs and rehearsals
Advise and back up director on any problems
Help production problems F. Testing
Shoot tests for style
Shoot tests for lab
Shoot test for lighting of principal actors
Shoot tests for camera and lenses
Shoot tests for wardrobe and makeup
Shoot tests for any special effects processes, unusual rigs props or methods


Check and approve all call sheets and shooting order of the day’s work

Watch rehearsal of scene to be shot
Device shot list with director (coverage)
Choose lens and composition; show to director for approval
Make sure composition and movement fulfill scene task
Work out mechanical problems with camera, dolly and crane grips
Set any camera-movement cues
Place stand-ins and rehearse, fine-tune
Ensure proper coverage of scene for editor
Work with assistant director on background action

Design lighting to show set/location to best advantage relative to story, style and dramatic content
Light each actor to reinforce and reveal character
Make sure mood and tone of light help to tell story
Design light for minimum reset time between setups
Utilize painter for control of highlights, shadows, aging, dusting-down of sets and props
Set and match light value, volume, color and contrast of each setup (exposure)
Set any lights cues (dimmers, spot lights, color changes and any preprogramming)

Work out any sound problems
Work out any problems with other departments
Check, set and approve all stunts with stunt coordinator
Set any additional cameras required for stunts
Double-check safety with all concerned
Show shot to director to make any final changes
Get actors in for final mechanical rehearsal; solve any outstanding problems

Photograph scene
Approve or correct take
Check parameters and reset for next take
Shoot any plates
Shoot any video playback material
Make sure that stills are taken of scene

Make sure script supervisor has any special camera or lighting notes
Check film raw stock inventory
Try to shoot up short ends
Check that camera logbook is being kept up to date
Complete day’s work
Discuss first setup for the next day
Ensure that camera, electrical and grip crews get all copies of equipment rental or purchase invoices and approve before accountants pay vendors
Take care of any future or ongoing production at end of day
Check for return of all unused equipment

Teach beginning actors movie technique (hitting marks, size of frame, lenses, etc.)
Train camera crew for next job up the ladder I. Contingency
If director is disabled, finish day’s shooting for him or her

Graduate level
Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities Required
Ability to operate, maintain, troubleshoot, and perform repairs to audio and video equipment.
Ability to effectively manage time and schedules.
Records maintenance skills.
Ability to configure, operate and maintain studio and/or field audio, lighting and associated production equipment.
Knowledge of computerized tape editing applications and procedures.
Knowledge of professional audio and/or video tape editing and post-production procedures, techniques, and standards.

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