Videographer– Contractor Positions

Department: Health
Job Type: Contractor
Location: Meadow Lake

Expression of Interest

 

The Meadow Lake Tribal Council invites Videographer Contractors to submit an “Expression of Interest” for the MLTC Residential School Project. The contractor(s) will work under the direction of the Project Manager and MLTC Senior Director of Health & Social Development.

 

Purpose:

MLTC is seeking videography services for MLTC Residential School “Honouring Our Children” project. This will require reviewing materials collected and/or capturing and creating video content for historical purposes and sharing pathways to healing. The selected videographer(s) will work as a team with one team lead.

 

The end goal is one video for each Meadow Lake First Nation community and one overall MLTC video that goes through the timeline of the Beauval Indian Residential School. Specialized skill is required to create visual storytelling through the lens of a camera for these ten visual storytelling projects.

 

Team Lead:

The team lead will use their expertise in documentary videography, camera operation, and video editing to produce visually compelling and engaging MLFN/MLTC videos that align with the creative vision of the MLTC Residential School Project.

 

Videographer(s):

Will work with Team Lead, MLTC Residential School Project Manager, and Fieldworkers collaborating with our relatives on the project and documentary.

Experience:

  • Documentary videography is an asset; ability to work on projects that require a storytelling approach to convey factual information.
  • Completion of a college or technical program in broadcasting,
  • Audio-visual technology or a related field and experience as an assistant camera operator
  • Creative and technical ability, as demonstrated by a portfolio of work and experience

 

 

Project Description:

  • PROJECT #1 – 9 (MLFN)
  • Finished Product: 9 Videos (30 to 45 minutes each)
  • Video Description: These videos will be used to communicate the impacts and lifestyle, of former students of Beauval Indian Residential School.
  • These videos will be used for history preservation and collection of lived experiences.
  • There are three goals of these videos:
  1. To understand the impacts of intergenerational trauma
  2. To recognize the necessity, requirement, and obligation to break cycles for the next generation
    • To create a pathway to heal and move forward towards holistic healing and wellness.
  • Videos will consist of interviews and various other supplemental footage.

 

PROJECT #10 (MLTC)

  • Finished Product: 1 Video (45 minutes)
  • Video Description: This video will examine the history of Beauval Indian Residential School, the fire in 1927 and the subsequent rebuilding of a brick-and-mortar structure. It will be thematic in nature and highlight lived experiences and impacts on our Meadow Lake First Nations. Interviews will include leaders, and Elders.

 

PRODUCTION NOTES  

  • Videos will consist of various, on location interviews as well as b-roll footage

 

Skills & Abilities:

The duties and responsibilities of the Team Lead videographer will span the entire video production process, from conceptualization to the final edit.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualization: Collaborate with MLTC Residential School Project Manager and Fieldworkers producers to understand the creative vision and goals of the project. Contribute ideas for visual storytelling and determine the overall look and feel of the video.
  • Scripting and Storyboarding: Develop scripts or storyboards that outline the sequence of shots, scenes, and actions. Plan camera angles, transitions, and other visual elements.
  • Camera Operation: Operate cameras and other video recording equipment to capture high-quality footage. Choose appropriate lenses, frame shots, and ensure proper lighting conditions for optimal image quality.
  • Audio Capture: Record high-quality audio using microphones or other audio recording equipment. Ensure clear and synchronized audio to complement the visual content.
  • Video Editing: Edit raw footage using video editing software to create a cohesive and visually appealing final product. Arrange clips, add transitions, incorporate special effects, and synchronize audio for a polished result.
  • Color Correction and Grading: Enhance or modify the colors in post-production to achieve a consistent and visually appealing look. Adjust brightness, contrast, and color saturation as needed.
  • Sound Editing: Edit and mix audio tracks, including dialogue, music, and sound effects. Ensure proper synchronization and balance between different audio elements.
  • Graphics and Effects: Incorporate graphics, animations, or visual effects to enhance the overall quality and storytelling impact of the video.
  • Collaboration and Communication: Communicate effectively with MLTC Residential School Project to understand expectations, provide updates on progress, and incorporate feedback throughout the production process. Work closely with fellow videographers, to ensure a seamless and cohesive production.
  • Adherence to Deadlines and Budgets: Manage time effectively to meet project deadlines. Stay within budget constraints and optimize resources for efficient video production.
  • Ability to speak either Cree or Dene is a definite asset

 

All interested applicants are invited to submit: 

  • Letter of intent.
  • Resume or Biography
  • Credentials
  • Current satisfactory RCMP Security Clearance (Criminal Record Check inclusive of a Vulnerable Sector Check), and
  • 3 current professional references to:

 

Human Resources Department

8003 Flying Dust Reserve

MEADOW LAKE, SK  S9X 1T8

E-mail:  [email protected]

Phone: (306) 236-5654.  Fax: (306) 236-3509

 

For more information, please contact Marcia Mirasty, Senior Director of HSD @ (306) 236-5817. Also, visit the MLTC website @ www.mltc.net

 

Deadline: Expression of Interests will be accepted until June 28, 2024 and will be reviewed periodically.

 

 MLTC sincerely appreciates and thanks all individuals for their applications, however, only those selected will be contacted.

 

 

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