Along with the new yearlong Earth skills and bushcraft immersion program, 2007 will mark the beginning of our work/trade position in videography. We do a lot of interesting things around here, as well as visit a bunch of beautiful places regularly. I’d like to start recording both on video, then sharing that video on the web and eventually creating some documentaries about what we do and why we do it.
The person who gets the job will be able to participate in all of our programs free of charge. They’ll be just like a regular student, except they’ll have the added responsibility of filming things they find interesting, or when they’re directed to by our staff. They wouldn’t be filming all the time, only when we figured we had some good footage to get. The rest of the time they would be participating in the course. I’d anticipate less than an hour of filming per day, but broken up into short segments.
The ideal candidate would have some experience, or a strong interest, in videography and documentary filmmaking, and also be interested in traditional wilderness living and travel skills. If they don’t have experience, they should be a quick learner and be ready to work hard to get up to speed quickly. We can work with you to get you there. In the end, we’re not looking to win academy awards, but rather to document what takes place during our courses in a realistic way.
We’ve got professional equipment consisting of cameras, microphones, editing system, and other gear.
I’ll be putting this information on a separate page on our site soon with information about applying for this position. I’ll put the link here when it’s done.