Wednesday, 8 January 2014

2. Job Advertisement

Hair and Make-up

Chief Make-Up Artist

"The Hair and Make-up Department is responsible for the design, application, continuity and care of hair and make-up during feature film production. They are a key component in the overall design of a film."

Employer: AL JAZEERA 
Location: London
Industry: Visual Arts, Creative Arts, Digital Media 

Job RoleChief Hairdressers acting as Heads of Department break down the script: working out hair styles for each character, assessing whether wigs need to be made or hired, and carrying out research into the production's time period.  They present their initial ideas to the Director, Chief Make–up Artist, Production and Costume Designers.  Having created individual designs, they make sure that Actors are comfortable with their look, note any allergies or sensitivities and report them to appropriately qualified personnel.  

Experience: Experienced personnel who have worked in the film and/or television industries for a minimum of 10 years.  They may work in feature films, commercials, fashion and/or television, or they may specialise in one of these areas.  Chief Hairdressers should be experienced in designing, making and dressing wigs.

HoursYou would often work long and irregular hours, depending on the needs of the job. You may begin work in the early morning long before filming begins, or work in the evenings for live TV, theatre or concerts.

You could work in TV or film studios, theatres, or in temporary buildings and vehicles on location. You would be on your feet for several hours a day. Location work could be anywhere in the UK or overseas, so you may need to travel and stay away from home regularly, sometimes for long periods.
You would be expected to build up your own make-up kit and take it to each job.

Payusually work on a freelance basis and are paid a fee for each contract. Rates can vary and will usually depend on the type of production you are working on. For example, a make-up artist working a 10-hour day on a TV drama could expect to earn around £210.

Camera Operator


Exeter HQ

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20808.00  - 23280.00  GBP per Year

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Salary Information
Starting £20,808 up to £23,280 for exceptional candidates + competitive benefits
Full time, 18 month fixed term contract
Exeter, Devon

The Role
This is an exciting opportunity to direct, film, edit and influence creative video content for the most visited website in government as well as social media and other platforms. Joining our editorial and video team, you’ll work with colleagues across the Met Office to bring ideas to life – from storyboard to delivery – and create engaging pieces of video which interest and inform audiences. We’re currently developing a creative content strategy and you’ll help us to realise it; visualise it. Your ideas and knowledge will be valued as you generate high quality scheduled and reactive video within specified timescales to meet the communication needs of a range of internal clients and partners. You’ll advise on creative rich media and identify new opportunities and techniques for video content to support our objectives. Collaboration will be at the heart of your role: you’ll liaise and build great working relationships with everyone from technical and scientific experts to our in-house agency of writers, designers and animators, as you make brilliant video content happen.
The Person
First and foremost, you’re creative, enthusiastic and passionate about filmmaking – and you should have an impressive show reel to demonstrate this.
In order to be considered for the role, you’ll need to meet the following essential criteria:
  1. Hands-on skills to bring your ideas to life, including the production and editing of video and audio.
  2. Ability to research and create engaging storyboards, scripts and design components to develop creative online content.
  3. A portfolio of customer-focused film production.
  4. Knowledge of the digital media landscape and a positive approach to innovation.
  5. Competent Mac user with demonstrable experience of FinalCutPro/Adobe Premiere.
  6. Confident in the use of a wide range of audio and video equipment.
  7. Strong interpersonal skills, including working in a team and putting people at ease.
 If you’ve any of the following desirable skills, qualifications and experience, that’s even better:
  1. A First Degree (or equivalent) in filmmaking or film production.
  2. Experience of communicating science through video/audio content.
  3. Knowledge of the use of Avid.
  4. An understanding of weather and climate change.
  5. Experience of working in a journalistic, broadcast or new media environment.
About the Met Office
Like millions of others, you probably know us best for the weather that you hear on the news or read on your phone. But did you know that our forecasts reach as far as space? Or that high profile organisations across the world – from governments and the military, to the NHS and utility companies - rely on our expertise to operate safely and efficiently? Through world-leading science and cutting-edge technology, through idea generation and enthusiasm, we collaborate to challenge the ordinary every day because we believe in the best. The best for our customers, the best for your career. It’s a career where you’ll be challenged, developed and fascinated; a career where whatever you do, your work will make a valuable contribution to the bigger picture. A career to be proud of.
What we can offer you
We’re constantly moving forwards, looking to optimise our abilities. Which is why, joining us, we’ll invest in your development to help you be the very best you can be in whatever it is that you do. Rewards? There are plenty of those too. A competitive pension, opportunities for flexible working, performance-related pay schemes, some great benefits as well as 25 days’ holiday, which increases to 30 days’ after 5 years. And based in our award-winning Exeter headquarters, you’ll have world-class facilities all around you.
To find out more, and to apply online, please click on the apply button below.

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