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Mid Weight Retoucher

Bethnal Green
DOE

Studio Invisible, a high-end retouching studio based in East London, is on the search for a mid-level retoucher to join our team and to work collaboratively on advertising & editorial images for world leading brands, photographers & agencies.


This position offers a great opportunity for career progression in a growing company.


Ideally, you will have a minimum of 3 years full time experience, with strong skills and proven ability in still life product imagery.



Key responsibilities will include:


Delivering high-quality retouching and colour corrected imagery across a variety of projects
Working to consistently meet high standards with minimal amends
Colour matching images to products, with a keen eye for attention to detail
Show ever-improving results in your work and within an allotted time frame
Following a specific internal file structure and maintaining server organisation
Adhering to creative direction
Taking a consistent approach when editing large batches of imagery
Performing quality assurance on all images
Being responsible for completion of work and achieving deadlines
Liaising with other members of the team


Please visit our Website and Instagram to see what we do.



If you’ve got what it takes please send a CV and portfolio showcasing examples of your work to: info@studioinvisible.co.uk


We will only respond to successful applicants, no phone calls or recruitment agencies please.



Job Type: Full-time (40 hours working week – Monday to Friday with occasional weekend work)



Salary: Dependent on experience

Studio Manager/ Producer

London
D.O.E.

Postmen is an established retouching studio working with some of the leading photographers and brands around the world.

We are looking for Studio Manager/ Producer to join our team to ensure the smooth running of the projects, liaising between client, company director and staff.

Main duties:

Front of house: first point of contact for clients and suppliers, answering all incoming calls and emails to the studio and receiving visitors 

Client liaison: building and maintaining strong, professional working relationships with clients at all levels

Project management: negotiating and managing budgets, deadlines while maintaining an accurate and up to date record of all projects and relevant information

Team management: effectively managing and motivating the team while monitoring individual and overall studio performance on all projects

Resource management: liaising with the Company Director to handle the day-to-day and long-term schedule of the team. Ensuring correct resource allocation and effective time management per project


Required skills:

Experience in a post production studio management or creative production role is essential

Flexibility of working hours to ensure deadlines are met

Professional, clear and confident communicator at all levels, with a high standard of written and verbal communication

Positive and proactive self-starter who is able to work on their own initiative as part of an established team

Ability to remain calm and consistent under pressure

Excellent planning, budget negotiation and time management

Highly organised, at ease managing multiple projects and changing priorities with decisive problem solving skills

Knowledge of photographic industry/technical terminology 

If you are the person we are looking for, please send your CV and a covering letter, outlining your suitability for the position, to: jobs@postmen.co.uk

Please note that due to high number of applications only successful candidates will be contacted.

Project Manager

Bethnal Green
DOE

Studio Invisible, a high-end retouching studio based in East London, is on the search for a project manager to join our growing team.

You will be co-ordinating and managing the production of advertising & editorial images for world leading brands, photographers & agencies. We’re looking for someone who is a pro-active team player, who maintains a level of calm when the pressure is on.

You will be collaborating closely with our artists and will be their go-to person for any queries. You will be liaising directly with our clients and ensuring throughout that the production process is smooth. You will be used to handling multiple projects at any one time, and have an ability to prioritise when things change.

You will have a minimum of 2 years full time experience, with strong communication skills and proven ability in managing retouch projects.

Key responsibilities will include:

· Project management across multiple projects in the studio
· Client and account Management
· Scheduling projects and resource management
· Ensuring our internal file structure in followed and maintaining server organisation
· Being responsible for completion of work and achieving deadlines
· Liaising closely with other members of the team
· Assisting with marketing (Instagram posts/ portfolio updates)
· Assisting with ad-hoc studio duties (calibrating proofer, booking couriers, answering phone etc.)

Please visit our Website and Instagram to see what we do.

If you’ve got what it takes, please send a CV to: info@studioinvisible.co.uk

We will only respond to successful applicants, no phone calls or recruitment agencies please.

Job Type: Full-time (40 hours working week – Monday to Friday with occasional weekend work)

Salary: Dependent on experience

Agency Assistant Producer/Agent (temporary role)

Chelsea, London
£17,600 - £20,000 DOE (payroll)

The Job in Brief:
You will be the only agency assistant at Darling Creative, supporting three agent / producers, and one Production manager. The role is varied, with responsibility from day one, so we are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about the smallest to the largest task. That might be helping organise a shoot from start to finish overseen by the production manager, to booking a courier, to calling a client to get an appointment or checking the latest shoots are up on the website our social media.
Depending on the abilities you show you will be given more responsibility. You will be expected to work to a high standard of due diligence and commitment because you are genuinely interested in becoming a more senior agent or producer in a photographic or film production agency.
We expect applicants to be confident enough to work (once briefed) on managing parts of the organisation of a shoot, from supplier interaction to communicating and updating the producer or agent running the shoot. You will be expected to pick up the skills to constructively help plan shoots, making a difference to the artists and clients experience by keeping on top of any changes, and budget adjustments.
If you have experience in producing Fashion and/or Advertising stills shoots (with some moving image experience) this would be an advantage. If not, but you think you are someone who is used to getting on with things, being proactive and juggling everything and anything with a smile, then get in touch.
Job Responsibilities:
· An ability to empathise with the client and artists vision.
· Project management abilities, from scheduling, to checking pre and post-shoot timings and options, adapting to last minute requests or changes, budgeting and briefing any amendments to your teams and colleagues, ensuring timely execution to a high standard.
· Option and negotiate with suppliers, talent, DOPs, model agents, whilst keeping up to date with industry rates and strategically suggesting the best suppliers and creative teams to your colleagues.
· Oversee the standard and execution of the artists and suppliers work, understand and communicate the requirements of clients with the assistance of the production manager.
· Manage production margins, track spending with attention to details that could affect it.
· Accuracy in your briefing of any usage.
· Marketing our creatives to the right clients, project by project, via social media, or direct approaches to relevant clients.
Relationships, Client & Artist management
· Manage client, artist, and agent expectations, with the help of the production manager, and if instructed to by the production manager or agent, keep them updated on relevant aspects from team to estimate revisions if the brief or date is changed.
· Some or a good understanding of lighting, film, and photography techniques to bring the artists vision to life.
· Proactively support other members of the team in downtime.
· Culturally aware, inspiring ideas and solutions for the artists.
· Maintain a good knowledge of creative teams, whilst updating our directory of clients and suppliers, including client and artist specifications and preferences.
· Quickly become a trusted part of the team
Who are we:
Darling Creative was established in 2009 to represent new and established fashion and advertising photographers and directors who work across more than one discipline. We enjoy great relationships with our artists and clients, and a trusted easy to work with a reputation in the industry.
Requirements:
Preferably experience in a production company or photographic agency environment.
Budgeting and negotiation ability
No fear of multitasking across a high volume of productions
Strong written and verbal communication skills, no fear of the phone, we like to talk to our clients, artists, and suppliers.
The ability to prioritise and track, to be decisive and objective in your decision making, are all essential in the management of multiple projects.
Self-motivated member of the team, requiring little oversight and management as the internship progresses.
Good working knowledge of Excel, Word, Photoshop, happy to work on a Mac.
The Person:
People who click with the rest of the team are usually resourceful and proactive, with a collaborative positive personality, ultimately a - 'I’ll find a way attitude' - which will mean you are one of the reasons clients return and colleagues will want to help you to attain your full potential whilst working with us.
You should have enough understanding and interest in the fashion and advertising industry that you will already have a degree of knowledge of the kind of clients we work with.
Strong organisational skills, accuracy, and ability to stay calm and persuasive under pressure, flexibility to adjust to changing priorities, naturally think ahead, troubleshooting potential problems and resolving them quickly.
A desire to add to the company culture that is supportive and positive, and an ambition to influence the direction and profitability of the company.
Apply:
Please email your CV and cover letter to Kitty Wengraf, detailing why you would like to work for Darling, only applications by email to accounts@darling-creative.com with the subject line "Darling Creative 6 months" will be considered.

Senior Technician - BA (Hons) Fashion Photography

Falmouth
£28,331 - £31,866, pro rata, DOE

Permanent, Part-time, 17.5 hours per week working Tuesday and Friday 7 hrs a day and Wednesday 3.5 hrs.

Falmouth University has a history of more than 100 years of creative thinking and design innovation. Established in 1902 as Falmouth School of Art, we have grown to become a digital innovation hub, delivering impact for lives and economies through the development of new knowledge, solutions, services and products. Today, our undergraduate and postgraduate courses represent the breadth of the creative industries, the fastest growing sector in the UK economy. Falmouth’s specialisms will be key to future economic and cultural success both at a local and global level.

Our ambitious 2030 Strategy, ‘Doing it for Real’, is designed to deliver yet further growth in our student numbers and income through portfolio diversification, innovation, research and commercial ventures. It will establish Falmouth as the market leader for creative industries and entrepreneurship education over the next decade, capitalising on our considerable assets in innovation-led research and business incubation.

BA(Hons) Fashion Photography is seeking to appoint a Senior Technician 0.5 FTE to work alongside our energetic and dynamic teaching team with specialist and professional technical expertise in fashion image-making. This exciting opportunity is based in one of Europe’s best equipped educational photographic facilities.

We are seeking a candidate with an excellent working knowledge of a wide range of relevant photographic practices and excellent abilities to acquire and develop new skills and techniques. This should be based on professional experience, to teach high-end retouching (to an advanced level), fashion film (from capture, production and editing / special effects) and other emerging and contemporary forms of digital production. Additionally, we require the candidate to have demonstrable experience and knowledge of a wide range of cameras (analogue and digital); professional lighting (location and studio) and printing (analogue and digital).

A crucial part of the role is a thorough knowledge of relevant specialist software including Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, Capture One and a comprehensive working knowledge of InDesign for publication support is also desirable.

We are looking for an individual who is motivated, supportive and enthusiastic, with the ability to excite students through industry-linked initiatives, demonstrating a progressive and dynamic approach to teaching. The successful candidate will have the flexibility to work in different locations (in a range of settings and contexts) and will have a full, clean driving licence in order to make use of the course’s location vehicle.

Health and safety is taken very seriously at Falmouth University. You will need a working knowledge and demonstrable industry experience of the health and safety issues involved with this role. Whilst you may not have a recognised H&S qualification at present you will be expected to study for one through the university’s continuing Professional Development Program.

This is an exciting opportunity to add to our already unique industry experienced academic and technical team and to contribute to the growth of a dynamic and expanding course.

We offer excellent facilities and benefits to our staff. These include generous holiday entitlements, contributory pension scheme, and training and development opportunities. Full details regarding employment benefits can be found on our careers site.

A successful external candidate for this position would be employed by Falmouth Staffing Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Falmouth University. Employees of Falmouth Staffing Ltd work alongside Falmouth University colleagues in delivery of Falmouth’s strategic vision, and will adopt Falmouth University’s HR policies and procedures in full.

Closing date for applications will Sunday March 1 2020
Interview date Monday March 16 2020
For more information and to apply for this position please visit www.falmouth.ac.uk/jobs.

FIRST PHOTOGRAPHIC ASSISTANT

London

A unique opportunity for an experienced Photographic Assistant who is looking for an exciting career move and who would like to join us in our thriving and fast-paced studio.

Located in London, RANKIN work with world-class and emerging talent across film, photography and publishing.

As the First Assistant you will work towards facilitating the best possible shoot environment so that the photographer can concentrate on the task at hand. Your goal is clear, to ensure a successful and smooth-running shoot achieved through preparation, communication, problem solving, attention to detail and hard work.
You will be monitoring the whole operation, ranging from technical aspects of the shoot to the performance of the Photographic team, the overall co-ordination with the Production desk and the needs of the client. In this pivotal role you will build strong working relations across the business whilst helping members of their team to learn and develop their skills.
At RANKIN you will be able to be part of a fun and friendly work environment and you will benefit from some of the best career prospects in the industry.

Come and join this unique organisation and its bunch of talented people who thrive in delivering spectacular work time and time again.

At RANKIN we want to change the world, would you like to join us?

About us

The RANKIN Group is Rankin’s new hybrid cultural company encompassing creative services, contract publishing, production, editorial verticals/platforms, and talent representation.

We are a fast growing, thriving cultural community creating great short and long form content on an hourly basis.

We are a team of creatives, directors, photographers, researchers, strategists, producers and editors who collaborate with brands ranging from luxury to FMCG, charities, editorial platforms, beauty, fashion & automotive.

We help brands be culturally relevant through creative communication, campaigns, brand building & content creation.

We create work that is bold, brave & beautiful.

http://www.rankin.co.uk/

Your day to day at RANKIN

• Lead the photographic team on set ensure everyone is performing to a high standard.
• Working in tandem with the digital technicians to constantly monitor every technical aspect of the shoot.
• Manage the photographic assistants during prep days and travel days including freelance assistants where necessary. This will include the schedules of each member of the team, allocating daily tasks and co-ordinating travel arrangements.
• Pre-empt the photographer’s needs and anticipate any likely issues ahead of the shoot.
• Attend pre-production meetings to understand all elements of any planned shoots.
• Maintain a constant flow of communication and co-ordination with the Production team.
• Provide lighting suggestions and solutions for the different creative briefs.
• Ensure camera and lighting equipment is maintained suitably and the appropriate equipment is available for every shoot.
• Liaise with the Studio Manager and the Production team prior and during shoots to ensure resources are in place for each shoot. That includes studio assistants, transport and all the necessary equipment.
• Work closely with the Set Design Manager to plan lighting set-ups, studio layout and sequencing of shots.
• Shoot tests and castings.
• Location recce’s.
• Ensure that the needs of the client and the talent are met throughout the shoot and communicate any issues to the Production team as soon as they arise.
• Maintain a safe working environment for everyone on set, both in studio and on location.
• Other duties as assigned.


*DISCLAIMER: This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, the Company reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.


Knowledge, experience, skills and personal attributes

• Minimum 2 years of experience of high-level assisting with in-depth knowledge of lighting, camera and equipment.
• In addition to freelance experience, a successful candidate may have had experience as a 1st Assistant previously or 2nd/3rd Assistant with notable photographers.
• The ability to manage teams on set in fast-paced environments
• Experience using and ability to troubleshoot Hasselblad systems, Phase One 645 and Phase One backs, both P+ and IQ series.
• Experience of using Canon DSLR’s Canon 1D, 5D, etc.
• Solid working knowledge in CaptureOne + Chronosync.
• Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop.
• Strong attention to detail at all times and especially to the needs of the photographer, clients and other stakeholders.
Essential Competencies/Skills
• A positive ‘can do’ attitude to all aspects of the job.
• The ability to maintain an excellent rapport with the photographer.
• The ability to communicate effectively with the members of the Photographic team by providing leadership and giving clear instructions and direction.
• The ability to maintain strong working relationships with the Production team by providing technical photographic support and advice.
• The ability to remain calm under pressure and to problem-solve on set efficiently.
Preferred Competencies/Skills
• Experience of working internationally both in studio and on location with international clients.
• Accustomed to work in a mixed stills and film environment by co-ordinating between both teams.
• Working knowledge of Adobe Bridge and InDesign.
Qualifications
• Photographic or related degree
• UK driving license


How to apply

Email: jobs@rankin.co.uk with ‘Your Name – First Photographic Assistant’ in the subject field, attaching a CV, and brief cover letter addressing the above criteria.

Candidates unable to prove their right to work in the UK will not be shortlisted. Please note that due to the high level of applications unfortunately only successful candidates will be contacted.

Best of luck and thanks for applying!

rankin.co.uk

Senior Camera Account Handler – Commercials

Hoxton, E2
Competitive salary based upon experience

We are currently seeking a self-motivated, experienced individual to join us working as a senior camera account handler working with clients shooting commercials & music videos.

Arranging and quoting the latest camera equipment, you will be working with demanding clients with high expectations, you will have a passion to provide great client service & retention liaising with commercials production staff and camera crew.

Responsibilities to include:


Liaising with clients, interpreting incoming equipment lists, providing quotations, negotiating price and offering technical advice.

Skills and Experience:

You should have at least 2 years’ experience working for a camera equipment rental company. You will be well connected, understand the commercials industry and will be aware of the key clients and production staff operating in this field. You will possess an in-depth knowledge of camera and camera related equipment available in the marketplace.

You must be computer literate, demonstrate that you have exceptional client service skills with a can-do attitude and desire to learn and progress your career. 



Salary will be competitive, and dependent upon your experience.

Applications by email only with a covering letter and CV.

Lighting Account Handler – Film & TV Drama

Tottenham, N17
Competitive salary based upon experience

We are currently seeking a self-motivated, experienced individual to join us working as a senior account handler working with clients shooting long form TV Drama & Feature Films based in our Tottenham branch.

Arranging and quoting the latest lighting equipment, you will be working with demanding clients with high expectations, you will have a passion to provide great client service & retention liaising with Line Producers, Production Managers, Gaffers & Electricians.


Skills and Experience:

You should have at least 2 years’ experience working for a Film & TV Lighting Rental Company. You will be well connected, understand the long form TV Drama & Feature Film industry and will be aware of the key clients and production staff operating in this field. You will possess an in-depth knowledge of lighting, dimming, cabling & electrical distribution, especially the latest LED products available in the marketplace.

Responsibilities to include:


Liaising with clients, providing quotations, negotiating price and offering technical advice and solutions. Being the lead contact to technical & production staff when servicing TV Drama and Feature Films. You will be pro-active in expanding our client base whilst working closely with all relevant departments to ensure the client’s needs are exceeded. 



You must be PC/Mac literate and have exceptional customer service skills. 



Salary will be dependent on experience, but we are aware that this role is an experienced well connected senior role and the salary bracket will be in line with experience.

A benefits package is also applicable to this role.

Applications by email only with a covering letter and CV.

Senior Lighting Account Handler – Commercials

Hoxton, E2
Competitive salary based upon experience

We are currently seeking a self-motivated, experienced individual to join us working as a senior account handler working with clients shooting commercials & music videos.

Arranging and quoting the latest lighting equipment, you will be working with demanding clients with high expectations, you will have a passion to provide great client service & retention liaising with commercials production staff and lighting gaffers.


Skills and Experience:

You should have at least 2 years’ experience working for a Film & TV Lighting Rental Company. You will be well connected, understand the commercials industry and will be aware of the key clients and production staff operating in this field. You will possess an in-depth knowledge of lighting, dimming, cabling & electrical distribution, especially the latest LED products available in the marketplace.

Responsibilities to include:


Liaising with clients, providing quotations, negotiating price and offering technical advice and solutions. Being the lead contact to technical & production staff when servicing commercials & music videos. You will be pro-active in expanding our client base whilst working closely with all relevant departments to ensure the client’s needs are exceeded. 



You must be PC/Mac literate and have exceptional customer service skills. 



Salary will be dependent on experience, but we are aware that this role is senior and the salary bracket will be in line with experience.

A benefits package is also applicable to this role.

Applications by email only with a covering letter and CV.

Drivers - Class C & Class B

London, N17
Competitive salary based upon experience

Pixipixel are currently seeking enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals to work within our Transport Department based out of our Tottenham Depot.

These are dedicated driving and delivery positions, the applicants must have a B class Driving License with no endorsement points, or a C Class Driving Licence, with no endorsement points. The applicants must also have at least 2 years’ experience of driving and loading and if C class this needs to be in 7.5 ton and 18 ton HGV rigid vehicles in urban areas.

The key responsibilities will be delivering fragile lighting and camera equipment to time specific schedules to our clients, returning/collecting items to and from our suppliers and transferring equipment between our warehouses and studio partners. You will also be expected to keep the depot vehicles refuelled, maintained and clean when necessary - high standards are expected.

We are looking for well presented, polite and client focused individuals. They must be able to work effectively and reliably unsupervised and be physically fit/strong as the role involves lifting, including loading and unloading of technical fragile equipment. The individuals must have good communication skills and be willing to embrace the high standards that Pixipixel expects in terms of its client service offering especially with regards loading/unloading and transporting equipment.

A willingness also to work overtime as and when it is necessary is required.

The roles are permanent positions working 40 hours per week working an 8-hour shift, Monday to Saturday, with an hour for lunch. You will be rostered onto the companies shift pattern working a shift between the hours of 5am and 11pm. However, start times may be adjusted slightly dependent on the needs of the business.

Applications by email only with a covering letter and CV.