Production Intern Howcast Media
Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. From (?How to Paint a Wall?), and (?How to Survive a Zombie Attack ?), Howcast streams tens of millions of videos every month across its multi-platform distribution network. With more than two million downloads across iPhone, iPad, Android, and BlackBerry phones, Howcast is the #1 mobile app for instructional content -- wherever you are.
In addition to creating a library of valuable how-to information, Howcast also offers an array of (?costom video solutions ?) for content providers, site publishers, and marketers. Launched in 2008, Howcast is led by a senior management team with backgrounds in traditional and new media, including alumni of Google, YouTube, Yahoo!, and NewsCorp, with offices in San Francisco and New York. To learn more, visit (?www.howcast.com?), and keep up with us on (?twitter?).
We?re looking for interns with a passion for filmmaking, an interest in film and video education, experience watching and uploading web videos, knowledge of production and post-production, and an ability to thrive under pressure. Production interns will assist the VP of Production, Director of Production, and the EFP Managing Producer and Associate Producers on all phases of in-house production, provide feedback and support to filmmakers as they complete their videos, and work with the team on special projects as they arise. Depending on their particular interests and skills, interns may focus on our in-house shoots or on working with our filmmakers in the Emerging Filmmakers Program (EFP).
Duties may include:
Setting up shoots, booking equipment and gathering props
Assisting on set as a PA
Reviewing videos, and coordinating with Howcast producers to execute revision notes for videos submitted
Researching and outreach to web video artists, filmmakers, film schools and organizations
Working with interns from each department to produce one final collaborative Howcast video each semester
In addition, Howcast offers special projects each semester tailored for interns? strengths and skills. Projects may include:
Producing from start to finish a slate of Howcast videos culminating in a company-wide screening
Producing short promotional, internal or special project videos
Suggesting and executing partnership, outreach, and growth initiatives
Devising and writing blog posts and social media campaigns
Passion for filmmaking; shooting and editing experience; focus on post-production
Strong written and verbal communication skills; tutoring experience a plus
Genuine interest and passion for new media and web video and culture
Keen attention to detail and solid organization skills
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
Working knowledge of: Microsoft Office, Google Docs and Final Cut Pro preferred
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