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Film Crew Volunteers

We are looking for bright and enthusiastic volunteers to join our exceptional Film Production Crew at the next edition of HowTheLightGetsIn London, taking place on 23rd-24th September 2023 in Kenwood House, Hampstead Heath, London.

HowTheLightGetsIn is a unique festival of ideas, music and comedy. We host a selection of debates and talks on a variety of topics – politics, arts, science, and philosophy - followed by comedy acts, local bands and DJ sets. HTLGI has established a strong reputation for attracting the best thinkers from around the world, including Yuval Noah Harrari, Richard Dawkins, Shoshana Zuboff, Esther Duflo, and Slavoj Zizek. Every talk and debate from the festival is filmed, and later edited and released on iai.tv and other online platforms.

Successful candidates will be asked to be available on the 22nd September as well, for a full day’s training before the festival begins.

Applications open for:

  • Broadcast camera operators

Your primary responsibilities will comprise capturing the festival’s signature live debates and talks. This will include experience of live camera work, equipment handling, venue set up, and technical assistance.

  • 2 Assistant videographers

Working closely with speakers in a studio interview setup to capture documentary-style footage of our biggest thinkers. This will include studio staging, audio recording, lighting, and camera assistance.

In addition to covering your expenses, we will provide in-depth training on audio-visual recording in a live setting. Successful candidates will receive a stipend of £150 to cover travel and food costs, as well as a discount at festival vendors. You will work in short shifts, so you will have time to experience the rest of the festival – enjoy our excellent lineup of debates, comedy acts, and performances; explore the disco tent, DJ nights, food and drink vendors!

We are looking for film and media graduates who want to build their CVs and have a keen interest in film production and digital technology. You will also need to demonstrate that you are able to work in fast-paced environments and be up for exciting challenges.

If you think you have what it takes, please send your CV and Cover Letter (max 300 words) to jobs@artandideas.org stating “Film Crew Volunteer Broadcast Operator” or “Film Crew Volunteer Assistant Videographer” in the subject line.

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