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11/23

Gaffer

Burbank, CA

Social Media

Film (Short)

Starts Nov 29

Full Time

  • Title: Dhar Mann Studios
  • Job Requirements: Must be local to location (or willing to work as a local).

ABOUT DHAR MANN STUDIOS:
Dhar Mann Studios is a video production company aimed at creating positive content for the social media generation. These short, motivational videos focused on life, business, and relationships receive over 1 Billion views monthly and have garnered over 21 Billion views on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and TikTok. The team is led by Dhar Mann, a mission-driven entrepreneur with a global audience of over 51 Million social media followers and one of the highest viewed content creators in the world today. These compelling stories depict real life situations shown by actors that teach important life lessons, inspired by Dhar Mann's personal experience of success and failure. The company is driven by one founding principle: We’re not just telling stories, we’re changing lives.

BIG PICTURE:
We are searching for a highly creative and skilled Gaffer that can aid in providing lighting for our short cinematic video productions. This individual will be key to our team in ensuring effective and high quality lighting, focused on the mood and tone of each scene. The ideal candidate not only has excellent working knowledge of all lighting equipment and gear, but is an exceptional communicator with strong problem solving skills. The Gaffer will be skilled at anticipating all lighting requirements, working collaboratively and creatively with the Director and Production Teams, and bringing life to each scene. This position often requires working long hours including nights and weekends. Since we are a mission-led company and all of the content we create inspires people, the right candidate will find the long hours to be exciting and highly satisfying!

HOW YOU’LL SPEND YOUR TIME:
Prepping for shoots both at the studio and on location by retrieving all necessary lighting and electrical equipment
Setting up scene lighting upon arrival to each scheduled shoot; adjusting as needed in collaboration with the Director
Operating and setting up all electrical equipment such as stinger’s, power bricks, and adapters
Overseeing all lighting and electrical equipment ensuring safety is a priority
Building dolly tracks and controlling movement of the camera dolly
Setting up various camera rigs for car mounts
Breaking down sets once production is complete, including but not limited to-coiling cables, folding c-stands, putting away lights
Ensuring electricity is accessible to all departments
Driving the company van as needed

WHAT YOU HAVE:
3+ Years of hands on experience working as a Gaffer within the film industry
Thorough understanding of various types of lights and gear. Including but not limited to: c-stands, gells, diffusion, scrims, dolly tracks, and car mount rigs
Extensive experience building rigs for cameras
The ability to lift at least 30 to 50 lbs
Must have a clean driving record
Must be able to contribute constructively during the production process
Strong organizational, time management, and communication skills
Solution-oriented with the ability to creatively solve problems during shoots

WHO OVERSEES YOU:
The Gaffer will report directly to the Production Manager.

WHO YOU OVERSEE:
Currently, the Gaffer has no personnel reporting directly to him or her.

WHERE IT ALL GOES DOWN:
All the action takes place at our BRAND NEW studio in Burbank, CA!

WHEN THE MAGIC HAPPENS:
This is an on-call to full-time role that will require at times long hours, schedule flexibility will be discussed during the interview.

WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN US:
You'll get paid between $25-$33 an hour depending on your experience
We've kept our hiring bar really high - you will work with the best

WHEN WE’LL TALK ABOUT HOW AWESOME YOU ARE:
No formal cover letters, please. Instead include a few short paragraphs in your application explaining why you’d be a good fit for this particular position.
Provide links to projects you’ve worked on
Attach a resume

AN IMPORTANT NOTE BEFORE APPLYING TO US:
All of Dhar Mann Studios' new hires will begin at the associate level, regardless of what position was applied for. This approach doesn’t affect any aspect of pay: you will still get compensated during your Discovery Period according to the position you are applying for and within the rate listed for this position. Our organization looks to hire the BEST of the best and we focus on finding candidates who are a strong cultural fit. We have a 3 month 'Discovery Period' in place that allows us to get to know each new hire better and assess their skill set. Management-level roles will be part of a different Discovery Period for each step of the ladder (but again this does not affect your pay or compensation package).

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