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Live Event Video Specialist

Location
Fargo, North Dakota
Posted
9 Sep 2022

Livewire Entertainment Media Services, LLC

Position: Live Event Video Specialist

FTE: 1.0 | Exempt

Location: Fargo, North Dakota

Requires travel: Yes; company vehicle provided

Opening: Immediate

Last revised: 2022-03-25


Livewire, a company committed to producing world-class events of all shapes and sizes with a deep-seated respect and commitment to the growth of arts in the communities we serve, is hiring for a full-time Live Event Video Specialist.

 

Livewire, established in 1999, is headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota and serves clients throughout the Upper Midwest and around the country. 

 

Livewire believes that enjoying what you do is the key to doing it well. So, as an equal-opportunity employer, we are looking for employees who will take pleasure in the hard work of producing world-class events of all shapes and sizes, and take pride in the results.

 

If you are committed to the satisfaction of our clients and their guests, we will be committed to helping you grow and learn within our organization.

 

As a member of the Livewire team, you'll be at the forefront of producing creative and engaging world-class events throughout the Upper Midwest that are what people talk about when they get home. 

 

Brief Description:

The Live Event Video Specialist position works with all aspects of video-related services for live event production, ensuring high-quality real-time video production as well as high-quality capture for editing and distribution post-event. An overview of specialties required includes storyboarding/creative/ideation, live event audio and video capture, technical direction/camera switching, projection, projection mapping, show power, field audio/video capture and commercial and non-profit audio/video capture. This position works closely with Information Technology-related functions throughout our company and may be subject to confidentiality clauses pertaining to client information, as well as the handling and management of Human Resources-related documentation. This position is also responsible for in-show projection mapping, camera operation, and/or engineering, the training of other Livewire staff members on specific show-based responsibilities, and the in-house production of audio and video for pre- or post-production needs.


This position often requires travel outside of Fargo, North Dakota. As this position is deeply involved in the production of live events, which are often dictated by the schedules of clients, venues, and elements outside of our control, this position often requires late nights, early mornings and work on the weekends. In turn, we do all we can to offer very flexible scheduling.

 

Duties include:

  • Be a contributing member of your team! Maintain a positive, can-do attitude, and encourage and help teammates to be their most successful at every turn. 
  • Work with Clients, Project Managers and Technical Directors to understand their vision and needs, as well as to work out any potential problems related to venue, show flow, or logistics.
  • Set Livewire apart by bringing new ideas and technologies to the conversation on a regular basis.
  • Develop a professional, but sincere and personal rapport with Livewire clients.
  • Attend client meetings as appropriate.
  • Assist in scenic/layout design process.
  • Determine design and placement of video components for the event/show considering script, location, and talent/presenter needs.
  • Source and locate additional equipment for rental or purchase as needed/directed using our extensive list of vendor partners, and any contacts you might bring to the table.
  • Work with Operations Team to communicate budgetary / logistics / sourcing needs.
  • Work with and direct crew to rig/place video equipment as needed on-site at event.
  • Collaborate with other departments on the job site by assisting with their projects if you are at a stand-still.
  • Write cue sheets describing cues and cue numbers, cross-referenced to page numbers in script/show flow documents.
  • At times, program equipment cue-to-cue for operation by other Livewire staff as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned. (Keep your office space clean, etc.)

 

 

General Requirements (please include appropriate examples in your application materials):

  • Proven experience setting up modern and classic video equipment for use in a live event environment.
  • Trustworthy, self-motivated, self-starting, individual.
  • Evidence of ability to think critically and quickly on the job site.
  • Able to economically and effectively implement the use of video components, in coordination with other media, to create engaging, energizing environments for corporate, concert and theatrical events of all sizes with clear, consistent video coverage across platforms (projection, recording, stream, etc.)
  • Proven experience with industry standards in rigging/trussing applications and event power applications.
  • Proven knowledge of classic and modern video equipment, analog and digital, as well as best practices of utilizing projection on-event.
  • Strong computer and Internet skills are a requirement for this position.
  • Multi-tasking and ability to manage several projects simultaneously.
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends.
  • Current driver's license and ability to get to/from office easily.
  • Able to see projects through from concept to completion.
  • Able to climb a ladder, use scissor/articulating lifts, and do some heavy lifting (equipment related).
  • License not required for these lifts in ND and MN.
  • Forklift certification a plus.
  • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment, balancing input and making the best decision(s) for all involved.


Desired Software/Hardware Knowledge (please include appropriate examples in your application materials):

  • Required: NewTek TriCaster Platform (Advanced Edition preferred)
  • Knowledge of NDI and SDI routing protocols
  • Adobe Suite (Premiere, After Effects, Media Encoder, Lightroom, Photoshop, etc.)
  • Resolume 5/6/7
  • Media Player Classic / VLC
  • USTREAM, Livestream, Microsoft Azure streaming platforms
  • Office 365 Suite
  • Google Apps Suite
  • Windows 10/11 Pro/Home
  • Mac OS
  • NVidia Graphics
  • Appropriate network protocols for office and event use
  • Projection principles
  • Lensing
  • Resolution
  • Appropriate screen sizes for audience/venue/intent
  • Appropriate projectors for specific use (primary content vs. atmospheric)
  • We primarily use EIKI, BARCO and CHRISTIE projectors
  • Video/projection mapping procedures across varying surfaces
  • Experience with variety of cameras and associated accessories and audio equipment for event/shoot use

 

Helpful, but not required:

  • College or University degree completed
  • State-issued electrician or technology license
  • Commercial Driver's License (CDL) a plus, but not preferred.
  • Comfortability driving large vehicles such as cargo vans and 26' box trucks helpful.

 

Pay/Benefits: Annual rate range $52,000-$75,000, DOE. 

  • (80) Hours, ARTS time: All team members are encouraged to participate in and support non-profit/educational theatre, dance, music or arts initiatives in the communities we serve. ARTS time can be utilized anytime throughout a 365-day period upon approval.
  • (15) days paid time off
  • (5) paid sick days
  • Lodging and meals for out-of-town production work.
  • Company vehicles are usually provided, in which case all fuel is paid. If for some reason this is not an option, mileage is paid at the current federal rate when using a personal vehicle.
  • Company-provided laptop, workspace and amazing deals on SWAG!


How To Apply:

Please submit your Cover Letter, CV/Resume, list of (3) references, and any supplemental materials you wish to provide via Indeed.


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Details

  • Job Reference: 708123580-2
  • Date Posted: 9 September 2022
  • Recruiter: LiveWire
  • Location: Fargo, North Dakota
  • Salary: On Application