Supervisor, Conservatory Camera Department
American Film InstituteLos Angeles, CA
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The Supervisor, Conservatory Camera Department is responsible for managing the daily operations and staff of the Conservatory Camera Department (CCD), a sub department of Production Equipment Services, which provides equipment for Cinematography classes, Conservatory and AFI productions.
• Supervise, train and schedule the CCD staff's daily workflow and activities.
• Supervise the maintenance of the CCD equipment and facility, performing minor repairs as needed.
• Manage the equipment checkout and Quality Control (QC) process.
• Manage the camera and sound material resources and computerized inventory; report any Loss & Damage (L&D).
• Schedule and manage camera tests, and instruct and advise the Fellows in the proper use of camera and sound equipment.
• Manage and track the camera and sound equipment physical and computerized inventory.
• Manage all production and class camera request lists in the Flex inventory system.
• Manage, schedule and approve the allotment of camera and sound equipment for Cycle, Thesis, Visual Essays and DWW, as well as any other AFI productions.
• Coordinate class equipment needs with Cinematography faculty.
• Determine CCD sub-rental equipment and expendables needs for classes and productions, and order from vendors.
• Consult with and advise Cinematography Fellows regarding their production camera equipment requests.
• Instruct, mentor and advise Fellows on proper use of camera equipment, including during camera tests.
• Supervise the equipment checkout, check-in and QC process for camera and sound equipment.
• Supervise the Fellows inspection of equipment packages.
• Supervise the ''on call'' process during weekends and evenings to respond to production teams regarding equipment issues.
• Inspect returned equipment for functionality and/or damage.
• Record and report CCD L&D to Conservatory Lighting Services (CLS) Manager and Administrative Assistant.
• Design and manage all equipment checkout forms, and post online.
• Maintain communication with vendors regarding equipment needs, rentals and purchases.
• Project equipment needs for CCD and recommend appropriate purchases and rentals to the Director, Production Equipment Services.
• Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
• Bachelor's Degree required.
• Minimum five years of Experience in cinematography and film production.
• Minimum two years supervisory experience.
• Extensive knowledge of camera equipment, parts and usage.
• Working knowledge of sound equipment.
• Exceptionally detail-oriented with the proven ability to handle numerous tasks with appropriate follow-up and reporting activities.
• Ability to work independently while being an integral member of a high-functioning team.
• Proven project management skills with the ability to take a project from conception through completion with minimal supervision.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to convey complex concepts and procedures in simplistic terms.
• Strong time management and multi-tasking skills coupled with the ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
• Strong computer skills with strong knowledge in Microsoft Office, DaVinci Resolve and Adobe Acrobat Professional.
• Possess a positive and professional attitude with the ability to work as a member of a high-energy, results oriented team.
• Ability to work calmly under pressure.
• Personal integrity with the ability to inspire confidence and trust.
• Working knowledge of computer inventory systems preferred.
• Valid Driver's License.
The Supervisor, Conservatory Camera Department performs all duties and responsibilities under the guidance and supervision of the Director, Production Equipment Services.