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 13 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 32 Million social media followers and currently the highest viewed inspirational content creator in the world. These compelling stories depict real life situations shown by actors that teach important life lessons, inspired by Dhar’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.
We are searching for a full-time Director, Shooter all-in-one to help us create short cinematic viral videos! We have an awesome team of screenwriters and producers so this role would require performing all the technical filming aspects including pre-production, lighting, sound, shooting, directing and editing. A big part of our success formula is being able to turn around high quality videos quickly so this position requires a multi-talented, self-motivated and resourceful individual that can wear many hats and turn around work super fast. 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:
Giving creative feedback to scripts in pre-production to help streamline productions while bringing the vision of the script to life in an emotionally moving way
Assisting with staging, set preparation, setting up, operating cameras and other equipment
Performing all the technical aspects of filming including camera, sound and lighting
Managing all the equipment and recommending new equipment to enhance production value
Shooting in a creative way to help build emotion, increase tension and deliver greater payoff of the message for the audience
Directing actors on set to deliver their best performances and carry out the necessary emotion required while also keeping the production on time
Managing many moving pieces in a high pressure environment with the calmness of a seasoned professional
Helping to select and insert music, dialogue and sound effects, using editing equipment
Turning around quick but high quality edits to ensure the deadline of completing 2 cinematic shorts are completed per week
WHAT YOU HAVE:
3 Years experience developing short form video content utilizing actors and various locations
Background in digital media, cinematography, film studies or related field
Moderate level experience with editing narrative work. (personal or professional)
Experience in the Adobe Creative Suite including Premiere, Photoshop, After Effects, etc.
Demonstrated video editing ability with a strong portfolio
Ability to work in a fast paced environment on a wide variety of projects
Ability to learn quickly and is a team player
Skilled in handling quick output without losing quality
High level experience with editing on a computer using Premiere Pro
Moderate level experience with After Effects and color correcting/grading with DaVinci Resolve
Experience with Adobe Audition, and working with audio files to get acceptable audio
WHO OVERSEES YOU:
The Director, Shooter, reports directly to the Production Junior Manager
WHO YOU OVERSEE:
Currently, the Director, Shooter 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 a 1099 Contractor role that will be around 20 hours a week and quickly evolve into a full time position if all goes well
WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN US:
We’ve kept our hiring bar really high – you will work with the best
You will be paid $35-$40 per hour, based on experience
You’ll receive loads of perks including snacks, catered lunches, and a friendly working environment
WHEN WE’LL TALK ABOUT HOW AWESOME YOU ARE:
No formal cover letters, please. Instead, provide the following:
A few short paragraphs explaining why you’d be a good fit for this particular position
Links to any content or channels that you have created
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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