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 first assistant camera / editor intern

 

Creativity needs room to breathe. At Agency Habitat, we’ll give you the space. There’s no one right way to live, work, create or sell, which is why we believe in a different kind of work environment. One that is inclusive and inviting to folks from all walks of life, no matter the intersecting identities you encompass. All we ask is that you bring new experiences to the table, share your talents and insights openly and learn as much as you can from the people you meet every day. We know that collaboration, open communication, accountability and a humble spirit drive us forward in our Habitat, and we’re looking to grow with you. We need team players who want to contribute to the greater success of our clients and community. We work hard. We play hard. We do life together with our clients and teammates, and we do it all through brand, content and media. Sound like the place for you? Keep reading.

The Habitat Internship Experience

Our paid internship program is dedicated to recognizing and nurturing young talent by offering hands-on opportunities to learn and grow within a supportive environment. Our mission is to provide interns with an introduction to the next generation brand agency, so they gain the real-world skills needed to excel in their careers. As a part of the Agency Habitat team, our First Assistant Camera (AC) / Editor interns will be immersed in the culture of a dynamic agency from day one and get the opportunity to shadow, learn from, and assist with various day-to-day activities relating to their accounts. First AC / Editor interns will have the opportunity to assist with shooting content in house and potentially on location. They’ll work closely with the Studio and core creative teams to plan, film, edit and deliver video assets to clients that can be used on websites, social media and digital ad placements.

 

Key Responsibilities:

Our First AC / Editor interns are responsible for learning and executing in a variety of areas, as we believe it’s important not only to show and tell, but to own and do as well. First AC / Editor interns may have the opportunity to support in the following:

First Assistant Camera:

  • Collaborate with people in other departments such as Account Services to conceptualize video projects
  • Assist with pre-planning including storyboarding shots and set and equipment needs
  • Set up equipment including cameras, audio recorders, lighting, microphones and props
  • Collaborate with the lighting and grip professionals on set to achieve the desired visual aesthetic
  • Help pull focus during shoots, ensuring sharp and precise images
  • Assist in troubleshooting and resolving any technical issues with camera equipment on set
  • Maintain studio order and equipment, including lenses, filters and accessories
  • Prepare background film or ‘b’ roll

Editor:

  • Help organize and manage raw footage, ensuring efficient workflow and file management
  • Support the syncing of audio and video files, creating rough cuts and delivering final edits
  • Perform basic color correction and audio adjustments to ensure high-quality final products
  • Implement creative transitions, effects and graphics such as lower thirds and logo animations to enhance storytelling
  • Work with the Motion Graphic Designer to assist with direction of on-screen text and animation elements needed for the final product
  • Participate in any agency-wide intern projects
  • Travel locally when necessary for assignments
  • Complete other tasks as assigned

 

Knowledge and Skill Set Requirements:

Should you have mastered everything before coming into an internship? Absolutely not. To gain the most out of your internship and be prepared to learn in your field, we’d like you to possess the following knowledge and skill sets:

 

  • Some experience with professional camera systems [ARRI, RED, Sony. DSLRs or cinema camera a bonus]
  • Basic understanding of Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, After Effects, DaVinci Resolve (knowledge of Motion is a plus)
  • Some experience with video shooting, video editing, & retouch skills; photography experience is a plus
  • Familiarity with shot framing, audio set up and lighting set up
  • Basic understanding of lighting and grip equipment
  • Understanding of camera operations, focus pulling and lens characteristics
  • Knowledge of video editing techniques, including color correction and audio editing
  • Some experience with video compression and codecs
  • Ability to prioritize workloads and manage multiple projects simultaneously while working under tight deadlines
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Exceptional collaboration and a team player mentality
  • Conceptual skills
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Excellent file management
  • A creative mindset with a passion for visual storytelling

 

Relationships:

  • Reports to: Photographer or their designees
  • External relationships: Clients, Crew, Vendors

 

Location:

  • Fort Worth, TX

 

Qualifications:

  • Education: Senior working toward or have obtained a Bachelor’s Degree (RTVF/Videography or related fields)
  • Work requirements: Minimum of 20-28 hours per week in our Fort Worth office @ $12/hour
    • Please note, this role may require hours outside of the normal 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. workday, particularly during agency events or special projects. Flexibility in scheduling is essential.

 

 

We offer a friendly and creative work environment, a festive holiday schedule, three coffee makers, an arcade and full bar. Are you ready to join our team? OK then, take the phrase, “that’s not my job” out of your vocabulary and apply below.

 

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Our Hiring Process

We love it when people are excited to join our Habitat, and we’re just as excited to learn more about you and your experience.

Here’s what to expect from us during our hiring process:

We’ll review all candidates for consideration, then share your application with the appropriate team. If we decide to move forward, we may invite you to connect with us for an introductory call, or we may go straight to the interview.

Our hiring process can take some time, often two to three weeks, or more. Try not to stress out too much if you haven’t received an update. We know, easier said than done.

If you haven’t heard from us in awhile, we may need a little more time or we might have selected other candidates to fill the position. We’ll still keep your resume in mind if other relevant opportunities arise, so you may hear from us again if you seem like a good fit as we continue to expand our Habitat.