Videographer Intern
Cape Town, Western Cape


The purpose of the role is to creatively incorporate a variety of film techniques using digital, electronic and film cameras for video or still photography, to the highest standard, in a timely manner and in line with the creative brief. This role works closely with the editing team, editorial team and production team.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Assist in all pre-production work and complete tasks assigned to you regarding shoots going forward.
  • Be proactive and plan for each shoot as much as possible. You will also need to be reactive – many changes can happen while on a shoot and the intern shooter/editor will need to be flexible, calm and forward thinking.
  • Prepare shot lists prior to shoots.
  • Observe set or location and review creative references and other information relating to natural or artificial conditions to determine the filming and lighting requirements of a shoot. Coordinate necessary changes prior to filming.
  • Assemble, check and sign out all required camera, lighting, grips, hardware and accessories assigned to you for a shoot. Ensure sign in and checks are completed when returning this equipment.
  • Check all inventory before departure and load vehicle(s) with gear required for each shoot.
  • Ensure that camera equipment is maintained to a high standard. Ensuring it is stored correctly after and during use, checks are done regularly, on-set safety and maintenance standards are met and repairs are completed in a timely manner. The company’s camera equipment should be in good working order and professional condition at all times.
  • Ensure all content captured (stills, video and/or audio) is correctly dumped and backed up at the end of each shoot to the company’s media management standards.
  • Travel to different locations to conduct filming activities – if these are outside your area of residence, you will be reimbursed for travel expenses.
  • Direct and engage with subjects and/or actors on-set to the requirements of the creative brief.
  • Arrive early for a shoot and manage the set up for the shoot and ensure all equipment is prepared, working and ready to use.
  • Ensure consistent delivery of quality of any shot you produce.
  • Ensure that footage is always of the highest standard; never shaky, out of focus or badly exposed.
  • Work towards capturing as much footage as possible within the time period, given the pressured nature of shoots.
  • Record onset audio and ensure this is backed-up at the end of each shooting day to the company’s standards.
  • Safely pack hard drives/master discs and/or backups and dispatch these to the company office at a time and place requested.
  • Produce a Shoot Report after each shoot that is both detailed and clear. This should be done as soon as you return to the company office after a shoot or while on location.
  • After a shoot, select, edit and export stills to meet the creative brief and uphold delivery requirements as per the agreement with client.
  • Take on feedback from the editors and work on making necessary improvements to your filming skills.
  • Continually work on growing his/her skills as a camera operator through practice, research and feedback.
  • Any other task that is reasonably asked of you.
  • Complete all post-production elements – including (but not limited to) music selection, ambient sound design, titling, subtitling, and graphic elements - in a timely manner and to the required company standard.
  • Create video products of a distinctive and excellent standard using all assets and footage available in the best way possible.
  • After the offline edit is locked off, prepare basic online editing and audio mixing via project management, transcode back-up and file incoming video and audio data to production deadlines and a high-quality standard.
  • Assist with digital filing and provide this support to the Media Management team.
  • When editing video products, the material must be edited into assembled sequences and with creative input from the Executive Creative Director and Senior Video Editor, these sequences are then modified to achieve the final edited product within a set time frame.
  • Report back to the senior video editor regarding the material and footage supplied for each edit.
  • Communicate with the senior video editor and Project Manager should other assets be required so that if possible, this can be captured to create an improved video product in time for deadlines set.
  • Be organised in terms of managing the workload he/she is given. This includes completing allocated workloads within a prescribed time period, as well as completing additional, unforeseen ad-hoc projects.
  • Stay abreast of industry developments, trends and news relevant to the Company and inform the company of these.
  • Any other task that is reasonably asked of you by the senior video editor.
  • Continuously strive to develop skill set with the aim of progressing as a video editor to deliver higher quality video products in a more efficient and timely manner.


Minimum Requirements

  • Have a clear understanding of documentary-style work with a strong narrative thread.
  • Applicable Degree, Diploma in Media and Film Production
  • Extensive knowledge of Final Cut Studio 3, Adobe Master Collection, Aperture (and similar software) and experience working within a Mac OS network.

Personal Attributes

  • Good communication skills and an outgoing personality.
  • Organisational ability.
  • Strong visual sense
  • Originality
  • Self-driven and determined
  • Creative flair
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Comfortable in a rapidly changing environment
  • Self-starter: highly motivated/enthusiastic/energetic
  • Extensive knowledge of cameras.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy

Send your updated CV and motivational letter to today if you’re excited about the prospect of working in a fast-paced, creative environment like Ginkgo Agency.

Please note, we have received a high volume of applications for positions. If you haven't heard from Ginkgo Agency within two weeks, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

*Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a competency task.

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Cape Town, Western Cape

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