Director of Photography

New York
Production
Contract
About Us

Dreams is a live internet TV channel launching in 2019. We are a small team in New York building the next generation of live broadcast television.

Director of Photography (Freelance)

We are hiring a freelance DP to oversee studio test shoots in early January. We are looking for a senior contributor with significant experience in TV studio production. You will conduct tests of lighting, cameras, lenses, etc. to determine the look and feel of a next-generation live news channel.

Responsibilities

    • Conduct hands-on camera tests to help us evaluate lighting approaches, camera systems and settings, lenses, switching systems, etc.
    • Pull a variety of look references (from TV to sci-fi and beyond) to help us think through the look of the channel
    • Work with a rental house to bring a variety of camera and lens systems into the studio for evaluation
    • Work with studio staff to light the set
    • Try out a range of potential looks, then clearly document the ideal setup so that others can replicate it

Qualifications

    • Outstanding DP reel showing work you created (ideally in a studio setting)
    • Significant experience with TV studio production, especially live news
    • Familiar with a range of broadcast and digital cinema cameras
    • Comfortable directing a studio lighting crew
    • Deep understanding of the technical aspects of cinematography: framerates, bitrates, gamma, LUTs, etc.
    • Interest in rethinking and improving the look of live TV news
    • Available to work from our midtown Manhattan studio in early January