at Squashed Robot Films
Join the Award winning team at Squashed Robot Films! We are passionate about making content which fulfils a purpose, we approach each project with an inquisitive attitude, whether this is animation, photography or video, no matter how big or small. We believe every team member should love what they do and where they work!
We are big believers in constant learning and improvement, exploring individual passion and honing skills. We would love for all of our staff to have the same drive and willingness to push the boundaries of their understanding and technical knowledge or exploring new skills or techniques.
The Squashed Robot Films team is relatively small but has shown significant growth since it was first established a few short years ago. Our growth has been thanks to a creatively driven and client focussed approach. The in house team is currently 9 strong and we also work with a number of freelancers from a range of disciplines.
Job Specification / Description
£20,000+ (dependant on experience)
About the role:
This role will predominantly be based at Squashed Robot HQ (currently 4 Royal Crescent, Cheltenham) with normal hours being 08:30 – 17:30, Monday to Friday – however where required you may also be required to work evenings and weekends to ensure that shoots are properly prepared for.
The role of Video Technician will include the following key responsibilities – however due to the nature of a small, yet ambitious company, this role will change and develop over time as the team, technical requirements and facilities increases. We are looking for an individual who is passionate about technology and equipment and wants to be part of a friendly, supportive but hard working and ambitious team – you will form a key part of enabling the growth of the business.
Research and Development
Researching the latest equipment and techniques and ensuring that we are making effective purchasing decisions, be that lenses, cameras, grip equipment or any other area of technology.
Cleaning and maintenance of equipment, including updating firmware, testing and organising repairs and servicing on all equipment.
Ensuring that data and storage devices such as memory cards are effectively and securely ingested and prepared prior to shoots and after shoots have been completed. This includes data to and from clients and contractors, by post and digital transfer.
Preparation for filming, photography and live streaming
Preparing equipment for shoot activities, sometimes with multiple shoots and projects working alongside each other. This includes charging of batteries, packing boxes and organising all necessary items for any given project.
Organisation and maintenance of equipment storage
Ensuring that the kit room is kept clean and tidy as well as organised to allow efficient packing – for example if you are not present to prepare for a shoot, the equipment should be easy to find with effective processes in place to ensure that no issues arise on set. This also includes any Squashed Robot vehicles.
Organisation and maintenance of studio
Ensuring that the studio space is prepared for any shoots or other uses such as meetings – this includes prelighting, backdrops and setting up relevant equipment. The space should also be kept clean and tidy.
Cataloguing equipment & insurance
Ensuring that all equipment is properly catalogued, labelled and insured to the correct sum.
Learning & Training
Any equipment that we use should be properly understood and utilised, we would expect you to have an in depth knowledge of all equipment and complete workshop training with all team members to ensure that all equipment is properly used.
On Location & Studio Support
You may occasionally be required to support on-location and studio activities such as camera operating, setup and pack down etc.
- 28 days paid holiday which includes bank holidays with 3 additional days between Christmas and New Year
- Working in a fun and innovative team
- Based at HQ in Cheltenham Town Centre on Royal Crescent
- Company Pension Scheme
- Career progression
- Free unlimited coffee
- Full team birthday meal for all staff
- Team Activities
- Salary from £20,000+ dependant on experience level
Creating content with purpose
We think strategically to create engaging video and photography which delivers results
Social Media Content
Broadcast TV Content
Social Media Content
Broadcast TV Content