Positions at AFS

 
Founded in 1985 by filmmaker Richard Linklater, AFS creates life-changing opportunities for filmmakers, catalyzes Austin and Texas as a creative hub, and brings the community together around great film. AFS supports filmmakers towards career leaps, encouraging exceptional artistic projects with grants and support services. AFS operates Austin Studios, a 20-acre production facility, to attract and grow the creative media ecosystem. Austin Public, a space for our city’s diverse mediamakers to train and collaborate, provides many points of access to filmmaking and film careers. The AFS Cinema is an ambitiously programmed repertory and first run arthouse with broad community engagement. By hosting premieres, local and international industry events, and the Texas Film Awards, AFS shines the national spotlight on Texas filmmakers while connecting Austin and Texas to the wider film community. AFS is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

OPEN POSITIONS

Equipment Specialist – Part-time, morning

Job Purpose Summary
The Equipment Specialist will be the main point of contact for the equipment room and studio resources for the community and for the Creative Careers program during Austin Public’s morning and afternoon operating hours. This position will provide onsite tech support for the studios and equipment, handle customer service questions, receive packages, monitor the building, be point of contact for vendors if Station Manager, Station Engineer or Facility Operator are not onsite and support the Station Engineer in any additional facility and/or equipment needs. 
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Equipment Specialist – Part-time, evening, Spanish required

Job Purpose Summary
The Equipment Specialist will handle equipment room shifts and studio reservations for Austin Public and be the main point of contact for the community during Austin Public’s evening and weekend operating hours. The Equipment Specialist will also provide onsite tech support for the studios and equipment; handle customer service questions; monitor the building; maintain health and safety protocols; and support the Engineer and Facility Operator in any additional facility and equipment needs.
 
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Community Media Instructor – Cinematography – CONTRACT

Summary of Opportunity
AFS seeks a part-time contractor to maintain and continue to develop curriculum and teach the following classes at Austin Public within AFS’s Community Media Department:

WORKSHOP 1: CAMERA, LENSES & LIGHT
This 6-hour workshop covers three areas: (1) exploring digital camera settings to introduce “normal” settings as a way to explore “abnormal settings” for more artistic expression through most digital cinema cameras, (2) exploring lenses to cover focal lengths and storytelling, the 4 factors of depth of field, prime vs. zoom, adaptors and speed boosters, lenses and “full frame” sensors and (3) exploring grip and electric to learn about light quality, intensity, color and direction using the lights and grip equipment in the AFS Inventory.

WORKSHOP 2: THE PROFESSIONAL INDIE SET
This 6-hour hands-on workshop focuses on organization and collaboration for the sake of efficiency while shooting on a limited independent budget. It establishes a realistic, hands-on framework for understanding the real-time demands of professional production. It will also illustrate opportunities for key members to delegate tasks so they can focus on their most important responsibilities.

These two workshops are taught at an intermediate level and held every 1 – 3 months, either during the day or on a weekend (based on Instructor’s availability and demand) with a maximum of 10 participants per class (6 during COVID capacity limits) and a minimum of 4 participants.

Additional training opportunities within your field of interest, if desired, will be available for trainees within the AFS Creative Careers program.
 
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Community Media Instructor – Adobe Creative Suite – CONTRACT

Summary of Opportunity
AFS seeks a contractor to train and continue to develop all or some of the following Adobe Creative Suite classes:

INTRO TO ADOBE PREMIERE

  • An introductory, 6-Hour class
  • Given 4-6 times a year (based on Demand)
  • Maximum number of students per class is 10
  • Minimum number of students per class is 3

INTRO TO ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS

  • An introductory, 6-Hour class
  • Rotates between “Motion Graphics” and “Visual FX” versions
  • Given 3-6 times a year (based on Demand)
  • Maximum number of students per class is 10
  • Minimum number of students per class is 3

ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE FOR VIDEO PRODUCTION

  • An intermediate, 6-Hour class
  • Given 3-6 times a year (based on Demand)
  • Maximum number of students per class is 10
  • Minimum number of students per class is 3

INTERMEDIATE ADOBE PREMIERE PRO

  • An intermediate, 6-Hour class
  • Given 3-6 times a year (based on Demand)
  • Maximum number of students per class is 10
  • Minimum number of students per class is 3

INTERMEDIATE ADOBE ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS

  • An intermediate, 6-Hour class
  • Given 3-6 times a year (based on Demand)
  • Maximum number of students per class is 10
  • Minimum number of students per class is 3

Additional training opportunities within your field of interest, if desired, will be available for trainees within the AFS Creative Careers program.
 
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