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Cinematographer (Video Producer)

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Job ID: 9688
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Westlake Village, CA
Date Posted: Nov 23, 2022

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Job Description


Video Producer

As Video Producer, you'll be responsible for creating short and long form video content for a variety of video deliverables for The Guitar Center Company channels and platforms. This includes, TV & digital broadcast, Web, YouTube, and Social Media. Working in collaboration with creative and content department leads you will participate in concepting, planning, shooting, and editing.

Working with the Senior Video Producer and designated Content Producer, you will be responsible for planning video capture at shoots. This will include creative considerations as well as technical considerations including cameras, lenses, lighting, and plotting camera movement/positions. While the role requires a greater emphasis on pre-production and shooting, editing work will be required.

In short, this is a hands-on “Preditor” position. In pre-production you’ll be responsible for determining which video equipment (cameras, lenses, lights, camera support, etc.) is needed to execute a shoot. During production, you’ll be expected to light the scene, operate camera, and/or direct talent. During the post-production stage, you will be organizing footage, creating proxies, syncing media, multicaming footage, and editing.


  • Work closely with Senior Video Producer to plan shoots based off outlines and direction provided by designated Content Producer and/or Content Director
  • Provide creative and technical input on how we approach video capture that follow our overall Brand and Content Strategy guidelines as well as the specific vision for each video project
  • Operate cinema cameras, lighting, and grip equipment. Provides troubleshooting of video and lighting equipment; performs routine equipment maintenance; makes recommendations for equipment purchases. Transports and sets up lighting and grip equipment as required.
  • Creatively produces video content following the direction given in outline, shot list, shoot deck, or briefs and records and/or tapes audio and video segments, edits raw video, designs digital video effects, and creates graphics as needed to create finished videos
  • As needed and in partnership with our Senior Video Editor, video post-production tasks may include backing up media, reviewing footage, making editorial decisions, rough cuts, audio adjustment, color correction, and final editing and exporting using Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and other industry standard software

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Creativity and a passion for cinematography, video editing, the role of sound and music in video, and composing videos that educate and inspire
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in professional video production with a proven record of delivering high quality polished video content
  • Advanced knowledge of professional production procedures, practices, techniques, and terminology
  • Advanced knowledge of professional video production equipment including building and operating cinema cameras, operating gimbals, extensive knowledge of lighting principles/techniques, file compression, graphics manipulation, and post-production equipment
  • Experienced and confident with use of the Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop)
  • Strong storytelling skills
  • Proficient editing techniques
  • Proficiency using  DaVinci Resolve
  • Comfortable working in documentary, unscripted productions as well as following storyboard and script
  • Experience working on set and ability to lead a shoot. Work collaboratively with production team to execute based off direction given from Content and Creative leads
  • Demonstratable range in shooting and editing in various levels of production from more polished and produced multi-cam 4K+ pieces as well as rough, single camera work with lower quality footage
  • Ability to follow and craft story lines and communicate information in a captivating and enticing manner
  • An understanding of compelling composition and design
  • A keen eye for detail and a critical mind
  • Ability to work creatively with a great sense of urgency and efficiency
  • Able to take and implement creative direction and feedback effectively
  • Able to listen to others and to work well collaboratively as part of a team
  • A high level of self-motivation, commitment, and dedication
  • Ability to work under pressure with a high degree of organization and to deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Available for travel as needed to remote locations both within and outside of Southern California
  • Lift 30lbs
  • Valid California Driver’s License
  • Capable of driving the production van as needed to video shoots

Why Guitar Center? Here’s just some of the rewards:

For our employees who are musicians we offer the unique opportunity of gig leave—take time off to share your music with the world and return to your job after your tour! Guitar Center offers robust benefits and perks, including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K plus company match, mental health support, paid sick/holiday/vacation time, employee discount program, and tuition reimbursement options.

Pay Rate: $60,230-$72,000/yr depending on background and experience. 

The job posting is not necessarily reflective of actual compensation that may be earned, nor a promise of any specific pay for any specific employee, which is always dependent on actual experience, education, and other factors. The pay range(s) listed are provided in compliance with state specific laws. Pay ranges may be different in other locations.

About Guitar Center

Guitar Center embodies the world of creativity and music by encouraging our teammates to find their own individual sound. We strive to craft lifelong musicians and make a difference in the world by enabling musicians and non-musicians alike to experience the almost indescribable happiness that comes from playing an instrument. We believe in putting our customers first, engaging with respect and integrity and fulfilling our mission with passion.

Why join us?

With a career at Guitar Center, you become part of the world's largest multichannel musical instrument retailer. Whether at our Stores, Contact Centers, Distribution Centers, or Support Center, Guitar Center employees have a common goal: to help people find their sound and fill the world with more music.

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