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Brad Phillips
Fitting the description to apply for a job
on Mar 12, 2008 at 4:21:55 pm

Hello everyone,

I'm an editor and have recently begun looking for another job. In doing so, I have heard back from one employer that is requesting longer format stuff that what I have done in the past.

Currently my gig is working at a major internet provider where we would produce internet packages that would go out to affiliates around the country. These packages would feature different websites rather than focus on a "story" or "individual" per se.

The job that I'm applying for is asking for three stories that are detailed reports on a "subject"....that have a full story "arc"..etc and are at least 3-5 minutes...ie..longer form stuff.

So the difficulty here is figuring out what to send. I have no doubt that I can do the job...it's just getting the employer to realize that as well.

Any thoughts on what to send or how to approach this considering I've been doing shorter stuff?






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Shane Ross
Re: Fitting the description to apply for a job
on Mar 12, 2008 at 8:12:36 pm

Send whatever you can that has a story. Might not be a full arc, as those scenes take too long and are too long for demo reel purposes, but show something that says "I can tell a story."

BTW, 3-5 min LONG FORM? Sorry, that is still short form. Long form is one to two hours.



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Brad Phillips
Re: Fitting the description to apply for a job
on Mar 12, 2008 at 8:18:18 pm

Thanks..that advice makes sense.

Your right..3-5 minutes is still short form! I've worked in trailer houses and other places doing video for broadcast doing promo type stuff. Sometimes a big story had to be told in 2 minutes...go figure.

Thanks.



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