Posting Date: Early June, 2012
Closing Date: July 31st, 2012
Position: WEB PROGRAMMER
Location: Calgary, Alberta (Production Office). Location Non-Specific / Digital workflow
Compensation: PAID Honorarium
Number of Available Positions: One (1)
Hours of Work: Part-time – Flexible with schedule
Are you seeking a career opportunity to design a website for a science fiction production?
Looking to expand your current portfolio on a production with an international team?
Desire to connect with film producers embarking on a multi-national film festival tour, sponsored by Alberta Foundation for the Arts?
Agophobia is a medium length live-action science fiction film created by an international award-winning film ensemble, produced by Benjamin Ross Hayden and Bradley Stuckel. Currently in post-production, the workflow utilizes digital cinema technologies of the RED Epic camera system. The production has undergone long-term preparation, initiating in 2010. Since then, the Agophobia project has been produced through carefully executed stages of development, elaborate art production, principle photography, and currently at a stage of visual effects composition in post-production.
Agophobia is an original post-human science fiction story of future beings in a void of online space. The main being, RAM, undertakes a journey of un-installation from the system to be released from a digital paradigm. The film is a series of visually stunning vignettes in five unique realms – set far in the future.
Visual effects department supervisor Blake Liang-Smith (Dark Shadows, Total Recall) – based in the United Kingdom currently supervises post-production among other UK-based personnel.
The film is presented by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. One hundred international film festivals are delegated for submission. Intended for release in early 2013 at Rotterdam Film Festival and Sundance film festival. The premiere of the film intends to accumulate accolades in a manner similar to the award-winning debut short film, Pick, produced in 2010 – previously touring internationally to seventeen film festivals and several broadcasters internationally.
This opportunity will connect successful applicants with professional film industry personnel working in Canada and abroad.
Further visual samples for Agophobia are available upon application.
Corresponding with the Director, the successful applicant will hold the following responsibilities:
- Work creatively assembling the primary website of a science fiction film.
- Receiving content from a media team providing jpegs, GIFs, videos, audio files, and text to program creatively into the website. The Programmer will NOT be responsible to generate any content for the website. Volumes of media types remain on standby.
- Creatively program the website according to a general outline of essential components: (Synopsis, Running time, Contact info, Festival Screening dates, Teaser Section, etc.)
- Correspond with relative suggestions about the effectiveness of the website
- Be available for occasional website updates upon launch of the film into the exhibition circuit.
Applicants can have a post-secondary degree or diploma, or experience working in a Web Programming position. Exceptional students seeking opportunities in their final year of post-secondary studies in related fields are also eligible for application. Applicants must:
- Have current knowledge and previous experiences in WordPress, Photoshop, Divine Elemente, and/or HTML5 web programming.
- Be a team player.
- Have understanding of digital art forms.
Please forward all applications or inquires to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘RE: Web Programmer Application’ in the subject line.
Please attach a resume with samples of work.
Cover letter and references optional.
Application Deadline: July 31st, 2012
Only those applicants who are selected will be contacted.