I’m looking to hire someone with strong Final Cut Pro X and Mac systems skills to help edit a documentary. The film is about a secret Soviet antenna from the Cold War — the Russian Woodpecker — and one man’s attempt to understand its link to the Chernobyl disaster and insight it can shed into the current conflict in his country. Trailer available upon request.
I will be the main editor, but my experience with editing and FCPX is limited. I need someone who can:
1. Do basic preparatory tasks such as seamlessly syncing up our four camera interview files with our good sound from one of the those cameras
2. Devise a media management strategy to match our deliverables
3. Advise on any additional software or hardware (RAID drive?) I might need
4. Edit scenes with and without my help
5. Add English subtitles (pre-written)
6. Provide advice on various editing / narrative challenges
7. Troubleshoot as we encounter various technical problems during the edit
8. Manage our back-up strategy
9. Be able to interpret and solve problems based on FCPX crash logs
10. Be able to work in an informal but professional environment with a team of dedicated people passionate about this project
We will be working in my home office in Hell’s Kitchen on a new Mac Pro. We have a well-known “Consulting Editor” and will have an assistant editor who speaks Russian through most of the post-production. (The film is in Russian, but I have transcripts and a good understanding of the language – Russian is not needed for this job.)
Work dates will be: June 25th – September 1st
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, a sample of your work, and your hourly rate. I will need around 25 hours / week for 8 weeks, or 200 hours for the entire project.