Request For Integrity Watch Afghanistan
Request For Video and Audio Producer
The video and audio developer/company will be responsible for creating 10 videos and 25 audio stories in five provinces of Afghanistan, namely Kapisa, Jawzjan, Bamiyan, Nangarhar, and Helmand. The role holder will take video and audio shots at various locations and conduct interviews with individuals in consultation with Communications specialist based on the written community-based stories. They will also capture audio and video footage in the specified locations, collaborating closely with the Communications Specialist. They should have proven experience in the field of video and audio production and work in a professional capacity to produce quality products. The developer should possess the skills to transform written stories into video and audio formats, including the ability to create scripts in both local languages and English. Furthermore, the role will require travel to the mentioned provinces, which are within the project's coverage area. During these trips, the developer will conduct interviews, capture filming shots, and produce high-quality video and audio stories suitable for publication and broadcasting on television and radio platforms.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Adaptation: The individual is responsible for capturing audio and video shots at designated locations. They will film and record footage while considering important factors such as pacing, structure, and the intended audience. It is crucial for them to grasp the essential elements of the story and successfully translate them into compelling video and audio formats.
- Scriptwriting: They may need to write or collaborate on the script, ensuring it captures the essence of the written story while taking into account the visual and auditory aspects of the medium. This involves crafting dialogue, narration, and scene descriptions that communicate the story effectively.
- Storyboarding: Creating storyboards helps visualize the key scenes, camera angles, and transitions in the video. The person may need to develop storyboards that align with the written story, providing a visual blueprint for the production process.
- Visual Production: They oversee to capture or create the visual elements of the video. This includes tasks such as directing actors, coordinating cinematography, production design, and managing locations or sets.
- Audio Production: Working with sound design, compos, and audio technics to ensures the audio elements of the production are of high quality and publishable in the radio. This involves recording sounds, interviews and editing dialogue, selecting or creating music and sound effects, and mixing the audio to enhance the storytelling.
- Video Editing: They are responsible for editing the recorded or created video footage, ensuring it aligns with the script, storyboards, and intended visual style. This includes tasks like trimming and sequencing the shots, applying visual effects, and integrating the audio elements.
- Post-production: In the post-production phase, the person oversees the finalization of the video and audio production. They may work on colour grading, adding graphics or titles, and refining the overall look and feel of the project.
- Technical Skills: Proficiency in video editing software, audio editing tools, and other relevant production technologies is crucial. They need to stay updated with industry-standard software and techniques to deliver high-quality results.
- Quality Control: The person is responsible for ensuring the final video and audio production meets the desired quality standards. They review and provide feedback on the work of the production team, making necessary adjustments or improvements to enhance the overall result.
- Developing concepts for videos considering the Community Based Storytelling (CBS) written stories and adapting existing material.
- Directing, overseeing, editing and polishing the artistic vision and execution of the video story and providing guidance on performances, blocking scenes, and ensuring the desired tone and mood.
- Getting involved in the editing and post-production process, working with edits, sound design, and visual effects to shape the final product.
- Collect raw materials including photos, videos, and information from the field as needed.
- Coordinate with IWA’s field coordinator/communications specialists to interview beneficiaries, and collect data for the audio and video stories;
- Prepare questionnaire and conduct interviews with volunteers and beneficiaries;
- Develop audio and video stories with a standard acceptable to Integrity Watch and its media partners;
- Write scripts for audio and video stories in local languages and English;
- Make sure the content of the story is relevant, innovative, interesting, and appropriate;
- Meet deadlines and make sure the production (produced video/audio) is ready for publishing/broadcasting on due dates
- Any other task assigned by line supervisor.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor's degree in arts, journalism, development sector, social sciences, or a related field.
- Demonstrated innovation and experience in crafting, narrating, and editing stories within the development sector.
- Proficiency in utilizing necessary equipment and possessing skills to produce high-quality video and audio stories.
- Proven track record of experience as a video and audio developer.
- Ability to understand and adapt stories across various mediums, including written, audio, and video formats.
- Familiarity with the media laws of the country is considered an asset.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and the national languages of Afghanistan (e.g., Pashto, Dari).
- Ability to collaborate effectively with a diverse community and and stakeholders.
- Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
- Willing to work on off days as requested by the relevant supervisor.
HOW TO APPLY
The applicants should submit the following documents while submitting their application to IWA:
- Financial proposal
- Work plan and methodology for performing the task.
- Sample of similar works, links to be shared in application.
To: email@example.com In the e-mail subject line please write “Video and Audio Producer “and your name/TV/company name.
The deadline for application is Nov 22, 2023. However, interviews of suitable candidates may begin as applications are received.
Note: Only companies or television/radio agencies are eligible to apply, as the nature of the work a team effort.