Videographer needed for work-in-progress showing

Swim Pony


About the project and the company

Swim Pony – a critically acclaimed devised theater company recently relocated to Seattle is looking for a stage manager for a three-week rehearsal workshop this summer. The project, called The Stupidest, Scariest Time, explores overwork culture in modern life with a surreal and comedic bent. Inspired by the New York Times best-selling book Four Thousand Weeks the show will be a kaleidoscopic clown performance that explores existential dread and the futile desire to “life-hack” one’s way out of the brevity of existence. It follows five lost fools as they blindly stumble through the history of human work in search of a better way to live.

Job Description

Swim Pony will be doing an invited in-progress showing of our newest developing project the first week of August and needs a videographer to capture the experience to create future work samples for grants. Ideally, I'd love someone who could offer a two-camera shoot of the live in-person showing with an audience (one wide shot of the stage and one that captures closer shots of individuals) that gets edited to create a single video of the material. This wouldn't be a film shoot but an attempt to capture the feel of the live experience.  Showing date will be either August 3rd or 4th in the evening and last approximately 90 minutes.  Fee offered for both the raw filming and editing is $1,000.  Please specify if you have past experience filming live events, ideally with an example or two.

Required Qualifications

Past experience filming live events with a live audience.

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Preferred method of submission


Pay Rate

$1000 for live taping and editing

Audition location

Seattle WA

Submission instructions

Please send an email to expressing interest and availability for the 8/3 and/or 8/4 dates. Please also send either a link to a few past sample works (ideally live performances) or website portfolio.

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