Title: Project Manager (OB, Live Broadcast)
Reports to: Managing Director and Group Technical Director
The role will be in-house and location based. The in-house work will include comprehensively supporting the technical and management teams, building and supporting OB systems, maintaining in-house equipment, and liaising with clients. You will be working within a small team and managing multiple shoots. On location, the role will be to provide primary technical management and support to the client and crew, as well as rectifying technical faults in live environments.
Thorough knowledge of Flyaways and OB trucks, including building, altering and live running of the systems
Technical phone support to clients and staff
Minimising loss of service on location at times of equipment failure by rapidly identifying and implementing alternative methods of service provision
Interpreting and implementing instructions and requests on location from producers, directors and other colleagues
Knowledge of all camera formats and codecs, and impact on post-production workflow
Attending technical recces and providing clear kit lists to the client and Procam bookings team
Thorough knowledge of 4k and HDR workflow, including an understanding of 4k over IP.
Thorough knowledge of system and location cameras as well as the technical set-up of them through an OB system.
Thorough knowledge and practical understanding of building a video and audio system for a production.
Knowledge of lenses including cine lenses and external servo set-ups
Design of audio/visual and engineering Schematics for all projects.
Maintain specialist broadcast equipment for audio and video productions
Installing and testing new facilities and equipment
Analysing and rectifying technical faults on equipment and systems
Coordinating the repair of hardware and other broadcast technology systems
Keep abreast of constant changes in technology by investigating new systems, techniques and equipment
Good communication skills in order to communicate effectively with members of the Procam team, as well as clients.
Broad knowledge of frame rates, sync, resolutions, time code, compressions, video delays and the issues associated with changing and amending these for a production.
Willingness to learn about new and un-tried technologies to keep Procam ahead of the technical curve.
Experience of managing a team in-house and on-location to meet aggressive targets when required.
You must have high customer facing standards in your approach to your work.
An even temperament, with the ability to keep calm under pressure. You should also be comfortable working independently, as well as within a group.