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Production Office Internship at Loki Films

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ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP:

Loki Films is currently self-distributing the independent feature-length documentary, DETROPIA, and is in-production on a new program for ESPN. Other projects may be in development at the time of the internship. We are looking for smart, dedicated, tech-savvy interns who are interested in a career in filmmaking to work with on these projects.

Production office interns assist with all facets of production including, but not limited to local errands to fulfill the needs of distribution, production shoots and office needs, research for projects in development, transcribing interview material, booking travel and logistics for production shoots, testing and maintaining production, office and editing equipment. Light assistant editing will be required on Final Cut and possibly Avid Media Composer in the way of transcoding footage in preparation for edit, syncing audio, and media and database management. A working of knowledge of Compressor, DVD Studio Pro, and Adobe Photoshop is necessary as interns will be preparing rough-cut screeners, duplicating DVDs and creating graphical content for packaging and web presence.

Daily office responsibilities include checking voicemail, answering phone calls and taking messages, checking mail, maintaining office kitchen, trash and recycling, and updating the company’s social networking presence by way of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and monthly newsletters.
Requirements: Final Cut Pro, Lexus-Nexus, Mac OSX troubleshooting, Final Cut Studio applications, Adobe Photoshop. HTML preferred but not required. The ability to self-teach new software and internet applications, a familiarity with production equipment, social networking savvy, as well as an interest in documentary/non-fiction filmmaking are necessary.
For-credit only, must be able to dedicate 2 full-days per week for the duration of the semester.
To apply please email Christina Gonzalez at christina@lokifilms.com with a cover letter, resume, and availability.
ABOUT LOKI FILMS:
LOKI FILMS is a non-fiction film production company founded in 2001 by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady. The directing team has been lauded for shining a light on unknown worlds and taking an honest approach to delicate subject matter.

In 2007 Ewing and Grady were nominated for an Academy Award for best documentary feature for “Jesus Camp,” a candid look at Pentecostal children in America. The film received a wide theatrical release by Magnolia Pictures and was broadcast in over 40 countries worldwide, including the A&E Network. Previously, the directing team was nominated for an Emmy for “The Boys of Baraka,” a film about preteens struggling to make it in Baltimore city. The film was winner of the NAACP Image Award and was distributed by ThinkFilm and broadcast on the prestigious POV series on PBS.

In January 2010 Ewing and Grady premiered “12th & Delaware” in competition at the Sundance Film Festival. The movie, a collaboration with HBO, takes a quietly intense look at the raging abortion battle in America. The film won the prestigious Peabody Award in 2011. Ewing and Grady were recently part of an all-star team of filmmakers adapting the bestselling book “Freakonomics” into a feature-length documentary, which recently enjoyed a wide theatrical release.

The filmmaking duo’s latest film “DETROPIA,” an arresting exploration of Detroit City and its struggle to transform itself into a new and innovative place, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January of 2012, won the Editing Award for Documentary and has been shortlisted for the Academy Awards.

Ewing and Grady have been featured in Time Magazine as innovators of the documentary craft. Both are members of the Directors Guild of America as well as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. They are based in New York City.