The Lead Cinematographer will work closely with others as a positive and encouraging member of the Cornerstone Creative Arts Team. This person will be in a lead role and take ownership of a high volume of projects with multiple requests from various ministries. Responsible for ideation and speaking into the direction of video projects. Responsible for creating video content related to teaching series, promotional videos, testimony videos and more. This person must be able to develop compelling story ideas and concepts that relate to the ministry of the church.
This person must be ready to push the boundaries and take Cornerstone into a new level of creativity. Cornerstone values creative people and wants to bring that throughout the ministries – you are allowed and ENCOURAGED to push the boundaries here. We know we don’t have it all together and need your help to get us there. Bring us into the current century in our video and design efforts!
These are samples from a recent sermon series and is where Cornerstone is headed.
They should lead by example, and cultivate a positive spirit on the creative arts team and throughout the church family. They should represent Christ and His church well in the community at large. They should be a team player and follow the biblical model of sacrifice by being willing to put the needs of others in front of their own. In all of their actions, they should be positive and supportive of the Core Values and the Vision of our church.
Ownership of multiple projects – leading through ideation to creation to project development.
Lead, plan, manage, control and direct video shoots.
Edit and produce video projects related to teaching series, promotional videos, testimony videos and more.
Assist in managing projects and timeline with the Creative Arts Ministry
Develop and modify scripts and storyboards for video shoots
Develop ideas and concepts for teaching series
Ability to capture clear, professional quality video & audio
Ability to work with motion graphics video proijects
Schedule, capture and edit stories of Cornerstone and those impacted by the ministry of the Churchincluding special events. Strong ability to tell a story through video.
Coordinate actors, props, locations, and other resources in conjunction with the assistance of the Project Manager.
Ability to perform basic off-camera interviews for testimonies.
Role Model in Personal Life
Model biblical community in his relationships (Matt 5:23-24, Matt 18:15-17, Eph 4:25-32).
Model biblical family life before the body (Eph 5:22-6:4).
Model biblical integrity in all things (1 Tim 6:11-12).
Must be able to work nights, weekends, and Sundays, as needed, for filming.
Along with your resume, please submit sample work/online portfolio.
Bachelors Degree in video production or related degree, preferred
Min. 5 years experience in video production
Video production software (Adobe Premier, After Effects, etc.)
Video cameras and equipment
Audio knowledge (syncing of audio, EQ, compression)
Basic understanding of Motion Graphics
Skilled in all aspects of lighting for indoor and outdoor shoots
Ability to work and collaborate with a creative team including graphic designers, video producers, project manager, leadership and volunteers.
Important skills/personal traits
Self-reliant with the ability to follow through with minimal directions.
Generates new ideas and is able to work them through implementation.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships
Good written and verbal communication skills.
Must align with the vision, values, and doctrinal statement of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship.
Must be (or become) a member of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship who supports the vision and values.