The Ian Somerhalder Foundation is currently looking for three different volunteer positions on the Multimedia Team:

* Artist and Animaton

* Voice-Over Actor 

* Video Editor

Please read through the volunteer descriptions completely before filling out the application

 


 

ISF Multimedia VolunteerArtist and Animator Volunteer Job Description

Focus Area: Multimedia

Volunteer Title: Multimedia Artist and Animator

Reports to: ISF Multimedia Team Coordinator.

Average Weekly Hours:  3-4 hrs. (Roughly one project a month)

Desired Skills and Talents:

  • Demonstratable animation and design skills in both digital and traditional media — hand drawing and illustration talents a plus.
  • Able to design, create and edit animations as well as animated graphics to high quality standards of story narrative, sound, look and feel.
  • Experience creating compelling & appealing visual designs for video, web/digital projects and other multimedia content.
  • Adept at translating concepts and synthesizing information using graphic and visual talents to deliver compelling digital, multimedia and visual content for online and offline consumption.
  • Capable of submitting creative ideas, layouts, sketches/quick renders, and storyboards when needed.
  • Good working knowledge of animation, image editing and illustration software including the Adobe Creative Suite and other common multimedia and animation production tools such as After Effects, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, Maya, Cinema 4D, Blender, etc.
  • Knowledgeable of compression and rendering best practices.
  • Proficient at encoding media optimized for different operating systems, resolutions, online and offline platforms.
  • Collaborative in nature, able to work well alone and as part of a team.

Job Duties:

  • Support ISF in the creation of graphics year-round for all of the video content across our social media platforms, website, and offline needs. 
  • Create animations, special effects and other visual content by combining assets – concepts, images, graphic elements, video footage, audio, written copy, etc. – to craft compelling multimedia content.
  • Generate and manipulate graphic images, animations, sound, text and video into finalized seamless visual elements. 
  • Conceptualize, design and animate to create motion graphics, animations and other multimedia and/or interactive content.
  • Design illustrations both digitally and traditionally and in a wide range of artistic styles to cater to the various ISF initiatives.
  • Collaborate with the Multimedia Coordinator, campaign teams and other ISF key players, to produce educational and inspirational multimedia content in service of ISF’s online and offline campaigns, publications and other initiatives.
  • Encode multimedia content optimized for different operating systems, resolutions and online platforms for the purpose of ISF’s promotion on ISF’s website and social media channels.
  • Fulfill tasks and deliver projects in a timely fashion and to deadlines.
  • Be a source of knowledge for animation and multi-media trends and techniques.
  • Act as a cohesive member of a dedicated team whose mission is to help increase the IS Foundation’s online visibility, disseminate its message and promote its campaigns through high quality multimedia content.
  • Observe at all times brand guidelines and copyright laws to safeguard the IS Foundation’s integrity.

 

ISF Multimedia VolunteerVoice - Over Actor Volunteer Job Description

Team: Multimedia

Volunteer Title: Voice-Over Actor

Reports To: Multimedia Coordinator

Average Weekly Hours: 1 project per month  

Desired Skills and Talents:

The Ian Somerhalder Foundation is looking fora self-driven, motivated voice-over volunteer. Ideal candidates have at least two years’ experience in voice-over work with examples to back it up. We are looking to bring on two volunteerswho possess the following:

  • Can do a range of voice qualities, from energetic to somber, empathetic to formal.
  • The ability to act with your voice.
  • Impeccable pronunciation and enunciation.
  • Someone who understands pacing.
  • A natural sounding voice with clear, appropriate, and creative delivery of your audio message.
  • How to prepare and edit audio a must.
  • A collaborative Team Player.
  • Provide voice-over material for various ISF videos including, but not limited to:
    • Program service videos such as:
      •  ISF Medical Emergency Grant Success Stories
      • Youth Volunteer Days
      • ISF Cleanups
  • ISF events and Fundraising videos

Job Duties:

  • Provide voice-over material for various ISF videos including, but not limited to:
    • Program service videos such as:
      •  ISF Medical Emergency Grant Success Stories
      • Youth Volunteer Days
      • ISF Cleanups
    • ISF events and Fundraising videos

* Voice-Over Actor applicants must have access to or own voiceover equipment including a very good microphone and noise cancelling equipment. *  


 

ISF Multimedia Video EditorFocus Area: Multimedia

Volunteer Title: Multimedia Video Editor

Reports to:  ISF Multimedia Team Coordinator

Average Monthly Hours:  Roughly one/two videos a month

Desired Skills and Talents:

  • Knowledge of video production, editing, and publishing.
  • Experience in creating digital, multimedia and visual communications for online and offline consumption.
  • Ability to synthesize information into concise and compelling multimedia messages.
  • A good understanding of how to visually convey information and the technical skills involved in designing and delivering multimedia content.
  • Great at visual communication, expressive storytelling skills, strong attention to detail and brand awareness.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and other common multimedia production tools - including Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Media Encoder, Photoshop, Illustrator, Final Cut Pro, iMovie etc.
  • Prior experience creating dynamic multimedia content which has high quality standards for story narrative, sound, look and feel is an asset.
  • Collaborative in nature, able to work well alone and as part of a team. Daily communication skills a must when on a project
  • Extensive experience and/or a Bachelor's degree in related field a plus.

Job Duties:

  • Collaborate with the Multimedia Coordinator, campaign and program service teams to produce educational and inspirational multimedia content in service of ISF’s online and offline campaigns, publications and other initiatives.
  • Combine concepts, ideas, video footage, audio and written copy to generate video and dynamic multimedia pieces to promote content and increase audience engagement in line with ISF brand guidelines.
  • Edit and enhance video footage, audio and imagery.
  • Encode multimedia content optimized for different operating systems, resolutions and online platforms for the purpose of ISF’s promotion on ISF’s website and social media channels.
  • Fulfill tasks and deliver projects in a timely fashion and to deadlines.
  • Be a source of knowledge for video, audio and multimedia trends and techniques.
  • Act as a cohesive member of a dedicated team whose mission is to help increase the IS Foundation’s online visibility, disseminate its message and promote its campaigns through high quality multimedia content.
  • Observe at all times brand guidelines and copyright laws to safeguard the IS Foundation’s integrity.

 

The Basics

ISF is currently only looking for a three positions: Multimedia Artist/Animator, Multimedia Voice-Over Actor, Multimedia Video Editor. Applications at this time for other volunteer positions are not being accepted.
If you are applying to be a voice-over volunteer, this question must be answered

 

List of your Skills

BASIC = fundamentals (cut,copy,insert,delete,paste special) custom formatting, undo/redo, data sorting or hiding, printing INTERMEDIATE = basic formulas, extract data, charts, tracking changes, hyperlinks ADVANCED = advanced formulas,text to columns, pivot tables, excel to web, macros
BASIC = open, create, save and modify documents, fonts, margins, insert/delete pages, printing INTERMEDIATE = mail merge, adding and working in tables, templates ADVANCED = tracking changes, forms and fields, macros, auto-correct
PowerPoint, Access, OneNote, Project, Publisher, SharePoint Designer, Visio, etc. When listing them, also put if your knowledge is beginner, intermediate or advanced.
Please include any Computer-aided design (CAD), Developer, Graphic, Layout or other Apple Multi-Media programs you know. When listing them, also put if your knowledge is beginner, intermediate or advanced.
List all of your skills along with experience in Graphic Design,Video Editing, Photography, Cartoon Drawing, etc.
Have you taken any writing classes? (list levels). Do you have any published work? What do you like to write best? Blogs? Stories? News reports? What is your writing style? (Expository, Descriptive, Persuasive, Narrative)
Please note this is a partial list. You may select as many as you would like and can also select “other” to add more.

 

Getting To Know You

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Please note this is a partial list. You may select as many as you would like and can also select “other” to add more.
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