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Medical Aid Films

Medical Aid Films uses film and innovative media to transform the health and wellbeing of women and children around the world. We bring together health experts with film makers to create engaging, accessible content – empowering health workers and communities with vital knowledge and skills about women’s and child health.

Find out about UCL student’s experiences volunteering with us at https://uclu.org/blogs/vsu/tha….

Medical Aid Films is a small, but fast-growing, NGO that uses film and innovative media to transform the health and wellbeing of women and children around the world.

We are seeking a summer Film Production Volunteer to join us for 8 weeks from June-July 2019 to help deliver high quality creative content for our projects. As part of the production volunteer role you will have the opportunity to learn about the production process from brief stage to post-production. You will be able to cultivate a passion for filmmaking, along with hands-on experience in charities sector and the delivery of film content to change lives.

Role Aim: 

Medical Aid Films is a small, but fast-growing, NGO that uses film and innovative media to transform the health and wellbeing of women and children around the world. We bring together world class health expertise with creative film makers, to develop quality, resource-appropriate film and animation to support education and training in low-income countries about women’s and child health.

We are seeking a summer Film Production Volunteer to join us for 8 weeks from June-July 2019 to help deliver high quality creative content for our projects. As part of the production volunteer role you will have the opportunity to learn about the production process from brief stage to post-production. You will select content and edit our ‘annual review film’ – a short film highlighting our achievements in 2018. You will have a passion for filmmaking, a strong interest in the charities sector and a desire to use film to transform lives.

Duties: 

• Drafting production schedules and budgets

• Writing and editing film scripts

• Writing crew call sheets for upcoming shoots

• Researching for productions, including fact checking and sourcing international crew across our filming locations

• Logging rushes and footage

• Using excel to update production spreadsheets and provide basic archive support

• Assisting the Digital Communications Producer with social media channels including Twitter, Instagram and YouTube Required skills and experience

Skills needed: 

Essential:

• Passion for and interest in the power of media to make a difference

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Well-organised, excellent time management skills, ability to prioritise workload, deal with conflicting demands and meet tight deadlines

• Energetic and adaptable and willing to learn,

• Excellent team player with a positive, solution-focused approach

• IT skills including Microsoft Office

• Hardworking with a can-do attitude and demonstrable use of initiative

Desirable:

• Basic proficiency in shooting and editing

• Some experience using Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, After Effects and Premiere Pro

Training: 

As part of the role there is scope for training in:

• Microsoft office packages

• Adobe Creative Cloud applications for basic video editing

• Social media best practice

Location: 
Medical Aid Films London office, Canary Wharf
Time commitment: 
At least one day per week
Opening times: 
The volunteer role is flexible and will be 2-3 days a week, based at our office in Canary Wharf for 6-8 weeks from June-July 2019. Office hours are 9:30 – 17:30

Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here