Environment Videographer Residency Program
Why Kalu Yala?
Kalu Yala is a place to work, learn, grow, and live with a diverse team of sustainably-minded people working to achieving our common goal of demonstrating a better way to live. We do this through completion of our individual roles and expressing our creativity and unique style. We are a pro-active, professional, and team-first culture. Kalu Yala is not just about goals or technical skills; we represent a new way of thinking about companies, about towns, about the world. We are constantly encouraging our employees to use their varied experience in brainstorming solutions and apply those ideas to our specific setting. We are seeking employees that are excited to build new relationships and connect with others in Panama for our next semester which starts September 2018
Kalu Yala is looking for documentary field producers and camera ops who are ready to have an impact. You will spend 4 hours per day working on Kalu Yala’s new narrative docu-series and 4 hours working on your own independent work. You will create a show that tells an inspirational story to humanity and build your own reel with great content, unique characters and stunning settings. You will have no rent and your meals will all be prepared for free by our incredibly talented kitchen. Based on your level of experience your will receive a monthly stipend based on deliverables. This residency program will provide artists with access to Kalu Yala’s locations, media facilities, and in-house expertise. Residents have the opportunity to work in collaboration with various Kalu Yala departments, and get featured on across our robust social media platforms. As a resident, you’ll live and create in a sustainable town being built in the Panama jungle, and travel frequently to Panama City and other tropical locations. You’ll meet passionate students, brainy professionals, and salt-of-the-earth locals.
In the residency program you will be exposed to a small sustainable town as it’s being built from the ground up in the middle of the Panamanian Jungle, where sustainable practices are being taught across 10 different programs (ranging from agriculture, to biology, to social entrepreneurship) by knowledgable directors to students with different backgrounds. The town-in-progress also has a steady stream of experts in their various fields dropping in to visit, who are often willing and eager to share their individual stories as well.
Basically – a beautiful location, with interesting people and stories to be told!
You will get free room and board onsite in our jungle location. Warning – accommodation is rustic, as most of us live in tents and/or hammocks in ranchos. Other warning – the food is absolutely delicious, and comes from locally sourced ingredients.
You will be expected to submit a brief proposal on your expected media product(s) (story to be told, medium to be used, as well as major milestones toward completion). Note – please come with your own equipment to complete their project.
You will have full ownership of the rights of the media products, but Kalu Yala would like the option of distributing it through their social network platforms (of over 250k followers).
A potential opportunity to work with Film Canopy in producing a long term documentary documenting the building of a town from the ground up and/or shooting for a second season of the Viceland network docuseries, both of which are executive produced by 2X Sundance award-winning Interloper films.
How to ApplyPlease go to www.kaluyala.com/jobs to apply for this position!
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