Open position: Producer


Written by on Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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Team leading, client management, budgeting, planning and production scheduling – Sound like a job to your liking? Are you also interested to learn about new platforms and excited about the format of video? Stop searching –  we might have a position for you!

KLOK is a Helsinki-based creative agency focused on moving image in different platforms. We create videos for an international roster of clients with a passionate team. We are now looking for a new producer to join us.

What we can offer:

  • an awesome team
  • interesting clients
  • insights into the world of the moving image
  • opportunity for professional growth and development
  • permanent employment
  • an inspiring workspace at a centric location in Telakkaranta, Helsinki

What we expect:

  • relevant work experience, experience in video production
  • team leading and management experience
  • client management experience
  • good social skills and sense of responsibility
  • good language skills in written and spoken Finnish and English
  • project management skills

 

Sounds awesome? Apply now!

 

Please send your application, CV and salary request to jobs@klok.fi by 25.9.2016

If you have any questions, you can send email to annukka.harjula@klok.fi

What’s going on with live video?


Written by on Thursday, September 8, 2016

Live-streaming video is having a pivotal moment. Explored equally by highbrow journalism, mainstream entertainers and all kinds of content creators in between, here’s a brief look into what’s happening in live video right now.

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The recent industry news demonstrate that live video might become bigger than anyone expected.  Facebook  reportedly hit 100M hours of video watched per day, and stated that it will distribute $50 million to 140 deals with publishers and celebrities for original Facebook Live shows

Tumblr launched live streaming with partners YouNow, YouTube, Upclose and AOL’s Kanvas.

YouTube’s mobile app also will soon enable livecasting. YouTube has provided live-streaming capabilities since 2011, and already notifies users of live shows 10 billion times a month. Musical.ly, the fast-growing karaoke social-media app, launched Live.ly at VidCon, hoping to expand talent roster to non-music stars.

With live content advertisers are hoping to tap into the crowd they no longer can reach with traditional TV. Facebook recently enabled branded content, and is currently testing mid-roll advertising. However it’s not sure yet how the platform will design it into a fully fledged ad product. The business models around live video are likely to start evolving at a fast pace. Finding video creators brands, media companies and MCN’s can succesfully collaborate with will pose an exciting opportunity for creators, but also challenges as for example Facebook still doesn’t enable creators to profit from their work.

After incidents such as the Dallas shootings this month, live streaming platforms will also have to make out new ethical policies and guidelines. The shooting incident was streamed live into Facebook by a bystander, and triggered a new set of complex questions for real-time broadcasting.

Live video is a medium that may have to figure out how to deal with worst-case scenarios but to give the best-case scenarios a thought, too. Periscope CEO Kayvon Beykpour called audience interaction the key element of the new live stream process and reminded about the importance of sharing a point of view. “That we can have this conversation live, I think that’s powerful and important – but the audience also has a voice as well, which signifies the first time that the live medium has evolved.”