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Hiring

The 13th Annual Filmed by Bike is a film festival featuring the best bicycle themed movies from around the world. We coordinate a high energy event that features a huge street party, auxiliary events and two days of movies at the theater. Film submissions come from around the world.

We are hiring for the following positions and we’re looking for some hardworking, enthusiastic rockstars to join our creative team!

Festival Assistant Filled
Festival PAID Internship Filled
Festival Producer Filled

Festival Paid Internship

Hiring

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 20, 2015.

ABOUT THIS POSITION

WOW! This is an an awesome PAID learning position. Cut your chops in an extremely supportive real-world environment. This is a great resume builder. We have 10 years of experience overseeing interns and helping them learn from their work experience.

Forget anything you previously thought about internships – this one is an amazing opportunity to take on cool projects and be a part of an impressive film festival.

The 13th Annual Filmed by Bike is a film festival featuring the best bicycle themed movies from around the world. We coordinate a high energy event that features a huge street party, auxiliary events and two days of movies at the theater. Film submissions come from around the world.

The Intern will contribute to Filmed by Bike through varied exciting responsibilities to ensure a successful festival. This position is geared toward someone who wants to learn events and work with a pro team that is willing to teach. Our ideal candidate is up for the challenge that events present: many odd details go into making an event successful, embracing the workload to help put on a good show is imperative. After all, there’s only one chance to get it right.

The Festival Intern will report directly to the Festival Director.

We are a streamlined, creative event. If you enjoy working with a team of efficient people who are involved for an altruistic, true love of the event, you will fit right in.

It would be ideal if the Festival Intern is available January 23 and 25 in the evening for a special event that will help set the tone for the festival.

HOURS + COMMITMENT

Roughly 5 hours a week from mid February through May 30. Meetings every other week, on a very flexible schedule. Workload increases as the festival draws near and Festival Assistant must be available for increased work May 10-25.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

We are an extremely positive, supportive work team. We work very hard and are fully dedicated to the festival. We work from home and gather three times a month for a meeting at our sponsored group office, Radio Room in NE Portland. We use Google Docs for file management.

There is plenty of flexibility to schedule the Filmed by Bike workload around other personal commitments.

REQUIRED SKILLS + CHARACTERISTICS

* Ability to work hard and set other things aside when urgent projects arise, ability to rest up and save energy when workload is mild.
* Cool under pressure.
* Friendly, positive, personable, welcoming, works well with the public.
* Communications oriented – can do an excellent job of representing the festival to a wide variety of people.
* Works independently with thorough initial instruction but limited oversight after that.
* Thorough with detailed projects, doesn’t mind office tasks.
* Knows how to set project priorities and ask questions to stay on track.
* Ability to balance Filmed by Bike workload with other life commitments.
* Creative
* Excellent correspondence etiquette.

PREFERRED SKILLS + CHARACTERISTICS

* A love of bikes.
* A love of film.
* A desire to learn the inner working of events.

EVENT FLAIR – 35%

* Implement creative elements of the festival.
* Recruit and oversee event talent (musicians, performers).

PROMOTIONAL SUPPORT – 20%

* Attend events to promote Filmed by Bike.
* Assist in the execution of other promotional projects.
* Interview filmmakers.

AWARDS – 20%

* Program our awards ceremonies.
* Assist with awards ceremonies on stage as needed.
* Develop and produce trophies and gifts.

EVENT COORDINATION – 17%

* Mandatory work both days of the festival, May 22-23 and possibly some work on May 24.

COMPENSATION

This is a learning internship with many perks. You will have an opportunity for hands-on learning from a team of event experts. Other perks include:
* $500 stipend upon successful completion of the internship
* Networking.
* Event entry.
* A solid resume builder – this is real-world work.
* Join a very fun, exciting team.

HOW TO APPLY

Send resume and cover letter as a PDF to Festival Director Ayleen Crotty: Ayleen@FilmedByBike.org. A .doc file is acceptable if that is your only option. Please ensure your cover letter clearly answers this question:
* How did you hear about this position? Please be as specific as possible.

Film Production Assistant 2015

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Jan 10, 2015.

ABOUT THIS POSITION

The 13th Annual Filmed by Bike is a film festival showcasing the world’s best bicycle movies. We coordinate a high energy event that features a huge street party, auxiliary events and three days at the theater. Film submissions come from around the world.

The Film Production Assistant will contribute to Filmed by Bike through varied responsibilities to ensure a successful festival. There is a lot of creative freedom and opportunity to learn and refine skills built into this position. Our ideal candidate knows that many odd details go into making an event successful and will embrace the workload to help put on a good show.

The Film Production Assistant will leave this position with a solid portfolio of real-world work.

The Film Production Assistant will report directly to the Festival Director.

We are a streamlined, creative event. If you enjoy working with a team of efficient people who are involved for an altruistic, true love of the event, you will fit right in.

HOURS + COMMITMENT

Roughly 5-10 hours a week from mid February 20 through May 30. Meetings every other week, on a flexible schedule. Workload increases as the festival draws near and The Film Production Assistant must be available for work on May 22-23 for the actual festival.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

We are an extremely positive, supportive work team. We work very hard and are fully dedicated to the festival. We work from home and gather every two weeks for a meeting at our sponsored group office, Radio Room in NE Portland. We use Google Docs for file management and Vimeo for video display.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS – Skills, Equipment and Characteristics

* Creative
* Solid knowledge of a professional video editing program.
* Solid knowledge of video maximization, finalization and sharing.
* Excellent audio work or the desire to refine your skills through this position – a dedication to good sound.
* Your own camera and preferably mics, but at least a good camera.
* Your own editing suite.
* Cool under pressure
* Friendly, positive, personable, works well with the public.
* Communications oriented – can do a good job of representing the festival to a wide variety of people.
* Works independently with thorough initial instruction but limited oversight after that.
* Thorough with detailed projects, doesn’t mind the occasional office tasks.
* Knows how to set project priorities and ask questions to stay on track.
* Ability to balance Filmed by Bike workload with other life commitments.

PREFERRED SKILLS

* Creative, eager to brainstorm new ideas for the festival.
* An absolute love of either shooting and editing.
* Ability to take constructive feedback, especially when it comes to editing.
* Desire to hone your skills by contributing to our festival.
* Excellent correspondence etiquette.

SHOOTING – 20%

* Overseeing 2-4 video shoots from start to finish.

PROGRAMS COMPILATION – 20%

* Work with 45 individual pieces of content to assemble programs for each screening of the festival.
* Ensure every film looks and sounds good on screen.
* Level sound between films and ensure all films play well as a collection.
* Create a flawless program that can be shown on screen at the theater.

EDITING – 45%

* Creating pieces from existing footage.
* Editing shot footage.
* Working on a total of 4-8 pieces.
* Most pieces are less than 2 minutes in final duration.

FESTIVAL SUPPORT – 15%

* Assistance with auxiliary projects primarily in the realm of video promotion (pumping out the pieces created) or general festival promotion on specific projects.
* Work the event
* Other related project as they arise.

COMPENSATION

This is an educational position with an opportunity to learn in a real-world environment from an expert team of event coordinators with many years of experience. You will work alongside three accomplished, friendly staff who are eager to share skills with you and foster you through this position so you can get the most experience out of it possible. At the end of this position, you will be well prepared for future employment.

Staff perks include free entry to the festival, networking opportunities, learning on the job and complimentary food and drink at staff meetings at Radio Room.

We offer an $800 bonus upon completion of the position and we will assist in finding low cost housing for the duration of the position.

Specialty Volunteer Position: Bike Movie Expert

Filmed by Bike showcases the best bike movies from around the world. Some of those movies are sent to us by filmmakers who discover Filmed by Bike, other times we discover the filmmaker’s work first and encourage her or him to send in a submission.

Become an expert in bike movies. By the end of this position you will have watched (parts of) more bike movies than anyone in the world. Our two 2013 volunteers were amazing and we’d love for you to be on our 2014 team of amazing volunteers.

Fun – Easy – Super Cool!

Time Commitment

Only a half hour to two hours a week
October-December 10
-or-
December 11-January 20 filled!

What You Do

  • Using our existing resource lists as a launching point, scour the internet to watch bike movies (or tiny parts of them)
  • Contact filmmakers to tell them about Filmed by Bike’s submission process
  • Answer filmmaker questions

What You Get

  • The opportunity to see some of the coolest bike movies before anyone else
  • Complimentary entry to Filmed by Bike for you and your friends.
  • Access to the super secret Jury Screening in January (food, drinks and watching movies with an intimate audience in the theater at Velo Cult)
  • Set of Filmed by Bike DVDs
  • Filmed by Bike email address to use for the project
  • The opportunity to become a bike movie expert

Required Skills and Demeanor

  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Ability to represent Filmed by Bike in a professional capacity
  • Ability to use Google spreadsheets (do not need a gmail account) reliably and accurately
  • Reliable, consistent access to the internet
  • Ability to work efficiently and make smart time-saving decisions, such as when to stop watching a movie because it’s not five star quality and is a waste of your time.
  • Ability to use a secondary email address – we can help you figure this out with your gmail
  • Excited by the prospect of watching 100 bike movies, then digging deeper to discover more

How to apply

Send a quick note to Ayleen telling her why you think you’d be a good fit for this position and addressing your skills related to each point under the Required Skills heading. We are looking for one person for each time period. Ayleen@FilmedByBike.org.

Bike Scout Survey

Thanks for participating in the inaugural Bike Scout Scavenger Hunt! We’d like you to help shape this year’s ride.

For reference:
Manifest 2013 >>

Challenge Cards 2013, set one >>

Challenge Cards 2013, set two >>

Please complete this survey by June 25

Sincerely,
Your Scout Masters
Matt Stefanik
Ayleen Crotty

p.s. please join us for Bikes+Books on June 25, a literary event with a bar. MORE INFO >>

Audience Choice Award

Congratulations to Norbi Whitney for winning the Audience Choice Award, presented by Brompton, for his movie “Dust in the Chain” which won by a landslide.

Runners up:
The Spinster | Kristin Tieche – San Francisco
Eight Minute Deadline | Zina Papadopoulou and Petros Papadopoulos – Athens, Greece
FLOW: Elements of Freeride | Oly Mingo – Wenatchee, Washington
Heart and Soul | Chris Brunett – Vancouver, Canada

Film Spotlight: Bread for Bike

Bike for Bread | 26:08
Claude Marthaler, Raphaël Jochaud – France
Plays in the Travel Shorts program Sunday at 7pm

In the beginning of the world was the Nile, and then came bread and cycling. Over a solid half-century, Cairo has invented an unusual means of delivering bread. As if they were tightrope walkers, the city’s cyclists soar like shooting stars, zooming up one-way streets against endless lines of cars, slipping between the rows of chairs of a café, and disappearing into a bazaar. One hand serves to balance a wooden rack on their heads, bearing hundreds of rounds of bread, and the other rests on the handlebar.

The future of these figures, so familiar in Cairo, remains nonetheless as precarious as that of the Sphinx. Cyclonaut, Claude Marthaler, went there in person to tell the life story of one of Cairo’s bread deliverymen.

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Film Spotlight: Bicycle and a Way of Life

Bicycle and a Way of Life | 14:34
Bubba McClean – Los Angeles, California

In East LA, a teenage bicycle thief straddles two worlds – that of her old fashioned Latina grandma and that of her thuggish crooked boss. When these worlds collide, she must decide which path to take.

This thrilling film features a strong female lead, an interesting cultural perspective and bike thievery. It plays in our Heavy Pedal program, April 20 at 5pm and April 22 at 8pm.

Join Bubba on stage following the Sunday 5pm show during the Filmmaker Q+A session.

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Golden Helmet Award Finalists

Golden Helmet TrophyCongratulations to the top three finalists contending for the Golden Helmet Award, presented by Travel Oregon

Dust in the Chain | 4:37
Norbi Whitney – Quebec, Canada
Playing in the Heavy Pedal and Bike Party programs >>

The Chop | 2:30
Tim Royle – Cheshire, UK
Playing in the Heavy Pedal program >>

FLOW: Elements of Freeride | 2:58
Oly Mingo | Wenatchee, Washington
Playing in the Travel Shorts and Bike Party programs >>

Please join us for the awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 22 following the 6pm program, a chance to see who goes home with the coveted Golden Helmet trophy.

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Bike Bingo

Bingo is the new trivia

BingoSq Join us for night of raucous Bike Bingo that will get you all-sorts-of fired up for the 12th Annual Filmed by Bike festival.

The event is free and all ages but this isn’t your grannie’s bingo: we’re adding in challenge options, creative winning patterns and bonus point opportunities.

Prizes include tickets to the 12th Annual Filmed by Bike and other hot booty.

Watch the gigantic bingo board at Radio Room light up as you eagerly await your your numbers to be called by our star caller, Peter Koonce, a heavy-hitting traffic engineer.

Radio Room will be preparing a special Bike Bingo-inspired cocktail menu with drinks like the Side Cargo Bike and the Bingorita.

Registration is not required, but we encourage you to RSVP to the Facebook event, spread the word and bring all your friends.

Details

Radio Room
1101 NE Alberta Street
7:00-9:00pm
Radio Room is all ages until 9:00pm.

Calling All Storytellers!

BikesInTheSky_NoDate
Bikes in the Night Sky, presented by Arkel, is a night of live storytelling on stage at the Clinton St. Theater April 21 as part of the 12th Annual Filmed by Bike.


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Do you have a powerful story you’d like to share?

Stories are limited to seven minutes and only six storytellers will be accepted. Tryouts are March 25 from 7-9pm in NE Portland. Once you’re signed up, we’ll tell you the location.

15 tryout slots are available. Claim yours today!

We will be in touch with details. If you have questions, please contact Ayleen@FilmedByBike.org.

Mark Your Calendar!

The 12th Annual Filmed by Bike is April 19-22 at the Clinton Street Theater in Portland, Oregon. Mark your calendar and get ready for four days of exciting events and movies at the theater. Tickets go on sale March 1.

Limited Edition PINO x FILMED BY BIKE Bow Tie

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Ride Dapper.

This limited edition bow tie is a PINOXFILMED BY BIKE collaboration to raise support for Filmed by Bike.

Just as we carefully choose each film that plays during Filmed by Bike, we carefully chose Pino, these acclaimed designers of bow ties and dapper accessories. Pino fuses traditional craftsmanship with innovative design using the world’s best materials shaping them into beautifully constructed bow ties.

PINOXFILMED BY BIKE believes that life is too short to have a boring wardrobe.

That’s why we’ve designed a gorgeous handcrafted bow tie with a custom fabric created especially for Filmed by Bike, especially for you to wear on Opening Night. Showcase your deep love of bikes and make a bold statement.

If you’re only going to own one bow tie, this is yours.

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(click photos for a dashing view)