June 16, 2011 in Jobs
The Chaucer Studio produces CDs, DVDs, and books to the academic and general public. We specialize in authentically pronounced medieval literatures of Europe. What I need help with in this case is an 85-minute performance of the Middle High German Herzog Ernst (Duke Ernst) by Eberhard Kummer, the acknowledged Austrian expert in the performance of medieval German epic stories. Just before Kummer begins his performance, there is a brief introduction in Modern German by a representative of the Medieval Institute at Salzburg University. Then follows the performance.
The camera man at Western Michigan University saved the output of his two HD cameras onto my one Terrabyte hard disk. We need someone who can take those saved files from the two cameras and edit them from DVC PRO HD codec, moving from camera one to camera two’s view of the live recording and editing out the preliminary tuning of the harp by Kummer and other extraneous noise as the audience settles down, coughs during filming, etc. The end goal of this editing will be an all-region DVD (so this can be sold and played anywhere in the world eventually). The first editing of the introductory remarks in Modern German will need to be sent as a zipped file or DVD to Professor Ulrich Müller of the Medieval Institute at Salzburg. He and his staff will then produce the text in English that will have to be transferred by the student editor at a later stage to English subtitles for that section of the video only.
I need someone who is capable of producing a high-quality, smooth-flowing DVD with the subtitles for the brief introduction and credits at the beginning of the video. Some of this will have to be coordinated by email with Professor Müller. Though I will be away in the UK during this editing work, I am in pretty much constant contact via email and phone, from 30 June forward. If someone capable of doing this project could contact me on or before next Monday, we can agree to usual rates of pay. The goal is to have this out as soon this year as is feasible. Interested students should email or phone me no later than this coming Monday, 20 June, preferably sooner. I’m Paul Thomas, Director of The Chaucer Studio/Press. Phone: 801-375-6359; Email: email@example.com. Thanks to Kyle Stapley for getting this newsletter out to you, and I apologize about the late notice for which there are good reasons!