ProSelfies’ goal is to provide drone video of every rafting trip on Clear Creek, seven days a week, during business hours (TBD). At peak times, several boats may be closely following each other, requiring multiple pilots to capture each boat individually. Every day throughout the summer, hundreds of rafts will make the decent between Idaho Springs and Golden.
This independent contractor position has the potential to last up to three months, or as long as Clear Creek has enough water to be safely rafted. Pilot videographers will be paid $40 for each video that is sold, irrespective of the method. It is expected that on typical days each pilot will earn at least $400 (on 10 video sales). Rafting videos will be presold through various outfitters in addition to being available to anyone through the proselfies.com website. ProSelfies.com is still being developed, but it should be ready for prime time prior to the season kick-off on Saturday, June 1st.
This is a new business, so there is expected to be a steep learning curve for everyone involved. Therefore, at least one session of on river training (unpaid) will be required, in coordination with the company owner, Matt Sharratt, prior to the planned start date of Saturday, June 1st. An additional session of software training will be required to acquaint you with the requirements to successfully upload and catalog your videos. Training dates and times will be announced ASAP.
Predicted workflow is as follows: Arrive on river at 9:00. Fly one minute missions all day, at a rate up to 30 per hour until 5:00 pm. Assuming a modest rate of sales (25%) a pilot might expect to earn from $500 to $700 (hopefully more) per day.
If you choose to pursue this opportunity, we need to meet and go over the flight and video requirements, in addition to location scouting, and conduct training on the software. Here’s what needs to reoccur on a consistent and ongoing basis:
1. Shoot 30 second video
2. Copy and convert HD video to 240p for sample low-res video
3. Upload the low-res video to YouTube.
4. Copy & Paste the YouTube embed code to ProSelfies.com (@ Shopify.com).
5. Catalog and upload the HD raw video to ProSelfies.com (@ Shopify.com)
6. Enter all data PERFECTLY (so that we’re paid). A checklist will be provided.
7. Get paid $40 for every video sold.
An orientation & training session (unpaid) will be conducted starting at The Frothy Cup, 1510 Miner St., Idaho Springs, CO, on Saturday, May 25th @ 12:00. We’re going to have some homemade strawberry rhubarb pie to munch on, but if you want lunch, feel free to bring your own or order from the menu.