I am a videographer at a wilderness school called Teaching Drum Outdoor School, located in northern Wisconsin. We currently have hundreds of hours of footage that we are turning into documentaries, YouTube shorts, and instructional videos. In 2014, I filmed 350 hours of HD footage of last summer’s intensive wilderness program, and will be starting to edit a feature-length documentary soon.
You can see a teaser for the Guardian Intensive Training documentary at:
Also, our YouTube channel contains our evolving collection of instructional videos:
I am looking for someone to help create YouTube content and assist me in the production of our upcoming documentary. They would need to be willing to live on-site on the Teaching Drum campus. We provide room and board and a small stipend. I am willing to train them on our equipment, if needed.
My interest in videography is that of a truth-seeker. I see it as an opportunity to dive deeper into the subjects that inspire me. Through my story-telling video work, I get to examine my own biases and beliefs. Our programs approach learning and relationship through a qualitative approach; rather than a list of ‘whats’ we focus on the process of the ‘how.’ Similarly, video editing here does not revolve around deadlines and goal-oriented stress, but rather an appreciation for the art of the process and the learning it involves.
Because we have such an abundance of video footage to process, we are looking for someone who either has experience with video editing, or the potential to learn quickly. He or she will have the chance to create instructional videos as well as collaborate on full-length documentaries, such as the currently 50% complete Inner Tracking video...
...and the Guardian Intensive documentary(see above link). Future filming projects at the school may also create opportunities for hands-on filming experience.
Due to the amount of training needed for the position, we are looking for someone who can commit to at least 3 months.
Teaching Drum Outdoor School is a non-profit community where over a dozen people live and work to maintain the school’s programs, publish books, create media, and foster a connection with the Earth through a balanced approach to work, our relationships, and with our environment. We gather and harvest a large portion of our own food from the wild, and much of our infrastructure is repurposed and built by our skilled volunteer staff.
Living at Teaching Drum also avails you to the many activities of the school, a list of which can be found at:
Compensation for the position is free room and board, featuring an organic paleo diet, living in a rustic a Northwoods community, shared vehicle use, opportunities to learn outdoor living skills, and a $350/month stipend. FYI - Our community is drug and alcohol free and we do not allow pets. For more information on Teaching Drum Outdoor School, visit
For any questions or to apply for the position, contact me at:
Teaching Drum Outdoor School