Originally Posted by Rickized
So Marin what is your official capacity with Boeing?
Okay, but don't forget that it was you who asked......
Some of this I've copied and pasted from my job description review form.
I am the senior producer/director in Boeing's Creative Services organization. We support with video, stills, computer-generated imagery (CGI), instrumentation photography/videography, and 2D/3D graphics all aspects of the company's requirements for this kind of work.
So we support the airplane programs; product marketing; product sales; research and development; product development (future airplane development); manufacturing here and abroad; product assembly; flight test (although they also have their own video/photo support group); structural test; customer service, support and product improvement (like the current battery issue with the 787); flight and maintenance training product marketing; new technology research here and around the world; flight safety programs; customer (aircraft operator) relations (international airshow exhibits and the like); corporate including the CEO and Board of Directors; and shared projects with partners and suppliers around the world. We also occasionally produce historical videos when the company needs them.
What we don't do are Boeing television commercials and print ads although we do occasionally provide our ad agencies with footage, photography, and artwork. We also have a producer here who specializes in how-to training videos, mainly maintenance training for the airplane models.
Our work takes us all over the world to our suppliers, partners, and airline customers. I've produced videos in partnership with Airbus and done script research, review, and interviews at their facilities in Toulouse (yes, the two companies do work together on issues affecting the entire industry) and have come to know several of the key folks at that company very well.
My specific job entails learning enough about every subject matter I am presented with to be able to convey the desired messages or objective in a video; overall concept development; script writing; directing the crew and talent--- which range from actors to engneers to flight line mechanics to company executives--on location; interviewing people on camera (them, not me
) from airline CEO's to design engineers to interior designers to product strategists to assembly mechanics and everything in between; editing; working with our music vendors to create original scores for our productions that warrant it; selecting and editing library music for those productions that don't have the need or budget for original music; and coordinating production elements with our experts in CGI and interactive displays and presentations.
We in Puget Sound primarily support Boeing Commercial Airplanes although we do a fair amount of work in support of our defense programs that use BCA platforms, like AWACS and Air Force One in the past and the P8A and 767 tanker today. As a result of our merger with McDonnell Douglas we have smaller groups that do the same kind of work in support of our defense and space programs in St. Louis, Philadelphia, and Southern California. However all these groups are part of the same organization and we frequently work together on projects.
I've been doing this job here for over 30 years now. Before that I worked in television commercial production in Hawaii doing primarily regional and national TV spots.