BitGym brings runs, bikes, and hikes from all over the world to your cardio machine. You can see how the app works via a 30-second highlight reel here and you can watch a 3-minute showing off our filming & stabilization technology here

We’re looking to hire an individual or small team to help us capture beautiful locations around the world. At this time we are specifically looking for someone to help us capture more of western Africa, and Nigeria seems like a good base of operations for that.

As the videographer (or small team), you will plan what beautiful locations to film, travel there, and then quickly walk or jog through your chosen locations with a special easy-to-use hand-held camera that we will provide to you, along with training on how to film. As the editor, you will bring that footage together into the final package. Please see a 5-minute clip we filmed in New York here using our camera system. You would film roughly equal amounts on foot, bike, and boat (either hired or owned)

You (or members of your team) are:

  • At least familiar with videography and should have general comfort with technology, photography concepts, and a willingness to learn more.
  • Comfortable enough with English to read this job description and communicate in writing (English fluency not required).
  • Someone with good physical endurance or a willingness to train to get there.
  • Someone who has had a lot of outdoor adventures in your life and considers sharing adventures with other people around the world as exciting.
  • Observant, patient, and with a profound love of the outdoors.
  • Not bothered by tedious tasks. To get the best outcome you might find yourself filming the same place twice, carefully reviewing footage for mistakes, labeling footage in a clear and consistent manner, etc.
  • Self-motivated, as you won’t have exact instructions from us. You should imagine it’s possible to get up at 4 am so you can get to the ideal spot to film the sunrise in ideal conditions.
  • Interested to spend time in video editing tools such as Premier or Resolve to accomplish color correction, color grading, and audio editing. Experience is not required as long as you’re excited to invest time to make it part of your professional skillset.
  • Someone who finds this work artistically validating and furthermore in their preferred direction of professional growth. All of these skills can be learned, but only if you are truly excited to invest in doing so.

This is a project-based position, but we hope for a long-term relationship. It can effectively be part or full time depending on your interest. A typical project takes one person ~2 weeks to complete and pays around $2500 USD (you would need to cover basic expenses, travel, lodging, security, etc out of that fee). You can increase the effective rate by working more efficiently or doing multiple projects in parallel, a skill that will grow with experience in the role.

An example of a filming trip might look like this: You plan a trip to a mountain, which will require a trip by road, and lodging once there. You create a plan for three different areas to film, around and on the mountain itself. You then estimate what the trip will cost, and ask us for approval for the expenses. After approval, you travel there and film over several days. In your hotel (or camper van), you might review the camera footage on a laptop, and use software tools we provide to stabilize and color correct the footage. Or you may return to your home and do that work later. When you’re back at a computer, your job will be to edit the footage together into a coherent and beautiful tour. This involves shot selection, ordering, correction, grading, and audio processing. We find this part of the job takes several times longer than filming, although the more careful you are in the field the easier the work in the editing room is!