Freelancers are the core of our business. We hire highly skilled freelance professionals for many of our projects. Do you want freelance assignments from Alt Gobo? Please read ALL the information below for submission information.

Alt Gobo is constantly updating its roster of skilled freelancers we regularly hire for our jobs. If you are not on our roster (or want to update your info) please follow these instructions. This is not for beginners or entry level personnel. If you have significant practical experience and want to work with us we'd like to hear from you. Work is only in the Washington/Baltimore markets. If you are based outside of this market please do not apply.

For consideration you must send us your resume (use one method only):


or mail:
811 N. Barton St.
Arlington, VA 22201
Attn: Freelance application

Your inquiry MUST contain the following info for consideration:
  • Subject heading: Freelance application
  • Comprehensive resume or bio (attached or in body of message) but please no multi-page curriculum vitae. Info must be true (we check) and demo material must be made by you (or labelled as to your contribution).
  • Types of roles you can perform TODAY (see list below).
  • Scope of relevant experience.
  • Official credentials if any (Capitol Hill, police, passport, top secret clearance, etc.).
  • Union memberships if any.
  • Indicate if you have demo reel or link to reel (do not send DVD at this time)
  • Two recent references with contact info.
  • Realistic range of rates you will accept for 4-hour, 5-hour, 8-hour, and 10-hour days.
  • Any languages spoken other than English.
  • Contact information including e-mail, our primary form of communication

Please understand all of these conditions:
  • Submit no more than twice in any 12-month period.
  • No calls please.
  • There are currently NO full or part-time staff job openings at Alt Gobo.
  • We may or may not contact you.
  • You will primarily be hired as labor to run our gear. If you own gear please let us know exactly what you have.
  • If we contact you, it may be several months after we receive your inquiry.
  • Be prepared to take an assignment immediately even if we haven't contacted you recently.
  • After submission, please update us if your work situation changes.
  • If hired, you must be able to fulfill the duties of job you are booked on. Please review the "statement of understanding"
  • We usually require at least two years of practical, hands-on technical experience.
  • You must be able to lift 45 pounds.
If you have a full-time job and want to moonlight please do not apply. We support freelancers who make their entire living working on a job-by-job basis.

Review the "statement of understanding" under which all work is conducted.

Freelance techs needed:
  • Camera Operators (multi-camera)
  • ENG/EFP Photographers
  • Field Audio Techs
  • Board audio techs (A1)
  • Audio Assistants (A2)
  • Lighting Techs
  • Tape Operators
  • Video Techs (shader)
  • Technical Directors
  • Grip/utility
  • Driver (must present driving record)
  • Administrative Production Assistant
NOT hiring:
  • Writers
  • Producers
  • Directors
  • Voice-over talent
  • On-camera talent
  • Accountants
  • Sales-people
  • Editors
  • Editing systems
  • Full or part-time staff