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Posted on September 16, 2021

Studio Production Assistant

BLINKINK

Role: Studio Production Assistant

London based, full-time position

Salary – £22,000 p/a

BlinkINK is one of London’s top animation production companies, with a commercial and cultural output across music, advertising, fashion and entertainment. We make commercials, music videos, short films and entertainment for global agencies, brands, record companies and broadcasters.

We are a proud part of the Blink family. Exceptional craftsmanship is at the heart of everything we do.

Our work spans the full spectrum of animation (2D, CGI, stop-frame, mixed-media) as well as visual development, pre-vis and post work for live action and puppetry.

You can see some of our recent work here.

We are looking for a full-time Production Assistant to join our in-house CG studio team in Holloway.  The successful candidate will be passionate about animation, film, music & the arts, with an eye for unusual creative talent. This is a fantastic opportunity to break into the world of production and gain experience of all these techniques under one roof.

Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the Producer and Production Manager to support jobs running through the CG studio.
  • Assisting the smooth running of productions – taking notes in dailies, keeping production trackers updated (Shotgrid /ScheduleIT) scheduling meetings and maintaining shared project folders.
  • Assisting freelancer onboarding – booking computers / software licenses for new starters, user account creation, assisting with drafting contracts and artist seating in our physical studio space where needed.
  • Reaching out to freelancers regarding availability.
  • Raising invoices, overseeing petty cash and compiling credit card statements.
  • Helping to coordinate remote artists during both pitch and production stage.
  • Assisting with client deliveries, organising incoming material for jobs, file transfers.
  • Collating and circulating weekly WIPS for all producers.
  • Coordinating online purchases and other general admin tasks as required.

Capabilities:

  • Excellent organisation, communication and people skills.
  • Experience working with CG pipelines and some knowledge of 2D animation, stop-frame animation and/or live action a bonus.
  • Familiarity with the full suite of Google tools (Docs, Sheets, Slides)
  • Previous experience using a database (eg: Shotgun or F-Track) desirable but not essential
  • Good under pressure and comfortable working in a fast moving, creative environment.
  • Excellent attention to detail and an ability to take initiative and prioritise.

Experience:

  • Previous production experience in animation/vfx studio is desirable but not required.

Please send CV and cover letter to [email protected], with the subject STUDIO PA APPLICATION