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Posted on July 15, 2019

VFX Editor & IO Coordinator (Combined Role)

Our VFX Editor & IO Coordinator is the liason between the client and our production team and is responsible for interpreting, confirming, tracking and distributing information from the client Editorial department while acting as a liaison. The VFX Editor role incorporates all required versions of visual effects shots into the current cuts of sequences and has the ability to create a functioning environment where the Visual Effects Supervisor can evaluate a shot in sequence.
The IO Coordinator role will deal with digital assets entering and leaving the facility via electronic and physical media and will support rendering on feature films. In this Jnr/Mid level but mission critical role, Editors and IO Coordinators have broad interaction with production artists, coordinators, supervisors, technical support leads and clients. We are also looking for someone who can support the IT Dept on an as needed basis, they will need help setting up workstations, and troubleshooting hardware and minor networking issues.

Communicate with client editorial: track all stages of the client cuts, internal cuts and iterations.
Maintain the production database with line up and count sheet information and verify correct plates and frame ranges are being used by the artists as well as provide information and clarification when needed.
Update sequences with any changes to the cut and communicate changes and reference to the VFX team.
Preparing sequence edits for clients when required.
Quality control checks of VFX shots submitted for editorial reviews.
Manage media and project files on the Avid using a shared storage system.
Edit show reels, marketing materials and internal presentations.

Responsible for monitoring disk servers, performing backups/restores, and handling incoming/outgoing data transfers.
Maintain data and asset tracking.
Prepare incoming/outgoing data transfers
Collect files from clients and vendors and prepare deliveries back to them.
Monitor servers and studio queue system; escalates issues as needed
Troubleshoot and correct failing tasks.
Partners with other production personnel to ensure shots are scheduled and delivered in a timely manner.
Coordinates all client deliveries (outgoing and incoming), both physical deliveries and digital deliveries and maintains log of all deliveries.
Technical QA of all masters and digital files, grade conforms and project archiving.

2+ years proven production experience in VFX facility.
Systems administration skills and general technical troubleshooting experience.
A firm understanding of the VFX process and terminology, LUTS and colour space.
Familiar with shot tracking database systems (Shotgun, a plus), Word, Excel and other productivity software tools.
Knowledge and understanding of codecs, transcoding and QT formats.
Shotgun, Deadline, Aspera Connect,RV/FrameCycler, que Monitor, Listing Tools, Adobe Pro/Reader, MS Office Suite, intermediate Excel skills (required)
Filezilla, Mozilla Thunderbird, 7zip/Winrar or any forExperience with Shotgun, and tracking/asset Management databases. (required)
After Effects, Adobe Media Encoder, Photoshop, Greenshot, One Click downloader (preferred)
Troubleshoot technical issues; can work independently with minimal supervision.
Experience with heavy schedule management in a very time sensitive atmosph
Excellent client facing customer service skills.
Diligent, resourceful, meticulous and able to thrive under pressure.
Understanding of CG/VFX production pipelines, software packages and postproduction (preferred)
Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail.
Understanding of project management, dependencies and deadline driven deliveries.
Effective communication and interaction skills; across multiple teams with excellent written and oral communication skills.
Willingness to work very flexible hours, including weekends, evenings, nights, or when production schedule requires.

Ability to work OT, flexible hours, on call

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