Permanent starts asap
Nice Biscuits is looking for an enthusiastic assistant, to support its VFX, Grading and Offline suites.
The successful applicant, who has a strong interest in offline editing as well as visual effects, will be required to undertake multiple duties not limited to: artwork preparation, encoding, archiving and general editing. Being proficient in the use of Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier, and FCP software as well as familiarity with most broadcast standards is therefore a must.
The position involves dealing directly with clients and demands an all-rounder who is friendly, confident, well spoken and capable of prioritising his/her own work load.
Salary negotiable dependent on experience.
Please send CV to email@example.com No calls please.
To provide direct support to the visual effects suites ensuring required media is both system available and where necessary pre-prepared to an accessible input format. Responsible for the organising of client media requests and the undertaking of general office activities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Undertakes art work preparation i.e. reformatting of client supplied media to suitable file type/resolution/aspect ratios prior to online.
Performs encoding and ftp uploading of off-loaded material for supply to client.
Archives video and data before and after edit sessions if required.
Provides assistance to the VFX suites by generating mattes/graphic design using any of the toolsets available, whether it be smoke/flame/effect or pc/mac based software solutions.
Catalogues tape media in accordance with the media tape storage procedures.
Handles client requests and provides technical support and advice to them. Including providing basic time estimates.
Understands and promotes to clients the services and different areas of the business that we and our sister companies are able to offer.
Provides training in related aspects of his job, ensuring that the company’s workforce is capable of performing multiple tasks and can meet all identified production protocols.
Works directly with the production staff in the planning of production projects, to ensure effective communication and cooperation between the company and its clientele.
Ensures the professional maintenance, optimum operability of all production equipment and studio facilities used within his/her direct working area.
Undertakes research and attends related media courses as deemed suitable by the management team to ensure the company is offering the most effective solutions to the company and its clients in terms of cost and efficiency.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as required.
Minimum job requirements:
2 years post production experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Preferably with a technical or media based degree.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities required:
• Experience of PC/Mac based graphics systems. Typically Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, encoding software, and experience of web based media, ftp clients.
• Ability to work to tight deadlines.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Skill in organising resources and establishing priorities.
• Knowledge of post production principles, practices, techniques, and tools.
• Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
• Some knowledge and understanding of the operating principles, features, and standards of professional grading and visual effects equipment.