Imaging Specialist, Production Imaging Technology
NetflixLos Angeles, CA
Full Time Job
Imaging Specialist, Production Imaging Technology - Creative Technologies
Netflix is the leading provider of streaming video, a lot of it original content: features, shorts, series, documentaries, comedy specials and unscripted content. Optimizing content quality and longevity without compromising efficiency across all types of projects presents significant challenges, but that's what the Creative Technologies team does by setting technical requirements and best practices, driving new industry standards, creating new tools and providing direct support to Netflix Original Productions.
As Netflix produces more and more programming around the world, leveraging new video and audio technology, we are scaling to support the needs of diverse creative teams. As part of the Creative Technologies and Infrastructure team, you will help guide audio specifications, technology and best practices for Netflix Originals, from capture through post-production and distribution.
The Creative Technologies Team
Staying up-to-date with the most advanced developments in professional and consumer motion picture and sound technology and practices, evaluating their applicability to our goals, and supporting their implementation: this is our everyday. Our engineers are subject matter experts who offer varied yet overlapping backgrounds in motion picture production, post-production and distribution - image science, editorial, color correction, image capture, encoding, compression, exhibition, facility design, storage, video... We collaborate with the crews as well as our internal production, post-production, distribution, marketing and development teams, advising on technical decisions, setting best practices, detailing and explaining specifications.
Quite often, our team is the link between the product (''Netflix the OTT Service'') and the content (''Netflix the Studio'') on matters of imaging and sound technology.
You are an expert in the fields of imaging technology and digital color management. You understand current motion picture imaging practices and tools, and how we have arrived at them as technology and creative demands have evolved over the years. You have worked with filmmakers, directors, show-runners, editors, producers, DPs, colorists, DITs, archivists, network or studio executives, and you understand their goals and challenges. You have kept abreast of developing standards and new technologies that are shaping the way images are captured, manipulated, and reproduced, and have ideas about the future in order to ensure their longevity. You are comfortable evaluating and testing new imaging technology and pipelines to gauge their potential impact for Netflix and the industry as a whole. You are comfortable interacting with the imaging and color science community, and are able to easily explain technical concepts to non-technical audiences.
• Minimum B.S. in Imaging or Color Science related field, or equivalent work experience and knowledge in a technical capacity, interacting with creatives and operators.
• Understanding of a variety of professional imaging and color pipelines, transforms, LUTs, and common practices across different types of content, from feature films to unscripted.
• Understanding of cameras and display characterization, color grading systems, VFX / animation software, and calibration procedures.
• Knowledge of image formats, color encodings, video distribution formats, and consumer display technology.
• Knowledge of industry standards and the bodies that ratify them.
• The communication skills to clearly articulate and document technical concepts and explain how they impact the creative process
• A passion for movies and TV shows