Ucan - Technician, Screening Operations
NetflixLos Angeles, CA
Full Time Job
Netflix is driving industry standards in the promotion of new technologies such as immersive sound, HDR, and groundbreaking displays. As the creative work on Netflix Originals evolves, the demand to review content in an immersive, technically accurate and creatively engaging environment grows.
The Screening Operations Team facilitates various screenings and reviews in Netflix's in-house facilities. We aim to deliver exceptional service and experience to our filmmakers and creative executives. The team supports a rapidly expanding slate of current and upcoming screening rooms in LA and worldwide. We are looking for an experienced Screening Technician to join the LA Screening Operations team at this exciting time of growth.
The Screening Operations team is committed to cultivating a creative environment, fostering filmmakers' confidence in Netflix's creative services and facilities while also preserving creative intent throughout the post-production exhibition process. In this impactful role, you will be bringing expertise to highly complex projects and facilitating screenings and reviews in various room types, including Digital Cinema projection-based screening rooms, consumer-grade Screening Lounges which are designed to emulate a high-end subscriber experience, and technical review spaces that support critical playback of work-in-progress content.
You will partner and liaise with various Netflix user groups in Post Production Management, Content Creative, Licensing & Acquisitions, Publicity, Awards, Marketing, etc., to ensure exceptional execution. This role is not restricted to only supporting and facilitating screenings but also becoming an involved partner and leader in industry defining initiatives with the goal to elevate the experience in our facilities while also optimizing our services. This is an opportunity to have a direct impact on how a disruptive, innovative, and forward-thinking creative service operates and to contribute to the design and strategy of our global expansion.
• 5 years working in a high-volume motion picture exhibition, post-production, production, live production, or studio environment in a client-facing capacity
• Deep knowledge and experience of content creation, post-production workflows, and exhibition standards encompassing Digital Cinema, sound processing, color science, calibration procedures, playback performance, and picture and audio mastering.
• Experience with theatrical equipment such as Barco, Christie, QSC, and Dolby
• Understanding of audio and video signal flow
• Understanding of DCI specifications and/or SMPTE standards is preferred
• Knowledge of digital audio and video file formats, including but not limited to DCP, IMF, Quicktime, EXR, DPX, etc.
• Elementary network skills
• Familiarity with post-production software such as Avid Media Composer, ProTools, DaVinci Resolve, Colorfront Transkoder, Clipster, and Shotgun is a plus.
• Mac and PC proficiency
• Ability to learn, operate, and troubleshoot consumer gear, including AVRs and emissive screens
• Passionate about our culture and values in the workplace
• You have excellent communication and client relationship skills.
• You can quickly and accurately identify faults with content and room setup and successfully troubleshoot in real-time.
• You derive great satisfaction in diagnosing the root causes of problems, correcting them, and documenting the solutions to share with others.
• You have interacted with a variety of filmmakers and have provided excellent service and support to facilitate a creative process; you understand filmmakers' goals and expectations.
• You are a team player who thrives in a fast-paced, team-oriented setting.
• You are comfortable with pivoting quickly and easily adapt to last-minute changes in schedule.