Visual Data Media ServicesBurbank, CA
Full Time Job
We are excited to announce that we currently have a position open for a full time Colorist, in our Edit Services Department, located in Burbank, California.
*This is an in office position*
Candidates must be self-motivated, with superior work ethic and ability to work to strict delivery deadlines, with minimal direct supervision. Must have the ability to review and understand technical specs as they pertain to the creation of content for digital distribution platforms.
The Colorist is responsible for providing color correction services and deliverables to clients. The position requires a high degree of technical skill and artistic judgment. In addition, the colorist serves as a key front-line representative of the company and frequently deals directly with clients in challenging situations; accordingly, a professional demeanor and diplomacy are also important
Operate Color Grading system (DaVinci Resolve) and related technical facilities as assigned by producer to ensure efficient and accurate completion of assigned tasks
Knowledge of 4K, P3, HDR and Dolby Vision workflows
Conform film reels to reference material for remastering and restoration
Conform and create new EDLs from re-scans of 35mm and 16mm dailies
Work with clients, staff, creatives and Image Scientists and to establish a look for an episodic or theatrical
Liaise with clients as necessary before and after sessions to ensure customer satisfaction with work performed.
Personally ensure the technical accuracy and quality of work produced in the transfer session
Render Deliverables (4K / 2K / UHD / HD in .DPX, TIFF, QT formats)
Resolve technical or deadline related issues with operational departments and client services towards a timely resolution
Maintain company quality standards by adhering to checklists and departmental directives
Represent and uphold all department policies and procedures and maintain an exceptional level of service for our customers
Participate in training, as needed
Undertake additional department duties as required
Desired Skills and Experience
5+ years of color correction experience
Results oriented with strong attention to detail
Excellent interpersonal and both written and verbal communication skills
Strong knowledge of film based post production workflow and how they apply to industry specs
Strong ability to follow direction, work unsupervised, at a fast pace in a calm and collected manner
Ability to troubleshoot and act as a critical thinker
Solutions oriented, ''Can Do'' attitude
Exceptional people skills
Active listener and superior communicator
High level of customer service
Knowledge of business and service methods
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Knowledge of television production equipment and software is required
Knowledge of studio-based production and post production techniques required
Understanding of technical workflows is required
Positive, collaborative and unselfish interpersonal skills with strong verbal, written communication skills, including the ability to effectively convey requests and ideas to editors, graphic and audio designers, talent, etc., are required
Strong understanding of the organization's goals and objectives
Willing and able to learn, understand, and grow with the business
Team-oriented in a highly collaborative environment
Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines
Flexible during times of change
Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language
Able to execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
Proficiency in Word & Excel with basic math skills
Good organizational and project coordination skills are necessary, including the ability to compile materials. Good problem solving skills and the ability to multitask and work effectively under changing priorities and time constraints
Willingness to work nights, weekends, flexible hours, work on location, etc.
Knowledge of business and customer service and service methods
Skill in understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
Skill in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
Skill in communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience
The ability to work independently at tasks that require concentration
Language and communication skills to receive instructions, follow directions, and work both productively and safely
Continual computer keyboard and monitor use while sitting to perform desk-related work for extended periods of time.
Occasional walking, grasping, reaching, bending, carrying, and lifting (up to 20 lbs.).
Position may require employee to be available to work overtime, depending on the Company service requirements.
Position may require employee to be available to work 8 hours a day and 5 days a week, depending on the Company scheduling requirements
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job
Visual Data Media Services authorizes and provides an unpaid meal period, which must be taken for at least thirty minutes and it must commence before the end of the fifth hour of employment. If a non-exempt employee works more than ten hours in one day, the employee may take a second unpaid meal period of at least thirty minutes, which may be waived by mutual consent of both the employer and employee provided the first meal period was taken as long as a Meal Break Waiver Form is on file with Human Resources. If the total work period per day is no more than six hours, the meal period may be waived by mutual consent of both the employer and employee.
Visual Data Media Services authorizes and provides duty-free rest periods for all non-exempt employees. Rest periods consist of at least ten minutes of ''net'' rest time for each four-hour work period or a major fraction thereof. Rest periods generally occur in the middle of the work shift to the extent practicable. Rest periods are not documented in employee time records.
The Colorist position works in an office environment, utilizing a phone, computer and printed data to perform work. The office environment is typically quiet with ambient temperatures that are normally controlled by heater units or A/C units. The Colorist often sits for long periods of time and may work in a time-sensitive environment related to client and service completion, resulting in a demanding and fast paced environment.