Editorial TD

Date Posted: Posted30+ days ago
Adelaide Region SA

Job Description

Company Description

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Founded in 2001, MR. X is an award-winning visual effects company specializing in High-Concept series episodic and feature films. With years long relationships with some of Hollywood's top creators, MR. X has delivered the visual effects for critically acclaimed titles like; The Shape of Water, Roma, American Gods and Vikings, to name a few. By partnering with our clients through every stage of their project, we help shape and guide what makes it to the screen, in some of the world’s most exciting film and television content. MR. X has facilities in Toronto, Montreal, Bangalore, Los Angeles and Adelaide, with a combined staff of over 800 filmmakers, artists, and programmers. We are MR. X. Partners in storytelling.

Job Description

It is the responsibility of the Editorial TD to create, configure, and maintain the 2D visual effects production pipelines for each of our movie projects. A successful candidate will have previous visual effects (or related) experience, familiarity with image processing and colour management, some competence and experience with Python , excellent trouble-shooting and communication skills, and a strong attention to detail. This role supports our show production, editorial and imaging science departments.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Job setup, production pipeline configuration and support
  • Ingestion (importing client materials shot on set, such as camera footage and all associated data files)
    • Image/colour manipulation and reformatting
    • masking, text burn-ins, information slate generation
    • Quicktime generation
    • file naming and organization
  • Conferring with VFX Supervisors, 2D Supervisors, Producers and VFX clients and advising as needed
  • Testing, ensuring quality control of all configuration and images produced
  • Troubleshooting operational issues, liaising with Software and Render support
  • Helping to drive development priorities and continuous improvement
  • Production tools development; film project support scripting
  • Identifying changing requirements, recommending solutions
  • Conforming and preparing sends and other deliverables using editing tools at your disposal
  • Updating shots in online edits
  • Quality checks edit accuracy before work leaves the department
  • Confirming that all shot versions for mastering are approved and correct
  • Works with adjacent departments (eg. Editorial, Compositing) to understand their processes and how DI fits in the VFX pipeline
  • Works with and understands Mr. X shot pipeline, including status and note mechanisms
  • Stays up-to-date on shot delivery tools and processes, output methods, and deliverable types
  • Mentoring Junior team members


Skills and Experience

  • Proven experience in Editorial or DI and/or experience in Post Production and/ or VFX
  • Solid understanding of Technology used in Post Production such as colour grading, online and offline editing tools
  • Experience with shot tracking databases (eg. Shotgun)
  • An understanding of colour theory
  • An understanding of file formats and codecs
  • Ability to produce a visual result at the highest level
  • Experience in a technical customer support role
  • Nuke scripting and tool development
  • Experience using Python within a VFX environment for support and development of existing and new Editorial and Shot pipeline scripts.
  • Understanding of basic colour science
  • Proficient in the use of Linux command line
  • 2D/Compositing experience an asset
  • Exceptional team player; promotes knowledge sharing and collaboration within a team and across adjacent departments

Personal Attributes

  • A strong commitment to quality, service and reliability
  • Excellent communication and team working skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize work load

This is an exciting opportunity to work in the dynamic world of visual effects. If you are an ambitious TD, post production specialist or technical artist looking for an opportunity to work with cutting edge technology then we look forward to your application.

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