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Post Production Technician

San Francisco, California 94103 | Direct Hire

Job ID: 56064 Position: Information Technology, Studio Production Branch: San Francisco

The Post Technician supports and maintains Post Production technology, systems and equipment.  Provides technical assistance on the use of systems hardware and software.   Provides editorial assistance: general facility support, editing, data wrangling on and off set, footage ingest and online finishing and delivery.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Systems Support
  • Installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and daily technical support of all post production department video, audio, computer systems and related equipment.  Generally: Avid Media Composer, Premiere, DaVinci Resolve, ProTools, cluster file storage (Avid ISIS & NEXIS) and other tools and equipment used.  Ensure that all systems are running at optimal speed, efficiency and at maximum uptime. 
  • Originate and maintain a regular maintenance calendar for all equipment and media backup.
  • Assists with various technical and engineering duties as needed.
  • Oversee and direct contract Engineer, 2-4 visits per month.

Facility and Editorial Support
  • Ingesting and organizing footage.
  • Prepping sequences for final mastering to tape or file. Exporting and transcoding of digital video files for delivery.
  • Exporting, compressing and posting media files for review using web-based delivery tools.
  • Operating various equipment in MCR. Includes: tape decks, DVD burners, encoding servers, routers, frame syncs, still stores, file servers, waveform and vector scopes.
  • Providing technical and administrative assistance to Editors and Producers.
  • AAF import/export for Pro Tools and Avid.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
  • Understanding of the functions and equipment of a post-production facility MCR including: Router operation, patch bay and patching, VTR and machine functions, file servers, video servers and protocols and the ability to engineer and operate such.
  • Prior experience with professional video equipment including waveform/vector scope, color critical monitors, digital file recorders, HDCAM, DVC Pro, Betacam and Digital Betacam VTRs, patch bays, audio mixers, Baseband DVD recorder.
  • Understanding of video signals, signal processing, monitoring and measuring.
  • Comprehensive understanding of video and audio codecs and use of compression and conversion software like Compressor, Episode, Media Encoder
  • Familiarity of video scaling and up/down/cross and standards conversion.
  • Understanding of Metadata and file organization.
  • Excellent grasp and experience with Avid Media Composer hardware and software including setup and install.
  • Excellent grasp of Avid Nexis and ISIS.
  • Video dubbing and mastering to tape or file.
  • Understanding of common professional camera and editing workflows; from shooting and acquiring footage, to logging and digitizing, to layoff of a final piece.
  • Ability to prioritize jobs as needed to complete the day’ s work.
  • Ability to collaborate with a team.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Professionalism and diplomacy required; effective interpersonal skills; ability to communicate with all levels of production.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience with install and support of DI software, specifically DaVinci Resolve.
  • Experience with install and support of Adobe Creative Cloud, with emphasis on Premiere, After Effects and Photoshop.
  • AA/AS or BA/BS in communications with an emphasis in broadcasting, video production or video post-production, or equivalent work experience editing on non-linear editing systems such as Avid Media composer.
  • Knowledge of computer programming (PHP, jQuery, Bash, C, Objective-C, Swift, Python) huge plus but not required.

 

Wollborg Michelson is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Norman Biado
Senior Direct Hire Recruiter

Equal parts confident impresario, steely competitor, and completely awkward nerd, Norman is a character unto himself. His laid back and easy-going demeanor belie a passionate and determined individual. A self-proclaimed Han Solo-type, Norman brings his unique and compelling personality to any situation, all for the betterment of his team and the people around him. A straight shooter through and through, his undaunted approach to life has led to success in all of the ventures he has undertaken. He is ecstatic to represent an amazing firm like Wollborg Michelson, and looks forward to continued success with both amazing clients and all-star candidates.

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