As a Junior Level Media Technician, you will be primarily responsible for content preparation and trailer creation. You will be trained in the operation of all relevant equipment such as Clipster, Adobe Premiere, Vantage, and Pro Tools.
Additionally, training will cover the creation of digital cinema packages and downstream deliverables - including feature films, trailers, promos, and episodic programmes - ensuring picture, audio and subtitles are correct and adhere to industry standards and technical specifications. QC training will enable you to carry out final QC of all content.
You will be expected to interact with senior-level clients and staff in a professional and friendly manner at all times.
You will primarily report to the Head of Mastering Operations and Head of Mastering Production.
OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE
- A positive and professional attitude to hard work.
- A voracious appetite to learn.
- The aptitude and determination to succeed.
- Excellent attention to detail and the ability to maintain focus at all times.
- Confidence and organisation.
- A willingness to help those around you.
- A passion for film post-production.
- Strong IT literacy.
- Professionalism when liaising with senior-level clients.
- An ability to handle high-pressure situations and sensitive information.
With thorough training, you will become proficient in:
- Mastering and transcoding content for online use.
- Creation of subtitling backgrounds for trailers, features, and promos.
- Technical QC of all created files and DCPs.
- Audio editing, conforming and compliance checks.
- Video frame-rate conversions.
- Creation of associated paperwork.
- Liaising with and providing support for other operational departments.
- Using our work order system.
Additionally, you will also be trained in the following:
- Mastering all variants of digital cinema packages, including 2K/4K, 2D/3D, subtitled, dubbed, Atmos/Auro/DTS:X and high frame rate/high dynamic range content.
- Mastering DCPs to both Interop and SMPTE standards.
- Re-editing content for censorship.
- DCP validation and ingesting, KDM creation.
- Operating theatrical screening rooms and all relevant equipment.
- Running client-attended QC sessions.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE
As this is an entry-level position, relevant experience within a mastering environment would be beneficial, but is not essential, since comprehensive training and full support will be provided.
What is essential is your desire to learn, a positive attitude to hard work, and the motivation to grow into a key member of the department. It’s also critical that you have a flexible and proactive approach to meeting tight deadlines. That being said, beneficial experience may include:
- Familiarity with editing systems, e.g. DVS Clipster, Adobe Premiere, Pro Tools, etc.
- Knowledge of DCI specifications, mastering, and theatrical playback hardware.
- Experience of file encoding and transcoding.
- Experience of foreign-language versioning.
- A solid understanding of broadcast and post-production techniques.
- Technical QC experience.
This position is part of a shift rota which includes nights, weekends and public holidays.