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VFX EDITOR (Vancouver)

The VFX Editor is responsible for interpreting, confirming, tracking and distributing information from the client VFX Editor while acting as a liaison. This information includes sequence media, count sheets and communication. Maintaining up to date cuts with per shot version updates (from pre-viz to final) while making them available for use by the VFX team for review and reference is a high priority for this position. The VFX Editor must also be able to identify and report updates or changes to facility VFX shots in cut revisions.

- Maintain an up to date edit with per shot version updates from vfx departments including; plates, layout, animation, reference, lighting, dialogue and 3D iterations of shots. Report updates to cutsthat may include: frame ranges, omits, shot additions, retimes and post moves.
- Maintain the review cutlist by uploading and publishing the most current cuts of all sequences, trailers and marketing spots using proprietary tools.
- Use count sheets and cut reference verify that the information provided by production matches the current cut, correct plates have been sent and received, correct versions and frame ranges of the plates and are being used by the artists, and provide information and clarification when needed.
- Maintain the ETS (Editorial Tracking System) database with line up and count sheet information including accurate shot lengths, frame ranges (set shot ranges), timing changes, continuity, dialogue updates, current and available plate lists and version numbers, notes and any additional line-up information provided by the client.
- Import, export and transcode media using multiple formats, frame rates, resolutions and codecs to internal and external locations for client delivery, reference and presentation.
- Manage media and project files on the Avid using the Avid Unity MediaNetwork.
- Create single shot Avid refs with accurate frame ranges, current pre-vis and/or post-vis provided by the client.
- Perform quality control checks.
- Complete the final wrap of the Avid project and final sequences for marketing and the archives.
- Create in-house reels including monthlies and marketing presentation pieces.

- Previous experience in an editorial post house or VFX cutting room
- Proven organizational skills
- Ability to work well under pressure
- Firm understanding of visual effects editorial procedures
- Know how to read and create a vfx count sheet
- Strong understanding of vfx shot frame ranges and how they apply to a vfx shot line up
- Know how to calculate and recreate re-times and repositions in the Avid
- Firm understanding of syncing and editing audio files

- Must know Avid Media Composer, Avid Unity Media Network, EDL Manager, Fibre Manager
- ETS Editorial Tracking System (or understanding of Microsoft Access Database functions)
- Mac OS X, Linux
- Knowledge of multiple file formats such as; mxf, aaf, avi, wav, aiff, dpx and QuickTime outputs and codecs
- Windows Office, Adobe Reader/PDFs

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Qualified candidates should send their materials to:

Sony Pictures Imageworks
Attention: Human Resources
9050 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Fax: (310) 840-8888

You may also email your résumé to
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All artist submissions MUST contain the following:
- Cover Letter which states the position you are applying for and your availability
- Resume
- Demo Reel and/or Portfolio (if applicable to the position)
- Demo Reel and/or Portfolio Breakdown which describes your specific contributions to the work

**Please be sure NOT to send original materials, as submissions will not be returned.**

Submission Tips & Guidelines

Reel Submissions
- Reels should be on DVD or VHS (NTSC) - Beta or PAL will not be accepted
- Do not send CD ROMS or refer us to a website - hardcopy submissions only
- Reels should be clearly labeled with your name and contact information
- The length of your reel should be limited to 5 minutes and consist of the work you're most proud of beginning with your most recent work
- Music should not contain vocals unless lip-syncing skills are illustrated
- Please include a credit list explaining what you did on your reel and what software (if applicable) was used to achieve the effects
- Demo reels should be well edited and concise (less than 5 minutes).
- ANIMATORS NOTE: Please include all traditional work (life drawings, pencil tests, etc.) either on your reel or with your portfolio

Portfolio Submissions
Please be sure your portfolio is clearly labeled with your name, address and telephone number on both the inside and outside.

All portfolios should contain the following:
- Samples of your recent work
- Life Drawings
- Rough Sketches of animals and humans in movement
- Samples of your color and design sense
- We prefer artists to limit their portfolios to 20 pieces representing their strongest current work.
- Do not send original copies of your work as it will not be returned

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