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Senior Mastering Operator - Technical operations

Technicolor - London has an amazing opportunity for a Senior Mastering Operator.


This role involves the master creation across all deliverables formats, colour spaces and resolutions, as well as the QC of original theatrical versions.
ABOUT THE ROLE
Key Responsibilities:
  • In general, keep Mastering Operations operating at a high level of reliability and efficiency to ensure client deadlines are met.
  • Reviewing the forthcoming Production schedule; ensuring the correct information is included in the assigned work orders, addressing any queries with the Production Manager or with Client Services. 
  • Creating mastering projects for Theatrical and Broadcast post production deliverables including pre-screening DCPs and DCI compliant OV generation.
  • Loading pre-existing project templates to create version files for projects as specified by the scheduling producer.
  • Creating and formatting drives to output material, and ingesting data from physical assets when assigned to IO tasks. 
  • Providing editorial assistance to DI and Broadcast team .
  • Key asset management.
  • Set up and drive high profile client attended reviews.
  • Establish templates for transcoding and undertake transcoding tasks as required by the production team.
  • Front line technical support for Mastering Operations which requires knowledge of video and audio systems (hardware and software) and videotape machine operation.
  • Quality Checking of Masters and Master Files, so a knowledge of theatrical and broadcast standards is required. This checking is not just technical assessment but is also subjective assessment; looking for image artefacts that may not have been picked up in the final checks of a master by the Colourist or Flame artist.
  • Workflow troubleshooting and reviewing of processes to ensure efficiency and where necessary recommend improvements.
  • Report faulty equipment to relevant internal and external support staff / contractors.
  • Maintain documentation for systems and prepare documentation for freelance crew using Technicolor Mastering systems.

ABOUT YOU
Key Skills, Knowledge & Experience

To be successful in this role you will have the following attributes:

  • Previous experience working in Mastering or editorial film processes.
  • Deep knowledge of video technologies such as 4K, HDR, Dolby Vision, ATMOS.
  • Understanding of colour science theory and practice.
  • Extensive experience mastering in R&S Clipster or similar mastering device.  
  • Understanding of Transkoder advantageous.
  • Working knowledge of a technical Operations based environment as well as knowledge of encoding and transcoding compression methods and formats.
  • Working understanding of advanced IMF workflows, including Netflix specifics.
  • Experience working closely with Grade/ Editorial teams.
  • Thorough understanding of video industry metadata standards.
  • Able to work flexibly including shifts, unsocial hours, nights and additional hours as required.
  • Intermediate knowledge of FCP
  • Basic knowledge of Baselight advantageous
  • Intermediate IT Skills with strong knowledge of Mac OS and (ideally) a basic knowledge of Linux
  • Strong sense of client service
  • Outcome driven and highly efficient
  • Ability to operate autonomously as well as a part of a team
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise
  • Highly energetic and people orientated
  • Motivated to research and troubleshoot, providing opinions based on fact
  • Attention to Detail.


NEXT STEPS
To Apply:
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