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Post Production Support Engineer
Due to the rapid international expansion of our projects department, HyperActive have a unique opportunity for a high calibre technician to engineer post production systems in London and on location both in the UK, and abroad.
About Us

Hyperactive Broadcast has an enviable reputation for supplying edit facilities for film & TV; our credits include Winter Olympics in South Korea, Tennis in New York & Sydney, Springwatch, Winterwatch, Top Gear, Ninja Warriors, 2012 & 2016 Olympics for BBC Sport and Glastonbury for BBC Music, as well as numerous other events, feature films and TV dramas such as Vera, Britannia and Tin Star.

Hyperactive offers the opportunity to work on post production assignments at project locations worldwide. Typically these would be major sporting events such as Olympics, World Cup and Commonwealth Games.

Now, too, Hyperactive have opened 50 off-line edit rooms in the heart of Soho for the use of Film and Drama productions. These also require some engineering support.

Background and Role

We’re looking for an additional member of the team who will build, configure and support non-linear editors, shared storage, media management servers and, importantly, integrate editing facilities with EVS servers, sometimes as part of a large scale project.

You’ll ideally have a Broadcast Technology degree or equivalent knowledge gained from experience. 

Strong IT skills are essential and 2 or more years in a previous film & TV engineering role. Knowledge of configuring Avid systems, Adobe, FCP, EVS networks and broadcast VTRs would be most advantageous. If there are gaps in your technical knowledge we are prepared to teach you new skills, provided we think you’re right for the role.

Key Skill Areas:
  • PC Workstation, Mac and Server Hardware
  • Windows 7, 10, Server and OSX
  • Basic IP networking and routing
  • Avid Media Composer, Avid Interplay and Avid ISIS
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite
  • FCP 7 and FCP X
  • EVS XT(3), IPDirector, Xsquare and Xfile
  • Broadcast technology, signals and infrastructure
  • Video codecs and file formats
  • Media storage technology
  • Film and Drama working practices
  • TV Outside Broadcast production techniques
  • Client facing communications
  • Driving license, UK or EU Passport.

Details
 
A generous reward package is on offer according to ability. 

You must be prepared to work irregular hours including long days and weekends. Expect to divide your time in roughly equal measures between base preparation days, Soho drama productions, UK location work and assignments abroad. A company van will be provided for UK travel.

Please send your CV with covering letter to James Gander online, via grapevinejobs.