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NYC VFX Coordinator - Swing shift

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Zoic Studios is an award winning visual effects company who understand story, process and relationships. Partnership, integrity and enthusiasm are our key founding principles. We have three locations, Los Angeles, New York City and Vancouver, Canada. Some of our recent credits include X-Flies, Future Man, Mother, and Game of Thrones. 

"Visual Evolution" is our mission; we invest in constantly improving our technological and studio processes so that our artists can focus on being creative even in the lightning fast paced world of visual effects. We apply these principles to our work on some of the most VFX intensive film and television projects out there. We like a challenge. Do you?

Our New York City location is currently seeking a VFX coordinator with an editorial background for our swing shift – 2p to 10pm Monday through Friday. Some weekend work may be required on an as needed basis.

 Job Description

We are currently seeking a candidate with an editorial background to join our team in New York as a swing VFX coordinator. This position will be responsible for the organization of data ingestion and output as well as the conversion of all media, quality control of all material entering and leaving the studio. This position will include downloading/uploading from various transfer hosting sites and FTPs as well as physical hard drives. This is a technical position beginning immediately for a 5-6 month term. This position reports to our production coordinators.

Responsibilities:

I/O

  • Organize drives shipments and returns
  • Make sure that footage is transferred to servers
  • Oversee the organization of project drives & data ingestion
  • Prep and process on-set proprietary data & lens information
  • Plate Preparation with editorial software
  • Help with overcuts using the software, Hiero
  • Prep and organize EDLs including creation of shot folders
  • Publish plates, de-grains and proxies
  • Organize data in conjunction with shot management tool; Shotgun
  • Receive client plates (turnover) via FTP or hard drives and organize accordingly
  • Quality control of all material entering and leaving the studio
  • File conversion and transcoding
  • Assist in keeping track of all camera inventory (making sure things that aren’t being checked out are in house, batteries charged, etc) 
  • Coordinate layoffs/reel requests

VFX Coordinator

  • Relay notes for shots including, time warps, push-ins or assets as required.
  • Generate preview QuickTimes for internal and client review.
  • Preparing sequence edits for client approval when required.
  • Schedule meetings: internal and external.
  • Running review/dailies sessions.
  • Helping with OT/food request forms.
  • Keep all plate prep/Masterbin projects organized.
  • Assist with show wrap out procedures.

Qualifications:

  • Extensive editorial experience and thorough understanding of film editing.
  • Knowledge of multiple editing/motion graphics software’s including Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects.
  • Knowledge of formats, video codecs, frame rates, compression, resolution, and color-space.
  • Thorough understanding & experience with post-production process.
  • Thorough understanding of VFX pipeline.
  • Knowledge of Hiero software a plus, but not required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Flexible Schedule.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Work well in a fast paced team environment.
  • Ability to work independently when required.

Details and Benefits:

  • Candidates in the greater New York area preferred. Zoic does not cover relocation costs.
  • Position pays $19 - $25/hour based on experience.
  • Option to enroll in group medical plan after 30 days of employment.
  • Commuter Benefit Program.
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