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Runner (Post Production Assistant)

Full Time

Runner (Post Production Assistant)

Full Time

ASPECT, an award-winning North Hollywood based Motion Picture Advertising Agency, has an immediate opening for a Runner (Entry-Level Production Assistant) with a passion for movie trailers to join our team.

Runners are responsible for retrieving/delivering sensitive materials in a timely manner to and from clients, studios, staff, and Aspect offices. Ideal candidates are dependable self-starters who can think on their feet and problem solve. Candidates must possess strong phone etiquette, be detail oriented, creative, flexible, level-headed, a team player, and have a strong interest in Motion Picture Advertising and Movie Trailers.

Candidates must have a reliable car, valid California Driver's License, California Car Registration, proof of insurance, and excellent driving record

Candidates are required to have a reputable and reliable cell phone service to allow communication while out on runs. Work shifts (start times) are rotated every week (8-Hour shifts + meal break). Must be able to work long hours, variable shifts and occasional weekend work.

This position requires working full time in an office environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Keep meticulous track of assets and drives as they come in and out of the office
  • Responsible for consistent cleanliness of office + outside patio while we are away
  • Assist in moving/delivering of furniture and various related tasks as needed
  • Call and verify pick up orders
  • Distribute mail/packages daily
  • Transcribe feature dialogue
  • Call various vendors to inquire about supplies and availability
  • Assist with operation-related tasks as needed
  • Assist the Office Coordinator with general office-related tasks
  • Assist the Executive Director of Culture with general tasks involving event planning and execution.

Abilities:

  • Great communication skills while most of the company working from home
  • Frequent lifting/moving of furniture, boxes, equipment
  • Skilled driving in heavy traffic, secure lots, and at various distances
  • Lots of sitting and computer-related desk work
  • Frequent listening (phone calls) and excellent reading comprehension
  • Experience in Avid Media Composer a plus!

 

Aspect is an equal employment opportunity employer. All employees and applicants are evaluated on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, covered veteran status, gender, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic characteristic, or membership in any other class protected by applicable law. The employer will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and federal law.

IT Technician

Full Time

IT Technician

Full Time

ASPECT, an award-winning North Hollywood based Motion Picture Advertising Agency, has an immediate opening for an IT Technician with a passion for movie trailers and video game marketing to join our team! 

 

The IT Technician position marries great technical skills with great people skills in a fast-pace creative environment. You will provide technical assistance for the agency, helping us to achieve great creative work together. Responsibilities range from server room maintenance, data backup and restores, and troubleshooting the systems that keep our editorial, motion graphics, creative directors, admin, and accounting departments happy and productive! Ideal candidates are detail oriented, creative, flexible, level-headed, and a team-player with a passion for our industry. They will be a dependable self-starter who's able to think on their feet and problem solve.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical end-user support across the agency including Editorial, Motion Graphics,
  • Producers, and Administrative and Operational departments.
  • Create and manage user accounts on local systems, servers, email, Slack, etc.
  • Perform software patches and upgrades.
  • Interface with outside vendors and software/hardware support centers.
  • Routinely perform scheduled virus scans, data backup integrity tests, data backups and restores
  • Troubleshoot video game dev kits, preproduction builds, and PC gaming systems.
  • Monitor, maintain and troubleshoot internal motion graphics rendering farm on Deadline (MacOS).
  • Must be available to provide support after hours and weekends.

 

Requirements:

  • Experience with Avid Media Composer, Adobe CC Suite, Cinema 4D, Maya, etc.
  • A great communicator with a personable presence.
  • Knowledge of complex video game capturing workflows a huge plus.
  • Technical support experience in a post-production A/V environment.
  • Working knowledge of Avid Media Composer (support knowledge a huge plus)
  • Technical expertise in render farms a plus
  • Technical expertise in networking, subnets, firewalls, Avid Nexis/SAN environments, and backup software a huge plus.
  • Must be able to work long hours, variable shifts and occasional weekend work.

 

Aspect is an equal employment opportunity employer. All employees and applicants are evaluated on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, covered veteran status, gender, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic characteristic, or membership in any other class protected by applicable law. The employer will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and federal law.

Assistant Editor

Full Time

Assistant Editor

Full Time

ASPECT, the North Hollywood based motion picture marketing agency with a 40 year history servicing Hollywood’s biggest projects, is looking for a solution oriented problem solver with a resilient can-do attitude to fill the role of Assistant Editor on our team.

 RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prep Theatrical and Home Entertainment Trailer and TV Spots for In and Out-of-House Finish.
  • Creating Finishing Preps by Overcutting Picture and Audio, Unmatted Reference with Clip Name and Time Code burn-ins, EDLs, XMLs, Video and Audio AAFs, OMFs; Changes-only Preps; Shot and Dialogue Lists, etc.
  • Import Picture AAF and EDLs back into Avid to confirm they work for Avid Finish.
  • Proficient in MPAA rules for TRT, Ratings, Green Cards, etc.
  • Responsible for logging, syncing, organizing, creating projects & sequence templates, archiving footage, recording ISDN & live ADR/Narration, and other tasks AE-related to Post Production.
  • Provide coverage and overcuts of updated features/footage/VFX
  • Subclip dialog breakdowns for ingested content
  • Transcode, Export, Consolidate, Compress media as necessary
  • Collaborate and assist Editors and Producers in managing day-to-day details to streamline the post-production process and maximize productivity
  • Work closely with IT and Director of Operations to help streamline workflows
  • Keep detailed logs on footage and tracking of all assets
  • Prepare sequences and assets for delivery to third-party vendors for onlining, color grading, sound mixing, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have minimum 2 years’ experience as an Assistant Editor, preferably in a motion picture advertising agency.
  • Must be extremely proficient in Avid Media Composer with experience troubleshooting common Avid issues
  • Understanding of shared area network storage (ISIS/Unity/XSAN)
  • Understanding of HD/SD formats, file and tape based deliveries
  • Understanding of frame rates, conversions, & Codecs
  • Ability to prioritize, juggle multiple tasks, take direction, and give direction
  • Must have great communication skills
  • Must have experience in media management, server storage, and removable external storage.
  • Must have experience in setting up post production workflows.
  • Must be comfortable with video codec and format lingo.
  • Must be comfortable working in Apple Compressor and FileMaker Pro and Avid ProTools.
  • Must be meticulous, technical, organized, and creative at the same time
  • Ability to work independently and under close direction
  • Experienced in fast-paced, high-stress, deadline-driven environment

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:

  • Must be very detailed oriented.
  • Must be prompt with the ability to respond and prioritize quickly
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including written, verbal, and listening.
  • Must be able to communicate at various levels, appropriate to the audience.
  • Excellent multi-tasking abilities. Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • The candidate must be an exceptional problem solver.
  • Self-motivated and driven.
  • Levelheaded, calm and functions well under stress.
  • Flexibility in competently juggling competing priorities and changing expectations.
  • Experience in marketing/trailer post production environment a plus

 

Aspect is an equal employment opportunity employer. All employees and applicants are evaluated on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, covered veteran status, gender, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic characteristic, or membership in any other class protected by applicable law. The employer will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and federal law.

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