SALARY: $35-40/hr depending on experience.
- Prepare 16mm and 35mm film for scanning (including using an ultrasonic film cleaner
- Film asset migration (digitization), remediation, and reformat in the digital studio space
- Research – format and metadata identification/verification
- Project management, work logs, asset tracking, chain of custody, archival engineer reports for all asset production work
- Project Sales and Business Development support as subject matter expert (SME)
- Troubleshoot, calibrate, and general maintenance/upkeep of existing equipment (software and hardware) (list equipment?)
Knowledge, Skills and Competencies
- Minimum 5 years direct industry experience required. Job requires a broad and comprehensive understanding of current and obsolete motion picture formats and recording/playback processes.
- This position leverages prior experience functioning in a studio environment and integrating technical expertise to optimize archival migration process workflows. Strong team and interpersonal skills are required in addition to technical and business expertise.
- Familiarity with all historic analog and digital film media formats including, but not limited to: 8mm, Super 8mm, 16mm, 35mm, film formats
- As necessary, extensive film preparation is required for all elements, including perforation repair, new head and tail leader, film assembly, coring, cleaning (hand and ultrasonic), and removal of dried-out splices and new splice replacement.
- Working knowledge of multiple Digital Workstation (DW) platforms (MAC/PC): Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premier, QuickTime, Black Magic, iMovie
- Familiarity with digital media archive organization, inventory and tracking
- Archival and Work Logs – detailed asset tracking of all production work and metadata
- Familiarity with secure electronic and physical file delivery
- Understanding of film stock and formulas (acetate, estar base, nitrate, print, negative)
- Remediation and stabilization of film media. Able to identify deterioration and recommend/execute remediation for safe playback/capture
- Set-up and configuration of film scanning equipment
- Attention to detail/quality control procedures
- Excellent communication skills: written and verbal
- Self-motivation and effective time management: planning, organization and prioritization for the successful and timely completion of projects
- Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
- demonstrable ability to learn new technologies
- Ability to constructively collaborate in a results-oriented team
- Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs