1. Junior Conform Editor / Machine Room Operator
2. Post Production & New Business Producer
Junior Conform Editor / Machine Room Operator
This junior position is a great introduction to a career in film postproduction with a well-established, small and friendly post-production company. Dirty Looks specialises in picture finishing long-form work, often on award-winning independent feature films, and has over 10 years’ experience in the industry with studios in London and Brussels.
Day-to-day tasks performed by the applicant will involve a solid level of technical expertise, excellent communication skills and meticulous attention to detail. The applicant will be required to have a working knowledge of common editing software, such as Avid and Premiere, in order to manage the transfer of footage from the offline edit into the online and grading environment.
The applicant will be trained in conforming in Baselight to match editorial turnovers (Quicktimes and EDLs etc) to setup Baselight projects which are ready for the colourist to grade. They will also be required to organise data from production drives onto the system using a consistent, logical and easily understood approach. A basic knowledge of Linux or Unix will be desirable to help this process.
A demonstrable knowledge of film and television camera formats will be required, along with some international standards and technical practices.
The Assistant is also responsible for mastering finished products such as Quicktimes, Blurays etc. that will require a perfectionist approach to the quality control of image and sound plus the labeling and physical packaging of the final product.
Technical review of all deliverables is essential, so an eye for detail and understanding of potential technical faults is required.
The applicant could also be expected to develop basic title cards and credit rollers so a working knowledge of Adobe suite would be an advantage.
Additionally, the applicant will need to have strong communication skills, as they will work closely with clients and other production personnel, such as, post-production supervisors, editors and VFX artists.
As Dirty Looks is a small independent company, the applicant will be required to help with other tasks, such as dubbing video masters, updating the company website and adhoc client service duties.
Opportunities for career development include learning Baselight colour grading software in full; it’s system architecture, colour grading techniques and Digital Cinema practices.
This is not a role for individuals interested in working in film production so aspiring directors and offline editors need not apply. Motivated applicants with a serious interest in post-production should send a CV and covering email to email@example.com
Post Production & New Business Producer
Full-time Opportunity for immediate start.
Salary upwards of £35,000 depending on experience.
Dirty Looks is an independent film grading and finishing company in London and Brussels, which has been a vital part of the British scene for over a decade. Our portfolio of creative work spans in excess of 100 feature films by acclaimed directors and artists which include Danny Boyle, Jonathan Glazer, Michael Winterbottom, Sebastián Lelio and Shane Meadows.
The role encompasses bidding, planning and helping supervise DI grading work on feature films, broadcast dramas and other projects. Becoming the main point of contact for clients, the producer will discuss all aspects of our work with existing and potential clients, plan projects, communicate and execute workflows internally.
Daily activities will include coordinating the team (currently 8 people, including another full-time post production producer), managing production processes (of conform, data management, colour grading, video and cinema mastering), and overseeing delivery.
Other responsibilities include booking freelancers, tracking workloads, quoting for new projects, invoicing and managing client accounts. The role will mostly be based in Soho although some working from home is also possible. Occasional work trips to Brussels may also be required for projects running at Dirty Looks Belgium,
This is a wide-ranging and exciting role to suit an applicant seeking variety, who enjoys working in a small, friendly and nimble team, and has a passion for independent cinema. Detailed knowledge of post production process is essential, with an aptitude for project management. Also beneficial is a demonstrable network of industry contacts. This should include post production supervisors, production companies and distributors to help bring in new business in to the company. The main systems used day-to-day are Baselight and Flame, experience with these would be beneficial.
Applications are particularly welcome from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. Candidates from short-form backgrounds, audio, VFX or other areas of post production are also invited to apply. In addition we welcome enquiries from picture co-ordinators etc wanting to ‘step-up’ into a more senior role.
Competitive salary upwards of £35,000. Please send CV and covering email to firstname.lastname@example.org