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Asvp Video Systems Engineer

Amazon Studios

Culver City, CA 11-07-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Amazon Studios Virtual Production (ASVP) is looking for an ASVP Video Systems Engineer for our Unreal-based real-time system. You will be part of the production team on the set of a massive stage in Culver City displaying gorgeous photo-real worlds on our new ASVP LED Volume. You will monitor, validate, and ensure the fidelity of the ''the signal'' through the video distribution equipment from the Unreal control nodes to the machine room render nodes through to the LED panels. This role is part of a larger team that manages the signal from the game engine, to rendering, to the LED volume, all synchronized to the camera tracking system and physical recording camera sensor. Ultimately, you must ensure that all signals are routed as needed to various parts of the system during production. You must be able to trouble-shoot quickly under the high-stress pressure of live action shooting. As part of a larger team, you will assist with the design, building, and maintenance of several systems requiring you to manage and work with many different people from different departments.
As part of Amazon Studios, ASVP is leading a creative plan to help filmmakers bring their projects to life in a safe, innovative, and inspired art facility. You must be a builder at heart and a collaborator in spirit. This position will work closely with key creatives, production, and the insanely talented technology crew of Amazon/AWS to constantly inspire the filmmaking process. Join us at the beginning of our global Virtual Production initiative. We will obsess over our customer, the filmmaker. We will add to the traditional ways of filmmaking and invent new ways for filmmakers to use technology to enhance the art of
storytelling. This stage will also connect globally to teams of collaborators in the cloud. Our new filmmaker workflows will ensure safety, limit exposure, add flexibility to schedules, and bring creative talent together in innovative ways.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Manage the operation and maintenance of the video distribution and monitoring
systems for the on-set LED display volume.
• Manage the operation and maintenance of the video hardware for Unreal render
and control nodes.
• Must be familiar with genlock, timecode, routing, monitoring and signal conversion.
• Responsible for managing flow of signals from Control carts to Rendering machines
through to LED wall.
• Work with Production and other ASVP Supervisors to define, build, and maintain a
color pipeline for the on-set system that conforms to the needs of Production.
• Assist with all physical aspects of video distribution, monitoring, LED operation,
networking, and related systems.
• Contribute to the development of custom pipelines for projects with specific
creative and/or technological needs (including new technology) in collaboration
with Amazon's engineering teams and existing, turn-key solutions.
• Assist in talent recruitment, VP education, and ASVP technology publicity.
• Manage reporting of work to ASVP Production Supervisor.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
• Advanced knowledge large multi-source video systems.
• Must be a builder, self-starter, curious, deep diver, big thinker, honest, resourceful, inventor, story-teller, have a tremendous bias for action, and work well in a small, multi-disciplinary, specialized team.
• Must know Unreal Engine and be familiar with similar real-time platform such as Disguise/Notch.
• Excellent communication, interpersonal and diplomacy skills, especially under pressure in a production shooting environment.
• High ability to trouble shoot complex integrated systems of computers, video recording systems, software, and other sensor driven systems

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Familiar with broadcast engineering workflows.
• Familiar with screens management, eg., Barco E2, Spyder X20/X80, etc.
• Familiar with timing systems, eg., sync generators, master clocks, etc.
• Familiar with CAD software.
• Working knowledge of version control systems, eg., Perforce, Git
• Good understanding of a variety of concepts, practices, and procedures used in VFX, live-action film production, and the game industry
• Detail oriented, highly organized and be able to handle a variety of tasks in an efficient manner.
• Highly computer literate with Windows and Linux/Mac Operating systems
• Highly organized, detail-oriented, and have the ability to efficiently multi-task
• Experience on-set shooting, live television, and/or film.
• Experience in VFX and/or Post-production.
Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.

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