Full Time Job

Visual Effects Production Coordinator

Amazon Studios

Santa Monica, CA 11-17-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Are you interested in shaping the future of movies and television?

Do you want to define the next generation of how and what Amazon customers are watching? Prime Video is one of the leading digital video services on the Internet today, and we're just getting started changing the way millions of people enjoy content. Now available in more than 240 countries and territories, Prime Video offers customers the broadest selection of any on-demand video service, including our critically-acclaimed Amazon Originals such as the Emmy Award-winning comedies Fleabag and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, The Boys, Mindy Kaling's Late Night, Donald Glover's Guava Island, the Academy Award-winning Manchester by the Sea, Academy Award-nominated The Big Sick, exclusives, and live concerts and sports.

Amazon Studios is the movies and television development and production arm of Amazon. It is our role to produce original content and license studio programs worldwide in exclusive service of Amazon's Prime Video customers. We need your passion, innovative ideas, and creativity to help take us to new heights.

We are currently seeking an experienced visual effects production coordinator to support the visual effect department. You will be organizing and tracking each show from setup through production and wrap deliverables. This role will be both internal and external facing, as you work with stakeholders at the studio and show level. You will leverage your excellent organizational skills while handling both sensitive and confidential material for our stakeholders.

Responsibilities
• Manage daily, weekly, monthly schedule for Global Head of Visual Effects
• Assist in the breakdown of scripted materials to determine scope of visual effects
• Assist in the preparation of bid packages for vendor partners as well as general coordination of the bidding process: Creation of Aspera accounts, gathering of all project materials, bid template prep for vendor partners, creation of bid briefs, and other bidding documents as needed
• Assist in gathering availability information for VFX show side keys (Freelance VFX Supervisors/VFX Producers)
• Prepare agendas and presentations for management meetings; coordinate meeting summaries; ensure distribution to appropriate executives; monitor and/or follow up on items
• Coordinate domestic and international travel arrangements
• Compile, distribute, and store production documents (e.g., contracts, call sheets, calendars, vendor lists, reports and schedules) on the studio network
• Track and process approvals and production payments with BA, Legal, and Finance
• Maintain a checklist for each show to ensure major milestones are met (e.g. budget lock, budget approval, kick-off calls, deliverables, international filming activity, etc.)
• Facilitate communication with the show level and studio departments (e.g. casting, business affairs, legal, finance, PR/marketing, etc.)
• Coordinate kick-off calls with development for each individual project
• Update and distribute studio contact lists and ensure that they are managed per studio requirements.
• Maintain relationships with vendors, studio and show level counterparts
• Track show wrap-out memos and storage facilities for asset transfer and disposal as needed
• Assist and facilitate general requests and communication to ensure shows are following studio guidelines and procedures.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor's Degree
• 2+ years of experience as an assistant at a studio or production company
• 1+ years of on-set physical production experience
• 2+ years of on-set experience as a production coordinator or 2+ years of experience in an executive/administrative assistant position.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• 4 years of experience.
• Understanding the basic principles and terminology of the visual effects workflow process.
• Knowledge of creative, production, post production processes and related workflows.
• MS Office, Cinesync, Pix, Box.
• Extremely organized and detail oriented. Perfectionist – loves and lives by process. Excellent time management skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills accompanied with a high degree of sensitivity for confidentiality.
• Must be excellent in both oral and written communication techniques
• Must be able to gather data and return reliable, pertinent information to executive for action.
• Must be multi-task oriented with an excellent sense of priority; logic and objectivity, highly organized and capable of handling a number of sensitive and important issues simultaneously.
• Anticipatory Planning & Management - Acts on behalf of the Global Head of Visual Effects in areas such as follow-up, monitoring calendar for conflicts, and communicating requests for information and routing to the appropriate person.
• Even-tempered, grace under pressure and collaborative problem-solving abilities.
• Conceptual/Critical Thinking - Keeping abreast of the business matters addressed to the Global Head of Visual Effects, utilizing the appropriate resources to ensure accurate and timely information/data gathering and follow-up on all issues.
• Willingness to continue learning to ensure understanding of current production process.
• Know how to navigate and cross-communicate within the studio and show level.
• Movie Magic Budgeting, Shotgun shot tracking.
• Meets/exceeds Amazon's leadership principles requirements for this role
• Meets/exceeds Amazon's functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

Pursuant to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us

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