Los Angeles, CA
Element Film Prep Technician, Audio Services
Audio Element Prep Technician
This position works for Deluxe's audio restoration team in Hollywood. The Audio Element Prep department is responsible for preparing and staging film and tape elements for use by transfer engineers. In the Audio Element Prep department, film and tape assets from motion picture and library archives are inspected and prepared using standard and specialized techniques to ensure the highest possible quality transfer and also to help preserve historic elements for future use.
• Prepare film, audiotape, and other elements, including, but not limited to the following:
• Adding or removing leader
• Cleaning and repairing elements
• The use of various chemicals and special equipment depending on an element's condition
• Thermal stabilization
• Exposure to deteriorating film elements
• Understand the daily production schedule and ensure that elements are pulled and prepped in a timely matter to ensure production staff remains on schedule.
• Create Element Pull Lists to have elements pulled from the Vault.
• Use project database to research project information, locate elements, print reports, fill out evaluation forms, and other clerical duties.
• Learn to recognize film and tape formats spanning the entire history of motion pictures.
• Adhere to safety guidelines:
• Wear lab coats while working in the Element Preparation Clean Room.
• Employees will also be required to wear protective gloves, masks, respirators, and eyewear when necessary.
• Keep up to date on nitrate film handling certification.
• Maintain and clean the Film Preparation department on a regular basis, including, but not limited to:
• Vacuuming, wiping, dusting, and repairing surfaces and equipment.
• Notifying Engineering and management if supplies or significant repair procedures are needed.
• Provide feedback to Account Management and Studio Operations as needed to maintain efficient communication and avoid work delays.
• Keep up-to-date on archival preservation of motion picture sound elements.
• Other duties as assigned.
What You Bring
• Minimum 1-2 years experience handling client production material, preferably film or tape, in an archival preservation setting.
• BS/BA Degree preferred, especially with a concentration in moving image or audio archiving, or relevant coursework at an audio or film school.
• Ability to lift 40 pounds, climb ladders, push and pull carts/dollies that hold 200-300lbs.
• Knowledge of film and video industry vocabulary is preferred.
• Experience in fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment. Experience in multimedia, software and/or creative production environment preferred.
• Strong and efficient computer literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, plus experience with project management, flowcharting and database software).
• Strong organizational skills and computer skills are required.
• Flexibility to work extended hours and/or weekends to meet project deadlines.
If you're an independent thinker with a high level of ingenuity and the above qualifications, then we'd like you to join our team!
Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d89kx6-3-80-3-192-42 in your application.