Full Time Job

Feature - Engineer, Post Production

DreamWorks Animation

Glendale, CA 11-30-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Responsibilities
Work in collaboration with the DreamWorks Post Production team, recordists, mixers, sound editors and sound designers. Provide technical support services, build-out and maintenance for the DreamWorks recording studio, mix stage and sound editorial suites.

Responsibilities
• Recording Studio Support
• Assist and provide engineering support for sessions with A-List voice recording talent.
• Intimate knowledge of dialog recording processes.
• Responsibility for setting up sessions with recordist and prepping before talent arrives.
• Maintain Pro Tools systems, handling upgrades, plugins, maintenance and daily support.
• Maintain and support microphones, cabling, signal quality and signal path.
• Maintain and support Avid S6 consoles including all modules, cabling, control and software.
• Install new and field replacement hardware.
• Support for various HD file formats for video playback.
• Support and setup LCD displays and digital projection for video playback
• Stay current in hardware and firmware revisions, software bugs, revisions and updates with regard to Pro Tools, various applications and Avid Nexis.
• Assist in supporting all peripherals and A/V equipment attached to recording systems - troubleshooting HD A/V switchers/routers, A/V patchbays and RS 422 patchbays.
• Ability to support and prep remote sessions with Webex, Google Meets, Source Connect and IPDTL.
• Support multiple camera systems for talent recordings
• Intermediate IP networking knowledge.
• After hours/weekend support will be required.
• Ensure sessions are backed up to various archive locations on the network.
• Mixing Stage Support
• Provide engineering support for mix sessions with A-List mixers, directors, studio executives and producers.
• Support for all Pro Tools systems for playback and recording on stage including Eucon control, synchronization via LTC, 9-pin and video satelite.
• Intimate familiarity with audio interfaces including MADI, AES, Dante, BluLink.
• Intimate familiarity with motion picture sound formats and deliverables such as Dolby Atmos, 7.1 / 5.1, LtRt.
• Ensure all systems are functional and tested leading up to mix sessions.
• Assist mixers with configuration of Avid S6 or pre-dubs, final mix and print master.
• Assist mixers with preparation of recorder to create required deliverables.
• Assist mixers with preparation of RMU for Dolby Atmos productions.
• Prepare and deliver all sound deliverables according to company and industry standards.
• Enable and support connectivity of HDSDI feeds from Mix stage for main campus theater playback from mix stage
• Maintain Pro Tools systems, handling upgrades, maintenance and daily support.
• Maintain and support Avid S6 surface and SSL System T consoles including all modules, cabling, control and software.
• Ability to troubleshoot and support Avid Media Composer for Video Playback.
• Intermediate IP networking knowledge.
• After hours/weekend support will be required.
• Responsible for tracking and inventory of equipment, maintenance histories, and performing regularly scheduled maintenance.
• Central Machine Room
• Perform and track preventative maintenance on all audio and video equipment such as removing dust, performing updates, etc.
• Assist in calibrating, configuring and timing of all video equipment.
• Troubleshoot audio and video system and infrastructure problems down to the problematic component and/or connection.

Qualifications/Requirements
• Applicant must be self-motivated, and have the ability to work independently with little supervision
• Advanced troubleshooting skills
• Knowledge and understanding of Recording and Mix processes
• Understanding of audio and video signal flow
• Solid communication and people skills
• Maintain a professional attitude
• Ability to learn quickly and work in a fast paced environment
• IP networking, routers and switches
• 5 years of in a mixing and/or recording environment
• Experience with various consoles including SSL
• Avid Media Composer, Pro Tools, Dolby Atmos, Avid S5 and S6, Windows10, Mac OS X.
• Understands Avid NEXIS media environments and shared storage over NAS

Desired Characteristics
• Linux

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gqnk76-54-210-223-150-42 in your application.