Temporary Job

Film Scanner

Visual Data Media Services

Burbank, CA 6 days ago
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  • Paid
  • Temporary
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

We currently have a position open for a Film Scanning Technician, in our Operations department, located in Burbank, California. This is an in office position and a temporary position through May 2024. $25.00-$28.00 per hour.

Candidates must be self-motivated, with superior work ethic and ability to work to strict delivery deadlines, with minimal direct supervision. Must have the ability to review and understand technical specs as they pertain to the creation of and delivery to digital distribution platforms.

Position Overview

The Film Scanning Technician is responsible for setup and operation of film scanning equipment. Scanning of 35mm and 16mm film elements into digital assets for further editorial and processing.


  • Scanner Setup and Scanning of film elements up to 4k resolution.
  • File storage organization and archiving of scanned elements.
  • Oversee the timely completion of all day to day work
  • Work closely with Production Coordinators, Supervisors and Managers to understand and follow through with daily priorities
  • Undertake additional department duties as required

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • 5+ years of post-production or media distribution experience
  • Prior experience and in depth knowledge of film elements, film handling, film scanning equipment and software such as Scanity, Cinetel, etc
  • Thorough understanding of the film post production process
  • Ability to follow technical specifications for file types and properties
  • Results oriented with strong attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and both written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong multi-tasker, with experience with organizing and managing multiple priorities
  • Strong ability to follow direction, work unsupervised, at a fast pace in a calm and collected manner
  • Ability to troubleshoot.
  • Results oriented with strong attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and both written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong multi-tasker with experience in organizing and managing multiple projects and priorities
  • Strong ability to work unsupervised, at a fast pace in a calm and collected manner
  • Ability to manage client expectations and juggle multiple urgencies
  • Ability to problem solve quickly, make decisions based on limited information and take corrective action as needed
  • Ability to evaluate and drive systems integration between business tools and transport technologies and protocols
  • Ability to identify areas of improvement and inefficiency


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Solutions oriented, “Can Do” attitude
  • Exceptional people skills
  • Active listener and superior communicator
  • High level of customer service
  • Knowledge of business and service methods
  • Ability to think logically and orderly
  • Self-starter, team player, and professional demeanor
  • Goal oriented and goal driven
  • Good attitude and people skills a must
  • Excellent computer skills (Office, Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Able to keep a calm posture when dealing with difficult situations
  • Willing to keep an open mind and to objectively accept constructive criticism
  • Willing and yearning to learn


  • Knowledge of business and customer service and service methods
  • Skill in understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
  • Skill in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Skill in communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience
  • The ability to work independently at tasks that require concentration
  • Language and communication skills to receive instructions, follow directions, and work both productively and safely

Physical Demands:

  • Continual computer keyboard and monitor use while sitting to perform desk-related work for extended periods of time.
  • Continual use of telephone system to receive and convey information
  • Occasional walking, grasping, reaching, bending, carrying, and lifting (up to 20 lbs.)
  • Position may require employee to be available to work overtime, depending on the Company service requirements
  • Position may require employee to be available to work 8 hours a day and 5 days a week, depending on the Company scheduling requirements
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job

Meal Periods:

Visual Data Media Services authorizes and provides an unpaid meal period, which must be taken for at least thirty minutes and it must commence before the end of the fifth hour of employment. If a non-exempt employee works more than ten hours in one day, the employee may take a second unpaid meal period of at least thirty minutes, which may be waived by mutual consent of both the employer and employee provided the first meal period was taken as long as a Meal Break Waiver Form is on file with Human Resources. If the total work period per day is no more than six hours, the meal period may be waived by mutual consent of both the employer and employee.

Rest Breaks:

Visual Data Media Services authorizes and provides duty-free rest periods for all non-exempt employees. Rest periods consist of at least ten minutes of "net" rest time for each four-hour work period or a major fraction thereof. Rest periods generally occur in the middle of the work shift to the extent practicable. Rest periods are not documented in employee time records.

Work Environment:

The Film Scanning Technician position works in an office environment, utilizing a phone, computer and printed data to perform work. The office environment is typically quiet with ambient temperatures that are normally controlled by heater units or A/C units. The Film Scanning Technician often sits for long periods of time and may work in a time-sensitive environment related to client and service completion, resulting in a demanding and fast paced environment.


In the event that an employee is or becomes disabled from performing one or more of the essential functions of the job, Visual Data Medial Services will engage in an interactive dialogue in a good faith attempt to identify a reasonable accommodation that permits a qualified employee to perform the essential functions of the employee’s job if the requested accommodation does not result in an undue hardship to the company.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r1jmvx-18-207-240-77-42 in your application.