Full Time Job

Set Lighting Dimming and Control Apprentice

Warner Media

Leavesden, United Kingdom 6 days ago
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Set Lighting Dimming and Control Apprentice (WBSL Reach)

WarnerMedia showcases some of the most iconic and cherished entertainment, news and sports brands in the world, but we are much more than that. WarnerMedia is truly where art meets science. Our combination of cutting-edge technology and an unrivaled commitment to groundbreaking storytelling builds a sense of community and meaningful connection that is shaping the future of media. We create rewarding opportunities across our entire family of brands, while championing a spirit of inclusion, innovation, self-development and support. Join WarnerMedia as we think big, live true and make the stories that move the world.

Warner Bros. Set Lighting & Rigging provides state-of-the-art lighting and rigging equipment to productions of all sizes in the film and TV industry on both studio and location shoots.
Our expert team combines decades of experience with a passion for the industry and a dedication to the highest levels of service. We're a truly global business, working with all productions filming at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden as well as location projects all over the world. We constantly invest in new technology, and offer a huge inventory of high quality equipment, including lighting, rigging, green screens, generation, transport and consumables.

We are based at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden (WBSL), and while we provide packages for all on-lot studio productions, we also have a wealth of experience at providing expert services to national and international productions. Our clients include all the major US studios, as well as independent film and TV companies, broadcasters, and production companies for commercial and pop promos. Our priority is ensuring that every client gets exactly what they need for a successful production.

With our wealth of experience and collaborative nature, we work closely with productions to provide bespoke solutions whatever the size and scale of the production and provide support to ensure the production runs smoothly. We are a well-established and highly trusted organisation, we're members of the British Society of Cinematographers and The Production Guild of Great Britain, and proud to be seen as valued members of the international filming community.

The Job:
• The Position works within the WBSL Set Lighting Department, supporting the Set-Lighting team with dimming and control rental projects.
• The Dimming and Control Specialist is to engage in the preparation of lighting equipment for Set Lighting clients.
• You will be responsible for testing underwater equipment and maintaining specialist Dimming and Control equipment.

The Daily:

• Maintain high level of technical knowledge of lighting and Dimming and Control systems.
• Preparing Dimming and Control equipment for rental project to client requirements
• Troubleshooting, repairing and maintenance of Dimming and Control equipment.
• Pick and return equipment from the warehouse for Production rentals orders on the WB Rental system.
• Check all returning Dimming and Control stock for quality control.
• Bar code equipment and put WB identification markers on equipment.
• Maintain the warehouse.
• Ad Hoc work as required.

• Undertake stock takes.

• Establish and maintain working relationships with cliental.

The Essentials:
• Experience in dimming and controls, Avo lighting racks, Grand MS lighting desk.
• An industry recognized qualification in electronics (or equivalent).
• Knowledge of IT infrastructure, IT networking and protocols.
• Lighting system software control or similar (e.g. Garage Band, Ableton Live, Reason, Cubase etc.).
• Team player, adaptable to change.
• Consistently looking to improve processes within all operations departments and across the company as a whole.
• Hands on approach and commitment to get the job done.

The Nice-to-Haves:
• Previous experience with Film and Television lighting equipment is advantageous but training can be provided.
• Experience with manual handling lighting equipment and loading vehicles ideally necessary, training will be provided.

The Apprenticeship:
• Contract Length: 18 months
• Salary: £19,000
• Start Date: Likely to be September 2022
• Course: IT Solutions Technician – Level 3 Qualification
• 20 days annual leave
• You will gain hands-on experience working on business-critical projects. 
• You will have to opportunity to network and build relationships with professionals, executives, and other students passionate about their field. 
• You will work with industry professionals to best position yourself for a full-time position upon completion of apprenticeship. 
• You will be enrolled on our Early Careers learning & training programme, as well as having access to personal and professional development courses, executive speakers' series, special screenings and more. 
• You will have the chance to give back to the community. 
• You will be one of over 100 WBD Early Careers employees, meaning you will have an important support network of other students, graduates and apprentices and plenty of opportunities to socialise! 

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rj986e-3-238-72-122-42 in your application.