Full Time Job

Production Operations Engineer / Pipeline TD

Moving Picture Company

Montreal, QC 06-07-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

MPC Film is a world leading Visual effects studio, working on the spectacular scenes and tiny details that make movies truly mind-blowing. We're the people behind the effects in countless blockbuster films like Blade Runner 2049, Wonder Woman and The Jungle Book (www.mpcfilm.com). We are constantly looking for the best talent in the world, enthusiastic people that come in everyday to be a part of some of the best work in the industry. At MPC our teams are wildly creative, uber talented and passionate about the possibilities of film and technology. When you join, you'll be working with, contributing and learning from the most skilled people in the business.

We are seeking to appoint a mid-level developer or technical artist for our Production Operations Engineering (ProdOps) department in Montreal. It is the responsibility of the ProdOps Engineers to create, configure and maintain the 2D visual effects production pipelines for each of our film projects. A successful candidate will have previous visual effects (or related) experience; familiarity with image processing and colour management; good development skills and python experience; excellent trouble-shooting and communication skills and a strong attention to detail. This role supports our show production, editorial and imaging science departments.

Primary Responsibilities
• Job setup, production pipeline configuration and support
• Ingestion (importing client materials shot on set, such as camera footage and all associated data files)
o Image/colour manipulation and reformatting
o masking, text burn-ins, information slate generation
o Quicktime generation
o file naming and organisation
• Testing, ensuring quality control of all configuration and images produced
• Troubleshooting operational issues, liaising with Software and Render support
• Production tools development; film project support scripting
• Identifying changing requirements, recommending solutions
• Technical documentation


Skills and Experience
• Certificate or Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a Technical VFX Degree
• Understanding of video encoding and image processing
• Strong skill in Python, or other scripting languages
• Experience in a technical customer support role
• Knowledge of compositing
• Nuke (or similar) scripting and tool development
• Understanding of basic colour science (colour spaces, LUTs)
• Proficient in the use of Linux command line

Personal Attributes
• A strong commitment to quality, service and reliability

Company Profile
Moving Picture Company
The Moving Picture Company (MPC) is a global creative studio with a single goal: to create experiences that move people. With decades of storytelling experience, we are perpetually pushing the limits of what is technologically and artistically possible to tell visually stunning stories. MPC continues to lead in an ever-evolving industry, building authentic and long-lasting connections with audiences across all channels.