Animation - Editor
The Editor works with the Directors and Producers to develop the story and build the film into reels; which progresses from cutting storyboards for timing to fine-cutting the film prior to answer printing. In addition to the technical aspects called upon by the Editor of the film, he/she is also responsible for ensuring that all Editorial deadlines are met and that the staffing needs of the Editorial department are adequate to meet these deadlines.
Creative and Technical:
• Help drive creative vision of film and help Directors realize and bring to life the story, pacing and actor performances.
• Maintain creative integrity of film throughout the production and post production processes.
• Responsible for the correct presentation of all materials related to the film, e.g. story reels, workprints, previews, outputs.
• Responsible for correct continuity of scenes, reel breaks and changeovers.
• Supervise and participate in scratch, production and ADR dialogue recording sessions.
• Communicate with Production Coordinator the technical and creative needs necessary for recording sessions.
• Work with Directors to ensure consistency in actor performance necessary for the character, and to make sure the read matches the current storyboarding of the sequence. • Cut and/or supervise the cutting of temp SFX and Music for the storyreel.
• Monitor quality standards of all work done at labs, audio houses and other post houses.
• Supervise final mix and temp mixes.
• Spot final film with Sound Designer and Composer.
• Act as a creative liaison between Directors/Production and sound designer and mixers.
• Attend all screenings, studio and preview, and working with Directors to incorporate changes resulting from those screenings.
• Attend story meetings when possible.
• Attend production meetings when possible.
• Responsible for ensuring that an effective means of communication between the Editor and Assistant Editor exists for all Editorial changes to production.
• Deliver an approved cut of the film in the required format to the sound and music departments on the hand over date.
• Work with Producer and or Editorial Production Supervisor on scheduling of screenings.
• Establish work procedures for the cutting and helps define Assistant Editor duties and functions.
• Communicate with Associate Producer and Post Supervisor of any potential unplanned budget hits such as staff overtime.
• Appropriately elevate issues and solutions to Production Management effectively.
• Work closely with the Production Supervisor in the management of the department and to create the schedule and ensure deadlines are met. Supervises Editorial staff.
• Work with the Production Supervisor on casting assignments to Editorial staff.
• Responsible for improving the performance of editors on the team. Mentor editors to provide guidance, experience and insight. Involved in trying to resolve performance related issues.
• Responsible with Production Supervisor for maintaining crew morale. Foster good working atmosphere and ethics.
• Help manage career growth of staff; provide recommendations for promotions.
• Work with management in the casting and staffing of talent on the show.
• Help with recruiting and perform interviews. Ensure that new hires are provided the necessary training.
• Responsible for participation in the unification and initiatives for the studio.
• Facilitate meetings with artists to keep the crew informed on show changes and requirements.
• Ensure open lines of communication with other departments and department heads.
∙ Must have intimate knowledge of AVID Media Composer
∙ Proficiency with Photoshop is a plus
∙ Familiarity with FLIX is useful
∙ Animation editing experience is preferred
∙ Familiarity with Pro Tools for scratch recording is preferred
∙ Familiarity with Linux/Unix operating systems is preferred