Conform and Colour Assistant

Full-time
Location

London

Date Added

31/01/2024

Closing Date

01/03/2024

About the company

Every great story has a new beginning, and yours starts here.

Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery… the stuff dreams are made of.

Who We Are…

When we say, “the stuff dreams are made of,” we’re not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD’s vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what’s next…

From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.

Warner Bros. De Lane Lea provides world-class talent and facilities for dailies and post-production servicing feature films and high-end TV. Based in the heart of Soho, facilities include three 4K HDR Baselight  Grading Theatres, threeFlame Online suites, Digital Dailies facilities, Dark Fibre connectivity and a full Mastering and QC department.

The world-renowned Sound facilities include four mixing Theatres, in-house Sound Supervision and Editorial, ADR Facilities alongside a Café & fully licensed Bar and 40 Cutting Rooms. De Lane Lea also has additional facilities based at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden including a 50 seat 4K Screening Room, 4K VFX Review Theatre and In-Facility and On-Location Digital Dailies.

The state-of-the-art facilities and award-winning talent allow Warner Bros. De Lane Lea to deliver TV and feature films to extraordinary levels of detail and creativity combined with an exceptional level of service.

Job Description

Your New Role…

As a Conform & Colour Assistant we are looking for someone who is multi-skilled, efficient, highly experienced and technically savvy. The candidate will have a keen interest in colour grading, editorial work, post workflow and scripting/automation, and be able to demonstrate experience working in a high end finishing environment.

Depending on the phase of the project you may be doing anything from transcoding, archiving, loading/breaking down footage, EDL prep, file compressions/postings, to animating supers/titles, QC of masters, pre-colour work and more. The key responsibility is supporting the colourists and artists and prepping their projects to allow them to focus on creativity.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Management of data incoming (from shoots and Editorial), outgoing (to Broadcasters and Online Portals) and the backup, archive and restoring of projects as required. It will also involve delivery and acceptance of data files to and from VXF teams / vendors
  • Knowledge of Editorial practice and edit systems e.g. Avid, ISIS, FCP, Premiere Pro, associated EDLs and how to manage files during import and export. Operation of these editing tools for basic tasks will be required from time to time. This will include digitizing, syncing of rushes, media file creation, labelling, project restores and creating EDLs. This will also include delivery of final offline elements to Sound and VFX studios
  • Setting up projects for colourists within the Baselight system and assisting with exporting and rendering. This requires a good basic knowledge of Avid, Baselight and Flame systems specifically to conform, recuts, VFX drop-ins and final deliverables.
  • Establish templates for transcoding and undertake transcoding tasks as required by artists and the production team.
  • Front line technical support for colourist team which requires knowledge of video and audio systems (hardware and software) used throughout the facility, i.e. monitors, video router, projector.
  • Quality Checking of Masters and Master Files, so a knowledge of film delivery and broadcast standards is preferred. This checking is not just technical assessment but is also subjective assessment; looking for image artefacts that may not have been picked up in the final checks of a master by the Colourist or Flame artist.
  • To show a full understanding of tapeless workflows from camera to final delivery.
  • Must be familiar with digitizing, transcoding, logging, syncing and grouping
  • Must have experience with EDL’s, OMF/AAF’s, various quicktime codecs, etc and have a working knowledge of frame rates, formats, and codecs

Skills Required

  • Extensive experience as a Baselight operator, preferably within a high end facility environment.
  • Experience with Resolve, Avid Media Composer, FCP and Adobe Premiere Pro.
  • Good level knowledge of Flame and Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Intermediate IT Skills, preferably with strong knowledge of Linux
  • Exposure to processes and etiquette around high end Television Drama and Feature Projects
  • Motivated to research and troubleshoot, providing opinions based on fact
  • Attention to detail.
  • Computer Literate and experienced using computer packages
  • Familiarity with Conditions of Service, Contract of Employment, Health and Safety and their impact on staff.
  • Understands the importance of Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden values, policies, procedures and guidelines, including Health & Safety guidelines

How We Get Things Done…

This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at www.wbd.com/guiding-principles/  along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.

The Legal Bits…

Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability or any other category protected by law.

If you’re a qualified candidate and you require adjustments or accommodations to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please contact us at [email protected].