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The Farm is a vibrant, creative and inclusive environment. We like people who are excited by what they do and determined to be the best in their field. In return, we create long-term careers with both job security and opportunities to grow.

We can offer positions in London, Manchester, Salford or Bristol and the chance to move between locations. Our current opportunities are detailed below - if you are interested in joining the Farm family and your skill set matches what we're looking for, please send us your CV and covering letter here.

29.6.2018

We are not currently hiring, but we are always looking for excellent runners to join our client service team. Please send us through your CV and we will contact you when we are hiring again.

Looking to break into post production but have no experience? If you are a hardworking, motivated and talented individual who is confident and can make a great cuppa then get in touch.

Skills, Ability & Experience

  • An understand and commitment to excellent client service
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multitask under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills - verbal and written
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on your own initiative 
  • Flexible approach to duties and shift work.
  • Excellent self-management skills and timekeeping.
  • Ability to priortise workload

Desirable:

  • Some understanding of either Avid, Pro Tools, Flame, Nucoda, or ScheduALL
  • Client facing experience in the hospitality sector
  • Experience in a Post Production environment

As well as looking after our clients and talent we will identify your strong points and work to train you to be a Farm star of the future

Education:

  • 4 + A to C level GCSE’s or equivalent, inc Maths and English

Desirable:

  • Relevant undergraduate degree level qualification, e.g. Sound, Video Editing, Television Production or Film Production

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27.8.2020

We are always looking for new talent for our busy VFX department and would love to hear from you and we will keep you on file for when we are hiring!

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27.10.2020

Overall Job Purpose

Working closely with Edit Assistants and Supervisors to ensure the continued efficient operation of the fluid and fast paced post production process

 

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Liaise with technical supervisors, bookings & post-production producers and to ensure work is correctly undertaken
  • Setting up, supporting and trouble-shooting edit suites & logger systems
  • Undertake routine operations such as ingesting, syncing & grouping, mic replacements, file exports, LTO restores and general media management
  • Communicate clearly and efficiency with team members, post producers and other staff members though email, handovers, rushes logs and other administrative means
  • Keeping abreast of new standards and workflows, including relevant operational technology implemented within the department
  • Being fully aware of the use of technology within the facility and to report any faults to engineering
  • Client-facing and provide tech support and advice for production when necessary
  • To work as part of a team and maintain good working relationships and service levels with Farm clients

 

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Skills, Ability & Experience

Essential

  • A minimum of two years Post-Production experience in the industry with a demonstrable track record of success
  • Extensive Avid Media Composer knowledge
  • Experience working across a range of genres
  • An excellent knowledge of Post-production tapeless workflows, technologies and terminologies
  • Thorough understanding of video formats, frame rates and resolutions & codecs
  • Good numeracy, literacy and writing skills

Desirable 

  • Basic knowledge of Resolve and colour pipelines
  • Experience with Nucoda or Flame
  • Knowledge of ScheduAll software
  • A good practical knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software and database management systems
  • Conform experience

Personal Qualities

  • Personable, likeable and a good communicator
  • Able to organise own time & workload
  • Able to communicate complex technical issues in a clear and succinct manor
  • Possessing excellent organisation, communication and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Calm and methodical approach, especially under pressure
  • Self-motivated and adaptable
  • Able to work without supervision

16.4.2021

Overall Job Purpose

You will work closely with the Networking & Security Lead and Infrastructure Lead, focusing on core aspects of both internal and client facing IT systems and IT Support functions.  Lead and manage the IT in looking after all aspects of The Farms large on-prem tech estate, as well as its growing cloud presence.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Oversee change/transformation projects and support the Technical Director in managing business outcomes
  • Deliver the corporate and content security agency, with support from the Network & Security Lead
  • Manage supplier relationships and oversee procurement of IT Software and Hardware
  • Be a source of inspiration and innovation in the tech space and influence the overall tech strategy
  • Point of contact and escalation for all technical queries, advice (both internal and external)
  • Identify areas of improvement to ensure the business is utilising its full capabilities

Other Duties

  • Cover for absent staff in the team within the remit of the job accountabilities.
  • Undertake ad hoc projects and administrative tasks that are relevant to the operation of the department
  • Attend relevant training identified to ensure duties are performed efficiently

Responsible for:

  • Management and recruitment of the IT Team across all Farm locations
  • Providing motivation, leadership, development and direction to the IT Team ensuring the achievement of project and business requirements
  • Building the team and the interactions they have with stakeholders across the business and externally with third part vendors
  • Ensuring that the IT services, in collaboration with Engineering, provide the right functionality in response to current and future business requirements
  • Growing the company’s use of open source where it adds value

Education & Training

Essential 

  • Appropriate qualifications to evidence suitability for the role

Desirable

  • A bachelor’s degree, or equivalent qualification, in a relevant field such as computer science, IT etc.

Skills, Ability & Experience

Essential

  • Extensive management experience, preferably within a high growth technology driven environment
  • Proven track record of building and scaling an IT function and people
  • Excellent communicator and confident interacting with people of all levels, including internal and external clients
  • An appetite for finishing projects
  • Strong attention to detail, especially across corporate and content security
  • Experience of implementing change, often on high-pressure projects

Desirable

  • Exposure or working knowledge of any of the following: DELL EMC Isilon, Aruba/Procurve networking, Watchguard Firewalls, Aspera or Signiant managed file transfer, Sophos Central, GrayLog, VOIP, Citrix and VDI, Avid Media Composer, MAC OSX, Office 365 and MS Teams, Aerohive WiFi, PRTG Monitoring, Asana, Scripting, AWS & Azure 
  • Experience of working in a post-production, TV or broadcast environment

Personal Qualities

  • Comfortable working in an environment of rapid growth, constant change and some unknowns
  • Demonstrated strong delivery focus and high level of personal motivation
  • Excellent client/customer awareness
  • Proven ability to influence people at all levels
  • Natural communicator

 

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16.4.2021

Overall Job Purpose  

Dedicated to supporting the day-to-day operational aspects for all FES projects relating to service products.  

Location: Slough (SL1 4LR) and Lexington St (W1F 0LF) 

This role would suit a Senior Dailies Operator who wants to further develop into a Support role, adding the more technical / engineering aspects of Dailies work. It is primarily focused around supporting both hardware/engineering requirements & workflow/dailies support. The successful applicant will assist all FES team members with tasks for a variety of concurrent projects. The operator will have a working understanding of the on-set dailies process, including knowledge of the latest camera file formats, ability to configure and support hardware/ software/networking across Windows/Unix systems and ideally, has a deep understanding of post-production pipelines. The FES team interact with DI, VFX and Data IO, effectively being the hub for a lot of projects. Understanding the colour journey from many cameras is essential. Flexibility is required on being able to operate multiple platforms and pick up knowledge where needed.  

Offsite travel will be required, working away from home on occasion and working across multi-site will be required. The ability to travel within the UK and internationally is vital to this role. 

Main tasks and responsibilities  

  • Working with the Technical Support Manager, assist with technical set ups, project maintenance, testing and ad hoc projects. 
  • Keep updated on new technologies, industry/market trends, making recommendations to improve workflows and advance Technicolor’s competitive position. 
  • Perform technical fixes on hardware and software.
  • Implement /manage technical infrastructure and oversees installations and upgrades. 
  • Assist with and conduct technical training for technical and non-technical personnel. 
  • Create and implement checklists to monitor compliance with procedures. 
  • Assist with the monitoring and completion of all technical aspects of projects. Working with the Technical Support Manager, assist with and contribute to technical discussions internally, with clients and with Editorial/VFX teams. 
  • Troubleshoot issues directly and remotely to analyse any issues operators may be unable to resolve. 
  • Contribute proactively to team meetings and act as an ambassador when representing the department. Make suggestions to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness. 

Other Duties 

  • Cover for absent staff in the team within the remit of the job accountabilities. 
  • Undertake ad hoc projects and administrative tasks that are relevant to the operation of the department 
  • Attend relevant training identified to ensure duties are performed efficiently 

Skills, Ability & Experience

Essential

  • In-depth understanding of Post Production workflows is essential 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of operations, systems, equipment and software used within the 
  • assigned area 
  • Networking - An understanding of networking with LAN infrastructures, file and directory 
  • permissions and networking concepts and terminology, SAN storage, Storenext. 
  • Engineering – Building systems; configuring storage; cabling. 
  • Manual handling – moving/installing systems into facilities/studios. 
  • Previous demonstrable experience developing and maintaining technical infrastructure

Desirable

  • Advanced technical knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas: 
  • Dailies Processing Software Knowledge base: Colorfornt On Set Dailies (OSD) & Express, Dailies (EXD); Filmlight: Daylight; Resolve Studio 
  • Editorial – Avid Media Composer, metadata management, shared storage management, EDLs/CDLs

Personal Qualities

  • Able to work ad hoc weekends, nights and additional hours and out of hours support as required and to travel based on individual project requirements. 
  • Problem Solver / Able to troubleshoot technical issues 
  • Great Attention to detail 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Able to work as part of a team and manage the priority of tasks. 
  • Experience dealing with high profile clients. 

 

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20.4.2021

Overall Job Purpose

Working for a top television post production house in Manchester you will be joining an experienced and talented team taking on a range of first line IT support and system administration duties.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Staff & Client helpdesk functions including call handling/logging
  • Machine imaging & hardware maintenance
  • AD, DNS, DHCP administration
  • Remote and desk side assistance of desktops & laptops covering core apps;
  • Windows, Mac, Citrix, Office, Office 365, Print, Smartphone, AV, Patching
  • Supporting a scheduling app ScheduALL (no previous experience required)

Education & Training

Essential

  • 5 + A to C level GCSE’s or equivalent

Desirable

Relevant undergraduate degree level qualification

Skills, Ability & Experience

  • Experience of having worked in an IT support role
  • Good IT skills, PC and Mac literate
  • Excellent and accurate attention to detail data input and checking
  • Ability to communicate well with internal departments
  • Able to organise own workload

Desirable

  • Experience in a Post Production environment

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20.4.2021

Overall job purpose

To work within the team of post-production technical operators, working on a variety of genres.

Main tasks & responsibilities

  • Liaise with the Technical Manager, bookings, post-production producers and coordinators to ensure work is correctly undertaken.
  • To provide technical support and first tier trouble-shooting when needed.
  • Undertake work covered in all areas of the facility in a technical role when required e.g. Ingesting, conforms, media back up, playout and mastering, file delivery etc.
  • Ensure correct standards are followed from ingest, to edit and to final delivery to broadcasters.
  • Ensure all new technology developments are implemented correctly, and to keep abreast of new standards and workflows.
  • Fully aware of the use of technology within the facility and to report any faults to engineering.
  • Client-facing and provide tech support and advice for production when necessary.
  • Responsible for the media management and data backups of the facility. Including supplying verified rushes backups (for example: LTO tapes) for external clients.

Skills, Ability & Experience

Essential

  • A minimum of two years' Post-production experience in the industry with a demonstrable track record of success.
  • Extensive Avid Media Composer knowledge.
  • Experience working across a range of genres.
  • An excellent knowledge of Post-production tapeless workflows, technologies and terminologies.
  • Good numeracy, literacy and writing skills.

Desirable 

  • Basic knowledge of Resolve and colour pipelines.
  • Knowledge of ScheduAll software.
  • A good practical knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software and database management systems.

Personal Qualities

  • Personable, likeable and a good communicator.
  • A good manager of people and time.
  • Able to communicate complex technical issues, with good presentation skills.
  • Possessing excellent organisation, communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Calm and methodical approach, especially under pressure.
  • Self-motivated and adaptable.
  • Able to work without supervision.

 

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6.5.2021

Overall Job Purpose

From the World Cup to the Olympic Games via the FA Cup and Wimbledon, the Farm works with the BBC in covering some of the world's biggest sporting events. We require someone to be part of the team which makes that happen. You'll be an integral member of our Salford operation and will work with the team to deliver first class post-production and studio operations for BBC Sport. The role requires an excellent communicator who can not only manage the day-to-day duties but will also focus on the upcoming months- ensuring the correct resources are in place. The hours will vary and are project dependent, you will occasionally be required to handle out of hours calls and emails.

Main tasks and responsibilities

Responsible for taking ownership of all bookings for each production allocated to you. Day to day duties will be: 

  • Crew galleries, edits and LSM.
  • Issue bookings confirmations to the client.
  • Prioritise and handle multiple projects to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Monitor staff utilisation to ensure appropriate working regulations are adhered too.
  • Issue weekly rotas.
  • Authorise and book holiday.
  • Attend production meetings.
  • Set up suppliers.
  • Adopt Farm Values, maintain and build client and staff relationships.

Education & Training

Essential

  • 5 + A to C level GCSE’s or equivalent
  • Competent on MS Office applications

Skills, Ability and Experience

Essential

  • Knowledge of Post Production or Studio workflows
  • Resource scheduling
  • Experience in a client facing role

Personal Qualities

  • Methodical, accurate and precise approach to work
  • Good timekeeper and able to meet deadlines.
  • ‘Can do’ and flexible approach to variety of duties
  • Willing to learn and interested in the product and the business
  • Ability to work in a team

 

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13.5.2021

Summary of Position

The role of Coordinator, Front End Services, is to support Producers in the day-to-day operations for Dailies and Pulse projects.

The Coordinator would provide day-to-day support for Front End Services Producers ; have a passion for film and television production ; collaborate proactively with Producers, Technical Managers and Operators, Internal Departments, and Clients ; be a self-motivated individual with excellent people skills and attention to detail ;  be able to handle multiple tasks concurrently and be flexible enough to react to an ever-changing production landscape ; bring a “Just Say Yes” attitude to the position.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Interact and engage with internal and external clients through video calls, phone calls, text groups, email, and Microsoft TEAMS.
  • Coordinate asset drop-offs and pick-ups
  • Coordinate and create cloud share folders and user credentials
  • Coordinate LTO stock orders and resupply
  • Coordinate couriers and trucks for rig movement
  • Assist with creation of workflow documentation per specifications provided by Front End Producer
  • Assist with work order creation and billing for Dailies and Pulse work
  • Enter and maintain Dailies and Pulse EOD information into master tracking document
  • Coordinate workflow meetings and Pulse demos
  • Provide Dailies Lab Operators scheduling information and ensure appropriate coverage

Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, and team-based environment
  • Proven customer-service skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of both Mac and Windows operating systems, with above-average experience with Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Ability to work flexible shifts (OT, extended hours, and weekend work will be required)
  • Available to travel as required – both locally and abroad

Desirable

  • General knowledge of modern digital cameras and workflows (i.e. Alexa, Red, Venice, Panasonic)
  • General knowledge of transcoding software (i.e. Colorfront, Resolve, Daylight)
  • General knowledge of edit platforms (e.g., Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere)

Hours of Work:

  • This position’s contracted hours will be 1pm – 9pm, but may require longer hours and some weekend work.
  • Productions may film 6 days a week, over weekends, or for extended hours. The ideal candidate understands film and television production does not keep to standard office hours.

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13.5.2021

Overall Job Purpose

The Role is a Senior Project Management role for Picture Finishing. The UK Post Business offers a range of services through a singular specialist project management team focused on the often-differing needs of the high-end Feature and Episodic markets. 

 

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Contribute to an effective Project Management Team that is fully integrated and highly collaborative with Artists, Operations and Technology Services and who understand and provide Studio Level Post services
  • Whilst currently not a formal line management responsibility, proactively driving and motivating a team of artists in day to day operations is a significant element to the role
  • Business Systems (Pulse): Work with the technical workflow leads to develop a working knowledge of the VFX Pulls system (Pulse) and help feed into the build and design of the automated Picture Finishing pipeline 
  • To Project Manage for Colourists including Guest and Freelance Colourists. Developing a full overview of the full Picture Finishing pipeline – Dailies, VFX Pulls (Pulse), Deliverables. Understanding these areas and utilising specialist team members to execute the work required
  • Able to build and maintain sustaining relationships with clients at all levels and actively assist in the sales process, winning repeat business and taking part in dispute resolution
  • Contribute to the Quoting process, co-ordinate workflow solutions and generate effective but flexible schedules
  • The Deliveries on Studio projects continue to grow in complexity. Understanding and managing these requirements is a significant part of the role. Contributing to the development of systems to effectively manage Deliveries is an expectation of the role
  • Accountability for Project Profitability and the systems that enable measurement including timely billing activities and resource utilisation
  • Set expectations for and actively drive exemplary Client Experience throughout the building and the business
  • To use knowledge, systems and resources from the Streamland Group to provide solutions to clients of both Streamland Global Post and Streamland UK
  • Articulate, document and maintain processes and procedures aligned to workflow and business process along with the occasional business / project plans aligned to Business strategies. As required share with the UK team and the Streamland Group
  • Given involvement with US Studios, flexibility in work across the evening is considered important, especially as projects are being delivered. Acceptance of the often-unpredictable nature of projects and spikes in overall workload is critical to the role

 

Skills, ability and experience

  • Substantial experience working in a Post Production environment, detailed knowledge of Post, Picture Finishing, Mastering and Deliveries. Ideally a working knowledge of Dailies processes.
  • A track record as a Senior Post Producer on Studio Level Features and or Episodic.
  • Deep knowledge / experience of Post Production processes and Studio Deliveries such that a ‘hands on’ approach is possible
  • Proven ability to build and maintain sustaining relationships with clients at all levels. This includes excellent client handling skills, established relationships along with experience in generating new business from existing and new clients.
  • In general, strong communication skills, excellent organizational skills, ability to work on own initiative and proactively handle day-to-day Client Services issues, escalating and resolving these where appropriate

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27.5.2021

Overall Job Purpose

The role will lead, support and motivate the Scripted Production team across all UK locations. You will develop and streamline the Production team by effective performance management, providing feedback and developing a strong department culture of collaboration and growth. You will be the escalation point for issues and problems, providing effective and timely resolutions and working with HR where appropriate, including any concerns around client relationships raised internally or by clients. You will manage collaboratively with other Heads of Departments across Sales, Operations and Engineering and be an ambassador for Streamland Media and its associated brands at all times maintaining the highest standard in client relationships

Team and Talent Management

  • Proactively oversee and ensure high quality output of the Production team, managing and supporting as well as providing inspirational leadership, career development and talent recruitment and retention
  • Act as an escalation point for internal staff and client concerns, delivering rapid, practical outcomes for internal staff and clients
  • Oversee the creation of a skills matrix and competency framework for the team in collaboration with the Learning and Development Trainer ensuring each member of the Production team has a clearly defined development programme and career path
  • Manage and develop key talent using a collaborative style, listening, understanding, and providing support.

Client Relationships

  • Build and maintain sustaining relationships with clients at all levels and actively assist in the sales process, winning repeat business and taking part in dispute resolutions and internal customer complaints regarding Client Services performance
  • Work with Sales to quote and work with the creative, technology and operations teams to provide effective and flexible schedules
  • Set expectations for and actively drive exemplary Client Experience throughout the business.

Projects

  • Oversee the allocation of projects across the team ensuring outcomes that works best for the team, clients and the overall company
  • Be actively involved in the most complex projects in terms of technical complexity and client management
  • Oversee successful Delivery requirements on Studio Features and Streaming projects
  • Accountability for Project Profitability and the systems that enable measurement including timely billing activities and resource utilisation.
  • Ensure all project management processes are aligned within the group, utilising all tools available to the business. Standardise the approach to ensure smooth running of projects and identify methods of improving resource utilisation.
  • Support the development of our proprietary software platform and tools and orchestrate training and understanding for Production and support clients in their everyday application.

Business Management

  • Drive change and continuous improvement, ensuring Scripted UK optimises opportunities for growth where possible
  • Build, influence and maintain effective working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Manage the budget for the operation of the department, setting and adjusting priorities to meet targets
  • With the MD Scripted, manage costs associated with Scripted UK such that target EBITDA and cashflow results can be achieved.

Group

  • Integrate seamlessly alongside the senior management team, building good working relationships and routines and being able to work well with all stakeholder levels.
  • Work with relevant managers and departments across Streamland Media UK to implement policies and protocols to facilitate a process of continuous improvement.
  • Use knowledge, systems and resources from the Streamland Media Group to provide solutions to clients of Streamland Media globally.
  • Articulate, document and maintain processes and procedures aligned to workflow and business process along with the occasional business / project plans aligned to Business strategies. As required share with the UK Scripted team and the Streamland Media Group.

 

Typical Key Objectives

  • Build an effective Project Management Team that is fully integrated and highly collaborative with Artists, Operations and Technology Services and who understand and provide Studio Level Post services
  • Unify the Production Teams at Picture Shop, Formosa Sound and The Farm Scripted and set a common business direction
  • Supported by Sales, deliver Budgeted EBITDA for Scripted UK Finishing Business
  • With the Head of Operations, build an effective Picture Finishing Team
  • Develop a common approach to project management and scheduling across Scripted UK
  • Nurture a highly skilled and market recognised team of Key Talent
  • Align Scripted UK and Picture Shop / Formosa Sound LA operations where possible

Other Duties

  • Cover for absent staff in the team within the remit of the job accountabilities
  • Undertake ad hoc projects and administrative tasks that are relevant to the operation of the department
  • Attend relevant training identified to ensure duties are performed efficiently

Flexibility

  • Given involvement with US Studios and being part of a global business, flexibility in work across the evening is considered important, especially as projects are being delivered.

Experience

  • Substantial experience working in a Postproduction environment, detailed knowledge of Post including Dailies, Picture and Sound Finishing and Delivery for both Features and Episodic content. Ideally has a track record as a Senior Post Producer / Project Manager on Studio Level Features
  • Deep knowledge / experience of Feature Film and High-End Episodic Postproduction processes and Studio Deliveries such that a ‘hands on’ approach is possible for periods of leave cover
  • Solid experience in business and line management, including responsibility for resource planning / recruitment and performance management and positive financial outcomes.
  • Strong communication skills, excellent organizational skills, ability to work on own initiative and proactively handle day-to-day Client Services issues.
  • Proven ability to build and maintain sustaining relationships with clients at all levels. This includes excellent client handling skills, with a network of industry contacts and established relationships along with experience in generating new business from existing and new clients.

 

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27.5.2021

Overall Job Purpose

To Post Produce projects of variable size and scope to a variety of Broadcasters and platforms. 

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Ensure production projects assigned to you run smoothly, working closely with Operations and support teams throughout.
  • Define client requirements, planning and resourcing a project accordingly among internal creative teams, escalating where appropriate
  • Owning project work at every stage of production, ensuring projects are delivered on time, within budget and to an extremely high standard
  • Manage the budgeting and scheduling of all projects assigned to you, ensuring all data is entered accurately and schedules are up to date and maintained
  • Working closely with Sales, agree payment schedules and terms with clients ensuring that bills are signed off in according with the agreed terms
  • With support from Accounts, ensure billing for all assigned projects is accurate and on time
  • Support fellow Producers across The Farm in the planning and execution of projects

Creative Support

  • Maintain regular communication and engagement with the creative teams, spending time with them to understand their roles and importance of each project
  • Work with the Management Team to support up-and-coming talent, ensuring succession plans are in place for key creatives
  • Introduce existing and new talent to clients with the view to selling them on existing/new projects

Other Duties

  • Cover for absent staff in the team within the remit of the job accountabilities
  • Undertake ad hoc projects and administrative tasks that are relevant to the operation of the department
  • Attend relevant training identified to ensure duties are performed efficiently

Education & Training 

Essential

  • 5+ A to C level GCSE’s or equivalent
  • GSCE level minimum B grade or equivalent in English
  • Trained on MS Office applications

Desirable

  • Degree level education
  • Excel trained to intermediate level

Skills & Ability 

Essential

  • Solid experience in working in a post-production environment and confident with post production workflows across different genres
  • Good understanding of scheduling/booking systems
  • Ability to handle a fast paced environment overseeing several projects in various points of production
  • Excellent people skills with ability to form and build great client and internal relationships
  • Excellent and accurate attention to detail data input and checking
  • Evidence of good Excel and Outlook knowledge and experience
  • Accurate keyboard skills
  • Able to organise own workload

Desirable

  • Experience of working with ScheduAll software a plus
  • Worked inside a Post facility

Personal Qualities

  • Methodical, accurate and precise approach to work
  • Understanding of how to prioritise and respond accordingly
  • ‘Can do’ and flexible approach to variety of duties
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to respond after hours for urgent and important matters

 

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1.6.2021

Overall Job Purpose

To Post Produce projects of variable size and scope to a variety of Broadcasters and platforms. 

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Ensure production projects assigned to you are set up correctly and run smoothly, working closely with the Scripted Workflow Manager and the client. Attend initial workflow set up meetings.  Maintain constant contact with Workflow Manager, operations and support teams throughout. 
  • Define client requirements, planning and resourcing a project accordingly among internal creative teams, escalating where appropriate.
  • Owning project work at every stage of production, ensuring projects are delivered on time, within budget and to an extremely high standard.
  • Manage the budgeting and scheduling of all projects assigned to you, ensuring all data is entered accurately and schedules are up to date and maintained.
  • Working closely with Sales, agree payment schedules and terms with clients ensuring that bills are signed off in according with the agreed terms.
  • With support from Accounts, ensure billing for all assigned projects is accurate and on time.
  • Support fellow Producers across The Farm in the planning and execution of projects.

Creative Support

  • Maintain regular communication and engagement with the creative teams, spending time with them to understand their roles and importance of each project
  • Work with the Management Team to support up-and-coming talent, ensuring succession plans are in place for key creatives
  • Introduce existing and new talent to clients with the view to selling them on existing/new projects

Other Duties

  • Cover for absent staff in the team within the remit of the job accountabilities
  • Undertake ad hoc projects and administrative tasks that are relevant to the operation of the department
  • Attend relevant training identified to ensure duties are performed efficiently

Education & Training 

Essential

  • 5+ A* to C (9-4) level GCSE’s or equivalent
  • GSCE level minimum B (6) grade or equivalent in English
  • Trained on MS Office applications

Desirable

  • Degree level education in relevant field
  • Excel trained to intermediate level

Skills Ability & experience

  • Substantial experience working in a Post Production environment, detailed knowledge of Post, Picture Finishing, Mastering and Deliveries.
  • Deep knowledge / experience of Post Production processes and Studio Deliveries such that a ‘hands on’ approach is possible
  • Proven ability to build and maintain sustaining relationships with clients at all levels. This includes excellent client handling skills, established relationships along with experience in generating new business from existing and new clients.
  • Good understanding of scheduling/booking systems
  • Ability to handle a fast paced environment overseeing several projects in various points of production
  • Excellent and accurate attention to detail data input and reviewing own work
  • Evidence of good Excel and Outlook knowledge and experience
  • Able to work on own initiative and proactively handle day-to-day Client Services issues, escalating and resolving these where appropriate

Desirable

  • Experience of working with ScheduAll software a plus
  • A working knowledge of Dailies processes.

Personal Qualities & attributes

  • Methodical, accurate and precise approach to work
  • Understanding of how to prioritise and respond accordingly
  • ‘Can do’ and flexible approach to variety of duties
  • Contribute to an effective Project Management Team that is fully integrated and highly collaborative with Artists, Operations and Technology Services and who understand and provide Studio Level Post services
  • Contribute to the Quoting process, co-ordinate workflow solutions and generate effective but flexible schedules
  • As the Deliveries on Studio projects continue to grow in complexity. Understanding and managing these requirements is a significant part of the role. Contributing to the development of systems to effectively manage Deliveries is an expectation of the role.
  • Accountability for Project Profitability and the systems that enable measurement including timely billing activities and resource utilization
  • Set expectations for and actively drive exemplary Client Experience throughout the building and the business.
  • To use knowledge, systems and resources from the Streamland Group to provide solutions to clients of both Streamland Global Post and Streamland UK.
  • Given involvement with US Studios, flexibility in work across the evening is considered important, especially as projects are being delivered. Acceptance of the often-unpredictable nature of projects and spikes in overall workload is critical to the role.

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1.6.2021

Overall Job Purpose

Technical and operational support for the unscripted SVOD, UHD & HDR finishing workflows including supporting Flame onlines, Resolve conforms & systems management

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Conforms using DaVinci Resolve for SVOD platforms or projects which require a UHD/HDR/DI workflow (colour management, image sequence based, Flame finishing)
  • Flame support – Including setups, project management, ingests & exports as well as general assistance for Flame editors
  • Assisting with the close-down of projects including asset generation and archiving to meet the archive deliverable specs of the relevant broadcaster/SVOD
  • Resolve/SAN & NAS media management
  • VFX pulls and drops

Other Duties

  • Cover for absent staff in the team within the remit of the job accountabilities.
  • Undertake ad hoc projects and administrative tasks that are relevant to the operation of the department
  • Attend relevant training identified to ensure duties are performed efficiently

 

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Skills, Ability & Experience

  • Solid Avid & Resolve conform experience
  • Experience and thorough understanding of UHD HDR and colour managed workflows
  • Knowledge of different camera formats including codecs & colourspaces, and their application within editing systems
  • Solid understanding of VFX I/O, delivery of VFX turnovers, receiving VFX deliveries and updating VFX documentation
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to breakdown complex technical information in a clear & concise way

Desirable

  • Operational knowledge and experience with Autodesk Flame
  • Experience and knowledge of ACES workflows
  • Experience of working of HETV TV Drama

Personal Qualities

  • Methodical, accurate and precise approach to work
  • Good timekeeper and able to meet deadlines.
  • ‘Can do’ and flexible approach to variety of duties
  • Willing to learn and interested in the product and the business
  • Ability to work in a team

1.6.2021

Overall Job Purpose

Working as part of our mixing team on Documentary and Light Entertainment projects at the Farm.  Looking for mixers with a minimum of 3 years’ experience of mixing and delivering Entertainment and Factual content to UK TV broadcasters. 

 

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Liaise with directors about the correct approach to a mix, be able to interpret delivery specification and help manage the delivery of your shows.
  • Able to work within the Farms Audio department, this will involve sharing mixes across the department and working to a common standard.
  • Comfortable recording Voice Overs and be familiar with ADR recording. 
  • Using Source Connect, Zoom, SessionLinkPro for remote Voice Recordings.
  • Working closely with online Editors and be capable of incorporating last minute changes and updates to the show.
  • Working on some high pressure, last minute shows, that we deliver straight to TX. 

 

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Skills, Ability & Experience

  • Full ProTools mixing experience in Stereo, 5.1. 
  • Competent operating D-Command and S6 control surfaces
  • Understanding of loudness specification and the technical specifications.
  • Experience of audio post production techniques and workflows. 
  • To have used re-conforming software, EdiLoad, Virtual Katy and MatchBox
  • Ability to move between several projects as schedules demand. 
  • Comfortable talking to clients about the sound expectations of a show.
  • Experience in delivering material to the correct technical specification for UK Broadcasters.
  • Comfortable talking through issues with tracklayers and help resolve them.

2.6.2021

Summary of Position

 The role of Dailies Operator, Front End Services, is to fulfill all Editorial, Rushes, and Archival requirements as outlined by a theatrical or episodic production’s Post Production Team.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with on-set crews for scheduling and deliverables.
  • Answer questions, trouble-shoots issues and escalates where appropriate.
  • Obtain original camera digital negative, along with relevant information/reports.
  • QC the media for corruption and errors and extracts and archives the original camera negative.
  • Remove and reapply CDLs or LUTs.
  • Identify the dailies deliverables required, transcode, and create appropriate deliverables as required by the Production.
  • Handle Dailies equipment, follow colour pipelines, workflows, and specifications, making recommendations for improvements.
  • Proactively updating personal knowledge of cameras and formats.

Skills and Experience:

  • Technical knowledge of on-set camera equipment, digital acquisition formats and transcoding methods and formats
  • Knowledge of different color spaces e.g. RGB, identifying issues with images and taking or advising on corrective action
  • Knowledge of Linux, Mac OS, Windows, and Unix based OS and with LAN infrastructures, file and directory permissions and networking concepts and terminology, SAN storage, Storenext
  • Able to travel for weeks / months within the UK and internationally

Hours of Work:

  • This position’s contracted hours will be evenings / late evenings / unsocial hours, and may require 6th days or weekend work.
  • Productions may film 6 days a week, over weekends, or for extended hours. The ideal candidate understands film and television production does not keep to standard office hours.

 

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Competencies:

  • Attention to Detail: Establishes and defines clear systems, working practices and procedures, accurately checks own work for errors e.g., proofreading, and data entry, keeps clear, detailed and auditable records and monitors the quality of the work output for the department and recommends improvements
  • Accountability: Offers ideas for improvement to promote the goals of Technicolor, acts on current responsibilities or problems, persists to overcome obstacles, reacts to short-term opportunities or challenges, acts quickly and decisively in a crisis with a sense of urgency
  • Flexibility and Adaptability: Recognizes the environment may be constantly changing, adjusts his/her own approach, behavior or methods to work effectively within a variety of situations, applies rules and procedures flexibly to accommodate certain situations, demonstrates a change-oriented, consistently thinking about areas for improvement
  • Customer Focus: Matches customer requirements to existing products and services and/or designs, develops, and customizes additional products and services, follows through on questions, requests, and complaints, corrects problems promptly to fulfill and exceed client expectations and acts as a trusted advisor, becoming involved in a customer’s decision-making process
  • Problem Solving, Resilience And Tenacity: Breaks problems or processes into smaller, simpler more manageable tasks or activities, makes causal links between causes of events and the consequences / outcomes, anticipates challenges and plans alternatives prior to problems occurring, creates out-of-the-box ideas, concepts or theories to solve problems, recognizes his/her own limitations and is willing to seek help when necessary and uses effective strategies to deal with pressure/stress
  • Communication: Expresses ideas effectively in individual and group situations adjusting style and methods to the audience needs, freely listens to others and seeks clarification to confirm understanding, accurately measures the perspectives, behaviors and motivations of others and sensitively to the concerns of others and takes action to achieve mutual resolution.

 

2.6.2021

Summary of Position

The role of Dailies Operator, Front End Services, is dedicated to supporting the dailies creation process within the FES department. Primarily focused around metadata management, media wrangling, QC and colour pipeline, the operator will assist all FES team members with tasks for a variety of concurrent project. The operator will have a working understanding of the on-set and dailies processes, including knowledge of the latest camera file formats. Understanding the colour journey from many cameras is essential. Flexibility is required on being able to operate multiple platforms and pick up knowledge where needed.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the monitoring and completion of all technical aspects of projects. Perform the technical set ups for new projects. Working with the Technical Support Manager, assist with and contribute to technical discussions internally, with clients and with Editorial/VFX teams. Assist in the completion of technical specifications to meet all production requirements i.e. recognizing software/hardware and rendering constraints, digital acquisition variables, new cameras.  Check projects are technically correct within both OSD and Daylight systems and conduct testing to meet deliverable requirements.
  • Assist in the training of other members of the FES team.
  • Perform technical fixes on hardware and software for assigned area. Under instruction of Technical and Departmental manager organize suppliers, support service providers and research / provide leasing options as required. Oversee and carry out support for installations locally and on location when necessary, investigating any issues that may arise.  Liaise with 3rd party suppliers and manufacturers regarding upgrades and updates and liaise engineering to manage the smooth installation of hardware / software.
  • Identify and log new and existing hardware and software resources. Working with the Technical Support Manager, maintain an inventory of hardware and software licensees where applicable. Ensure all hardware matches operational requirements. Make recommendations to management for hardware and software changes. Assist with and support the supplier/vendor relationship directly or via other Technicolor facilities as required.
  • Maintain relationships both internally and externally, communicating with other Technicolor facilities learning the best practices and working with the Technical and Departmental manager to maintain and implement best practices within the UK. 
  • Adhere to Technicolor's policies and standards for all operational areas. 

Other responsibilities:

  • Works with high profile clients, delivering a complete dailies service. Must be adaptable to the clients’ needs, working hours and locations where applicable.
  • Matches hardware and software with operational requirements, supported by the Technical Support Manager and worldwide support.
  • Keeps updated on new technologies, industry/market trends, software, versions and formats, making recommendations to improve workflows and advance Technicolor’s competitive position.
  • Troubleshoots and investigates issues directly and remotely, taking corrective action.
  • Calibrates in-house and on-location video monitors in compliance with Technicolor and industry standards, for which training will be provided.
  • Updates and maintains the inventory of hardware, software, and licenses. Implements / manages technical infrastructure and oversees installations and upgrades. Complies with all security protocols.
  • Alongside the Technical Support Manager, shares and implements best practice and synergies with other facilities.

Skills and Experience:

  • Technical knowledge of on-set camera equipment, digital acquisition formats and transcoding methods and formats
  • Knowledge of different color spaces e.g. RGB, identifying issues with images and taking or advising on corrective action
  • Knowledge of Linux, Mac OS, Windows, and Unix based OS and with LAN infrastructures, file and directory permissions and networking concepts and terminology, SAN storage, Storenext
  • Able to travel for weeks / months within the UK and internationally

Hours of Work:

  • The ability to travel for weeks / months within the UK and internationally is vital to this role.
  • Productions may film 6 days a week, over weekends, or for extended hours. The ideal candidate understands film and television production does not keep to standard office hours.

 

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2.6.2021

Summary

This role involves Quality Control of all deliverable formats for a wide range of scripted episodic and feature content.

Key responsibilities:

  • Performing technical QC passes of audio and video for HDR & SDR 4K, UHD, 2K, HD and SD material in accordance with client specifications.
  • Driving high profile client attended reviews.
  • Liaising with Production (scheduling/bookings) to understand the QC work order details, timeframes, and client technical specifications.  Ensure resources are allocated correctly for each booking.
  • Creating and updating QC reports, entering all relevant details accurately, including faults, audio configuration, frame rate, aspect ratio, title, duration, and client.
  • Confirm job completion to Production.  Liaise with internal or external customers regarding any faults and queries as required.
  • Proactively update knowledge of QC techniques and equipment and keep up to date with latest developments within the industry.  Take steps to understand the client and industry standards required to ensure that all material meets delivery technical specifications.
  • Contribute proactively to team meetings and act as an ambassador when representing QC Operational Services outside the department.  Make suggestions to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Adhere to Picture Shop Post's policies and standards for all operational areas and for Quality Control in particular.

Skills & Qualifications:

Essential

  • A thorough understanding of colour spaces, video frames rates and standards, standards conversion, and audio loudness requirements.
  • Knowledge of file-based QC workflows, technical assessment of metadata, naming conventions and program content.
  • Basic knowledge of Baselight would be advantageous.
  • An understanding of digital and film acquisition formats and their artifacts, broadcast equipment including vector scopes, waveforms.
  • Be able to identify problems, escalate issues, and develops solutions.
  • Attention to detail, deadline oriented and able to organise and prioritise work in a pressurised environment.
  • Positive attitude and excellent communication skills.
  • Able to work flexibly including shifts, unsocial hours, nights, and additional hours as required.

Desirable

  • A Minimum of two years’ experience of scripted Broadcast (Domestic and International) and Theatrical QC.
  • Experience using Rohde & Schwarz Clipster, Colorfront Transkoder and DaVinci Resolve.

 

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2.6.2021

Summary 

The role involves physical and digital delivery across all formats, encoding to various codecs, extraction & archiving to digital media formats and sending/receiving files over external networks and applications (e.g. Aspera). The successful candidate will also be responsible for establishing and maintaining network/SAN directories whilst adhering to Technicolor’s system implementation policies and standards.

Key responsibilities:

  • Data transfers using Aspera and various other secure transfer technologies
  • Data asset management via CLI (command line interface).
  • Perform tasks on different types of physical assets (i.e. format, archive, ingest media on LTO and hard drives)
  • File creation and AQC as per client specifications
  • Manage user accounts on various servers
  • Adhere to Picture Shop Post’s policies and standards
  • Understand and adhere to all security protocols

Shift pattern is a four-week rotation:

  • Week 1:  Monday to Friday (08:00-17:00)
  • Week 2:  Monday to Friday (13:00-22:00)
  • Week 3:  Monday to Thursday (11:00-20:00), Sunday (09:00-18:00)
  • Week 4:  Tuesday to Friday (07:00-16:00), Saturday (09:00-18:00)

The ideal candidate will be able to work as a collaborative team member, communicate effectively, and be resilient and tenacious in their approach to work. They will also have:

  • Experience of working in a Post Production environment is desirable.
  • Experience of secure transfer technologies such as Aspera, Signiant etc.
  • Experience in dealing with different types of physical media formats as well as managing LTO archive.
  • Proficient with Linux, Mac and Windows OS, file and directory permissions and networking concepts and terminology.
  • Knowledge of editing and transcoding software (e.g. Adobe Premiere, Adobe Media Encoder, Compressor).
  • Basic knowledge of file compression, codecs and formats.
  • Thorough understanding of video industry metadata standards.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Positive attitude and excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritise, manage orders and work to deadlines whilst producing high quality work.
  • Able to work flexibly including shifts, unsocial hours, nights and additional hours as required.

 

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10.6.2021

Overall Job purpose

The VFX Editor incorporates and updates all required versions of visual effects shots into the current cuts of the VFX / live action sequences. The VFX Editor also has the ability to create a functioning environment where the Visual Effects Supervisor can evaluate any version of any shot in the current sequences, for aesthetic and technical direction. This position works closely with producers to manage all incoming media and outgoing deliverables.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain sync with outside editorial and the production team; Receive incoming sequences from editorial and spot for changes and alert production teams of new shots / omits / changes to existing shots
  • Manage and document the turnover of shots from editorial through to delivery including ingesting new media into pipeline
  • Ensure Shotgun is maintained with current shot counts, lineup and any retime instructions
  • Ensure that published shots conform to the current edit and perform basic QC checks
  • Support for delivery of visual effects shots, including but not limited to: creating QTs, digital file wrangling for Shotgun, RV and final DPX /EXR deliveries
  • Prepare sequence edits for internal and client approvals when required
  • Create daily playlists and operate the screening room system for dailies
  • Perform shot specific colour corrections to match editorial reference when required
  • Perform shot retimes to match supplied editorial reference when required
  • Work in partnership with VFX teams and compositors to ensure shots are delivered to the very highest standard while maintaining schedules.
  • Update sequences with any changes to the cut and communicate changes to the VFX team.
  • Cut in VFX works in progress and finals into master cut sequences, confirm timing, line-ups, and that the work matches what was requested in shot turnover sheets.
  • Track shot for use in the Ghost demo reels and any custom links

Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years of editing experience within the film and television industry
  • An eye for detail and thorough understanding of techniques, file formats, colour-space, software and technology relating to the live action visual effects
  • Expert knowledge of Hiero and Shotgun
  • Working knowledge of Nuke and RV is considered and asset
  • Proven accuracy and organizational experience
  • Ability to convert between key numbers, time-codes and frames
  • Excellent communication and multitasking skills
  • Proficient at working on time sensitive projects with passion & patience

 

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10.6.2021

Role Summary

Our VFX Producers report into the Executive Producer and work closely with the VFX Supervisors to produce the awarded shows. They work directly with clients and build strong relationships with the creative teams. Producers are responsible for all finances of their shows, ensuring everyone is working efficiently and their show is profitable.

Key Responsibilities

  • Client relationship focus
  • Reporting to the EP on show performance
  • Managing costs v budget and projecting margins for the shows
  • Resource forecasting and project scheduling
  • Correspond with clients via bids, reports, approval documents, costing analysis, change orders etc.
  • Manage project milestones and deliveries in accordance with the implemented schedule
  • Support/work with the EP to create master and delivery schedules for the production.
  • Develop creative relationships with VFX Supervisors and VFX artists to ensure notes are communicated effectively

Essential Skills:

  • Previous credited experience as a VFX Producer
  • Highly organised with first-class time/project management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent client and crew management skills
  • Proven ability to prioritise conflicting tasks
  • Proven ability to manage high revenue budgets
  • Ability to remain calm and confident in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work within a team towards a common goal
  • Thorough understanding of live-action and CG based VFX workflows
  • Working knowledge of Shotgun and Excel

 

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