Careers

Light Iron has built a reputation for being a technical leader and innovator in the file-based post production community. We look for team members excited to be at the cutting edge of the ever changing digital cinema revolution.

 

Browse the opportunities below to become a member of our fast-growing team!

 

Current Openings

Technical Director (Los Angeles)
Part Time Evening Client Services Representative (Los Angeles)
2D Compositor/Paint Artist (Los Angeles)

 


 

Technical Director (Los Angeles)

The Technical Director is responsible for overseeing, documenting, and maintaining all technical workflows for image manipulation and management within the Company. The Technical Director will work internally and externally to make sure the most appropriate pipeline is implemented and to make sure image manipulation is performed by following the highest level of professional post production finishing industry standards.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee the Company’s image workflow beginning in dailies through the final deliverable process for each of the Light Iron facilities (LA, NY, ATL, NOLA, CHI, ABQ, and future locations).
  • Work with every major department in the Company, such as Sales, Production, Engineering, Operations, and Finishing Artists as an advocate for true image continuity and quality control in each process.
  • Employee must demonstrate expertise in a variety of concepts, practices, and procedures. Areas of concentration include:
    • Imaging Science
    • File formats including raw camera data
    • Image measurement and SMPTE standards
    • LUT design, building, and verification
    • Documentation and communication of each workflow and tools required for the various steps in the process
  • Create proposals to improve ongoing image quality in all stages of the post production process
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with outside company manufacturers and vendors
  • Research technological innovations to determine potential for implementation; allocate time for off-site training and product demonstrations
  • Participate in planning/creation/exhibition of Company programming, seminars, and webinars
  • Represent the Company at industry events, panels, and presentations
  • Remain on-call after hours for emergency support
  • Document, publish, and communicate workflows and execution process effectively to the internal team, external clients, third party vendors, and partners
  • Act as a good steward of the Company’s resources, planning for short-term and long-term needs

Skills/Experience Required:

  • BS in related field and at least 10 years’ experience in the specific Image control arena
  • Understanding file based technologies for post production finishing services, including various hardware/software platforms (e.g., Colorfront Transkoder, BlackMagic Resolve, Rohde & Schwarz Clipster)
  • Expert knowledge of technological trends to build strategy including HDR and Dolby Vision
  • Ability to actively communicate, inspire and motivate all levels of staff
  • Experience in thinking and acting strategically and proactively in a very fast paced environment
  • Strong technical writing/presentation skills

This position works standard business hours, but may require long hours and some weekend work. Out-of-state/country and overnight travel is likely.

This position requires occasional lifting and moving of light to medium-weighted objects (10-50 pounds).

We offer competitive pay and a benefits program including: medical, dental & vision coverage, vacation & sick leave, 401(k), and more.

Please send resumes (PDF format only) to TD@lightiron.com. No calls or drop-offs.

Light Iron, a Panavision company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 


 

Part Time Evening Client Services Representative (Los Angeles)

The Evening Client Services Representative is outgoing, personable, and an energetic self-starter. This position is responsible for receiving clients, food preparation and presentation (baking/cooking), office organization/cleanliness, opening/closing responsibilities and light facility maintenance. The ideal candidate is interested in bringing new ideas to the Company, and is capable of maintaining exceptional standards in Client Services. Prior experience in the post production industry and/or experience at front desk is a plus. This person should have a great eye for food presentation and an emphasis in warm hospitality. Some local driving is required. This is a part time position that can lead into full time as the Company grows.

Key Responsibilities

  • Cultivate and maintain professional relationships with clients
  • Create consistent evening snacks, treats and specialties for clients
  • Accomplish meal and beverage orders for clients, guests, VIPs and distribute accordingly
  • Tidy up color and finishing suites
  • Ensure the kitchen, lounge, and outdoor areas are client friendly, spotless, and well-stocked
  • Serve as reception relief (as needed), knowledge of basic computer and telephone skills

Skills/Experience Required:

  • One year experience of entry level production environment
  • Ability to greet and guide incoming guests
  • Very detail-oriented and organized
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Experience in customer/food service
  • Knowledge of basic computer and telephone skills
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends on occasion
  • Must own a car; A clean driving record with valid driver’s license is required.

This position works in the afternoon to evening hours but may require long hours and some weekend work. Some out-of-state/country and overnight travel may be expected.

This position requires occasional lifting and moving of light to medium-weighted objects (10-50 pounds).

We offer competitive pay and a benefits program including: medical, dental & vision coverage, vacation & sick leave, 401(k), and more.

Please send resumes (PDF format only) to clientservices@lightiron.com. No calls or drop-offs.

Light Iron, a Panavision company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


 

2D Compositor/Paint Artist (Los Angeles)

The 2D Compositor/Paint Artist will augment the company’s current feature film and episodic finishing divisions by providing in-house visual effects services requested by customers. 2D Compositing and paint responsibilities include, but are not limited to: crew and production equipment and logo removal, monitor compositing, and beauty work. Additionally, the candidate must be proficient with the visual effects pulls process as well as with preparing elements for outsourced visual effects work. The candidate must be a collaborative team player and a motivated self-starter who is willing to take initiative, learn, grow, and develop new/innovative workflow methods.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Execute client requests using a variety of software tools
  • Evaluate bid time frame and best workflow to accommodate client request
  • Communicate effectively and directly with Production Team
  • Collaborate with Editorial, Color, and Data teams
  • Work with and communicate to clients for revisions and approvals
  • Manage multiple requests with alternating deadlines
  • Maintain project schedule and progress updates

Skills/Experience Required:

  • 2 years minimum experience working in Post Production field with emphasis in VFX
  • Experience working with various resolutions and camera format elements
  • Experience working with sensitive imagery with absolute discretion
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following software packages:
    • Flame
    • After Effects
    • Fusion
    • Mocha
  • Familiarity with the following software packages:
    • Avid
    • Resolve
    • Premiere

This position requires occasional lifting and moving of light to medium-weighted objects (10-50 pounds).

We offer competitive pay and a benefits program including: medical, dental & vision coverage, vacation & sick leave, 401(k), and more.

Please send resumes (PDF format only) to paintartistLA@lightiron.com. No calls or drop-offs.

Light Iron, a Panavision company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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