Animation Editor

The Third Floor

Date: Nov 25, 2022
City: Los Angeles, CA
Contract type: Full time
The Third Floor

THE THIRD FLOOR is the world’s leading visualization company with offices in Los Angeles and London as well as on-location with productions around the world. Since 2004, the studio has helped clients visualize and maximize content by producing computer-animated blueprints, known as “previsualizations”. The Third Floor is a fun, creative company founded by artists, for artists. We work on extremely high-profile projects, while maintaining a small studio culture. The company has won multiple Emmy and VES awards for its work. Recent projects include WandaVision and_ Hawkeye, Wonder Woman 1984, The Mandalorian, _and many more.
The Third Floor is seeking a full-time Animation Editor to join our new Animation division! The Animation Editor is responsible for the day-to-day running of the editorial suite in support of the Creative Director and acts as a liaison between Production and Creatives.

  • Maintains creative integrity of film throughout the production and post-production processes

  • Is responsible for the accurate presentation of all materials related to the film (i.e. story reels, work in progress, previews, outputs, etc.)

  • Hosts reviews for producers, supervisors, and clients while performing technical QC of shots

  • About 50% of time devoted to conforming, 40% of time in reviews, and 10% troubleshooting

  • Comfortable in a typical editorial working environment, including remote work from home

  • Ability to diagnose, treat, and provide solutions when discrepancies arise

  • The ability to handle and explain technical issues with non-technical staff or clients, as well as the ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously while keeping calm and maintaining an acute attention to detail is extremely important

  • Previous experience in an editorial environment, like a D.I, Post house, VFX and Animation preferred

  • The candidate should also have a passion to learn new software, methods, and workflows

  • Leads and participates in scratch, production, and ADR dialogue recording sessions

  • Cuts and/or supervises the cutting of temp SFX and Music

  • Responsible for the creation of all delivery and QuickTime outputs from Editorial

  • Imports and edits OMFs from Production

  • Handles publishing all cut lists/EDLS and change notes to Production

  • Is the primary point of contact with Technical Directors in production

  • Supervises quality standards of all work done at audio houses, external partners, and other post houses

  • Spots final delivery with Sound Designer and Composer

  • Acts as a creative liaison between Directors/Production, sound designer, and mixers

  • Attends all screenings (studio and preview) and works with Directors to incorporate changes resulting from those screenings

  • Attends production meetings when possible

  • Delivers an approved cut of the project in the required format to the sound and music departments on the handover date and manages final conform

Essential Skills:

  • Must be fluent in Adobe Premiere Pro and AVID Media Composer

  • Experience preferable with Unreal Engine 5, Maya, 3D Max, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Cinema 4d.

  • Ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Strong teammate with good interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Combination of creative and organizational skills with great attention to quality products.

  • Understanding of pre-production, production, and post-production in film production processes.

  • Knowledge of multiple file formats, like EXR, MXF, DPX, QT, JPG, BRAW, etc

U.S. Applicants only: TTF participates in E-Verify and we will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. All documents provided for proof of work authorization must be current and unexpired. We cannot accept expired proof of identity.
IMPORTANT: If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, TTF is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact DHS and/or the SSA before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment.

Job Type: Full-time

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