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1st Assistant Editor

1st Assistant Editor

• Intermediate Level


Reports to Supervising Editor / Associate Editor and VP of Post Production Must have good general understanding of all editorial equipment in editorial suite

Category Editor 
Location Greater Los Angeles Area
Time Period Full time
Start Date N/A

Job Description

Show set up
  • Must have good general understanding of all editorial equipment in editorial suite
  • Work with Editor on planning organization of Avid media, setting up projects and labeling of Avid bins
  • Put in progress work flow procedures to help expedite work during crunch periods
  • Be aware and on top of movement of sketch from story department and schedule work accordingly
Daily Duties
  • Ability to Cut temp sound effects and for Editor
  • Manage all work coming in and out of room and take responsibility for completion of tasks and quality of outputs
  • Manage other assistants by assigning tasks and checking work
  • Make sure Editors have all appropriate media
  • Be point person for requests coming through Editorial and help prioritize workload
  • Make sure room is ready with materials for all editorial and sweatbox sessions
  • Send dialogue, effects, and music to sound server for animators
  • Support scratch recording sessions by sending picture reference when appropriate
  • Help input and output all media
  • Work with 2nd Assistant on making sure bins are organized and unnecessary media is offline
  • Generate correct cut lists
  • Help download animation tests from server for cutting into reel
  • Generate cuts and compositions for Music Editor, Producer, Animators, Composers, and Sound Editor
Screening Preparation
  • Work with Story PDM, Editorial Production Supervisor, and Editor on schedule to plan and prep for screenings
  • Issue EDL and composition to Software and Post Production to enable loading of reels from the main server
  • Assist Post Director/ Coordinator in checking and reviewing of reels prior to screenings and previews
Collaborate with Editorial Production Supervisor
  • Carry out editorial notes generated by Editorial Production Supervisor in the Avid
  • Inform Editorial Production Supervisor when a sequence is ready for “starts and stops”
  • Complete “starts and stops” with the Editorial PS
  • Keep PS informed of footage changes so Shotgun can be updated
  • Keep PS informed of any technical difficulties which could affect a screening or editorial session
  • Work with the PS in scheduling Director to review music cuts from the Music Editor and make sure Music Editor has updated material and elements
  • Work with the PS in prioritizing production requests and discussing delivery schedules
  • Get daily schedule and changes from the PS and adjust workload to prioritize accordingly
  • Work on long term scheduling plan with the Editorial PS, Editor, and Post Executive
Post Production
  • Issue final EDL and compositions from locked reels to the Post Director/ Coordinator
  • Send required materials to sound effects editor and music editor
  • Send change notes when necessary
  • Help editor and PS with optical order to be handled in Production
  • Wrap up editing room and log AVID deliverables through Archival to required Disney specifications
Required qualifications
  • 3+ years experience in a Feature Film Editorial Capacity
  • 2+ years Editorial experience in Feature Animated Films
  • Advance technical knowledge of AVID Media Composer
  • Understanding of Animation pre-production, production and post production processes
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Film, Digital Media, related field or equivalent work experience
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Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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