Animal Logic


Animation Editor
- The Shrinking of the Treehorns

The Animation Editor will bring solutions to edit workflows and the production pipeline. They oversee the efficient and accurate handling of all edit tasks; encouraging a positive, motivated and proactive team of Assistant Editors who support the studio shot departments. This is a fulltime, contract role that reports to Artist Management.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Maintain communication with production and shot departments to ensure smooth workflow
  • Communicate any relevant information regarding the placement/changes to shots in the edit to production teams.
  • Manage editorial client turnovers and provide updated edits to shot departments and other relevant reports to production
  • Maintain shot databases and track changes throughout production
  • Create change lists & scene reports
  • Troubleshoot shot queries from production
  • Ensure scenes are kept updated with the latest production shots
  • Maintain a high level of quality control throughout the entire process
  • Prep/conform cuts at various stages including Storyboard, Layout, Animation
  • Export and deliver updated edits to production and client for review
  • Run internal review sessions with department heads, cross-site and edit internal showreels when required
  • Solutions to edit workflows and the editorial pipeline
  • Understand and manage Avid Media Composer’s use of MXF media, including render files
  • Lead a team of Assistant Editors, manage their time, priorities and project-specific knowledge, while providing encouragement and motivation
  • Responsible for the final checking and delivery of files for screenings

What you bring:

  • 6 + years’ Editorial experience in animated feature films, VFX, and/or animated television
  • Excellent attention to detail with an eye for accuracy
  • Proven leadership experience within feature animation or VFX
  • Senior proficiency with Avid Media Composer and other industry tools
  • Knowledge of the complete production ark from inception through to final delivery
  • Knowledge of tools and techniques for monitoring shot and scene durations
  • Strong understanding of media file formats and secure file sharing services
  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to efficiently organise and prioritise tasks while remaining calm under pressure
  • English written and oral communication skills and the ability to connect with a wide variety of personalities
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to give or receive feedback, sharing knowledge as needed
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment with a proactive, positive attitude and approach to the role
  • Establish and maintain positive cross-site relationships with senior members of the studio, the client and other production staff
  • Resourcefulness and creative approach to problem solving and troubleshooting with excellence in balancing quick turnarounds

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