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Technical Operations Manager

Cardiff

The role will oversee Cardiff Operations, working to integrate team with London based Operations and Cloud services. The UK Post Business offers a range of services through specialist teams focused on the differing needs of the Feature, Episodic and Streaming markets. This role will work across all these markets. RESPONSIBILITIES Operations Management * DIT / Dailies Operations - identify talent / establish and manage DIT systems / manage Technicolor Dailies systems / oversee onset projects and support technical operations as and when required * Grade / Mix Session preparation - load projects onto systems, set up systems for Reviews or Cardiff based Grade / Mix Sessions, provide support to visiting talent (will require basic operational knowledge of Baselight Grading and Pro Tool technology) * Troubleshoot operational issues with London team * Liaise with Production / Sales to understand upcoming projects. Review technical specifications and feed into workflows Workflow / Pipeline * Understand the full colour journey from camera all the way through to delivery and give guidance to others on best operational / technical practices * Liaise with Technicolor Colour Science team on Colour Pipeline setups and management * Work closely with the Workflow Supervisor to map out and document project specific Workflows / Pipelines * Manage the testing of the complete process prior to the start of a project and follow up to ensure consistency Technical * Calibrate projectors, displays and sound systems * First Line support for London based Engineering and Cardiff based Contractors * Understand and troubleshoot storage / infrastructure systems and escalate issues to Engineering and global support teams Line Management * Engage and supervise Assistants * Maintain a talent pool, engage and supervise Freelance DITs Business Development * Work with sales to understand project needs and design / setup workflow * Product lead in client meetings to help productions understand and utilize products / services Product Development * Support product development for Front-End Services * Network with clients to see what features can be built into Product offerings * Gain an insight into editorial processes and procedures to help with workflow integration where possible EXPERIENCE * Excellent technical knowledge of Digital Dailies activities, with deep knowledge of camera formats along with the associated colour and metadata management including ALEs/CDLs/LUTs etc. * Strong knowledge of the DIT role and on set process including associated colour management BLG, CDL, LUT etc. * Good technical knowledge of Editorial and Conform activities including EDL / ALE manipulation, Conforms etc. * Understanding of Data & I/O Operations including LTO formats and operation * Good networking and storage knowledge * Experience of (and interest in) digital production workflows used on high end feature and broadcast projects * Experience of monitoring / reporting / ticketing tools * Experience of dealing with high profile clients ATTRIBUTES * Good Client handling skills, builds rapport quickly with Clients to establish long-term relationships couple with excellent communication skills * A logical problem solver with good attention to detail and excellent communication skills * Proactive and reliable team player * Calm and professional manner * Must have the ability to work on own and to be a self-starter * Flexibility with shifts and daily hours worked * Ability to travel / work on location if required * Given involvement with US Studios, flexibility in work across the evening is considered important. Acceptance of the often-unpredictable nature of projects and spikes in overall workload is critical to the role.



Date Approved

14/01/20

Deadline For Applications

11/02/20

Job Title

Technical Operations Manager

Location

Cardiff

Salary/Rate

Negotiable

Duration

Full-Time

Industry

VFX

Minimum Experience

Not Specified

Preferred Genre Experience

Not Specified
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