Current Availability

 

Film Technician
£22,000 pro rata. Fixed-Term position from 1 August until 16 November.
Freelance Applications accepted.

We are looking for a technician to join our team to work with us downloading and preparing the files for the Aesthetica Short Film Festival – a BAFTA-recognised event which takes place from 8-12 November 2017 in York.

You will need to be organised and have excellent attention to detail as well as be passionate about cinema. Ideally, you will have a degree or equivalent in Media Production or Film and Television.

The work will begin part time, but move to full time nearer the festival.
The role includes:

·       Providing technical assistance to filmmakers who are preparing their films to be screened at the film festival.

·       Downloading the films from the filmmakers.

·       Checking the films meet the festival’s technical requirements.

·       Deliver HD films to production team to be made into DCPs or equivalent format.

·       Compress and prepare films for our online version.

 

The ideal candidate will have the following technical knowledge:

·       Familiarity with common movie file formats.

·       Ability to use QuickTime or VLC to check the following:

o   Framerate

o   Video codec

o   Audio codec

o   Video data rate

o   Video dimensions

o   Video duration

·       Good eye for checking image and audio quality and ability to spot encoding.

·       Advising filmmakers on how to convert their film to meet our technical standards.

·       Advising filmmakers on best delivery methods (e.g. file transfer sites).

·       Familiarity with several transfer methods, such as FTP, transfer websites, Dropbox etc.

·       Prioritising downloads based on file size and expiration date.

·       Familiarity with hard drive disk formats, able to use the right format for files to be accessible on Mac and Windows.

·       Preferably some experience with Linux-formatted hard drives for delivery of DCPs to the cinemas.

 

Please apply with your cover letter and CV to recruitment@aestheticamagazine.com

Please discuss in detail your technical knowledge and pervious experience.

Deadline for Applications 11 June.


 

 

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