Production Assistant

jobs@distilleryvfx.com

Mission:

As the Production Assistant you will be responsible of varied tasks within production working to keep things operating in an organized and efficient manner. You will be interacting with VFX artists, production management and clients. This ongoing interaction requires a highly professional demeanor, diplomacy, and enthusiasm. You will be reporting to Show Producer as well as Head of Production.

Objectives:

  • Work closely with supervisors and/or leads in organizing and tasking a body of work, keeping in mind the overall show schedule, client reviews, bids, and other needs.

  • Send and receive materials to and from the client, including turnover packages, and takes for review

  • Send and receive materials to and from external vendors

  • Track client needs, reviews, and deliveries.

  • Serve as key communication liaison between all parties relevant to your work. Provide updates, priorities, reschedules, and status of all your tasks.

  • Anticipate and communicate issues to leadership team(s) to reach solutions quickly.

  • Act as primary point person for organizing dailies/shot reviews throughout the day on behalf of your Supe/Lead. Take notes regarding feedback and decisions made and broadcast via production tracking software and/or email.

  • Technical ability and knowledge required to run Windows, and Mac-based programs for reviews with crew (dailies), clients, external vendors, and various meetings.

  • Conference room, View-station and basic technical setup and troubleshooting (running generic scripts to resolve issues).

  • Prioritization and escalation of technical support issues.

  • Ability to learn basic commands and workflows required to assist artists in file organization, submitting shots and QC-ing movies.

  • Assist with company wide event coordination and miscellaneous office administrative tasks

  • Perform special projects as needed.

Core Competencies:

  • High level of problem solving and creative thinking skills.

  • Strong English communication skills.

  • Time management and organizational skills.

  • Strong teamwork and interdisciplinary thinking.

 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Film, Art, Drama or related field or equivalent work experience required.

  • Proficiency with PCs and Macs, software including Microsoft Word and Excel; MS Project or other Project management software a plus.

  • This position may require daily overtime and some Saturday work.

  • Ability to work on a computer/keyboard for long periods of time.

  • Majority in-studio work, with potential for a portion of remote work

  • Ability to travel as needed.

  • Attention to detail, follow through and strong communication skills.

  • Must possess very strong organizational and communication skills and be able to handle a variety of tasks in an efficient manner while meeting deadlines.

  • Ability to juggle multiple projects, work with diverse personalities, and work within tight timelines.

  • Shotgun software experience a plus

Who we are:

Distillery VFX is a full-service boutique visual effects studio in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and an ensemble of experienced compositors and 3D generalists focused on delivering high-end environment and compositing work.  Our namesake is derived from our team’s deepest core value: to refine our processes and workflows to their purest and most efficient forms. 

If you're up for joining the team email Jobs@distilleryvfx.com