Previs Editor

Editorial/Sound Los Angeles, California


THE THIRD FLOOR, Inc. is the world’s pre-eminent visualization company with offices in Los Angeles and London as well as on location with productions around the world. Since 2004, the studio has helped clients visualize and maximize content by producing computer-animated blueprints, known as “previsualizations”. Recent film and television projects THE THIRD FLOOR has worked on include The Martian, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Marvel’s Ant-Man, San Andreas, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Mad Max: Fury Road, Maleficent, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Edge of Tomorrow, Guardians of the Galaxy and Game of Thrones Seasons 4, 5 and 6.

The Third Floor, Inc. is looking for a Previs Editor for the Los Angeles office. The Previs Editor is central to a project.  At The Third Floor, our previs editors will cut together a variety of projects.

The ideal candidate will: 

  • Edit using animated Quicktime movies and storyboards.
  • Coordinate with the previs supervisor to acquire all shots to be used in the final project.
  • Participate in story discussions and suggest additional shots.
  • Edit sound effects and music.
  • Record temp dialogue and edit into sequence.
  • Effectively take notes and feedback and apply supervisor's and director's notes to sequences.
  • Handle multiple projects and deliver results in a timely manner.
  • Catalogue and manage all work, edit versions, desktop computer files.
  • Produce company show reels and presentation material.
  • Troubleshoot technical problems and operate independently without assistance.
  • Knowledge of rough animation/motion graphics on editing platforms.

 Preferred Skills & Experience: 

  • At least 3 years professional experience in digital editing using PREMIERE
  • Must have great communication skills with high profile clients in the film industry.
  • Detail oriented with an ability to meet frequent deadlines.
  • Must have experience cutting picture, sound and music.
  • Must have strong storytelling skills.
  • Able to take direction and work well with others.
  • Ability to work with people in a collaborative environment.
  • Solid knowledge of film terminology, film techniques, film editing styles, film mixing, and film in general.
  • Knowledge of audio/video compression and converters for client delivery.
  • Technical understanding of PC and Mac OS X (Hardware & Software).