Assistant VFX Editor

Editorial Vancouver, BC


Position at Industrial Light & Magic

Position Summary

Assists in the set up and completes all editorial work as requested by a Lead or Co-Editor on a Feature Production.

Primary Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Assist in preparation of dailies for multiple artist disciplines.

  • Assist in preparing sequences for client review on a weekly basis.

  • Under the supervision of the VFX Editors (leads) request all scans from the client editorial and scan facility.

  • Maintain the in-house editorial database tracking render lengths and adjusting cut lengths according to client updates for assigned show.

  • Output sequence movie files, AIFF audio files, and EDLs for CG as specified by production.

  • Provide visual reference for production, stage, art department, client, etc.

  • QC Editorial client deliverables and prepare avid media for upload.

  • Import consolidated media from client.

  • Output JPEG shot frames to Production for storyboarding and Production database use.

  • Assist in handling show wrap-up including: layoff of movie files, finals reel, returning assets to client.

  • Performs special projects under the supervision of the Lead Editor, production manager or Department Manager

Job Requirements


Bachelors Degree in Film or related field desired, or equivalent experience.

Required Skills / Competencies

  • 2+ years experience with Avid Media/Film Composer.
  • Strong ability to multi-task and meet deadlines while working under tight schedules.
  • Strong team player with good inter-personal and communication skills.

Preferred Skills / Competencies

  • Final Cut Pro experience a plus.

  • Filemaker Pro experience preferred.

  • 3D Stereo experience a plus.

  • 1 year post-production film experience (e.g., film handling, coding, logging).

  • 1 year post-production HD tape acquisitions (e.g., timecode, logging, capturing).

Technical Skills

Proficient with Avid Media/Film Composer.