Technicolor

Senior DI Producer

UK-London
ID
1117-4773

Overview

Reports to:  Head of Production / Works closely with Director of Sales, Supervising Colourist, Head of Technology

Positioning of Role: The Role is a Senior Project Management role for Feature DI.

 

BACKGROUND

  • The UK Post Business offers a range of services through two specialist teams focused on the differing needs of the Feature and Broadcast markets. This role is currently focused on the Feature market
  • The total Production Budgets on Studio Feature projects range between £80M and £300M, therefore we are dealing with the elite end of the Feature Production Market. This assumes a highly political environment and sometimes unpredictable behaviours from those involved.
  • More and more we are approaching projects using a ‘rolling conform’ approach, allowing a 'creative collaboration' such that changes continue to be made closer to the release date. Accepting this ‘chaos’ is important.

Responsibilities

 

EXPECTATIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Team Play: Contribute to an effective Project Management Team that is fully integrated and highly collaborative with Artists, Operations and Technology Services and who understand and provide Studio Level Post services
  • Team Management: Whilst currently not a formal line management responsibility, proactively driving and motivating a team of artists in day to day operations is a significant element to the role.
  • Business Systems (Pulse): Work with the technical workflow leads to develop a working knowledge of the VFX Pulls system (Pulse) and help feed into the build and design of the automated feature pipeline
  • Project Management: To Project Manage for the Supervising Colourist, other Senior Colourists working in Theatrical DI including Guest and Freelance Colourists. Developing a full overview of the full Feature pipeline – Dailies, VFX Pulls (Pulse), Deliverables. Understanding these areas and utilising specialist team members to execute the work required.
  • Relationship Selling: Able to build and maintain sustaining relationships with clients at all levels and actively assist in the sales process, winning repeat business and taking part in dispute resolution.
  • Quoting and Workflow: Contribute to the Quoting process, co-ordinate workflow solutions and generate effective but flexible schedules
  • Deliveries: The Deliveries on Studio Features continues to grow in complexity. Understanding and managing these requirements is a significant part of the role. Contributing to the development of systems to effectively manage Deliveries is an expectation of the role.
  • Project Profitability: Accountability for Project Profitability and the systems that enable measurement including timely billing activities and resource utilisation
  • Client Experience: Set expectations for and actively drive exemplary Client Experience throughout the building and the business.
  • Group Collaboration: To use knowledge, systems and resources from the Technicolor Group to provide solutions to clients of both Technicolor Global Post and Technicolor UK
  • Business and Knowledge Management: Articulate, document and maintain processes and procedures aligned to workflow and business process along with the occasional business / project plans aligned to Business strategies. As required share with the UK team and the Technicolor Group.
  • Hours of Work: Given involvement with US Studios, flexibility in work across the evening is considered important, especially as projects are being delivered. Acceptance of the often-unpredictable nature of projects and spikes in overall workload is critical to the role.

Qualifications

EXPERIENCE

  • Substantial experience working in a Post Production environment, detailed knowledge of DI, Post, Mastering and Deliveries. Ideally a working knowledge of Dailies processes.
  • A track record as a Senior Post Producer / Project Manager on Studio Level Features
  • Deep knowledge / experience of Feature Film Post Production processes and Studio Deliveries such that a ‘hands on’ approach is possible
  • Proven ability to build and maintain sustaining relationships with clients at all levels. This includes excellent client handling skills, established relationships along with experience in generating new business from existing and new clients.
  • In general, strong communication skills, excellent organizational skills, ability to work on own initiative and proactively handle day-to-day Client Services issues, escalating and resolving these where appropriate

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