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1st Assistant Editor

• Intermediate Level


Reports to Supervising Editor / Associate Editor and VP of Post Production Must have good general understanding of all editorial equipment in editorial suite

Category Editor 
Location Greater Los Angeles Area
Time Period 7 Months
Start Date N/A

Job Description

Show set up
  • Must have good general understanding of all editorial equipment in editorial suite
  • Work with Editor on planning organization of Avid media, setting up projects and labeling of Avid bins
  • Put in progress work flow procedures to help expedite work during crunch periods
  • Be aware and on top of movement of sketch from story department and schedule work accordingly
Daily Duties
  • Ability to Cut temp sound effects and for Editor
  • Manage all work coming in and out of room and take responsibility for completion of tasks and quality of outputs
  • Manage other assistants by assigning tasks and checking work
  • Make sure Editors have all appropriate media
  • Be point person for requests coming through Editorial and help prioritize workload
  • Make sure room is ready with materials for all editorial and sweatbox sessions
  • Send dialogue, effects, and music to sound server for animators
  • Support scratch recording sessions by sending picture reference when appropriate
  • Help input and output all media
  • Work with 2nd Assistant on making sure bins are organized and unnecessary media is offline
  • Generate correct cut lists
  • Help download animation tests from server for cutting into reel
  • Generate cuts and compositions for Music Editor, Producer, Animators, Composers, and Sound Editor
Screening Preparation
  • Work with Story PDM, Editorial Production Supervisor, and Editor on schedule to plan and prep for screenings
  • Issue EDL and composition to Software and Post Production to enable loading of reels from the main server
  • Assist Post Director/ Coordinator in checking and reviewing of reels prior to screenings and previews
Collaborate with Editorial Production Supervisor
  • Carry out editorial notes generated by Editorial Production Supervisor in the Avid
  • Inform Editorial Production Supervisor when a sequence is ready for “starts and stops”
  • Complete “starts and stops” with the Editorial PS
  • Keep PS informed of footage changes so Shotgun can be updated
  • Keep PS informed of any technical difficulties which could affect a screening or editorial session
  • Work with the PS in scheduling Director to review music cuts from the Music Editor and make sure Music Editor has updated material and elements
  • Work with the PS in prioritizing production requests and discussing delivery schedules
  • Get daily schedule and changes from the PS and adjust workload to prioritize accordingly
  • Work on long term scheduling plan with the Editorial PS, Editor, and Post Executive
Post Production
  • Issue final EDL and compositions from locked reels to the Post Director/ Coordinator
  • Send required materials to sound effects editor and music editor
  • Send change notes when necessary
  • Help editor and PS with optical order to be handled in Production
  • Wrap up editing room and log AVID deliverables through Archival to required Disney specifications
Required qualifications
  • 3+ years experience in a Feature Film Editorial Capacity
  • 2+ years Editorial experience in Feature Animated Films
  • Advance technical knowledge of AVID Media Composer
  • Understanding of Animation pre-production, production and post production processes
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Film, Digital Media, related field or equivalent work experience
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Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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