Mid-City, Los Angeles Animation
Skydance offers a dynamic, inclusive, and ever-evolving culture where innovative ideas are welcomed, and growth fostered. The partnership between unique creativity and technological advancements are demonstrated within each pillar of the company. At the heart of it all is a commitment to boldly entertaining and relevant storytelling.
While all Animation studios look to hire people who are creative and hard-working, Skydance Animation is specifically looking for pioneers who seek to push the limits of what the world’s most collaborative art form can achieve, and to give those pioneers the space and the resources to build a new studio that’s doing something different.
If you’ve ever dreamt of what the early days of Hollywood must have been like, of what it takes to roll up your sleeves and break new ground, figure out a new process, and to one day say, “I was there when it all began,” then welcome aboard…
Skydance Animation is seeking an Assistant Editor to join the dynamic team of one of our upcoming animated feature films.
The position provides technical and creative support to its Editorial team, and ensures the needs of the show are met daily.
Prepare picture media; import and distribute media (storyboards and shots)
Prepare sound media; break down dialogue, conduct music and effects searches
Supervise, log and transcribe scratch recording sessions in Pro Tools
Monitor levels, log and import scratch and production dialogue from recordings
Set up video reference cameras to record talent
Prepare preliminary music and sound effects, maintain the production sound effects and music databases
Publish accurate cutlists for output
Publish out sequences to Shotgun as needed
Output digital files (Quicktimes, AAFs, change notes, DCPs, etc.) internally and externally as directed
Prepare media and perform Quality Control for sound and picture
Attend screenings in support of presentation quality, operate screening room
Avid daily operational maintenance
Work with Tech to troubleshoot and refine editorial systems
Cooperate with other editorial teams when assistance is needed
Proactively monitor trackers and updates for incoming assets
3+ years’ experience as an Assistant Editor, or similar exposure within film production
1+ year experience as an Assistant Editor with feature Animation
3+ years’ experience with Avid Media/Film Composer
Requirement to be, or become, a member in good standing of the Local 700 Editorial Guild
High proficiency in Macintosh OS
Experience with Pro Tools, Photoshop, FLIX, Shotgun, Excel & Microsoft Suite
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong ability to multi-task and take a creative, inquisitive approach to problem solving
Must be able to work autonomously and as part of a collaborative team
Strong attention to detail and ability to prioritize workload in a dynamic and changing environment
Ability to work flexible hours (overtime, including nights and weekends) as necessary
Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.
Skydance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special.