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Animation - LA

1st Assistant Editor

Mid-City, Los Angeles Animation - LA
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 a First Assistant Editor to join a dynamic team to lay the foundations for one of its upcoming animated features. The position will work closely with our Supervising Editor to construct the film, organize the cutting room structure and systems, and manage the assistant editors. He, she, or they will ensure that the Editorial needs of the show are met daily while also acting as a liaison between post-production and production.  #animation


  • Prepares footage from boards, layout and animation for Supervising Editor to cut
  • Designs Room Setup and Layout
  • Pull and conform SFX, music and dialogue under the guidance of the Director and Editor
  • Partner with the Technology and Production teams to ensure correct information from publishes is distributed and executed correctly
  • Relay vision for the film and act as backup when the Editor is unavailable
  • Generate cuts for Music and Sound Editors, Producers, Animators, etc.
  • Screening preparation and maintenance
  • Share unique, creative and original ideas
  • Work with Editorial team as needed
  • Partner with Directors on team assignments and casting
  • Give clear and straightforward direction to artists and follow up as needed
  • Have awareness of schedule and milestones and guide the team accordingly
  • Mentor and provide development growth for artists on the team
  • Prepared to take on additional editorial assignments and presentations
  • Qualifications

  • Advance technical knowledge of AVID Media Composer 
  • 5 years of experience in a Feature Film Editorial capacity
  • Understanding of all production processes for Animation
  • Experience with FLIX a plus
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong ability to multi-task and take a creative approach to problem solving
  • Must be able to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to prioritize workload in a dynamic environment are required
  • Willing to work flexible hours (including nights and weekends) and/or overtime on short notice
  • Able to travel domestically or internationally for recording session and screenings
  • 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.
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