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LA Entry Level MCR Assistant

About Us

Zoic Studios is an award winning visual effects company who understand story, process and relationships. Partnership, integrity and enthusiasm are our key founding principles. We have three locations, Los Angeles, New York City and Vancouver, Canada. Some of our recent credits include Future Man, Santa Clarita Diet,  The Get Down, and Game of Thrones. 

"Visual Evolution" is our mission; we invest in constantly improving our technological and studio processes so that our artists can focus on being creative even in the lightning fast paced world of visual effects. We apply these principles to our work on some of the most VFX intensive film and television projects out there. We like a challenge. Do you?

Our Culver City, CA location is currently seeking compositors with strong shot finishing skills for a variety of different commercial projects and episodic television series for clients like Hulu, NBC, Netflix, and CBS.

Job Description

We are currently seeking an entry level MCR/Data IO Assistant to assist in our Media Control Room. This position reports to our Head of MCR and is a freelance contract January 2018 - April 2018. 


  • Responsible for all daily Input/Outputs of the facility, conversion of all media, quality control of all material entering and leaving the facility. This position will be downloading/uploading from various transfer hosting sites and FTPs. Organizing files for our producers and artists as well as deliveries and tracking. This position is a technical position rather than a creative one.
  • Facilitate Input/Output shots from client delivery to final delivery.
  • Production database maintenance.
  • Generate preview quicktimes for internal and client review.
  • Quality control of all material entering and leaving the facility.
  • Preparing sequence edits for client approval when required.
  • File conversion and transcoding.
  • Maintenance, organization and arching of Avids and Flames.

Desired Skills

  • Willingness to learn. Work well in a fast paced team environment.
  • General problem solving skills.
  • Ability to juggle long or late night hours and tight deadlines.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of file formats, video codecs, frame rates, compression, resolution, and colorspace.
  • Working knowledge of Hiero, Da Vinci, Avid And/Or Final Cut Pro is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe suite is a bonus but not required.
  • Working knowledge of Flame/Smoke is a bonus but not required.
  • Working Knowledge of reading waveform/vector scopes is a bonus but not required.

Candidates located in the Los Angeles area preferred. Zoic does not cover relocation costs.

Position pays $15-$17/hour based on experience.

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