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Sim is a leading supplier of studios, production equipment, workflow/dailies and post-production solutions. With offices spanning North America, Sim’s team and services have supported features such as “Deadpool” and Oscar-winning documentary, “OJ: Made in America,” and hit series “Game of Thrones,” “Mr. Robot,” “Stranger Things” and “Handmaid’s Tale.” Sim Studios supports TV series, feature films and commercial productions with over 400,000 square feet of first-class studio and production facilities in Vancouver.  Sim Lighting & Grip provides services and equipment from hubs in Vancouver and Toronto; Sim Camera provides rental equipment and support from hubs in Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, Northern Ontario and Atlanta. Sim Post provides an array of services from workflow/dailies, to online and offline editing, to final color/DI and visual effects, to sound editorial and mixing. Sim Hollywood is located in the former historic Eastman Kodak building, and provides the industry’s only camera-through-post services venue. Sim is backed by Toronto-based investment firm Granite Partners. For more information, visit siminternational.com or visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn @simcomplete.

Post Dailies + Rentals

Workflow Producer Vancouver

Position Summary

The Workflow Producer is the technical lead for the Vancouver office, responsible for creating, managing and communicating workflow from on set, to the digital dailies lab.  The ideal candidate will have an in depth understanding of both the production and post-production processes used on scripted episodic television and feature film jobs.  In this role you would be hands on designing new dailies workflows in tools such as Avid, Colorfront, Yoyotta and more, while leading and mentoring a team of local Workflow Supervisors.   Collaborating with other Workflow Producers across all Sim locations, you will also ensure standardized procedures, security protocols and safety of the negative are adhered to in your local office.  We look to our Workflow Producers as the leading innovators for how our dailies departments function on a technical level, and depend on them to implement efficient workflows so that our dailies staff work within budgeted timeframes, all while maintaining the quality we have come to expect at Sim.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Project Start Up and Management:

  • Position yourself as the lead representative for all communication from on set to post-production that may affect the digital negative
  • Work with internal Sim departments to understand all services being offered on assigned jobs, to ensure a united front to the client
  • Work with the on set technician (DIT/DMT or DUT), the Director of Photography as well as the finishing facility to design and sign off on a color workflow, from set to final grade
  • Design the VFX pull workflow to automate the process of turning over the appropriate color for each shot
  • Oversee Workflow Supervisors performing VFX pulls and perform VFX pulls as required
  • Communicate with the finishing facility to ensure that all specs are signed off on and a final workflow test is run between our lab and theirs for a conform
  • Set up and lead the workflow conference call and ensure all members of post and production understand the job scope
  • Ensure technicians are onboarded and trained by the Workflow Supervisor and are using a workflow you have signed off on
  • Use your experience and expertise to advise and direct client’s queries in a prompt and professional manner
  • Troubleshoot any questions or concerns regarding color flow with VFX vendors
  • Ensure Workflow Supervisor-led jobs have been set up for success and will be ready to deliver by day 1 of production
  • Ensure framing procedures, metadata capture and color flow are established on each job
  • Able and ready to travel to remote locations for extended periods of time, as dictated by a project’s shooting location and schedule at the Company’s discretion
  • Organize, coordinate, and manage the re-location and assembly of a remote dailies lab in various environments (including production office, hotel room, rental office) while still maintaining Sim’s high level of technical standards
  • Ensure technical documentation, workflow specifics and metadata from each show in your office is properly being tracked and managed in Metabanq
  • Ensure all media from production is backed up to LTO within no later than 48 hours of wrap
  • Address online/finishing house issues are resolved on an ‘urgent’ and professional basis to ensure any material that is holding up the finishing process is found and sent to them quickly
  • Promptly communicate any issues with the ‘digital negative’ to producer and post producer as soon as these issues are known
  • Ensure 24/7 technical support is available to all jobs, being on call for both clients and staff

Management of Staff:

  • Responsible for leading all technical/workflow processes assigned to Workflow Supervisors within your office, ensuring workflow procedures are put in place at the start of each job and are adhered to throughout the rest of the job
  • Lead training, mentoring and support for local Workflow Supervisors
  • Ensure deadlines are understood and met by the Workflow Supervisor and their technicians
  • Create system for producing and delivering screeners such as iPads, etc. to ensure production personnel are receiving these in a timely manner
  • Regularly check to ensure communication between Workflow Supervisors and post-production personnel on client side is being handled professionally and in a timely manner
  • Ensure that Workflow Supervisors are QC’ing (Quality Control) the technicians’ work to ensure metadata is tracking accurately for both picture and sound and that the Workflow Supervisor is QC’ing look management
  • Ensure Workflow Supervisors are submitting dailies invoicing information to accounting in a timely manner
  • Oversee master databases for all jobs in your office
  • Oversee staff and freelancers on all jobs and report any issues to management
  • Participate in Dailies Technicians interviews and provide recommendations to hire

Other Duties:

  • Fill the role of Workflow Supervisor when necessary
  • Lead Research and Development subgroups spearheading Sim’s continual innovation
  • Compile reports from R&D subgroups and distribute that information to your direct supervisor and other R&D subgroups
  • Participate in training programs (either as a student or instructor) designed to improve the collective knowledge base of the Company
  • Provide support and technical information to clients, potential clients and staff members when required
  • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the Mission, Vision, and Values of the Company
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • At least 5 years experience in Video/Film Production Industry
  • College Diploma from a recognized Audio/Video/Film Production Course
  • Proficiency working with a variety of post-production software including:
    • Colorfront, Avid, Davinci Resolve, Yoyotta
  • A practical knowledge of cameras and camera formats
  • Experience and proficiency in color grading
  • Ability to use, learn and implement new software and hardware
  • Experience in managing staff
  • Editorial experience an asset

Other Attributes

  • Decision Making / Problem Solving – Identifies an issue and processes relevant information coming up with possible solutions, selects appropriate responses and implements them.
  • Customer Service Focus – Identifies and creates opportunities to improve every person’s experience with the Company.
  • Teamwork – Participates actively in a team to improve the Company’s effectiveness.
  • Communication – Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing across the Company.
  • Innovation – Develops new ways and adapts existing products or processes to help the Company achieve its Mission and Vision.
  • Quality/Attention to Detail Focus – Ensures that standards for self, equipment and services are met to provide excellent service delivery.
  • Accountability – Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Can be relies upon to achieve results with little need for oversight.
  • Stress Tolerance – Functions in highly stressful, ambiguous or adverse situations.

Working Conditions & Physical Effort

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
  • Some physical effort may be required (i.e. some lifting of supplies and material)
  • Long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers

Equal Opportunity & Accommodation

Sim is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other basis protected by law.

Sim is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are compliant with local legislation. Applicants requiring accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process are encouraged to advise accordingly.

How to apply for the job

Please submit a resume and cover letter to HR@siminternational.com

Post Production

Finishing Producer Toronto

Position Summary:

The role of the Finishing Producer is to coordinate offline, online, and color sessions of various types of media production including commercial, TV, feature, and deliverables work.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with Engineering, Operations, Editoris and Colorists to usher work through post production pipeline, sometimes through multiple facilities.
  • Schedule and deliver multiple episodic projects, films and commercials.
  • Liaise closely with Sales to adjust bids and quotes for additional work throughout the facility.
  • Organize and facilitate digital asset delivery and archiving, sometimes for multiple vendors.
  • Create, track revise the post schedule and work orders for all bookings, including rooms, equipment and resources.
  • Use Xytech to process orders and create estimates and invoices for clients
  • All other reasonable duties as assigned by the company

What You’ll Need

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • 4+ years experience in the post production sector
  • Detailed knowledge of the post production process with an emphasis on Broadcast color grading, online, visual effects, CG workflows, and some offline knowledge.
  • Understanding of various types of media, file types, EDLs and delivery specifications.
  • Experience managing film and television workflows.
  • Proactively handles day to day Client Services issues and escalates to management when necessary.
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience working in a client-facing role
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Flexible and able to work within tight deadlines.

Other Attributes:

  • Decision Making / Problem Solving – Identifies an issue and processes relevant information in order to present viable solutions.
  • Customer Service Focus – Deliberately identifies and creates opportunities to improve every person’s experience with Sim
  • Teamwork – Participates actively in a team to improve the Company’s effectiveness
  • Communication – Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing across the Company
  • Innovation – Develops new ways and adapts existing products or processes to help Sim achieve its Mission and Vision
  • Quality/Attention to Detail Focus – Ensures that standards for self, equipment and services are met to provide excellent service delivery
  • Accountability – Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Can be relies upon to achieve results with little need for oversight
  • Stress Tolerance – Functions in highly stressful, ambiguous or adverse situations

Our Work Environment

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
  • Some physical effort required, lifting portable hard drives, boxes with tape media.
  • Some exposure to physical risk

Perks You’ll Receive

We can offer you:

  • Competitive wages in line with market standards
  • Retirement savings program with company matching
  • Comprehensive company-sponsored health benefits
  • Perks including discounted health and wellness programs
  • Employment Assistance Program (EAP) for counseling, financial planning, work-related concerns
  • Exposure to best-in-class motion picture technologies
  • Free parking with electric charging station(s) at most locations
  • Company events including: food truck lunches, summer BBQ’s, technology workshops, and industry events;
  • The opportunity to mentor new hires and interns
  • A work environment where you can really make an impact
  • Growth opportunities and a career, not just a job

How to apply

Please submit your resume to HR@siminternational.com

 

 

Post Production

Development and Operations Engineer

Location:

Open

About the Position: 

The Development and Operations Engineer will collaborate with software developers, IT, Workflow and Post Engineering staff to provide clients with technical support.  

 

What You’ll Do: 

Cloud/Virtualization Management 

  • Set up and manage cloud-based storage for internal use as well as clients 
  • Set up and manage complex AWS based infrastructures for public facing web applications 
  • Set up and manage VMware based infrastructures for internal enterprise services 

Infrastructure Support 

  • Provide direct server support during various operations such as deployment and general production  
  • Collaborate with developers to ensure new environments meet requirements and conform to best practices 
  • Design, implement and test agreed-upon infrastructures  
  • Automate deployment of Linux applications, system configurations and security settings  
  • Prioritize requests from operations, development and product teams fairly while demonstrating a sense of empathy 

Customer and Technical Service: 

  • Ensure technical support to internal team members for the technologies managed 
  • Ensure excellent customer service by identifying the needs and wants of clients and responding to their concerns and problems in an effective, timely manner 
  • Provide assistance and technical information to clients, potential clients and staff members when required 

Other: 

  • Perform other duties that may be assigned 

 

What You’ll Need: 

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience: 

  • Proficiency in AWS cloud services and VMware virtualization technologies 
  • Strong background in Linux/Unix administration 
  • Experience in SQL MySQL 
  • Proficiency in PHP, Python, or Perl 
  • Ideally experience with infrastructure automation tools like Terraform, Consul, Salt, etc. 
  • Knowledge of best practices and IT operations in an always up, always available service 

 

Other Attributes 

  • Decision Making / Problem Solving – Identifies an issue and processes relevant information coming up with possible solutions, selects appropriate responses and implements them 
  • Customer Service Focus – Deliberately identifies and creates opportunities to improve every person’s experience with Sim 
  • Teamwork – Participates actively in a team to improve the Company’s effectiveness 
  • Communication – Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing across the Company 
  • Innovation – Develops new ways and adapts existing products or processes to help Sim achieve its Mission and Vision 
  • Quality/Attention to Detail Focus – Ensures that standards for self, equipment and services are met to provide excellent service delivery 
  • Accountability – Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Can be relies upon to achieve results with little need for oversight 
  • Stress Tolerance – Functions in highly stressful, ambiguous or adverse situations 

 

Our Work Environment: 

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment 
  • Some physical effort required (i.e. some lifting of supplies and computer equipment) 

 

Equal Opportunity & Accommodation:  

Sim is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other basis protected by law.

Sim is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are compliant with local legislation. Applicants requiring accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process are encouraged to advise accordingly.

 

How to apply for the job: 

Please submit a resume to HR@siminternational.com

 

 

Post Production

Engineering Technician Toronto

The Engineering Technician supports the business’ operations to ensure all employees have the technical resources needed in order to provide exceptional service to our clients. The successful candidate will have knowledge of the following computer systems: Avid Pro Tools editing and mixing (including Dolby Atmos), Avid Media Composer, Avid Unity, ISIS and Nexis, and DaVinci Resolve. Mac is the standard platform for most of our systems, so you will need to have a deep understanding of it, but you will also need to have excellent Windows knowledge. (It’ll be a bonus if you are very versatile with Linux too). Flexibility in working hours is a requirement, as some evening and weekend work will be expected.

About the Position

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Configure and troubleshoot Pro Tools, Media Composer and Resolve systems.
  • Assist in managing Unity, ISIS and Nexis Shared Storage systems.
  • Assist in managing our custom production servers and networks.
  • Participate in deliveries to the field for remote editorial setup and teardown.
  • Maintain the various editing and mixing systems to peak efficiency.
  • Respond promptly to situations that require technical support and/or service.
  • Configure editing and mixing systems to work securely on our various networks
  • Assist clients and staff with any concerns regarding equipment and workflows.
  • Work with our IT department to keep all of our public and private networks functioning.
  • Stay current with equipment, systems and operations.

What You’ll Need

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • 5 years of experience in a professional audio/video editing business desirable
  • Post-secondary education in Audio/Video Technology, or a related field required
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Strong working knowledge of Mac hardware and software
  • Familiarity/working knowledge of all or some of the following computer systems: Avid ProTools editing and mixing (including Dolby Atmos). Avid Media Composer, Avid Unity, ISIS and Nexis, and DaVinci Resolve
  • A thorough understanding of professional audio and video systems is mandatory
  • A willingness to learn coupled with a willingness to work hard are a must.

How to apply

Please submit your resume to HR@siminternational.com

Job seeker? Why choose Sim?

 

 We Offer:
  • Competitive wages
  • Retirement savings program with company matching
  • Comprehensive company-sponsored health benefits
  • Perks including discounted health and wellness programs
  • Exposure to best-in-class motion picture technologies
  •  Free parking at most locations
  • Company events including food truck lunches, summer BBQ’s, technology workshops, and industry events
  • The opportunity to mentor new hires and interns
  • Open-door communication
  • A work environment where you can make an impact!

Equal Opportunity & Accessible Employment Statement

Sim is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other basis protected by law.

Sim is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Applicants requiring accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process are encouraged to advise accordingly.