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Sim is a leading supplier of film/TV studio production equipment, as well as workflow/dailies and post-production services. We’re proud to have supported features such as “Deadpool,” “Handmaid’s Tale,” “Game of Thrones,” “Stranger Things,” “Power Rangers” and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”

 

Sim is a purpose-driven company which uses its creative and technical talent to advance meaningful solutions for the entertainment industry. A crucial part of our purpose is to foster diversity and inclusion by celebrating individuality, as well as encouraging our teams to engage authentically with each other and our greater community.

 

We provide Studio, Camera, Lighting & Grip, Dailies and Post services and have locations throughout Canada and the United States. Check us out on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn at @simcomplete.

 

Post Production

Project Coordinator Toronto

About the Position
Manage daily facility schedules and liaise with Clients to accommodate their Post Production schedules and deadlines. Coordinate with the Mix, Sound Editorial, Video and Media Departments to ensure materials are prepared and delivered for scheduled sessions and outside deliveries.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities
• Use Xytech Mediapulse platform to manage the scheduling of all equipment and services related to ADR, Sound Editorial, Sound Mixing, Picture Finishing, Picture Editorial, Video and Audio Deliverables including the availability of Equipment, Suites, Mix Stages, Mixers, Operators and Assistants to make sure that schedules accommodate the clients Post Production schedules and deadlines.
• Directly coordinate availability and scheduling with operations, in-house producers, creative staff and freelancers.
• Review approved budgets and quotes and ensure the correct amount of time is scheduled in each area
• Liaising directly with Client regarding the quote, budget, bookings and delivery.
• Assist Productions with coordinating tasks as necessary; ie liaising with other studios on behalf of Production regarding delivery of mix elements, as well as any technical specifications needed for a project
• Oversee the completion of work orders involving Post Production staff and services, which reflect equipment and service use appropriately.
• Setup and track the progress of each project and coordinate the flow of tasks and labour
• Work closely with accounting to make sure actualization and billing is current and accurate
• Organize and coordinate elements deliveries such as turnovers, camera originals, music (composer), foley and other elements coming into Sim Post
• Organize elements leaving Sim Post and deliverables to Distributors or Broadcasters
• Facilitate element movements in between departments
• Be aware of client presence at playbacks and screenings to ensure the highest level of client experience.
• Adhere to Clients Post Schedule and help staff stay within schedule and budget
• All other reasonable duties as assigned by the company

Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

• 2+ years’ experience in the post production sector
• Experience working in a client-facing role
• Excellent oral and written communication skills (especially telephone skills)
• Ability to work as a team player in a busy environment and handle the demands and pressures of multiple daily deadlines
• Highly organized and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously within tight deadlines with attention to detail and great record keeping skills
• Excellent problem solving, troubleshooting skills
• Proactively handle day to day Client Service issues and escalate to management when necessary
• Flexible to work long hours and on weekends
• Experience managing film and television workflows are an asset.
• Detailed technical knowledge of various types of media, file types, and delivery specifications and understanding of the post production processes are an asset.

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
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
Quality/Attention to Detail Focus – Ensures that standards for self and services are met to provide excellent service delivery
Accountability – Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Can be relied upon to achieve results with little need for oversight
Stress Tolerance – Functions in highly stressful, ambiguous, or adverse situations

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:
• Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
• During busy periods extra hours might be required
• Client service includes the ability to acknowledge client requests after hours and on weekends
• 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

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
Please submit your resume to HR@siminternational.com.

Post Production

Receptionist Los Angeles

Position Summary:

As the first point of contact for all clients and visitors, both on site and off site, the receptionist is a pivotal role in the company’s day-to-day operations. Their main role is to assist visitors and clients by greeting, welcoming, and directing them appropriately both by telephone and in person. They will be tasked with notifying company personnel of visitor arrival, ensuring all security protocol is enforced, accepting mail and packages, answering company inquiries and providing information to the general public, customers, visitors, and other interested parties regarding activities conducted at the establishment. They must have a strong knowledge of the location, departments, office layout, and employees within the organization. They will follow a set weekly schedule during day.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Welcome clients and guests, both in person and by phone, in a friendly, professional and positive manner.
  • Maintain cleanliness and appearance of the lobby area and front desk.
  • Ensure all security protocol is enforced.
  • Assist visitors in signing in to the Envoy system.
  • Operate the telephone system to answer, screen, and forward calls. They will be providing information, taking messages and scheduling appointments for company employees.
  • Sign for packages or deliveries as necessary and ensure delivered items are directed to the appropriate individual in a timely manner.
  • When greeting visitors, determine nature and purpose of visit and contact Client Services for escort to specific destinations.
  • Assist employees and in-house clients with food orders and coordinate delivery and pick-ups from specified vendors.
  • Transmit information or documents to customers, using computer, mail, or facsimile machine.
  • Analyze company data to determine answers to questions from customers or members of the public.
  • Assist Client Services and Billing in tracking/filing purchase receipts and employee/client meals.
  • Other duties as requested.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • 1-2 years of experience in a front desk or client facing position preferred.
  • Communicates in a through, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing across the Company
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and effective team player.
  • Eagerness to learn and improve on current company procedures.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize a multiple tasks and projects while remaining cool, calm and collected.
  • Proficient in Windows and in the use of computer programs: Microsoft Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel) and Adobe.
  • Proficiency in the use of standard office equipment

Other Attributes

  • Adaptability/Flexibility – adapts easily to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities
  • Attention to Detail – ensures that standards for self, staff, equipment and services are set, reviewed and surpassed regularly to provide excellent service delivery.
  • Discretion and Confidentiality – ensures that all employee details and information is kept confidential unless otherwise specified by management
  • Customer Service Focus – Identifies and creates opportunities to improve every person’s experience with the Company
  • Development & Continual Learning – demonstrates an ongoing commitment to learning and self-improvement
  • Initiative – Does the right thing without being asked.
  • Collegiality Being helpful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
  • Coachability Open to feedback, willing to learn and embracing continuous improvement

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical office environment
  • Minimal physical effort required (i.e. lifting of individual employee files)
  • Long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers.

The company reserves the right to make changes to all job descriptions with the evolving needs of the company.

How to apply:

Please submit your resume to HR@siminternational.com

Post Dailies + Rentals

Dailies Technician (3 month Contract) Toronto

About the Position
Use technical abilities to color, process, and sync digital footage. Ensures a seamless workflow of media to post through standardized Sim quality control procedures and constant communication with set and post production.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Dailies Processing:
• Shift start will depend on Production’s shoot call time
• Ensure safe transfer of media sent from set to the lab’s internal storage
• Set and/or adjust one-light coloring of media based on looks provided from set
• Process media to dailies specs provided by post
• Sync all dailies to external audio
• Verify the correct metadata is provided with dailies
• Ensure all media is colored and processed to the correct requirements
• Evaluate quality of master media and alert production and post of any corrupt media
• Communicate and coordinate with the on-set Data Manager/DIT on the shipping of media and drives between the lab and set
• Ensure script notes, sounds notes, and lab notes are forwarded along form set to post
• Trouble shooting problem clips and processing software issues
• Report dailies activity and daily issues to Workflow Supervisor
• Archival of media to hard drives and LTO Tapes

Dailies Screeners:
• Assembly and processing of digital screener reels
• Upload of digital screeners to video file sharing sites
• Maintenance of hardware and software required for screeners creation
• Creation and setup of digital screeners for the iPad
• If requested, send still images to DP for reference

Administration:
• Track the incoming and outgoing of shuttle drives at the lab
• Shipping of LTOs to clients
• Track and report the status of supplies and stock at the lab
• Answering calls from clients and providing customer support
• Perform other duties that may be assigned
• Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the mission, vision, and values

Clients and Technical Service:
• Ensure 24/7 technical support
• 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

Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:
• College Diploma from a recognized Audio/Video/Film Production Course or equivalent work experience
• Proficiency working with Avid and/or Davinci Resolve
• Work and practical experience in Audio/Video/Film Production Industry
• Ability to use, learn and implement new software and hardware

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

Working Conditions and 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
• Some exposure to warehouse environment

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

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
Please submit your resume to HR@siminternational.com.

Post Production

Post Engineering Technician Los Angeles

Position Summary:

The Post Engineering Technician is responsible for building, maintaining and ensuring client support of editing and workflow systems.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Strong skills installing and troubleshooting Avid Editing systems.
  • Build and install, all software and hardware for editing systems, dailies systems and any other workflow related computer system.
  • Maintain, clean, test, troubleshoot and complete minor repairs for all editing systems, dailies systems and any other workflow related computer system.
  • Perform installations and tear outs of in-house and on location editing systems, dailies systems and any other workflow related computer system.
  • Hardware and Software installations and support include, but are not limited to, Mac, Windows, Avid, Express Dailies, Davinci Resolve, Microsoft Office, Adobe, etc.
  • Assist in maintaining and supporting shared network storage systems including, but limited to, Avid NEXIS and Facilis Terrablock.
  • Assist in formatting and testing cards and drives as needed.
  • Perform and maintain monitor calibrations.
  • Ensure excellent quality and customer service by identifying the needs and wants of clients and responding to their concerns and problems in an effective and timely manner.
  • Ensure equipment is properly assigned, booked, prepped and dispatched in RentalWorks.
  • Ensure transfers are coordinated and assigned properly in RentalWorks.
  • Report all damages or malfunctioning equipment to Director of Post Engineering, General Manager and Senior Post Engineer, and ensure it is properly assigned to service in RentalWorks.
  • Be available as a consultant during show preparations that involve digital media workflows and work continually towards self-development to stay current on new technology, trends, procedures & practices.
  • Assist in prepping and maintaining of other production equipment when required.
  • Ensure that editing suites and equipment room are kept clean and organized.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of/and appreciation for the mission, vision, and values.
  • Provide assistance and information to each client, potential client, and staff member.
  • Attend staff meetings, planning sessions and training events as required.
  • Be available after hours by email or phone, as needed.
  • Assist with IT tasks as needed. This may include, but is not limited to, telephone assignment & troubleshooting, internet troubleshooting, printer setup & troubleshooting, etc.

Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong working knowledge of PC/MAC based computers and software
  • Active ACSR status a plus
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong customer service approach
  • Ability to travel and work a flexible schedule
  • Strong Organizational skills
  • Valid driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • 5yrs Experience working in the Film and television industry a plus
  • Proficiency in the use of computer programs for: Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.

Other Attributes

  • Decision Making/Problem Solving: Identifies an issue, gathers and processes relevant information coming up with possible solutions, selecting appropriate responses and implementing them.
  • Self Management: Works independently with minimal supervision and is disciplined in setting priorities.
  • Customer Service Orientation: Deliberately identifies and creates opportunities to improve every person’s experience with Sim.
  • Communication: Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing across the Company.
  • Teamwork: Participates actively in a team to improve the Company’s effectiveness.
  • Innovation: Develops new ways or adapts existing products or processes to help Sim achieve its Mission and Vision.  Challenges the status quo.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
  • Some physical effort required as everyone on the Sim team is asked from time to time to pitch in and help share the load.
  • Some exposure to physical risk

How to apply:

Please submit your resume to HR@siminternational.com

 

 

 

Camera

Optical Technician III Vancouver

Position Summary
Use technical abilities to clean, test, maintain and repair rental equipment with a specific focus on lenses and optical equipment to conform to company quality control procedures and standards

Primary Duties & Responsibilities
• Clean, quality control, evaluate and repair equipment with a focus on lenses and optical products.
• Clean, evaluate, repair and test specific models of equipment and systems including setup and alignment.
• Test, evaluate, document and make technical recommendations regarding new products and systems.
• Perform on-set technical support and system setups.
• Assist in the design, building, testing, documentation and implementation of rental equipment related modifications.
• Assist in the training of camera technicians from other Sim offices and make recommendations for further technical training and certification.
• Provide assistance and technical information to clients, potential clients and staff members when required.
• Report all damages or malfunctioning equipment to Rental coordinators and Director of Engineering and complete the required paperwork including LMD, fault reports, purchase orders.
• Effectively use RentalWorks to track repairs, rental requirement and service schedules.
Additional Responsibilities
• Purchase tech room supplies and parts when required.
• Assist in keeping your personal workstation and tech room clean and organized.
• Perform other duties that may be assigned.
• Provide assistance and technical information to clients and staff members when required.
• Demonstrate an understanding of and appreciation of the mission, vision, and values.
• Work continually towards self-development to stay current on new technology, trends, procedures and practices.
• Submit detailed weekly activity reports.
• Ensure excellent customer service by identifying the needs and wants of clients and responding to their concerns and problems in an effective, timely manner.
• Attend staff meetings, planning sessions and training events as required.
• Carry a company issued cell phone and participate in the Company’s on call rotation.
• Travel and work overtime when required.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience
• College Diploma from a recognized Audio/Video/Film Production or Electronics Course preferred.
• A minimum of five years’ work and practical experience in the Audio/Video/Film Production Industry.
• Proficiency working with Microsoft Office and ability to learn and use RentalWorks.
• Ability to use specialized tools to effectively diagnose and service equipment .
• Ability to establish effective relationships with customers and co-workers. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.

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
• Adaptability/Flexibility – Adapts easily to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities
• Attention to Detail – Ensures that standards for self, staff, equipment and services are set, reviewed and surpassed regularly to provide excellent service delivery
• Development & Continual Learning – Demonstrates an ongoing commitment to learning and self-improvement
• 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 required as everyone on the team is asked from time to time to pitch in and help share the load.
• Some exposure to physical risk.

All job descriptions are subject to change based on the evolving needs of the company.

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 by noon on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

Post Production

Layback Operator Toronto

About us

Sim is a leading supplier of film/TV studio production equipment, as well as workflow/dailies and post-production services. We’re proud to have supported features such as “Deadpool,” “Handmaid’s Tale,” “Game of Thrones,” “Stranger Things,” “Power Rangers” and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”

We provide Studio, Camera, Lighting & Grip, Dailies and Post Production services and have locations throughout Canada and the United States.

For more information, visit siminternational.com or visit us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn @simcomplete.

About the Position

The Layback Operator coordinates with mix assistants, video assistants and administration to create, QC and prepare deliverables efficiently and expediently to meet all deadlines.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Arrive early enough to set up sessions and make sure that all deliverables are created and QC’d in time for scheduled delivery and to the highest standard
  • Track layback and mix session particulars in the layback logs to maintain consistency and quality throughout the project and to keep others in the department up to date
  • Communicate with mix and video assistants to make sure all deliverables are delivered as scheduled
  • Report any technical issues to tech department immediately so they may be taken care of
  • Help to maintain the backup vault together with the mix and video assistants
  • Look at the schedule every day to be aware of any changes
  • Help implement any new systems that may be beneficial to the department (as technology changes) and maintain checklists with updates based on new workflow
  • Back up sessions at end of each day and coordinate with mix assistants for any transfers that require immediate attention
  • Be available to assist mix assistants, video assistants and administration in whatever tasks are required
  • Keep Layback racks and rooms properly maintained, organized, and tidy
  • Keep basements common areas such as kitchen and lounges tidy and presentable
  • Interact with clients in a friendly and professional way and make sure their needs are met
  • Take client food and coffee orders when they are in need of service
  • External contacts – Producers, Directors, Post Production Supervisors, Picture Editors and Assistant Editors, Actors scheduled for ADR, key people at related facilities
  • Internal Contacts – Project Coordinator, Director of operation, Management, Scheduling, Reception, Mixers and other Assistants, Sound Editors and Assistants, Tech Department, Accounting

Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • Experience with Pro Tools and other Post Production equipment and software
  • Audio engineering and ear training with the ability to hear audio production techniques and impairments
  • Problem solving, troubleshooting, and audio routing knowledge are an asset
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as a team player in a busy environment and handle the demands and pressures of multiple daily deadlines
  • Attention to detail and record keeping skills

Other Attributes:

  • Attention to Detail – Ensures accuracy and completeness when preparing documents, recording information and entering data.
  • Communication – Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing across the Company. Listens carefully and takes care not to make assumptions.
  • Customer Service Oriented – Thinks and acts in a way that considers the needs of clients and others and ensures a high level of quality and satisfaction for all
  • Managing Change – Initiates and manages change to achieve the strategic and operational goals of the Company
  • Planning and Organizing – Establishes a clearly defined and effective course of action for self and others to achieve short and long term goals
  • Teamwork – Participates actively in a team to improve the Company’s effectiveness

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical office/studio work environment
  • On some projects extra hours are required in order to meet delivery deadlines
  • High industry expectations and pressures due to project schedules constantly changing
  • Client service includes the ability to acknowledge client requests after hours and on weekends
  • May be required at the office on weekends and holidays
  • May be required to travel

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

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

Please submit your resume to HR@siminternational.com.

Post Production

Finishing Workflow Producer New York

Position Summary:

The Finishing Workflow Producer will work directly with the local Engineering, Finishing, Sales, and Media teams, overseeing the offices’ technical processes for data I/O, conform/online, vfx pulls and reviews, marketing pulls and more, ensuring standardized workflows are tested, agreed upon, implemented and adhered to. This position will take workflow direction and keep an open line of communication with the Director of Workflow, while collaborating with Workflow staff across the company on a wide variety of content, including scripted episodic/features and documentary episodic/features

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Client and Technical Service:

  • Ensure 24/7 technical support
  • Responsible for ensuring accurate color flow between software, monitoring and renders between artists and systems at Sim
  • Responsible for supporting colorists and clients with any color management questions or concerns
  • Ensure excellent customer service by identifying the needs and wants of clients and responding to their concerns and problems in an effective, timely manner
  • Responsible for all local LTO archiving and restoring of DI assets for all film and television productions, while adhering to MPAA regulations
  • Responsible for all data on SAN environment, including, but not limited to, file copies, setting file permissions, and the creation/deletion/management of projects and directories
  • Oversee organization and folder structure for projects in accordance with Sim Post file management policies and procedures
  • Oversee and when necessary, perform the Media Teams consolidation, media management, and process for pre-conforming television and feature/independent film productions
  • Complete file conversions, network deliverable creation and asset delivery
  • Responsible for ensuring all VFX pulls are delivered in accordance with all Sim standards
  • Responsible for ensuring the processes and delivery standards for all framerate conversions and transcoding needs are in accordance with Sim standards
  • Responsible for ensuring the processes and delivery standards for all final television and/or feature/independent film production deliverables are to studio specifications, finding optimization and efficiencies
  • Provide assistance and technical information to clients, potential clients and staff members when required

Other Duties:

  • Answering calls from clients and providing customer support
  • Work closely with Finishing Producers to ensure client’s needs and deadlines are met
  • Keep detailed documentation for optimal organization and constantly explores ways to improve workflow and client experience
  • Create documentation of each jobs’ workflow specifications as necessary
  • Collaborate with workflow staff across the company from various locations to design and or implement standard practices
  • Other duties, as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • 5 – 7 years of relevant experience in an audio/video/film production environment required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, or equivalent years of relevant work experience, preferred
  • Ability to use, learn and implement new software and hardware
  • Proficiency in Avid and Adobe products required
  • Knowledge of Filmlight products preferred
  • Knowledge of Colorfront, Autodesk, products a plus
  • Proficient in TAR and LTFS tape formats while working in both command line and YoYotta
  • Experience working within command line on Linux, Mac, and Windows platforms preferred
  • Experience working with, or creating, IMF + HDR deliverables for streaming platforms such as Netflix, Hulu a plus

Other Attributes

  • Leadership Skills – Has the ability to step up and lead a group of people to produce the best possible work
  • Decision Making / Problem Solving – Identifies an issue and processes relevant information coming up with possible solutions, selects appropriate responses and implements them
  • Customer Service – 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
  • Quality/Attention to Detail – 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)

How to apply

Please submit your resume to HR@siminternational.com

 

Post Dailies + Rentals

Workflow Producer Vancouver

Division: Post Dailies + Rentals
Location: Vancouver
Reports to: General Manager

Are you looking for work/life balance? Do you want to be part of behind-the-scenes in film and TV production? If you’d like to join an exciting team at a leading company keep reading…

About us

Sim is a leading supplier of film/TV studio production equipment, as well as workflow/dailies and post-production services. We’re proud to have supported features such as “Deadpool,” “Handmaid’s Tale,” “Game of Thrones,” “Stranger Things,” “Power Rangers” and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”

We provide Studio, Camera, Lighting & Grip, Dailies and Post Production services and have locations throughout Canada and the United States.

For more information, visit siminternational.com or visit us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn @simcomplete.

About the Position

Position Summary:

The Workflow Producer is the technical lead for the local office, responsible for creating, managing and communicating workflow from on set, to the digital dailies lab.  This position requires an in depth understanding of both the production and post-production processes used on scripted episodic television and feature film jobs.  Position involves hands on designing of 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, this role will also ensure standardized procedures, security protocols and safety of the negative are adhered to in the 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 and Responsibilities:

Local 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

What You’ll Need

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.

Our Work Environment

  • 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

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

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

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

 

 

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.