Freelance QC Operator

  • Freelance
  • London
  • Applications have closed

Motion Picture Solutions

Salary or Budget: Competitive
Experience required: 1+ years

Our Production Team is looking for freelance QC Operators.

You will be joining them in ensuring encoded content is quality controlled to the highest standard.

This is an opportunity to join a leading film servicing company, with big ambitions.

We know that our people hold the key to our success as a business. We strive to provide the most engaging employee experience by building on our already strong culture, one that puts personal and professional development at the very heart of everything we do.

We value diversity, and understand that employee wellbeing is vital to creating a collaborative environment, where everyone can be the best version of themselves. We have ambition too, to be listed in the Top 500 best companies to work for by 2025.

Who we are…

Motion Pictures Solutions (MPS) is a leading international film services company, providing end-to-end solutions at all stages in the field of theatrical film delivery.

From 24/7 post-production and mastering through to secure electronic distribution, KDM delivery, live event management, creative services and specialist technical consultancy, MPS offers distributors, exhibitors and industry partners a culture of innovation, a high level of expertise and fast turnaround times.

MPS has spent the past 17 years building a company that major Film Studios and Distributors trust. We’re a leading company at what we do and our aim is to make the global cinema industry run better, with our software already forming the basis of that ambition. We want to drive the cinema industry forward using the power of new, secure web-based technologies.

MPS is an energetic company and we guarantee a fun workplace and maybe the odd movie in one of our state-of the-art screening rooms. Most of all we want ambitious, driven people who are passionate about technology and film.

Job purpose

The QC Operators ensure that all Digital Cinema content created and distributed at MPS is delivered to the highest possible standards and are in line with the specifications that the client requires.

Additionally, for 3D content, you will be required to 3D depth map subtitles, directly involving you in the creative process of delivering films to the cinema screen.

The QC team work in a shift pattern, and the role will require long hours and weekend work.

Reporting to: The Freelance QC Operator will report to the QC Manager.

Key Responsibilities

The responsibilities of a member of staff at MPS may change over time according to the development need of the department and the individual.
In general, a Freelance QC Operator can expect to undertake the following:

  • Quality Control digital cinema content including features and occasional trailers
  • Running and understanding the in-house theatre Departments
  • Skilled 3D subtitling work using in-house equipment
  • Thorough and accurate reporting
  • Client facing responsibilities
  • Candidate Specification

 

Essential Experience:

  • Experience with Digital Cinema projectors and servers.


Essential Skills & Knowledge:

  • Comprehensive understanding of the Digital Cinema Model
  • A solid commercial understanding focused on the unique requirements of the company’s business and customer base within the cinema industry
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Knowledge of a second language, especially French, Spanish or German
  • Knowledge of film reel structures and understanding of film post-production practices
  • Understanding of different types of video/audio encoding formats, ideally VOD and Home Entertainment requirements
  • Experience in post-production/facilities environment.


Essential Competencies & Personal Attributes

  • Ability to learn and understand complex systems and processes
  • Able to communicate with technical resources
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written and presentation
  • Precise, great attention to detail and thorough with good communication skills and proactive approach
  • Passion for film, technology and customer demand
  • A professional and consistent approach
  • Patience when dealing with the same piece of work over several reviews
  • Problem solver.


Personal Profile

  • Ability to work within a team and individually
  • A high level of attention to detail
  • High standard of time management
  • Self-motivated
  • Cooperative, enthusiastic and positive attitude
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment.


Desirable Qualifications

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience.


Desirable Experience

  • Experience with Digital Cinema projectors and servers.


Desirable Skills & Knowledge

  • MS Office and IT skills
  • Detailed knowledge of the Digital Cinema industry.

 

Essential Requirements are those, without which, a candidate would not be able to do the job.  Desirable Requirements are those which would be useful for the post holder to possess and will be considered when more than one applicant meets the essential requirements.

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