Entertainment IndustryJob Opening for Mastering Technician in IMAX Corporation (Los Angeles, CA 90094)



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Job Category : Entertainment Industry
Company Name: IMAX Corporation
Position Name: Mastering Technician
Location : Los Angeles, CA 90094
Job Description : What we’re about

IMAX is not your everyday entertainment experience, so it’s not surprising that IMAX employees and their careers go beyond the ordinary. Our employees share a passion for quality in everything they do. Our Hollywood people are movie business insiders with years of production experience. Our technology experts are unashamedly geeky – people who can talk for hours, and be riveting, about color gamut and lasers. Our business people are consummate sales and marketing professionals who are spreading the IMAX word around the world.

Of course we offer all the benefits you’d expect from a company with over 50 years of history. Yet, beyond this, we know everyone works differently and is motivated by different things. That’s why we offer competitive pay and a wide assortment of benefits – to help you make the most of your life at work and away from it.

As the world’s leading entertainment technology company, IMAX has revolutionized the way people experience movies. Specializing in immersive motion picture technologies, our employees are driven by a passion to take audiences around the world to places they’ve only dreamed of.

Come explore IMAX – where innovation, creativity and passion come together.
Required Skills
The Mastering Technician masters and quality checks the Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs) that are distributed to IMAX theaters worldwide. This includes anything from the original version DCP that is distributed domestically, to dubbed and subtitled DCPs which are distributed to IMAX’s many international markets. The Trailers and Features Mastering teams master on average a few hundred unique DCPs per month. Please note working hours are Sunday 6am to 3pm and Monday – Thursday 9am to 6pm.

What you’ll be doing:

The Mastering Technician is primarily responsible for mastering DCPs and their localized subtitled or dubbed versions for both domestic and international markets.
The Mastering Technician will also need to perform quality checks on mastered DCPs to ensure they have all required elements and uphold the IMAX standard. Elements can include subtitles, dubbed audio, accessibility tracks, or localized picture.
Additionally, the Mastering Technician will support the IMAX Post team by assisting in the troubleshooting and resolution DCP related issues experienced at any of IMAX’s theaters worldwide.
Participate in regular meetings with the Trailers Post team and collaborate in discussions on workflow improvements and problem solving
Perform other administrative duties and projects as assigned
The position’s shift is Monday – Friday, 2pm – 11pm

What we’re looking for:

Familiarity with post-production environments is ideal. This includes basic knowledge of the DI (digital intermediate) process including video editing, video compression & container formats, theatrical aspect ratios, and coloring, as well as basic knowledge of audio workflows and data management.
Experience and understanding of Quality Control to detect variations from IMAX’s high quality and industry standards.
The ability to manage, consolidate, and prioritize a large amount of data is vital.
The ability to work with studio or theater clients to resolve any emergency DCP issues.
A self-starter with a strong work ethic, detail oriented, adaptable and a team player who can work well with others and involve them in making critical decisions
Experience with digital cinema mastering is a plus but not necessary.
Experience with Linux, Bash & shell scripting, or Python is also a plus but not necessary.
Experience with the SMPTE 428-7 subtitle standard is a plus but not necessary.
The position requires overtime when necessary.
Bachelor’s degree preferred

The Ideal Candidate will have:

A Self-starter Mentality – Ability to take direction and fulfill responsibilities under pressure and strict deadlines with limited direct supervision
Teamwork / Collaboration Skills – Desire to work cooperatively with others on a team and have the ability to involve others in making critical decisions
Problem Solving Skills – Uses all available resources to assess the problem and to identify the best solution. Anticipates problems and solves them.
Accountability – Takes personal responsibility for outcomes and makes decisions based on sound judgment.
Organizational and time management skills – Ability to prioritize and successfully manage multiple tasks and deadlines in a volatile production-based environment
Resilience – Ability to keep things in perspective in the face of adversity, determined, sees things through.
Ability to see the big picture – Consolidate, analyze and conform data, before moving ahead with orders/tasks

Required Experience
Our Commitment to you:

For consideration, please apply online. We thank all applicants for their interest in IMAX but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

At IMAX you’ll be part of a culture built on respect – one that recognizes the unique talents of everyone on the team. We’re proud of the differences that make us all unique and we support unity, acceptance and equal rights for all. Diversity and inclusion among our employees are critical to our success as a global company.

Before you start with IMAX, all employment is subject to background and reference checks. Additionally, our U.S. employees are subject to our mandatory Covid-19 vaccine policy.

IMAX is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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