Senior VFX Editor

  • London  
  • Company
    Industrial Light & Magic  
    Start date
  • Closing date
    11 January 2021  
    Posted on
    11 November 2020  

The Senior VFX Editor sets up and completes all editorial work as requested from a Supervisor, Co-Editor or Production on a Feature Film or Episodic Television Project.

On any given day, your primary responsibilities and accountabilities will include:

  • Update sequences with new dailies from CG artists and outsource vendors.

  • Communicate with client editorial: track all stages of the client cuts, internal cuts and iterations.

  • Request scans from the client editorial and/or scan facility.

  • Maintain internal editorial database.

  • Provide abbreviated cuts for all client reviews.

  • Identify selects of material captured internally.

  • Together with the VFX and/or Animation Supervisor, present creative edits to the client when required.

  • Output sequence movie files, AIFF audio files, and EDLs for CG as specified by Production.

  • Provide visual reference for Production, stage, art department, client, etc.

  • Output JPEG shot frames to Production for storyboarding and Production database use.

  • Responsible for show wrap-up including finals reel, layoff of movie files, consolidating media.

  • Drive production of internal and external marketing reels.

  • Responsible for working with an assistant, mentoring and delegating.

  • Film tasks: print handling, pull and prep wedges and conform workprint reels if required.

  • Consult on new pipelines and workflows and track development with engineering teams; train other editors in new workflow.

  • Train new VFX Editors and continue to mentor as editors are deployed to other global locations.

  • Performs special projects under the supervision of the Senior Editor, production manager or department manager.

Here Are The Skills And Experience You Need To Be Successful In This Role:

  • Proven VFX Editorial experience in a CG driven post production environment.

  • Experience with Avid Media Composer.

  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines while working under tight schedules.

  • Outstanding team player with good interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Experience with ingesting performance capture.

  • Apple ActionScript experience.

  • Command-line environments (ie: Linux).

  • 3D Stereo experience.

  • Understanding/maintaining unity management.

  • Post-production film experience (e.g., film handling, coding, logging).

  • Post-production HD tape acquisitions (e.g., timecode, logging, capturing).

  • Proficient with Mac OS.

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of codecs, transcoding and QT formats.

  • Extensive experience with shot tracking databases (i.e. Filemaker, Shotgun).

  • Understanding of traditional film/print/negative.


This position is with Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Industrial Light & Magic. Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.