Post-Producer

Company overview

Based in Manchester, Space is an award-winning film and visual effects studio, creating high-end content for the advertising and television industries.

As a growing business, Space is certainly ‘one to watch’. We are constantly looking for the industry’s best talent – enthusiastic people that have a hunger to work with some of the world’s best-known brands and TV shows. We produce creative, visually stunning and technically challenging VFX of the highest quality and are looking for candidates with a desire to be integral to the success of these projects.

Job description

The Post Producer is the central point of contact for both clients and artists (internal and freelance) during the post-production phase of a project. They are ultimately responsible for ensuring projects are accurately quoted and resourced to ensure they are delivered on time and in budget.

Key responsibilities

  • Working with the team internally to accurately scope and quote all post-production requirements. Ensure scope of work and deliverables are clearly agreed by all parties upfront.
  • During the initial scoping phase, ensure key queries are shared with the client at the appropriate technical level (most of our clients are not experts in CGI – it’s our job to guide them).
  • Work with Heads of Department to interpret external creative briefs (client) and produce internal briefs (for artists) to ensure their time is used as effectively as possible.
  • Creation of detailed timing plans for all projects and maintaining positive relationships with clients at all stages.
  • Management of all post-production resource scheduling (internal and freelance) to ensure all projects are delivered on time and in budget (including facilities – edit and finishing suites).
  • Creation and management of artist shot lists using appropriate software to monitor and track progress.
  • On certain projects (in the absence of a data ops person), manage incoming data/plates.
  • Management of Clearcast post-production reviews and approvals for TVCs.
  • Delivery of completed assets to client through the agreed method. Including delivery of TVCs to stations, where required.
  • Ensure internal timesheets are completed (daily or weekly) and inputting data from freelance (manual) timesheets.
  • Ensure all freelance artists and suppliers have signed the necessary NDAs.
  • Liaise between internal teams (heads of department, artists, producers) to ensure smooth workflow and delivery of assets to schedule and budget.
  • Oversee all post-production deliverables as they pass through the business – arranging kick-off meetings, creative briefings, assigning artists to tasks, resource scheduling, client reviews, taking, interpreting and distributing client feedback, tracking profitability and costs.
  • Drive new VFX business through personal network and industry contacts.
  • Help grow the business by encouraging repeat custom through strong procedures and excellent client care. Also by ensuring the appropriate margins are maintained across the project.
  • Work with the management team to ensure the business has the relevant hardware and software in place to deliver each project.
  • Liaising with relevant departments heads to ensure that any technical operator issues are communicated and resolved in a timely manner.
  • Management of full team holiday calendar and absence reporting.
  • Checking freelance invoices are accurate
  • Ensure team travel and accommodation arrangements are in place for on-set supervision.

Your experience

We’re looking for a superstar with the following skills and experience:

  • The candidate must be self-motivated, positive, patient, extremely organised with an eye for detail and a possess a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Experience working within a similar role essential (Post-Production Coordinator, Post Producer, VFX Producer etc.)
  • Experience working to flexible hours and tight deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients, prospects and members of the team.
  • Have a sound working knowledge of all business roles, functions, capabilities and applications within the post-production department.
  • A good understanding of the digital workflows including VFX, 2D and 3D CGI, editing, grading and MGFX.
  • A working knowledge of common delivery formats and methods.

NEXT STEPS

Interested?  If so, please email jobs@wearespace.com with an intro to yourself (including salary expectations) and a copy of your CV.