Imaging Engineer

  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

With offices all over the globe, the Moving Picture Company (MPC) is one of the world's leading visual effects studios, creating high-end VFX for the advertising and feature film industries. Developing new visual effects techniques and creating cutting edge productivity tools is vital to MPC’s continued success. This is the responsibility of the Software team, where MPC seeks to appoint a Production Manager to help running a very busy department and manage software development projects.

Job Description

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Imaging Lead, the Imaging Engineer is responsible for ensuring colour accuracy and consistency through the VFX pipeline.

Primary Responsibilities:

- Look after colour management issues as part of the global imaging team
- Implement colour pipelines for film VFX
- Deal with a range of colour space conversions
- Maintain various software tools used by the department
- Manage and carry out projector calibrations
- Support the operation of screening rooms
- Evaluate new displays

Qualifications

Skills and Experience Technical Knowledge/Skills:

- Strong knowledge of colour science including colour spaces, matrix operations, lookup tables and use of instrumentation
- Experience with colour managing VFX applications including Nuke, RV, Photoshop, Katana, Silhouette
- Strong knowledge of and experience with calibration procedure (monitors and projectors)
- Familiarity with differing display technologies
- Linux knowledge preferred
- Experience with video engineering, scripting and python is an asset
- Familiarity with video streaming a plus

Recommended Experience:

- 1-2 years of experience in video engineering or colour management in the film industry

Attributes:

- Excellent communication and problem solving skills
- Meticulous attention to detail
- A strong work ethic
- Ability to take direction
- Capability to learn and adapt quickly
- Ability to understand client approval process
- Ability to successfully delegate and manage projects
- Ability to create, manage and work as part of a team
- Ability to manage a time-sensitive workload with an urgent and extremely organized manner

Additional Information

We are ideally looking for people who are able to start straight away, so please do highlight your availability when you get in touch.