VFX Editorial Assistant, axisVFX

Function: Editor

Role categories: Animation, TV / Film / Video / Radio, Editorial, Technical

  • Rate/Salary: Competitive rate
  • Location: Bristol
  • Starting date: 19/06/2017
  • Expires: 09/07/2017

Job description

The VFX Editorial assistant incorporates and updates all required versions of visual effects shots into the current cuts of the VFX / live action sequences. He/she will have the ability to create a functioning environment where the Visual Effects Supervisor can evaluate any version of any shot in the current sequences, for aesthetic and technical direction. This position works closely with producers to manage all incoming media and outgoing deliverables.


  • Maintain sequence edits and inserting visual effects shots into the timeline
  • Manage and document the turnover of shots from editorial through to delivery including ingesting new media into pipeline
  • Conforming from EDLs and meticulously checking against offlines for accuracy
  • Ensure Shotgun is maintained with current shot counts, slate/lens information, lineup and any retime instructions
  • Ensure that published shots conform to the current edit and perform basic QC checks
  • Prepare sequence edits for internal and client approvals when required
  • Create daily playlists and operate the screening room system for dailies
  • Perform shot specific colour corrections to match editorial reference when required


Person specification


  • At least 2 years minimum experience in post production/editing environment  
  • Solid knowledge of a non-linear editing platform e.g. Premiere, Final Cut, Avid.
  • Good IT skills and ability to pick up new software
  • Good understanding of film and digital formats, files, frame rates, resolutions, colourspace and codecs
  • Calm and focused when under pressure
  • Have a passion and interest in VFX
  • An Effective Editorial Assistant 
  • Has excellent problem solving skills
  • Is self motivated and keen to learn new skills and applications
  • Is eager to help to develop new tools and workflow
  •  Is a strong team player