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    Assistant Editors

    Assistant Editors (evening shift)

    • Los Angeles
    • Assistant Editors
    • Full-time
    AV Squad is a creative advertising agency specializing in entertainment marketing. Since our inception in 2004, our goal has remained unchanged: We strive to create outstanding, attention-grabbing content that tells an effective story. Our work resonates with today’s clever and diverse audiences. We believe in our work and love what we do. We pride ourselves on our congenial and collaborative culture and establishing an environment where creativity flourishes at every opportunity. Our passion for our work and commitment to our clients has positioned AV Squad as an industry leader.
     
    If you have what it takes to work in our extraordinary environment, delivering extraordinary work, we want to hear from you.
     
    Position Summary
     
    The Assistant Editor works with a team to support producers and editors in the video editing and finishing process. Assistant Editors (AEs) are responsible for maintaining and organizing all incoming and outgoing elements in the production workflow, as well as providing support materials for editors. This position will work a night shift, likely 3:30pm - midnight.
    Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities
    ·       Exceptional knowledge of Premiere - Final Cut Pro and Avid are a plus
    ·       Strong understanding of post production workflow
    ·       Strong understanding of media management including importing/exporting, transcoding, video/audio specs, and naming conventions
    ·       Experience in preparing, processing and submitting cue sheets
    ·       Building finish preps (EDLS, AAFS, OMFS, XMLS)
    ·       Creating supporting editorial materials (Overcuts, Stringouts, Shot Pulls)
    ·       Creating supporting finishing materials (Scripts, Dialogue Lists, Shot Lists, VFX Stringouts)
    ·       Candidates should have an extreme attention to detail, an ability to multitask and stay calm under pressure, be an exceptional problem solver, and flexibility in evolving protocols and competing priorities
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    IT

    IT Sys Engineer - Freelance/Contract

    • Los Angeles
    • IT
    • Freelance
    AV Squad is a creative advertising agency specializing in entertainment marketing. Since our inception in 2004, our goal has remained unchanged: We strive to create outstanding, attention-grabbing content that tells an effective story. Our work resonates with today’s clever and diverse audiences. We believe in our work and love what we do. We pride ourselves on our congenial and collaborative culture and establishing an environment where creativity flourishes at every opportunity. Our passion for our work and commitment to our clients has positioned AV Squad as an industry leader.
     
    If you have what it takes to work in our extraordinary environment, delivering extraordinary work, we want to hear from you.
     
    Position Summary
    AV Squad is looking for an IT professional to join its ranks for a 3-month contract to help get us through a busy time and a company relocation. Applicants should have 2-3 years minimum experience, ideally with a background in a post production environment. There is the possibility of this position becoming permanent.
    Candidate is a strong communicator, self-starter, and problem solver. Ideal candidate possesses an innate willingness to learn about new enterprise systems, network infrastructure, software and hardware solutions. This is a TEAM role, where an individual can own projects but always functions in a collaborative environment with support from his/her IT counterparts. This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone looking to broaden their resume and expertise, while working alongside one of the most renowned IT teams in the industry.
     
    Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities
    ·       Identify and procure the hardware and software needed to satisfy user requirements.
    ·       Install hardware and peripheral components such as monitors, keyboard, printers, etc.
    ·       Load appropriate software packages such as operating systems, networking components and office applications.
    ·       Assists in the customization and adaptation of existing programs to meet users’ and business needs.
    ·       Provides telephone, in-person, and remote support to end-users.
    ·       Connects users to networks and provides initial training in facilities and applications.
    ·       Administers e-mail and anti-virus systems.
    ·       Assists in research and procurement of computer accessories and supplies.
    ·       Performs other duties as assigned.
     
    Beneficial Skills and Experience
    ·       IT support in Post-Production Environment for at least 2-3 years
    ·       Desktop and Server MAC OSX 10.x.x experience, Unix experience is a plus
    ·       Experience with professional Video/Audio equipment
    ·       Experience with Fiber Storage SAN architecture
    ·       Network Infrastructure: HP Pro Curve, Avaya ERS, Mellanox
    ·       Experience using Adobe Creative Cloud Adobe and Final Cut
    ·       Ability to lift 50 lbs
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    Sr. Systems Engineer

    • Los Angeles
    • IT
    • Full-time
    AV Squad is a creative advertising agency specializing in entertainment marketing. Since our inception in 2004, our goal has remained unchanged: We strive to create outstanding, attention-grabbing content that tells an effective story. Our work resonates with today’s clever and diverse audiences. We believe in our work and love what we do. We pride ourselves on our congenial and collaborative culture and establishing an environment where creativity flourishes at every opportunity. Our passion for our work and commitment to our clients has positioned AV Squad as an industry leader.
     
    If you have what it takes to work in our extraordinary environment, delivering extraordinary work, we want to hear from you.
     
    Position Summary
    AV Squad is looking for an IT professional to join its ranks. Applicants should have a minimum of 3 years of experience, ideally with a background in agency print, graphic design, post-production, or VFX. Candidate is a strong communicator, self-starter, and problem solver. Ideal candidate possesses an innate willingness to learn about new enterprise systems, network infrastructure, software and hardware solutions. This is a TEAM role, where an individual can own projects but always functions in a collaborative environment with support from his/her IT counterparts. This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone looking to broaden their resume and expertise, while working alongside one of the most renowned IT teams in the industry.
     
    Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities
    ·       Identify and procure the hardware and software needed to satisfy user requirements.
    ·       Install hardware and peripheral components such as monitors, keyboard, printers, etc.
    ·       Load appropriate software packages such as operating systems, networking components and office applications.
    ·       Assists in the customization and adaptation of existing programs to meet users’ and business needs.
    ·       Provides telephone, in-person, and remote support to end-users.
    ·       Connects users to networks and provides initial training in facilities and applications.
    ·       Administers e-mail and anti-virus systems.
    ·       Assists in research and procurement of computer accessories and supplies.
    ·       Performs other duties as assigned.
     
    Beneficial Skills and Experience
    ·       IT support in Post-Production Environment for at least 2 years
    ·       Desktop and Server MAC OSX 10.x.x experience, Unix experience is a plus
    ·       Experience with professional Video/Audio equipment
    ·       Experience with Fiber Storage SAN architecture
    ·       Network Infrastructure: HP Pro Curve, Avaya ERS, Mellanox
    ·       Experience using Adobe Creative Cloud Adobe and Final Cut
    ·       Ability to lift 50 lbs
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    Motion Graphics

    Motion Graphics Designer (Freelance OR Full-Time)

    • Los Angeles
    • Motion Graphics
    • Full-time
    The ideal candidate should be passionate about all aspects of typography and design (strong working knowledge of Maya, Nuke, and Deadline are advantageous skills as well). Candidates must demonstrate an excellent knowledge of industry standard design programs for the creation of high-end motion graphic design projects from sketch to finish. This position requires 3-5 years of work experience in Theatrical Motion Graphics. Candidates with a degree from an accredited art school or university desired, however we believe the appropriate minimum working experience is paramount. Must have a positive can-do attitude, be pro-active, possess strong interpersonal communication skills, be able to take initiative, as well as, manage time within a fast-paced environment where deadlines and challenges constantly evolve. Post-Production experience is a plus!

    Essential Functions and Key Responsibilities

    • 2D and 3D design and animation of motion graphics for multiple Theatrical and Broadcast campaigns including trailers, main title designs, graphics packages, and transitions
    • Design and animation of motion graphics for high-end branded content as well we animated logos
    • Provide pre-production designs for pitching, including style frames, storyboards, and mood boards
    • Adaptation of campaign assets including retouching, logo and artwork preparation, illustrating, coloring, grading, rotoscoping, and tracking footage
    • Re-versioning existing campaigns to ensure that new elements match provided footage and seamlessly compositing together in accordance with creative direction
    • Export and delivering appropriate files to provided specifications
    • General and IT housekeeping of software, plugins, assets, style-guides, and naming convention compliance

    Abilities and Competencies

    • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (primarily After Effects, Illustrator, and Photoshop, including related plugins)
    • Advanced knowledge of Cinema 4D
    • Strong technical knowledge of post-production process, file formats, and delivery specs for Theatrical and Broadcast platforms
    • Exceptional design, layout, and typography skills
    • Attentive to detail
    • Able to effectively communicate creative ideas within a collaborative environment
    • Highly organized workflow to ensure seamless project exchange between colleagues
    • Able to multi-task efficiently
    • Conduct all matters in a professional, confidential, and courteous manner
    • High level of initiative and flexibility
    • Able to work effectively with diverse personalities and work styles
    • Effectively reads and comprehends written English
    • Effectively understands, communicates, and writes English
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    Motion Graphics Production/Finishing Artist - alternating shifts

    • Los Angeles
    • Motion Graphics
    • Full-time
    AV Squad is a creative advertising agency specializing in entertainment marketing. Since our inception in 2004, our goal has remained unchanged: We strive to create outstanding, attention-grabbing content that tells an effective story. Our work resonates with today’s clever and diverse audiences. We believe in our work and love what we do. We pride ourselves on our congenial and collaborative culture and establishing an environment where creativity flourishes at every opportunity. Our passion for our work and commitment to our clients has positioned AV Squad as an industry leader.
     
    If you have what it takes to work in our extraordinary environment, delivering extraordinary work, we want to hear from you.
    The ideal candidate has substantial experience with Motion Graphic Design for Theatrical and Broadcast properties. Uses tools such as Cinema 4D, After Effects and the Adobe Creative Suite to prepare and finish motion graphics related projects to spec for final delivery; oversees final delivery to client.
     
    Artists will encounter variety of assignments at different stages. Typical work includes, but not limited to: production changes, VFX, 2D/3D tracking, rotoscoping, and up-resing and cleanup for final delivery.
     
    Must be open to alternate shifts.
    Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities
     
          The ability to absorb creative direction and work with Creative Director, Producers and Art Directors to understand project scope and directives
          Motion graphics production (including but not limited to; organizing comps, compositing, rotoscoping, keying, constructing animated loops, rendering).
          Adaptation of campaign assets – retouching, logo and artwork preparation, illustrating, coloring, grading etc.
          Re-versioning existing campaigns so any new elements match provided footage and seamlessly compositing together in accordance with Creative Direction
          Work with 3D images; Able to create 2D images
          Maintain personal design station for optimal workflow
          Maintain familiarity with emerging technologies and formats pertaining to motion design
          QC/Posting/Transfer to Server
          Troubleshoot and problem solve as necessary
          General and IT housekeeping of software, plugins, assets, style-guides, and naming convention compliance
     
    Requirements
     
          Detailed knowledge of theatrical and broadcast formats and language  (i.e.. 4K, 2K, HD, Aspect Ratios, Frame Rates, Action/Title Safe Areas, Center Cut Safe extractions and Various Codecs)
          MUST have minimum of 2 – 4 yrs. Motion Graphic Production experience
          Advanced Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects)
          Comfortable working in a Mac or PC environment
          Must have strong design skills and an eye for typography
          Must be extremely detail oriented and a thorough perfectionist for the QC process
          Candidate must be team player, motivated, organized and able to work within a collaborative environment, while being flexible and adaptable
          Knowledge, or desire to learn high-end 3D programs a plus
          Must have reel of finished work. Resumes without reels will be discarded.
          Legal compliance around the confidential nature of the work we do
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    Print

    Production/Finishing Artist - PRINT (freelance)

    • Los Angeles
    • Print
    • Freelance
    Position: Production Artist
    Department: Print
    Reports to: Print Production Manager
    Status: Freelance
    Direct Reports: No
     
    AV Squad is a creative advertising agency specializing in entertainment marketing. Since our inception in 2004, our goal has remained unchanged: We strive to create outstanding, attention-grabbing content that tells an effective story. Our passion for our work and commitment to our clients has positioned AV Squad as an industry leader.
     
    AV Squad has launched a new Print Division! If you are an energetic, fearless, and passionate production artist who loves what you do and feeds off of working with others with the same qualities, you’ve found your home. This is a startup division within an established agency, and we’re building an environment that will allow you to vibe hard with others and elevate the people around you. Check your ego at the door, and come ready to compete and help the team win.
    The Production Artist will work on multiple projects within the theatrical, broadcast, streaming and gaming spaces.
     
    Beneficial Skills and Experience
    -3+ years of experience as a Print Production Artist in an entertainment marketing environment
    -Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat)
    -Able to handle fast-paced workflow under pressure and multitasking between concurrent projects
    -Exceptional attention to detail and organization skills
    -Proficiency in Google Slides and Keynote
    -Experienced mechanical builder and able to design OOH breakdowns
    -Fluent in production from processing deliverable information (including media plans & spec sheets), template building, to creating production presentations for streaming and print clients and handling all finished asset deliverables.
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    Sr. Art Director - Print

    • Los Angeles
    • Print
    • Full-time
    Position: Sr. Art Director
    Department: Print
    Reports to: Executive Creative Director
    Status: Full-time, Exempt
    Direct Reports: No
     
    AV Squad is a creative advertising agency specializing in entertainment marketing. Since our inception in 2004, our goal has remained unchanged: We strive to create outstanding, attention-grabbing content that tells an effective story. Our passion for our work and commitment to our clients has positioned AV Squad as an industry leader.
     
    If you are an energetic, fearless, and passionate designer who loves what you do and feeds off of working with others with the same qualities, you’ve found your home. This is a startup division within an established agency, and we’re building an environment that will allow you to vibe hard with others and elevate the people around you. Check your ego at the door, and come ready to compete and help the team win.
     
     
    Position Summary
    The Senior Art Director will design key art for multiple projects within the theatrical, broadcast, streaming and gaming spaces. The successful candidate can think outside the box, take concepts from idea stage to completion, and demonstrate an excellent knowledge of industry standard design programs for the creation of high-end print projects from sketch to finish.
     
    Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities
    ·       Ideating and concepting to help figure out the big idea
    ·       Comp building – using Photoshop, Illustrator, In-Design and other programs
    ·       Providing design direction and support to both internal and external customers
    ·       Collaborating with other designers, Art Directors and Creative Directors to deliver work that is on brand and aligned with client strategies
    ·       Participating in campaigns from conception to the prep of final artwork
    ·       Creating positivity and elevating the creative process
     
    Beneficial Skills and Experience
    ·       At least five years of experience working on Theatrical and/or TV key art
    ·       Strong technical knowledge of print production process, file formats, and delivery specs
    ·       Exceptional design, layout and typography skills
    ·       Advanced knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator (including related plug-ins)
    ·       Strong attention to detail
    ·       Ability to effectively communicate creative ideas within a collaborative environment
    Apply for this position