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Head of Colour Support

  • Molinare TV & Film Ltd
  • London, UK
  • 21/06/2022
Full time Executive Management Studio Management Post-Production

Job Description

POSITION TITLE:                       Head of Colour Support


REPORTING TO:                        Head of Picture Operations


LOCATION:                                  London

Molinare is a film and broadcast post production facility with over 48 years of experience and is now one of the most respected names in the industry, specialising in television drama, feature films, feature documentaries and broadcast factual.

Molinare began in 1973 with a small studio called Molinare Sound Services. Today, having expanded into the world of high-end broadcast and feature post production, they are in an exciting position of strength and growth, providing the most creative and technically advanced services achievable.

Job Purpose/Summary:


The job holder will be responsible for managing and leading the Colour Support department. The role currently has 6 direct reports.


The role ensures the Colour Support department is running efficiently at all times, not only preparing projects and turnovers across genres such as Feature Film, Feature Documentaries, Dramas and Comedies, but supporting and assisting our in-house colourists, ensuring they are able to deliver the best possible experience for our clients.

 The role as the Head of Colour Support will also be instrumental in working to design picture finishing workflows as well as implementing existing workflows, so projects and media flow through the facililty with industry standard best practices applied.

 The role is also responsible for appropriate management of the colour support team, working closely with Sales, inhouse Post Production Managers and HODs to understand technicalogical, scheduling and resouorce challenges and within current and upcoming projects.


Duties and Key Responsibilities


  • Work with the Colour Support to ensure work is completed on time and to the highest standards.
  • Recruitment, development and training the staff within the department.
  • Monitor the workload in the assigned areas and ensure that preparations for future projects are put in place, this involves working closely with the Sales and the IT/Engineering support team.
  • Dealing with internal and external client enquiries with Sales and Post Production Managers
  • Testing and rolling out of new and current workflows to meet client / project specific delivery specifications.
  • Gain an understanding of the project in advance by liaising – and attending meetings - with the Sales team, the Post Production Manager, relevant Molinare technical staff and relevant members of the production.
  • Assist the Post Production Management team and scheduling teams to make sure resources are utilized correctly.
  • Put commercial at the heart of the team and the business.
  • Any other reasonable request


General Duties:

In addition to the specific duties and responsibilities outlined in this job description, all employees should be aware of their specific responsibilities towards the following:


  • Adhere to all health and safety and fire regulations and to co-operate with the company in maintaining good standards of health and safety.
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures at all times.
  • Uphold ethical and professional standards and not behave in a manner that is likely to bring the company into disrepute.
  • Promote and sustain a responsible attitude towards equal opportunities and diversity across the company.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to on-going learning and development and to participate in any training relevant to the role.
  • Be an active role model as a senior team member at Molinare.


This job description is not exhaustive. It merely acts as a guide and may be amended to meet the changing requirements of the company at any time after discussion with the post-holder.


Knowledge and Experience

  • A thorough understanding of post-production workflow and film post production technology.
  • A good understanding of colour workflows from ingest to delivery (ACES, Rec709, Linear, LUT creation and application, etc.).
  • A strong understanding of camera formats, resolutions, aspect ratios, frame rates and codecs.
  • In-depth knowledge of Baselight software
  • Good knowledge of DaVinci Resolve would be desirable
  • Good knowledge of operating systems (Linxu, MacOS and Windows).
  • Proficient at dealing with EDLs, XMLs and AAFs.
  • Methodical, diligent and organised with great attention to detail.
  • Fantastic problem solver, capable of working well under pressure keeping a friendly and positive attitude.
  • Minimum 3 management experience ( Desirable)
  • Minimum 4 years in DI/ Colour support experience ( Essential)


Skills and Abilities

  • Good relationship building skills
  • Must have strong organisational skills
  • Significant communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to work well under pressure and with strict deadlines
  • Must be proactive, fast-on-their-feet thinking professional
  • Shows initiative and capable of working without supervision
  • Acts as a champion for the team
  • Pursues excellence with integrity, passion and courage
  • Multi-tasking: prioritise conflicting demands
  • Problem-solving: find solutions to creative and practical dilemmas

Company Values – What do we believe in

  • Teamwork - Our best projects are born when we share our skills and experience with each other.
  • Passion - We treat every project with respect and time that it deserves.
  • Expertise - By embracing our creative background, we take the risks that allows us to aim higher.
  • Talent – We nurture talent to grown and do something meaningful at Molinare, which raises the bar for all of us.
  • Inclusion – We all grow better professions and better people by working with different backgrounds, cultures and thinking styles.