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Content Mastering Operator

  • Deluxe Entertainment Services
  • London, UK
  • 10/01/2024
Full time Media-Journalism

Job Description

Job

Content Mastering Operator

Description

Company 

As the world’s leading multidisciplinary service provider, Deluxe underpins the media and entertainment industry, servicing content creators and distributors including Netflix, WarnerMedia, The Walt Disney Company, Amazon, Apple, Viacom, NBCU, Google, AT&T and many others, by providing Global Content Distribution, Localization, Accessibility and Mastering while leading end-to-end innovation with unparalleled scale and agility across the Streaming, Theatrical, Broadcast and Mobile landscapes. With headquarters in Los Angeles and offices around the globe, the company employs over 4000 of the most talented and experienced industry individuals worldwide. For more information, please visit www.bydeluxe.com 

 

Location: Perivale, London 

Full-Time, Permanent Position

 

Position Summary 

The Digital Cinema Mastering Operator is responsible for the preparation of source assets, quality control and creation of deliverables that are distributed around the world.  This includes a variety of multimedia formats including Quicktimes and Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs) utilising both manual and automated methods of creation. Operators will be using industry standard software such as DVS Clipster, Transkoder, Protools and Media Encoder to provide bespoke services to all major and indie film studios. Elements handled include image, sound and subtitles from various source formats and must be conformed to client specification and DCI standards for theatrical release.  

 

You must be able to work as part of a 24/7 team. Successful candidates should have a keen eye for detail, an interest in working in the film industry and be used to working to tight deadlines whilst producing a high quality work. 

 

All relevant training will be provided to fulfil this role. 

 

Role and Responsibilities 

  • Mastering of both feature and trailer Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs) including Dubbed, Subtitled, 2D, 3D, 2K, 4K and HFR versions 

  • Use of DVS Clipster, Transkoder, Protools and Avid Media Encoder 

  • Content review and quality checking a wide variety of materials 

  • Creation and distribution of short form Prores master files as well as downstream deliverables for global distribution  

  • Checking and conform of source files in preparation of DCP Mastering 

  • Creating censor cuts using creative editing techniques 

  • Validation of DCPs 

  • Perform quality control checks on all forms of department deliverables 

  • Perform analysis of information and accurate record keeping in our work order and catalogue systems 

  • Communicate effectively with team members and other departments within the company 

  • Troubleshoot issues raised internally and externally regarding DCPs 

 

Key Requirements 

  • Happy to work shifts.

  • A strong interest in cinema and the media industry

  • Experience working with computers and technically minded 

  • Confidence working to ever changing and progressing specifications

  • Ability to problem solve creatively and spot inefficiencies within current workflows and processes 

  • Experience handling sensitive and confidential information 

  • Be well organised and be able to manage multiple tasks at the same time 

 

Diversity Statement 

Deluxe is committed to inclusivity, fostering an environment where every employee feels comfortable bringing their full selves to work. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees.  Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against, based on race, colour, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.