Seeking an Assistant Editor

Parallax Film Productions is looking to hire an experienced Assistant Editor for a historical documentary series starting in October through approximately May 2022.

Project is AVID based.  Position includes full AE duties: transcode, log, dailies, support editors, temp SFX/music, exports, deliverables, etc.

Work will take place in our production office in White Rock. Commuting is possible, but having a car would be helpful.

Interested candidates please e-mail jobs(at)parallaxfilm.com with “Assistant Editor” in the subject line.

Rate: $22 to $25 / hour commensurate with experience.

Find a New Job in Map Work

Parallax Film Productions requires an After Effects Specialist for a new season of our historical documentary series.

We are seeking someone with a very specific skill set to execute and bring to life assigned shots with precision. Using specific assets provided, the After Effects Specialist will create Map Shots detailed in the episode scripts. The ability to composite explosions, fire, and/or smoke may also be required. Compositing may also require painting modern images to be more representative of the time period.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the vision and style matches previous seasons, strong attention to the historical details.
  • Flexible enough to keep up with the shifting needs of the Production on a daily basis
  • Able to push out of your comfort zone and learn new techniques and plugins to meet the needs of the Production
  • Blend live action footage with 2D and 3D assets to create photo realistic shots
  • 2D and 3D tracking of footage
  • Rotoscoping
  • Matte Painting
  • Submit work that follows production and workflow guidelines requirements (i.e. naming conventions and specs)

Job Type: Contract – 6 months (November 2021- April 2022)

Salary: $22.00 to $27.00 /hour

Must have Canadian Citizenship and be BC Resident. (Required)

Qualifications:

– Adobe After Effects proficiency – Notably 3D cameras, create and animate motion graphics, live action compositing (2 years experience preferred)

– Strong Photoshop skills

– Non-linear Editing Software basic knowledge (AVID/DaVinci ideal)

How to Apply:

Send your resume and a link to your reel or a few samples of your VFX/Motion Graphics work to jobs(at)parallaxfilm.com by Friday, October 8.

Tell us where you found this job posting and why you would like to work for us.

Successful candidates will be contacted to discuss next steps of the application process. This position is remote working with team members in our White Rock production office.  Candidate MUST be Vancouver-based and BC resident.  No exceptions.

Perpetually Productive Production Assistants

Production still from “Hitler’s Last Stand – Season 2” (c) 2019 Holdout II Productions Inc /

We’re lost without good help.  So we’re seeking dependable, energetic Production Assistants to support all aspects of our historical documentary series shooting in Abbotsford from mid October through December with additional days the end of January.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Helping prepare the set with lights, props, equipment etc.
  • Assisting Director, Camera Department, Production Office and Location Department
  • Operating equipment – smoke machines, generator – training will be provided
  • Assisting with repairs to sets,painting and construction
  • Act as a runner collecting and distributing items to and from set and throughout the Lower Mainland, as required
  • Must be able to lift and move heavy items (up to 40 pounds)

 Qualifications & Attributes:

  • Experience as a Production Assistant– but not essential, will train for the right candidate
  • Knowledge of film terminology is appreciated
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking ability
  • Resourcefulness and problem-solving
  • A team player with great communication skills
  • Physical strength and stamina
  • Willingness to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Basic construction/trade skills an asset
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable car.  Production office is in White Rock, Location shoot is in Abbotsford

Please email cover letter and resume as one pdf to jobs(at)parallaxfilm.com

Recruiting a Costumer / Dresser

Production still from “Hitler’s Last Stand – Season 2” (c) 2019 Holdout II Productions Inc /

We want our characters to look their part.  We’re looking for an experienced Costumer/Dresser for a historical documentary series starting October through mid December.   Prep will take place from production office in White Rock and filming will be based in Abbotsford.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Ensuring costumes are historically accurate for all characters
  • Assisting to source costumes and creating look books for each episode (if required)
  • Be familiarized with script breakdowns, cast and costume requirements for each episode
  • Sourcing costume items as required
  • Working ahead to order items like military patches well in advance and then sewing on patches and other similar items in advance
  • Preps all wardrobe for the cast for the day
  • Tracking of all costumes for every character (sign in and sign outs)
  • Ensuring costumes are cleaned, dried maintained and accounted for (daily)
  • Developing systems for quick changes and in and out of costumes by re-enactors
  • Picking up / returning costumes from rental house as required
  • Tracking costumes from rental house, ensuring they are returned in good and clean condition.
  • Monitor onset kits, inform Production Manager of required items.

Qualifications & Attributes:

  • Education or equivilant experience in fashion, costuming, tailoring/sewing
  • Excellent organizational skills and supreme attention to detail
  • Appreciation for and knowledge of WW2 history is an asset.
  • Resourcefulness and problem-solving
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable car – Set location isin Abbotsford

Please email cover letter and resumes as one pdf  to  jobs(@)parallaxfilm.com

Hiring a Casting Coordinator

Production still from Hitler’s Last Stand – Season 2 (c) 2019 Holdout Productions Inc /

Can you help us find other good people?  We’d like to add an experienced Casting Coordinator to our team.  We will need you to starting in October for filming through mid December. Prep will take place from our production office in White Rock and at production stage, the Casting Coordinator will work on set in Abbotsford for a third season of a WW2 documentary series.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Working with Director to determine Casting requirements based on Shoot Script
  • Source, book and schedule talent
  • Coordinate cast and extras on set
  • To manage and file release forms and other paperwork

Qualifications & Attributes:

  • At least 1 year of experience in a similar role at a production company
  • Proficient multi-tasker with good problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication, scheduling and organization skills
  • Self-starter with a proactive attitude
  • The ability to work well individually as well as in a team
  • A valid driver’s licence, reliable car and computer

Email cover letter and resume as one pdf to:  jobs(at)parallaxfilm.com

Searching for a Production Coordinator

Production still from Hitler’s Last Stand – Season 2 (c) 2019 Holdout II Productions Inc /

We’re searching for an experienced Production Coordinator for a historical documentary series starting October through January 2021. Prep will take place from our production office in White Rock and once production starts the Coordinator will work on set in Abbotsford.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Assisting the Director / Production Manager coordinate all aspects of production
  • Issuing call sheets, travel itineraries and other production documents
  • Booking equipment for shoots
  • Organizing and digitally filing cast photos, release forms, contracts, call sheets and DPRs
  • Reconciling petty cash, assisting in collecting invoices and receipts from vendors
  • Acting as a runner- facilitating pick-ups/returns throughout the Lower Mainland
  • Managing Catering and other supplies on set
  • Possess or willing to obtain Worksafe Level 1 Emergency First Aid certificate

Qualifications & Attributes:

  • At least 2 years of experience in a similar role
  • Proficient multi-tasker with good problem-solving and time management skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • Resourceful and prides themselves on details
  • Excellent communication skills and calm under pressure, capable of delivery to short deadlines.
  • Organized, pro-active and a self-starter
  • Must be able to lift and move heavy objects (40 pounds)
  • A valid driver’s license, reliable car and computer
  • Appreciation for and knowledge of WW2 history is a bonus

Email cover letter and resume as one pdf to  jobs(at)parallaxfilm.com.  No calls at this time.  We will contact you for an interview.

Looking for VFX CG Coordinator

Production still from Hitler’s Last Stand – Season 2” (c) 2019 Holdout II Productions Inc /

We’re keen to  hire a VFX CG Coordinator for a historical documentary series starting in October through approximately May 2021. VFX CG Coordinator oversees all aspects of the VFX, Map and CG creation for a third season of a WWII Series.

The Coordinator will review Scripts to identify CG and potential map requests and manage all CG VFX requests and notes the from Director, Producers and Editors.

The candidate will coordinate CGI VFX workflow to ensure all deadlines are met and issues addressed at each stage of the outputs according to Broadcaster Specs.

The position requires excellent communication skills, exceptional organizational skills and a good understanding of the Post Production process.  We can train the right candidate.

Work will take place in our production office in White Rock. Commuting is possible, but having a car would be helpful.

Interested candidates please e-mail jobs(@)parallaxfilm.com with “VFX CG Coordinator” in the subject line.

Hiring an Assistant Editor

Production still from Hitler’s Last Stand – Season 2 (c) 2019 Holdout II Productions Inc /

 

We’re hiring an experienced Assistant Editor for a historical documentary series starting in October through approximately May 2021.

Project is FCP7 based and we are happy to train the right candidate.  Position includes full AE duties: transcode and log dailies, support editors, temp SFX/music, exports and deliverables.

Work will take place in our production office in White Rock.  Commuting is possible, but having a car would be helpful.

Interested candidates please e-mail:  jobs(@)parallaxfilm.com with “Assistant Editor” in the subject line.  Sorry no phone calls please.  We will contact you for an interview.

Seeking Researcher / Annotator

Production still from Hell Below Season 3 
© Pacific Fleet II Productions Inc. 2020

Job Opportunity:

Do you love details? Does discovering the story behind the story excite you? Is your dream home in the Archives?  If you answered yes, then this might be your dream job.

Parallax Film Productions produces World War II documentary series for broadcast on Smithsonian and National Geographic Channels.  We want to add a Researcher/Annotator to our award-winning team. The successful candidate will collect and collate requested research, find fantastic interview subjects, source period props and costumes, verify historical details with multiple sources and annotate scripts.

Qualifications:

  • BC Resident and Canadian Citizen
  • University Degree in History, Journalism or Political Science is desired
  • Research using primary and secondary sources beyond online searches
  • Verify historical details using multiple sources to annotate scripts
  • Proven experience in accurate fact checking
  • Exceptional organizational and writing skills
  • Ability to work ahead in a fast-paced environment to meet deadlines
  • Comfortable conducting phone interviews, and
  • Must live within commuting distance of our White Rock office

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position then send us something you gathered information on (example: a thesis excerpt, a documentary program, a research proposal, a print story or pitch document). Tell us how you gathered the information.

Send this document and your resume to jobs(at)parallaxfilm.com with Researcher/Annotator in the subject line.

Sorry, no phone calls. If you secure an interview we will call you to set up a meeting.

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July to our American friends and viewers! We’re excited to share the upcoming Hell Below line up for U.S.  The six-episode series premieres Sunday, July 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on the Smithsonian Channel.

Set in the Atlantic and in the Pacific, Hell Below charts the stealthy game of undersea warfare in World War II. We’ll be sharing some classic American submarine stories: the revolutionary Dudley “Mush” Morton, commander of the USS Wahoo, and Commander Sam Dealey and his daring missions aboard USS Harder and Richard O’Kane commanding the legendary USS Tang.   We’re also profiling the forgotten sacrifices of American Merchant Mariners when the U-Boat war came to US shores in the episode: Hitler’s Revenge.

Complete Episode Listing:

Sunday July 17The Wolfpack

The series kicks off in March 1941, when Hitler’s mastermind of submarines, Karl Dönitz, deploys his U-Boat Aces in a deadly new tactic. But the Allies have armed themselves with new anti-submarine technology. The resulting battle changes the course of the Battle of the Atlantic.

Production still from "Hell Below" television series (c) 2015 Parallax Film Productions Inc. 1-604-531-2244 Photo by Sean F. White

Sunday July 24Hitler’s Revenge

In December of 1941, five Nazi U-Boats set out on a secret mission to attack Allied shipping off the shores of the United States in an attempt to thwart the American war effort. The orders to the U-Boat commanders are simple: sink as many ships as possible.

Production Still from Hell Below: Hitler's Revenge

Sunday July 31 – America Fights Back

A look at Dudley “Mush” Morton, the Commander of USS Wahoo and his brash new tactics in submarine warfare. On this his patrol in command, the new skipper decides to take on an entire Japanese convoy. If he succeeds, he will be the first American submarine commander to claim such a prize.

Production Still from HellBelow: America Fights Bak (c) 2016 Parallax Film Productions Inc.

Sunday August 7 – Atlantic Showdown

Two convoys leave North America bound for Britain, carrying vital food and raw materials for the Allied war effort. For three days, the ships are mercilessly attacked by the Nazi U-Boat Wolfpacks, resulting in the largest convoy battle of World War II.

Production Still from HellBelow: Atlantic Showdown (c) 2016 Parallax Film Productions Inc.

Sunday August 14 – Destroyer Killer.

Commander Sam Dealey and the crew of USS Harder ply through enemy waters on a daring rescue mission while facing dozens of Japanese warships.

Production Still from HellBelow: Destroyer Killer (c) 2016 Parallax Film Productions Inc.

Sunday August 21 – Fatal Voyage.

Commander Dick O’Kane and the USS Tang sail into Formosa Strait, possibly the most dangerous region in the Pacific, with the mission to sink Japanese ships. Nearing the end of their patrol, O’Kane fires his last torpedo. But it turns against him and his crew must fight to survive aboard a sinking submarine.

Production Still from HellBelow: Fatal Voyage (c) 2016 Parallax Film Productions Inc.

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