Hiring VFX Artist

Parallax Film Productions requires a Visual Effect Artist specializing in After Effects for our historical documentary series.

Do you have the skills to bring to life to assigned shots with precision? Using specific assets provided, the VFX Artist will add muzzles flashes, explosions, fire, and/or smoke as required.

Responsibilities:

  • Blend live action footage with 2D and 3D assets to create photo realistic shots
  • Keep up with the shifting needs of the Production on a daily basis
  • Push out of your comfort zone and learn new techniques and plugins to meet the needs of the Production
  • Ensure that the vision and style match the other artists’ work and are appropriate to the historical period
  • Submit work that follows production and workflow guidelines requirements (i.e. naming conventions and specs)

Requirements:

  • Adobe After Effects proficiency – Notably 3D cameras, create and animate motion graphics, live action compositing (at 1 year’s experience preferred)
  • Strong Photoshop skills
  • Non-linear Editing Software basic knowledge (AVID and Resolve ideal)
  • A proven track record of delivering shots for broadcast or film
  • Must be a Canadian Citizen and BC Resident for Tax Credit Purposes
  • Must be based in Greater Vancouver

How to Apply:

Send your resume and a link to your reel or a few samples of your work with the subject line:  VFX Artist

to jobs(at)parallaxfilm.com . Tell us where you found this job posting and why you would like to work for us.

Qualified candidates will be contacted to discuss the next steps of the application process.

This position is work from home, but the candidate must be located in the Greater Vancouver area.

Job Type: Contract – (February – April 2021)

Rate : $22.00 to $25.00 /hour (Based on Experience)

Seeking an Assistant Editor

Parallax Film Productions seeks an Assistant Editor for a historical documentary series starting immediately through to May 2022.

Position includes full AE duties: transcode, log, support editors, temp SFX/music, exports, online prep, broadcaster deliverables, etc.  Experience with AVID is essential, Resolve and After Effects are also valuable.

Candidate requires strong attention to detail and the ability to learn quickly and work independently.Work will take place in our production office in White Rock. Public Transit is challenging, so a car is recommended.

Interested candidates please e-mail jobs(@)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.