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Film Scanner

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Visual Data Media Services

Visual Data Media Services is a global provider of end-to-end digital media supply chain services to the entertainment industry with locations in London, Burbank and Bangalore. For over 26 years, the company has supplied award-winning, quality-driven content management, distribution, localization and media services that enable customers to deliver premium content in any format for any screen or platform, anywhere in the world.


We currently have a position open for a Film Scanning Technician, in our Operations department, located in Burbank, California. This is an in office position and a temporary position through May 2024.

Candidates must be self-motivated, with superior work ethic and ability to work to strict delivery deadlines, with minimal direct supervision. Must have the ability to review and understand technical specs as they pertain to the creation of and delivery to digital distribution platforms.

Position Overview

The Film Scanning Technician is responsible for setup and operation of film scanning equipment. Scanning of 35mm and 16mm film elements into digital assets for further editorial and processing.

Position Requirements


Scanner Setup and Scanning of film elements up to 4k resolution.
File storage organization and archiving of scanned elements.
Oversee the timely completion of all day to day work
Work closely with Production Coordinators, Supervisors and Managers to understand and follow through with daily priorities
Undertake additional department duties as required

Desired Skills and Experience:

5+ years of post-production or media distribution experience
Prior experience and in depth knowledge of film elements, film handling, film scanning equipment and software such as Scanity, Cinetel, etc
Thorough understanding of the film post production process
Ability to follow technical specifications for file types and properties
Results oriented with strong attention to detail
Excellent interpersonal and both written and verbal communication skills
Strong multi-tasker, with experience with organizing and managing multiple priorities
Strong ability to follow direction, work unsupervised, at a fast pace in a calm and collected manner
Ability to troubleshoot.
Results oriented with strong attention to detail
Excellent interpersonal and both written and verbal communication skills
Strong multi-tasker with experience in organizing and managing multiple projects and priorities
Strong ability to work unsupervised, at a fast pace in a calm and collected manner
Ability to manage client expectations and juggle multiple urgencies
Ability to problem solve quickly, make decisions based on limited information and take corrective action as needed
Ability to evaluate and drive systems integration between business tools and transport technologies and protocols
Ability to identify areas of improvement and inefficiency


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Solutions oriented, “Can Do” attitude
Exceptional people skills
Active listener and superior communicator
High level of customer service
Knowledge of business and service methods
Ability to think logically and orderly
Self-starter, team player, and professional demeanor
Goal oriented and goal driven
Good attitude and people skills a must
Excellent computer skills (Office, Word, Excel, Outlook)
Able to keep a calm posture when dealing with difficult situations
Willing to keep an open mind and to objectively accept constructive criticism
Willing and yearning to learn


Knowledge of business and customer service and service methods
Skill in understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
Skill in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
Skill in communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience
The ability to work independently at tasks that require concentration
Language and communication skills to receive instructions, follow directions, and work both productively and safely

Physical Demands:

Continual computer keyboard and monitor use while sitting to perform desk-related work for extended periods of time.
Continual use of telephone system to receive and convey information
Occasional walking, grasping, reaching, bending, carrying, and lifting (up to 20 lbs.)
Position may require employee to be available to work overtime, depending on the Company service requirements
Position may require employee to be available to work 8 hours a day and 5 days a week, depending on the Company scheduling requirements
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job