Jobs: Disney seeks Second Animation Editor

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Walt Disney Animation Studios currently has an exciting opportunity for a 2nd Animation Editor at its Burbank, CA studio.  This position reports to the First Assistant Editor and Supervising Editor.

From the site:Daily Duties:

  • Preps for and handles dailies screenings (sweatbox sessions) under direction of the Production Supervisor
  • Have good working knowledge of all editorial pipeline and EDI tools (digital tools)
  • Experienced in cutting and conforming sound effects to story sketches and animation for screenings purposes
  • Attends color dailies and take notes for SHOTGUN software updates and follow up in Editorial
  • Imports and preps dialogue recordings for editor after each recording session
  • Updates reels into the Avid with new sketches, animation and color scenes
  • Issues EDL list and composition cuts prior to previews and screenings
  • Supports 1st Assistant by helping to digitize and organize media
  • Follows all priorities given by 1st Assistant and help in all areas of Editorial
  • Helps prepping reels for locking sessions before issuing a final composition for digital color timing and double checking that correct takes are cut in
  • Supports Post Production Manager pulling proper sequences for trailer requests
  • Supports Supervising Editor and 1st Assistant Editor


  • Maintains effectiveness of the Avid by organizing bins, maintaining memory load, and taking old media offline
  • Organizes all media
  • Creates cut lists for other assistants and camera crew
  • Makes sure the Supervising Editor has all media prepared, properly organized, and named
  • Establishes procedures for working on and organizing Avids to be used by Editorial
  • Helps keeping the Avid working properly and efficiently
  • Makes QT outputs for Production, Sound Editor, Music Editor, and all other requestors
  • Helps to cut digital pencil tests and dailies for sweatbox sessions
  • Shuts down Avid at the end of the day and complete any “housekeeping” work
  • Makes sure all software is approved by Post Production and Media before it is loaded onto the system

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Film, Digital Media, related field or equivalent work experience

  • 2+ years experience in a Feature Film Editorial Capacity

  • Editorial experience in Feature Animated Films preferred

  • Advance technical knowledge of AVID Media Composer

  • Understanding of Animation pre-production, production and post-production processes

You can apply here.

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