Sound Designer / Sound Producer (Exciting film studio opportunity)


Edmonton, AB
Canada

Category
Industry
Broadcasting / Radio / TV / Film / Video
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Part-Time
Job Description
About The Work Environment:

Friendly, non-threatening, and non-political environment.
Mid-sized company but retaining the speed and flexibility of a smaller company.
We are a great environment for both outgoing people and those who are very shy and introverted (applicable to non-client facing positions).
We strive to have every employee sitting near a window for natural lightand to have plenty of plantsthroughout the office; we care about employee health.
Free onsite massagetherapy.
Private nap roomsfor isolated thinking time or for taking a nap if you didn’t sleep well last night.
Atrium to enjoy the sun during lunch.
Social events worth remembering(fencing competitions, curling, video game or board game parties, coding competitions, commando combat training, robotics clubcoming soon, etc).
An example of our culture: Lunch togetheris in a very comfy sofa room, and even the quiet types are comfortable there.
Unlimited access to pillage our kitchens for caffeine, sugar, healthy snacks, soups, and more : )
Additional perks that are cost-shared like motorized sit-stand desks.
Task focused: everyone in the company heavily uses centralized to-do lists to stay organized, prioritize, and coordinate.
Fast paced
Consistent work/life balance: mandatory overtime is very rare.
About The Company:

Silicon Valley kind of excitementand growth potential.
Fast growth: One of the 200 fastest growing technology companies in North America with 955% growth over 5 years (based on growth rates in published rankings of the 2014 Profit 500 and 2013 Deloitte Technology Fast 500). Canadian Profit Guide ranked us #88 out of 500 for fast growth in Canada, announced in Sept 2015.
Stable and well diversified.
Full of smart and passionate peoplewhom you can learn from.
Very low employee turn-over rate, attesting to the value of working here.
We do a mixof in-house product development, software development services, and IT services. For consulting, we build both large and small custom software for clients who need an internal system or are commercializing an idea. Our in-house products include the high-security Pleasant Password Server, an innovative tool that lets non-technical people build their own web applications using spreadsheets, an event ticketing system, and other business software.
An innovative software producer with an aim of achieving results in creative ways.
We develop high quality software you will take pride in. Our company name says it all.
Socially conscious (for example, we pay for employees to sponsor hundreds of WorldVision children).



Not your everyday sound position. Challenging and fast moving, yet friendly and supportive: a career practicing your art that you will look forward to every day. Work with incredibly talented artists in an exciting environment where every month is different.

Positions Available:

Part time contract and/or full time film sound designer
Other Positions: We are also hiring for video editor, motion designer, 3D generalist animators (non-character), director of photography (focus on artisting lighting), and more. You may apply for multiple positions separately. If you know someone in any of these areas, please do them a quick and friendly favour by letting them know about this posting.
Position Overview:

Position is permanent and steady for both the full time position and the part time position.
Contract position would involved several days per month steady.
Flexible hours(for example: choose to start your day between 6am and 10am, work late some days and shorter on others).
85% internalprojects (for multiple product lines), 15% client projects.
Focus on post-production: position does notrequire sound equipment handling during shooting days (although we can optionally make use of such secondary talents if you have them).
Focus on achieving noticeably remarkable and portfolio-worthy results, with only some projects that simply need to be done in a short timeframe (we aim to win awards for our work).
The same variety as working at an agency, but without the cutting corners to deliver too quickly.
Engage in constructive debateto challenge your artistic choices; standing up for your choices, while being willing to use respectful criticism, with or without the sugar coating, to iterate into even better designs.
Mixing and selectingsound effects, ambience, and music to a cinematic level fo quality.
May involved folly sound creation where your skills allow.
Technical elements of sound including importing sound streams, sound leveling and balancing, mixing, removing background noise, changing ambient feel to the sound, and removing accidental noises.
Gain experience with numerous video types: entertainment videos (like drama short stories), animated explainer videos, YouTube commercials, infographic videos, company culture interviews, training videos, and short snippits for social media.
Collaborating with 3D character animators (for lip syncing or otherwise), director, camera artists, and others.
Assisting with selecting and guiding voice talent.
Does notinvolve constant tight deadlines nor overtime that lead to results you are not proud of; there is pressure but it is manageable and work has steady hours.
Does notinvolve TV broadcasting (low quality, restrictive timings).
High end equipmentis typically used at the studio.
Job Requirements
Requirements:

Passionate about video storytelling and sound specifically
Can dig deep for stunning results
Superb understanding of how sound affects perception of quality and engagement of viewers
Solid sense of timing
Attention to detail
Takes pride in work
No specific requirements for formal education or industry experience. We evaluate each applicant based on merit and potential rather than formalities, however a portfolio is required.

Applying:

What do you have to lose by exploring the possibility? Applying does not take long and we keep your application confidential (never disclosed to existing employer).
Apply online today athttps://pleasantsolutions.com/careers/newapplication?position=5705f66d-45ed-43a8-962c-aad5004a1e4c&lockedPosition=true
Even if you don't have your resume updated or ready to go, apply anyways, we want to hear from you!