Production Assistant

Full Time
Los Angeles

Company Description

Ntropic, an independent content creation studio with locations across the country, is seeking a Studio/VFX Assist for its Los Angeles office. The ideal candidate is knowledgeable, highly motivated, resourceful, flexible and curious, with an interest in the post-production/VFX industry. Someone who has an ability to solve problems, think creatively, and react to an ever-shifting time-table.

Job Description


Systems installation of Mac, Windows, & Linux

Maintain and coordinate with systems admin on licenses and accounts for industry-based software

Support render farms and storage, including virtual servers

Maintain and manage computer systems in the studio, as the need for project expansion arises as well as keep inventory

Keep regular backups of workstations

Setup workstations for project team

Manage the machine room

Set up and close various user accounts

Work with outside vendors for support on internal systems, i.e. Quantum, Qumulo, Autodesk, phones, etc.

Manage project archives

Track project drives and footage

General asset management and organization

Support artists with file prep for CG and Flame pipeline, posting, transcoding and archiving

Assist Flame and CG artists with conforms and outputs as well as assisting Editors who work with Avid and Premiere

Assist Colorists with prepping and conforming for Reslove

Organize project elements acquired from clients on the internal server

Create XMLs and AAF’s

Troubleshoot various technical issues


Experience in post-production, namely industry-based systems - Flame, Nuke, Maya, Cinema 4D, Avid, Premier, Resolve etc.

Knowledge of Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator, InDesign, QuickTime Pro

Technical proficiency and familiarity with basic system admin tools and processes

Installation of software on Mac and PC

Strong working knowledge of a machine room

Experience managing a render farm (Thinkbox Deadline experience a plus)Familiarity with basic NAS and storage technologies

Knowledge of script languages, especially Python a plus

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