Today, Screen Queensland announced the five companies that will be supported to host full-time paid internships under Screen Queensland’s Post, Digital and Visual Effects (PDV) Professional Development Placement Scheme.
With Screen Queensland contributing up to $50,000 per placement, companies were chosen for the depth of training and mentorship offered, with a focus on areas of skills shortage critical to the company’s long-term growth. screen industry at large.
Alt.VFX, Chop Shop Post, FIKA Entertainment, Folklore Sound and The Post Lounge have been selected for each mentor and train an early or mid-career Queensland professional to join their team for 12 months, enhancing their work experience, technical skills and know-how.
Roles available under the program include Production Coordinator, Junior Composer, Junior Virtual Production Editor, Junior Producer/Sound Supervisor, and Assistant Sound Editor.
Screen Queensland’s Creative Director, Dr Belinda Burns, said PDV’s Professional Development Placement Program aims to meet the growing demand for skills in post-production, post-sound, virtual production and visual effects.
“Increasing the state’s POS incentive last year to 15% and lowering the spend threshold to $250,000 has made Queensland the most competitive POS destination on Australia’s east coast. “, said Dr. Burns.
“Defending and supporting Queensland talent through skills development and paid opportunities is key to ensuring the post-production sector attracts and sustains a strong national and international labor pipeline in the state.”
Recent projects that have chosen Queensland for post-production include Paramount Pictures’ The Infernal Machine at Serve Chilled and LOL Surprise! from MGA Entertainment! OMG – The movie at the Pixel Zoo.
Early to mid-career post-production practitioners whose skills match the roles on offer and who have been resident in Queensland for more than six months can now apply. Applications are encouraged from practitioners who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, female, LGBTQIA+, culturally and linguistically diverse, living with disabilities, based in the region/remote, and from different ages and socio-economic backgrounds. – economic underrepresented.
Each of the five placements will be supported by Screen Queensland with a $50,000 contribution towards their full-time salary, in line with MEAA industry awards.
Eligible applicants must have resided in Queensland for more than six months at the time of application.
Applications are open now and close on Monday, June 6 at 9 a.m. Please visit screenqueensland.com.au to apply.
Junior Compositor (Alt.VFX, Brisbane)
- Experience in Nuke
- Knowledge of multi-channel CG, EXRS and AOV rendering
- Knowledge of composition and integration of CG elements
- Ability to prioritize and multi-task
- Good communication skills
- Willingness to learn and receive feedback
Production Coordinator (Chop Shop Post, Brisbane)
- Participate in the planning and management of production schedules
- Coordinate and manage the schedule of editors, VFX teams, sound designers and studio operators
- Book and schedule suite and assets on site
- Help ensure the delivery of feature film, TV series and short film projects
- Work with the creative team to ensure project goals are met
- Promoting a collaborative and enjoyable workplace
- Reinforce a highly organized post-production workflow by producing digital and physical media assets for editors to aid them in the editing process
Junior Virtual Production Editor (FIKA Entertainment, Gold Coast)
- Layout of virtual scenes in preparation for debut cinematography
- Assembly of animation files
- Contribution to appearance cinematography