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Projection Engineer

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 688786BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Studios Date posted Jul. 11, 2019

Job Summary:

It’s the magic of immersing yourself in a motion picture masterpiece, or a new track from your favorite band, or the spectacle of a live Broadway show. It’s hard to define and even harder to create, but that’s what we do at The Walt Disney Studios. Ours is a culture of innovation, collaboration and creativity. We raise the bar, then step over it, blazing trails through the production and distribution of world-class entertainment around the globe. If you want to help tell compelling, enduring stories through movies, music or stage plays, then we want to hear from you.

Studio Operations manages one of the premier postproduction studios in the industry. Disney Digital Studio Services provides on-lot postproduction creative and technical services. Services include sound mixing, editorial rooms, theatre and screening room operation as well as a broad array of digital file-based services in support of filmmaking, asset finishing, distribution and archive. DDSS is focused on innovation, security, client service, quality, and efficiency.

Disney Digital Studio Services has an immediate need for a Projection Engineer. This position provides Media/Post Production Engineering & Sound Stage Support.

Current membership in IATSE Local 695 Production Sound Technicians, Television Engineers, Video Assist Technicians and Studio Projectionists. If not currently a member, you will be required to join the Sound Technician Guild within the first 30 days of employment.


The Projection Engineer supports the equipment needs for production activities on all Screening / Review Rooms for the Studio lot. Ensures systems are set-up and functioning for the event/production and maintains the configuration and stability of the mixing consoles, real-time adjustment of sound levels, and coordination with projection engineering projection needs, etc. during the production. This also includes acting as the liaison to ancillary engineering teams for issue resolution.
This position is part of a team that:
  • Manages maintenance contracts with all ancillary vendors
  • Performs repairs, build, reconfigure, and assesses needs for all projection, control, and presentation systems
  • All “live” operational problem-solving required in the room
  • Live events, premieres, previews…
Primary Responsibilities
Media/Post Engineering Sound Stage support:
  • Works as Embedded Engineer to support all production activities on the Screening / Review Rooms
  • System design, integration and support for: Dolby Atmos, ProTools, AVID, etc.
  • Full Operation/Management/Technical support of all equipment on the Screening / Review Rooms
  • Works directly with clients for all resident productions on Screening / Review Rooms, and the Digital Media Center
Media/Post Engineering focus and support:
  • Trouble shooting/implement repair for Dolby Atmos, ProTools, all AVID systems, and the ancillary equipment in the Screening / Review Rooms
  • Coordinate with clients for Design/Implementation, ongoing maintenance, and operation

Preferred Qualifications:

Ideal Skills
This position will have demonstrated ability to and experience in:
  • Design, build, and install systems
  • Perform Computer networking, Auto CAD
  • Adobe
  • Color correction
  • Operate 35mm, 16mm and High Definition video equipment
  • Crestron controlled audio and video routing systems
  • Live sound reinforcement equipment, including mixing consoles, compressors, graphic equalizers and microphones, for music and speech special events.
  • Troubleshoot video and audio equipment, including projector automation.
  • General knowledge of windows computers and interface software for various equipment control.
  • Basic knowledge of an Avid and Final Cut pro editing suite.
  • Strong knowledge of current and continued development of knowledge of future projection technology.
  • DCP handling, KDM’s and projection, as well as other digital formats.
  • Ability to offer professional and technical leadership among the team while supporting the department head.
  • Ability and desire to be a team leader and provide support to Projection Department Head.

Additional Information:

Passport recommended (travel likely)

Current membership in IATSE Local 695 Production Sound Technicians, Television Engineers, Video Assist Technicians and Studio Projectionists. If not currently a member, you will be required to join the Sound Technician Guild within the first 30 days of employment.

About The Walt Disney Studios:

For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!. Ours is a culture of innovation, inspiration and collaboration that brings together visionary artists, gifted technologists and savvy business minds to conjure up magical entertainment experiences for a global audience.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Pictures, which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Studios.

Walt Disney Pictures is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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