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Digital Photography Technician

Location Los Angeles, United States
Posted 04-October-2021
Description
Amazon Imaging Services builds the world's best online shopping experience through photography, video, graphic design, and usability design, enabling millions of customers to make more informed purchasing decisions. Amazon Imaging is a large and fast-growing network of teams located throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia, focusing on fashion and product photography, photo retouching, graphic design, video and CGI production, automated image acquisition, and image support services. We are continually innovating and setting new industry standards for showcasing 10s of millions of products across multiple global marketplaces. We are obsessed with innovating on behalf of our customers, and continually push beyond the boundaries of traditional E-commerce photography and videography workflows.

Amazon is looking for an experienced and accomplished Digital Photography Technician. Successful candidates will be self-starters, strong communicators, very detail-oriented, and have a passion for photography and video production with a portfolio demonstrating technical proficiency in digital image manipulation. The Digital Photography Technician will be responsible for metrics related to image quality and production, engaging with senior members of the Imaging staff, internal customers, and cross-functional teams to ensure the highest technical standards are maintained. The incumbent will bring efficiency and innovation to high-volume photo and video workflows through advanced computer skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES

* Drive high-volume work in one or more post-production processes including but not limited to: image retouch, video editing, and design. Ultimately owns the technical quality of the final output.
* Perform various video production tasks, including but not limited to: establishing video asset management best practices, creating standards for quality optimization, instituting post-production workflows, editing final video/sound output, performing quality checks, building templates, etc.
* Catalog, name, crop, color manage, and provide retouching for a high volume of image/video assets under tight deadlines.
* Ensure Imaging standards are maintained. Provide guidance to new and established freelance Digitechs, Photographers, and Video Editors
* Troubleshoot on set issues with cameras, photo/video equipment, computers, software, etc. to reduce downtime and maximize productivity
* Execute on business metrics such as: image coverage, image quality, and studio throughput, by performing quality assurance, contact resolution, and developing new processes.
* Pilot new processes and initiatives and provide feedback to ensure successful implementation.
* Look for process improvement opportunities to streamline, increase productivity, or reduce defects; define and implement projects to address those needs.
* Coordinate with software development team to implement continual system innovations.
* Coordinate with photographers, stylists, digital technicians, videographers, and video editors to identify existing process roadblocks and improvement opportunities.
* Utilize appropriate digital asset management techniques to track products between photography and video bays.
* Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in digital photography, video production, or related field required.
* Professional experience as a retoucher, photo assistant, digital technician, video editor/technician in a commercial photography studio.
* In-depth experience with Capture One, Photoshop, Bridge, video software including Premiere Pro, Windows environments, and large-scale asset file management.
* Strong understanding of color profile management policies and best practices, including the ability to color shift and manage multiple peripheral devices
* Proficiency with Windows and Mac OS.
* Experience with digital photo/video asset and file management and standards, including knowledge of video codecs, bitrates, etc.
* Ability to be on set and assist with product photography shoots on an as needed basis
* Intermediate skills in Excel, Word, Power Point, and Outlook
* Proven ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines
* Ability to learn and master proprietary internal tools
* Excellent English proficiency (verbal, written and presentation skills)
* Retouching portfolio or video reel required for consideration.
* Experience writing scripted workflows (Java, Apple Script, Powershell, or similar). Familiar AWS S3 client-side automation, metadata standards, and workflow automation.
* Familiarity with software, camera, and viewing color profile management. Canon Photographic/Video equipment, and EOS Utility.
* Experience with video capture tools, color correction, motion graphics, masking, special effects using DaVinci Resolve, Adobe After Effects, and similar.
* Accustomed to the intensity of the studio environment, and deals well with deadline pressure.
* An obsession for delighting customers.
* Self-driven and able to easily communicate creative ideas and collaborate in a team environment.
* Productivity-focused and proven to be a quick problem solver.

 
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