VFX Editor (Freelance)

Production · London, Hackney
Department Production
Employment Type Freelancer
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Dupe VFX is looking for a Freelance Visual Effects Editor who is responsible for leading all editorial tasks for a small but impactful team. As this is a project based position with an ASAP start we are looking for someone who will be able to hit the ground running and support the team on a fast paced, fun show. 

We want you to be confident in:


  • Processing turnover information and revised edits
  • Maintaining all cuts, keeping them updated with the latest versions from artists
  • Providing witness cam, line up, retime, resize, audio and other references to artists
  • Managing Avid media and storage
  • Maintaining shot and VFX databases
  • Having an understanding of all editorial tools
  • Managing client deliveries
  • Making and requesting selects for additional media requests e.g. element shoots
  • Liaising with cutting rooms (if relevant)
  • Preparing for and driving dailies sessions and client reviews (remotely and in-house)
  • Moving in step with production, pipeline, artists/supervisors and other departments to provide guidance, reference and information to confidently support a balanced working environment - and offering solutions to challenges
  • Cutting in house reels
  • Maintain sequence edits and inserting vfx shots into the timeline
  • Manage and document the turnover of shots from editorial through to delivery including ingesting new media into pipeline
  • Ensure Ftrack is maintained with current shot counts, lineup and any retime instructions
  • Ensure that published shots conform to the current edit and perform basic QC checks 
  • Prepare sequence edits for internal and client approvals when required
  • Create daily playlists and work with existing set-up to present dailies with a view to making further improvements
  • Perform shot specific colour corrections to match editorial reference when required
  • Perform shot retimes to match supplied editorial reference when required (if needed)
  • Make every effort to deliver work to the best of your abilities to meet the needs of dupe and flag when you feel this will be compromised.


Job Requirements:


  • Demonstrable proficiency in editing using one or more of Hiero, Avid, Davinci Resolve, Premier
  • A firm understanding of the VFX process and terminology
  • An understanding of film and digital formats, files, frame rates and resolutions
  • File encoding/transcoding experience, exhibiting a solid understanding of video codecs and file formats
  • Professional experience in Avid and high-resolution playback software
  • Self-managing and capable of working independently (with support)
  • Confident in communicating internally and externally
  • The ability to manage workload and work efficiently
  • Detailed, diligent and meticulous yet able to resolve any mistakes if they happen (because we’re all human)
  • The ability to identify when there is pressure and work with the team to resolve it calmly
  • Passionate about the industry and dupe’s impact on people, the planet and the prosperity of the company - we are a BCorp after all.

Desirable Skills: 

  • RV, Heiro, Linux, Mac, PC, Cinesync, Ftrack, Photoshop, Keynote, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro and, a bonus, Filemaker Pro. We also use various communication tools so the ability to move across email, Discord, video chat, Trello or similar knowing these may all come into play.

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  • Location
    London, Hackney
  • Department
    Production
  • Employment Type
    Freelancer
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level