Unique Jobs in Film (you probably didn’t know about)
In the post process from start to finish, there’s more than just the edit, the mix and the color grade. You know what an editor does, but what about a VFX editor or a post supervisor? Who’s at the start of the dailies process, who’s there in between to manage the media, who’s responsible for finishing and who supervises it all?
There are so many jobs in post production that you might not know about, and since jobs like these can often be done remotely, some are skills that are more valuable than ever.
Join our brand new New York City BMC Chapter to talk about some of these lesser known positions.
Hosted by NYC Chapter leads: Lily Kleinman & Grace Novak
- Grace NovakHost/Moderator
As a child, Grace reportedly wanted to be a “barber”, but has dared to dream bigger. Since very young, she was hooked on the magic of the camera. A native Virginian, Grace moved up to Brooklyn, NY after graduating with a Communications degree to earn her MFA from the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema where she studied film editing. Currently she works as a staff assistant at Big Sky Edit where she handles clients like Nationwide, Disney, and Nespresso. When she’s not pulling selects, she’s usually cozying up with a good book, playing video games, drafting her fantasy novel or co-producing her video game podcast.
- Jerome TheliaPost-Production Supervisor/Colorist
Jerome Thelia has been working in film for 25 years. Throughout that time he’s been both a generalist and specialist, working as a 3D animator, visual effects artist, editor, post-production supervisor, colorist, director and producer. Over the years he’s worked with a motley assortment of directors that include Dario Argento, Prince, Steven Soderbergh, Richard Mosse, Shawn Christensen, Terrence Malick and Ben Stiller.
- Karl CoynerVisual Effects Supervisor
Karl Coyner has been working in various sectors of the Visual Effects industry for over 20 years. Starting in video games at Square USA as an environment artist on Final Fantasy IX, he’s continued to work on an animated feature (Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within), various commercials, more games and now focusing on supervising film and television projects. Most recently he’s supervised “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” (Netflix), “Joker” (Warner Bros.), “Homeland” Season 2 (Amazon) and “Servant” Season 2 (AppleTV). He’s currently working for PowerHouse VFX, supervising “The Second Wave” (CBS).
- Lily KleinmanHost/Moderator
Lily Kleinman is a video editor and assistant editor based in New York City. She has been fortunate to work on a wide variety of projects from dark comedy shorts to feature documentaries. Lily once spent a year living and teaching media arts in Barcelona, and while she sadly did not become fluent in Spanish, she has perfected other important skills like pogo-sticking with no hands and various board games.
She’s currently living in the world of commercials working with clients like Visa, IBM, Mercedes Benz, Ford, Buffalo Wild Wings, Maybelline, and many more.