MCR Supervisor, London

Agency Hogarth
Created 09/11/2021
Reference 4096590004
Category Other
Country United Kingdom
City London
Hogarth Worldwide is the world's leading creative content production company. Born to make the best work brilliantly, we combine craft, insight and technology to bring creative work to life for many of the world's most famous brands.

Founded 13 years ago, Hogarth has grown from a start-up to over 4,500 people, across 30 key cities and is now part of WPP. Obsessively striving for better is in our DNA, it is the reason for our existence and continues to drive us forward in all that we do, making Hogarth an exciting place to work and a great place to achieve your career ambitions.

The MCR department is responsible for the quality control of broadcast, content and social assets across ingest and delivery. Central to this is to ensure efficient and smooth post production workflows to our editors, colourists and VFX teams, and the QC of finished deliverables. Currently there are x7 members of the team.

The Role:

The role of the MCR Supervisor is to support the Head of MCR in overseeing all the operations within the MCR department across Creative Content, Versioning and Adaption.

You will have full understanding of all the technological aspects of the chain, from camera origination and recording, to transfers and data integrity, to consultation.

For incoming shoot material, you should be able to advise the director of photography on the benefits or limitations of particular set-ups, and be the liaison between the set and the post-production team to create the best possible workflow between the two.

For either client approval or broadcast work, you must ensure everything is being delivered to specific requirements and is timely.

The ideal candidate will have had experience as an on-set DIT and have a proven background in production workflows, data management and archiving, broadcast QC and delivery. As well as an excellent working knowledge of standard video codecs & formats, encoding, standards conversions and file delivery.

Key Duties:

  • Liaising with both production and post to keep on top of upcoming workflows so that rushes from shoots, edit preps, conforms and project collects are managed efficiently.
  • Manage the life cycle of assets from ingestion to the archiving of projects from the production server and help to develop processes for this asset management.
  • Ingest / Outgest QC & delivery for cinema, broadcast, content and social platforms.
  • Scope, Waveform & Audio monitoring
  • QC of After Effects projects to determine suitability for adaptation
  • Collection/media management of After Effects and Premiere projects.
  • Encoding/Transcoding files using Adobe Media Encoder to client spec
  • Standards conversions using an Alchemist
  • Overall responsibility for the technical quality of files created for distribution
  • Managing technical and operational aspects of our digital assets management system to track, store and distribute video assets
  • Ensure our global way of working is followed and a high level of output is maintained.
  • Assisting with the recruitment of new additions to the department and ensuring that new recruits are trained to the highest standard so that they maintain the criteria associated with deliverables handled by Hogarth.


Core Skills Requirements:
  • Solid experience in a Senior MCR capacity in a post-production facility and/or agency
  • Previous on-set experience as a DIT
  • A firm understanding of camera codecs, rushes ingest and workflow
  • Expert knowledge of broadcast QC and delivery specifications
  • Excellent understanding of compression, codecs, formats and deliverables
  • Strong encoding skills
  • Excellent social platform knowledge from creative best practice to latest updates on formats and specs, across multiple platforms.
  • Working knowledge of Premiere, After Effects and Photoshop.
  • Working knowledge of Davinci Resolve for prepping assets for edit and grade.
  • Ability to create clear documentation when new formats or workflows come up.
  • Consistent attention to detail essential
  • Excellent time management skills and multitasking abilities
  • Positive attitude towards problem solving and tight deadlines
  • Able to adapt to new working methods and technology advances


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