VFX Editing: The Keys to Success
Saturday October 08, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific Time) 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern Time) Training/Technology
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Sunday October 16, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific Time) 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern Time) Training/Technology
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WHAT'S NEW ON THE GUILD'S WEBSITE
Members can now add their pronouns to their contact information.
1. Go to My Dashboard/Profile (you'll need to be logged in).
2. Select 'Edit My Personal Details.
3. Expand the 'Contact Information' section, and select the dropdown menu under 'Pronouns'.
4. Select your pronouns and click 'Save'. your pronouns will display like this:
. Prospective employers have the ability to search by demographics as well!
Want to get more involved in the inner workings of your Union? Now you can apply for a Committee directly on our site.
Visit the About section of the website to view a list of all Guild Committees:
When a prospective employer is interested in hiring you, they want to know 1) your work history, 2) who else you've worked with, and 3) your skills. Maximize your Available for Work Listing by uploading a personal resume, IMDb link, Agent contact info, your website, any appropriate social media links and use all the suggested fields in the profile builder. This will give a complete overview of what you have to offer!
Add Crew Members to your Credits if you want them to be available as referrals:
Access past events directly from the Calendar page:
Now you can add a unique email address to receive Guild-related news and alerts:
The Job Board now reflects when you have applied for a job.
Now you have a one-stop page to see all of the important features regarding employment. Go to the "Career Tools" tab in your Member Dashboard.
View your profile as seen by the Public, by a Member, or by an Employer. Now you can access all three in the same place you edit your personal details:
Take the Survey!
Join fellow Guild members in sharing important rate information based on job title, project type, contract type, region, and more. Go to the "Career Tools" tab in your Member Dashboard, and select the "Wage Survey" button. Click on your classification to complete the survey (not all classifications are available).
Or go directly to the page here:
Our new Member-to-Member section is designed to amplify member engagement, showcase members' resumes and connect members with new job/networking opportunities.
Watch our introductory video on how best to use the new and old but improved features!;
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Visit: My Dashboard (previously referred to as My Profile) and put yourself on the Available for Work List.
Click here to learn more about our new section.
Brought to you by the Young Workers Group in conjunction with the Membership Outreach Committee
The office often receives inquiries for past rates. Now you can see current and future rates, and, if you're logged in, you can see past rates.
We can't all attend every event, but we can see who was there! Enjoy photos from many of our events throughout the years!
Check out: Past Photo Galleries
Sustaining Local 700 membership engagement and broadening education.
EPISODE 6 - INTERVIEW WITH PICTURE EDITOR SIDNEY LEVIN ON "NORMA RAE."
Editor Sidney Levin and National Executive Director Cathy Repola discuss how the film "Norma Rae" impacted their lives as part of the Membership Outreach Committee's Ciné-Club screening series
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EPISODE 5 - FROM APATHY TO ACTIVIST
As an activist, Scott Jacobs seeks answers to questions about the upcoming Netflix negotiations. Many of you may have questions as well. Tune in for the discussion.
They're back! Check out the For Your Consideration page for a one-stop listing of all industry screenings (login required): http://www.editorsguild.com/ForYourConsideration
EPISODE 4 - TWO 6TH DAYS IN THE SAME WORKWEEK. REALLY?
Meet Picture Editor Gershon Hinkson as he, along with National Executive Director Cathy Repola and Eastern Region Executive Director Paul Moore discuss the age old question of, “How can I have two 6th days on one paycheck?”
EPISODE 3 - MEETING AND MARCHING WITH MEMBERS IN NYC. Listening to both positive and negative concerns from members helps Cathy to stay informed and do her job better. In this podcast, Cathy has a chat with New York City Music Editor Chad Birmingham. They concur that it is the union’s job to protect the most vulnerable among us. The IA’s participation in the World Pride Parade is a visible symbol of the welcome that the IA and its locals are extending towards LGBT members, so members don’t have to hide that part of themselves
EPISODE 2 - TOWN HALL MEMBERSHIP MEETING IN REVIEW
A brief introduction from Membership Outreach Committee co-chairs Molly Shock (Picture Editor) and Stephanie Brown (Sound Editor) from the Town Hall Membership Meeting in Los Angeles along with a note of personal thanks from National Executive Director Cathy Repola.
GOAL: Provide select classifications the ability to more accurately reflect their skills
The Guild has recently implemented the ability to choose a "secondary classification." The additional options will allow members to more closely identify their profiles with their working skills.
Login to My Profile and Edit your profile following these steps:
1. Select "Edit".
2. Select "Change My Classification"
3. Select a Secondary classification from the pull down options. (The options available are specific to your primary classification.)
4. Select "Submit Change Request
The secondary classification requests are immediate. There will be no upgrade fees or change in dues.
Important to note: When you select a secondary classification, this will be your new profile title.
If you select VFX Editor as a secondary classification under Assistant Editor, you will NOT be included with the Assistant Editor search results.
If you select Mix Tech as a secondary classification under Recordist, you will NOT be included with the Recordist search results.
If you select Colorist as a secondary classification under Engineer, you will NOT be included with the Engineer search results.
If you would like to suggest additional secondary classifications, please send the request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get to know your Board of Directors! Read a brief bio and get contact information for your representatives (login required).
EPISODE 1 - LOOKING AHEAD
Taking a look ahead with National Executive Director Cathy Repola and Western Executive Director Scott George. This year we’ll be addressing long work hours on pilots and first season scripted shows, hosting Townhall Meetings, continuing contract education, organizing and discovering what topics the membership would like to be educated on for future podcasts.
Employers and members search the online membership database on a daily basis. It is important to keep your profile and contact information up-to-date.
Members have the option to upload up to three different PDF Resumes to their profiles. It is recommended to use a naming convention so employers can easily determine the difference in resumes. Ie. VFX Resume, Assistant Editor Resume, Sound Designer resume, ADR Resume, etc.
What is a PROFILE vs RESUME?
Your profile is accessible by the general public (unless you specify otherwise). Adding Credits, Work History and Specializations will display in the Advanced Member Search.
When logged in, members can also see your contact information and uploaded PDF resume.
Prospective employers and members searching the Available for Work List see all of the above plus Professional Summary, Certifications, References, Skills/Systems, Languages and Notes when provided.
What is the advantage of filling out all of the sections of the profile if you have already uploaded your own resume?
Prospective employers can search based on classification, skills, specializations, languages, region and “keywords.” Some employers look for very specific skillsets, so it is highly suggested to always complete the specializations and skills section to ensure your profile is found.
Additional information can be found at www.editorsguild.com/ProfilevsResume
What does the interface of the Available for Work List look like?
Once Search Criteria has been generated, employers have the ability to save their notes, save contact info for future use and search a member’s network.
Make this feature more useful by adding additional crew members to your credits or work history. It’s easier for an employer to hire someone they have a personal connection with. If you enter crew members you’ve worked with, this might help provide referral opportunities.
Example: In my Credit, I listed Scott George as a fellow crew member. Because he is in the Guild’s database, his name is a hyperlink and is linked to his profile.
Of our 8,200 active members, we currently have approximately 7,900 members with passwords to the website. Of those, 4,200 have completed a profile.
Your participation will help make the Guild’s site the number one resource for hiring post production professionals!
The Advanced Member Search function is more concise and allows members to search specifically for members by name, classification, region, affiliation, agent and a phonetic search if unsure of spelling.
View all the summaries at: www.editorsguild.com/Contract-Summaries
Define your MPEG event notifications
Define how you prefer to receive your notifications in the My Profile section of the Guild’s website. Select the "Notifications" tab and choose to have these announcements sent to you via email, text, or not at all.
Email (or Text) Notices
An email (or text) notification for upcoming events will be sent to all ACTIVE members. Only “Screening” category events will be sent to both ACTIVE and RETIRED.
Event notices will be sent either from MPEG Events (Screening and Social/Networking categories) or MPEG Education (Training/Technology and Educational). All subject lines will start with MPEG: [Title of Event].
To find your notifications, you can easily sort your mail by either sender or subject.
Screenings and Social/Networking announcements will be sent from MPEG Events (email@example.com).
Educational and Training/Technology announcements will be sent from MPEG Education (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Event digest reminders will be sent weekly in Los Angeles and monthly in New York and can be turned on or off at your discretion as well.
You can also choose how you receive Promotional Advertising (email@example.com), your CineMontage magazine (CineMontage@editorsguild.com), and your quarterly invoice (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the same section.
And we suggest that you add the editorsguild.com domain to your white list so you can continue to receive our updates.
Home Page Toolkit Calendar
The Toolkit lists the two most current upcoming events in both Los Angeles and New York.
Subscribe to the Calendar
This feature updates your personal calendar when events are posted, and is updated in real time. These links were just improved, so you will need to "unsubscribe" and "resubscribe" using the new east and west coast links, as shown here.
All events are listed in chronological order for two calendar months. Events are color coordinated by region. Los Angeles is red and New York is purple.
Members can narrow the view of this info by selecting Event Type or Event Region.
You can also choose to view your calendar either by Day or Monthly view.
You can easily change your reservation by visiting My Profile > Announcements or the Calendar if you need to change your RSVP. Due to the large number of no shows at events, maximum reservations are set to be exceeded. This prevents us from guaranteeing a seat even though you’ve RSVPd.
Please login to review your settings as changes have recently been applied. Previous notification selections may have been altered. Our apologies for any inconvenience!