Unreal Operator

Website Synapse

About Us:

Synapse is a Virtual Production and Immersive Entertainment collective, composed of filmmakers and award-winning industry leaders, including directors, cinematographers, producers, designers, engineers, VFX artists and technicians. We’ve created thousands of commercials, music videos, tv shows, films, live broadcasts, immersive experiences and esports events.

Virtual Production represents the convergence of all these mediums. Synapse leverages these cutting-edge technologies and harnesses our collective years of experience and battle-tested knowledge to craft a more robust, filmmaker-centric virtual production solution and engaging, immersive visual experiences.

Job Description:

As an Unreal Operator, you will be working with the Virtual Production Supervisor on all technical aspects of virtual production at Synapse. Utilizing a variety of ICVFX and Video pipelines, this is a central position to the execution of every production day.  Whether a feature film, tv show, commercial, music video, or tangential Virtual Production related experience, you will be a vital part of the core service offering.


  • Collaborate with the Virtual Production Supervisor to prepare and run Unreal Engine environments for in-camera VFX shooting workflows
  • Collaborate with the Virtual Production Supervisor to prepare and run 2D video plates, including ingest, versioning, and stitching
  • Assist with Unreal Engine setup, calibration, and operations during preproduction, and shoots
  • Identify and execute on any customization, optimization, or blueprint needs for environments
  • Consistently maintain a high standard of quality and speed in virtual production workflows
  • Collaborate within a team towards a common goal and prioritize conflicting tasks effectively
  • Work with Production and Virtual Production Supervisor to establish and maintain color pipelines per project requirements
  • Possess essential Virtual Production experience in Feature Films or Television, including traditional filmmaking on-set experience


  • Demonstrate an excellent knowledge of Unreal Engine, including Blueprints, Livelink and tracking systems, LED tech, as well as Maya and experience with the visual effects pipeline
  • Utilize technical understanding of filmmaking, cameras, film back, aperture, shutter, FOV, etc.
  • Knowledge of stage hardware and systems
  • Knowledge of networking and ICVFX infrastructure
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with the VP supervisor and Synapse tech team
  • Ability to execute technically difficult work and maintain a productive attitude under the pressure of live-action production
  • Familiar with version control such as Perforce
  • Familiar with OCIO/ACES color pipelines
  • Must be detail oriented and organized
  • Experience with Pixera and other media servers preferred
  • Knowledge of physical lighting protocols such as DMX, artnet, and sACN preferred




To apply for this job email your details to hiring@synapsevp.com