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NOW HIRING FULL TIME SENIOR LENS TECH!

 

HD Optics & Camera is looking to expand our staff of experienced Technicians immediately. If you’re interested in joining our team, and feel that you meet the qualifications below, please email your resume to kirk@hdoptics.com for consideration.

Thanks!

Qualifications:

*** Minimum 2 years prior cinema lens service/repair experience required ***

• Outstanding customer service skills, and ability to communicate & work as part of a team.
• Knowledge of spherical & anamorphic lens systems and their unique qualities.
• Punctuality, attention to detail, initiative, and sense of urgency.
• Knowledge of and ability to use small tools.
• Knowledge of professional camera systems is a plus.
• Good sense of humor.

Roles and Responsibilities:

• Service and maintain diverse types of cine-style lenses.
• Check incoming lenses for damage & wear quickly upon their return.
• Maintain existing database of lens conditions and state of repair.
• Coordinate with Shipping and Prep departments to ensure lenses are ready for outgoing preps.
• Maintain repair records for all lenses.
• Communicate effectively with the Floor Manager regarding damaged gear, and efficient operation of the QC Department.

Physical Requirements:

• Lifting up to 60 lbs.
• Sitting and standing for long periods of time.
• Good hand-eye coordination for delicate operations with valuable equipment.
• Potential overtime/occasional weekends required.

Salary and Benefits:

• Hourly rate based on experience.
• Full medical and dental benefits.
• Vacation and holiday pay.

We look forward to hearing from you!

NOW HIRING FULL TIME PREP TECH!

 

HD Optics & Camera is looking to expand our staff of experienced Technicians immediately. If you’re interested in joining our team, and feel that you meet the qualifications below, please email your resume to kirk@hdoptics.com for consideration.

Qualifications:

*** Previous Prep Tech &/or Camera Assistant experience is a requirement ***

• Outstanding customer service skills.
• Knowledge of professional film and digital camera equipment.
• Punctuality, attention to detail, and initiative.
• Valid driver’s license & clean driving record.
• Good sense of humor.
• Experience with RentalWorks system a HUGE plus.

Roles and Responsibilities:

• Provide memorable customer service to clients for each assigned rental order.
• Develop a knowledge and understanding of cameras and associated equipment and supplies used in the film and digital rental industry.
• Ensure that the appropriate equipment is pulled, organized, and fully operational for each rental.
• Coordinate with quality control to ensure that equipment is serviced and ready prior to the assigned preparation with the client.
• Communicate effectively with the floor manager regarding equipment shortages required to complete a rental order.
• Assist with equipment check-in and check-out.
• Assist with delivering or picking up equipment around the Los Angeles area.

Physical Requirements:

• Lifting up to 60 lbs.
• Sitting and standing for long periods of time.
• Potential overtime/occasional weekends required.

Salary and Benefits:

• Hourly rate based on experience.
• Full medical and dental benefits.
• Vacation and holiday pay.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Comparing Anamorphics

 

Nofilmschool.com has another instructive lens test. This time, they compare the Cineovision, Angenieux Optimo, Kowa Prominar, Cooke, Vantage Hawk C-series, and Vantage Hawk V-lite Anamorphic lenses, using the Arri Alexa Mini & Red Weapon.

Overall, there’s an excellent description of common anamorphic properties, plus video from the tests; well worth your time to read in full.

Take a look at our full line of Anamorphic and Spherical lenses. And to schedule a test of your own, please call us at (818)563-2020 or email info@hdoptics.com for availability.

HD Optics & Camera welcomes two new team members!

 

Chelsea Hernandez – Jr. Rental Agent

Chelsea is a Phoenix transplant and a USC Graduate.
She began her career in motion picture camera rentals in 2015, and is now one of our rising stars.

 

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Kevin Branch – Camera Technician & Systems Engineer

Kevin has over twenty years experience as a camera and video technician within the broadcast and film industry. He’s a Dallas native and a long-standing craftsman across multiple mediums, including broadcast, commercial, and industrial productions.

 

Please click on our About page for more details on our team members!