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Optical Effects Line Up Person Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$77,703 (USD)

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Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Optical Effects Line Up Person is $77,703 a year and $37 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Optical Effects Line Up Person is between $55,571 and $95,966. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Locates and marks frames of motion picture film to identify film segments for optical effects processing: reads work order or optical effects specifications sheets to ascertain optical effects specifications and location of subject material on original photography film.
  • Mounts single or multiple rolls of film on spindles of winding device, locates marked start frame of film, and aligns start frame in start position of synchronizer-counter device to locate and identify film frames specified for optical effects.
  • Turns crank on winding device to advance film and observes film passing over viewing light box to detect damage or unclean condition.
  • Cleans film using cleaning solutions and velvet cloth.
  • Repairs minor damage, such as torn sprocket holes, using tape.
  • Periodically stops film when viewing more than one roll simultaneously and compares numbers printed on film edges to ensure synchronization of films.
  • Stops film when counter reading matches number indicated on work order for start of first optical effect.
  • Reviews subject matter within film frame and compares to description on work order to ensure match when work order does not include reference numbers.
  • Marks reference frame of film, using film notcher, tape, or other marking device to indicate optical effect starting point.
  • Marks symbols and numbers on film edge or leader to indicate type of effect and length.
  • Advances film to additional reference frames indicated, and marks designated frames to show reference points within individual optical effects.
  • Prepares count sheet indicating position, length, and type of optical.
Optical Effects Line Up Person Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Film and Video Editors

Job family population: 30,770

Estimated population of Optical Effects Line Up Person jobs: 1,978

Rate of error: 4.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Optical Effects Line Up Person Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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