Behind the Title…
The 20-year vet of The Mill couldn’t live without a kettle, DVR and an encoder… oh, and she likes sleep!
NAME: Sandra Dow
COMPANY: The Mill (@millvfx) in Los Angeles
CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOUR COMPANY?
The Mill in Los Angeles has been producing visual effects content and imagery for commercials and films since 2007
WHAT’S YOUR JOB TITLE?
Head of MCR (Master Control Room)
WHAT DOES THAT ENTAIL?
The Machine Room is responsible for everything that enters or leaves The Mill. I would like to think we are the heart of The Mill, without us, the building couldn’t run. It might not be the most glamorous job, but we make sure that all the months/day/hours of creative hard work actually reach your TV/computer screen looking the best they possibly can and on time.
WHAT WOULD SURPRISE PEOPLE THE MOST ABOUT WHAT FALLS UNDER THAT TITLE?
I tend to be a general oracle of all things Mill, having been with the company for over 20 years.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART OF THE JOB?
Ticking a job off the delivery list, is weirdly satisfying!
WHAT’S YOUR LEAST FAVORITE?
Super Bowl delivery week!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TIME OF THE DAY?
IF YOU DIDN’T HAVE THIS JOB, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING INSTEAD?
Rescuing turtles on a beach somewhere.
CAN YOU NAME SOME RECENT PROJECTS YOU HAVE WORKED ON?
The Mill has worked on everything from Audi to Xbox.
NAME THREE PIECES OF TECHNOLOGY YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT.
DVR, encoder, kettle.