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Madison Square Garden

Burbank, California - United States
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Compositing Lead

Description

Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. (MSG Entertainment) is a leader in live entertainment experiences.  The Company presents or hosts a broad array of events in its diverse collection of venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; and The Chicago Theatre.  MSG Entertainment is also building a new state-of-the-art venue in Las Vegas, MSG Sphere at The Venetian, and has announced plans to build a second MSG Sphere in London, pending necessary approvals. In addition, the Company features the original production – the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – and through Boston Calling Events, produces the Boston Calling Music Festival.  Also under the MSG Entertainment umbrella is Tao Group Hospitality, with entertainment dining and nightlife brands including Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, Beauty & Essex and Cathédrale. More information is available at www.msgentertainment.com

The lead compositor combines multiple live action plates and computer generated elements into visual effects shots that realize the vision and creative direction of the client and Visual Effects Supervisor. The lead compositor is ultimately responsible for the aesthetic integrity and technical quality of the final images created.

Specific Functions/Activities: 

  • Work with the Compositing Supervisor and Visual Effects Supervisor to evaluate the creative and technical approach for assigned shots.
  • Point person for either a sequence of shots, or defining a methodology and “look” being developed,
  • Perform all tasks associated with the compositing process, including 2D tracking, matte extraction, layering of elements, and color grading on key challenging shots.
  • Maintain the overall look, color balance, and quality for assigned shots and sequences to create uniformity in all finished work.
  • Create generic templates, scripts, and looks for other artists to apply.
  • Work collaboratively with artists from other disciplines.
  • Independently provide solutions to technical and aesthetic problems, with minimal direction, and can handle the most difficult tasks under intense time pressure
Qualifications:
  • Proven Track record of delivering high end VFX across a range of formats and deliveries.
  • Strong understanding of the pace and production process of large-scale media.
  • Strong knowledge of Nuke inclusing VR toolsets.
  • Strong aesthetic skills in judging photo-realism and image quality.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Can quickly learn new software and techniques.
  • Ability to work gracefully under pressure to meet deadlines, and with minimal supervision.
  • Strong sense of composition, color and design.
  • Ideal candidate has strong fine arts foundation skills, such as photography and photographic lighting.
  • Familiarity with using Linux and Windows systems
  • Previous experience in look development and sequence supervision ideal.
  • Ability to write Nuke gizmos and/or plugins a plus.
  • Python and/or C++ experience a plus.