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MSG Sphere Studio

Burbank, California - United States
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Previz Supervisor


Role Summary

The creative concepts for Sphere content will vary from show to show, each requiring unique live action, VFX, and realtime elements and effects. The Previz Supervisor role requires experience across every aspect of CGI: camera tracking and layout, modeling, texturing, rigging, animation, particles, dynamics, lighting, and rendering, with expert level skills in one or more of those areas. This is a hands-on role requiring task delegation, direct oversight of technical approach, detailed feedback, and assistance to assure the highest quality work from every member of the Previz team. This position requires a hands-on leader who can help recruit and supervise a cutting-edge Previz team while also interfacing with other departments, teams and supervisors at MSG to develop and refine the internal workflows, processes and standards of the Studio. Also required would be supervision of some outside vendors to guide their process and integrate their efforts with those happening in parallel in Sphere Studios.

Specific Functions/Activities Summary

  • Lead, mentor, and expand a team of Previz artists and technicians.
  • Establish technical approach, provide scene templates, and directly oversee all Previz work to assure that it adheres to the established processes and meets required quality.
  • Develop Sphere-specific previz techniques and processes using traditional VFX and realtime toolsets.
  • Work closely with the Director of Digital Production, other Department Supervisors, Production Management and Creative Directors to bid and schedule Previz work.
  • Assist in the establishment and refinement of pipeline and protocols for creating high resolution Previz elements that meet Sphere’s color and resolution requirements.
  • Actively participate in recruiting world-class freelance and staff Previz artists and technicians.
  • Provide mentoring, individual training, performance reviews, and professional guidance to all members of the Previz team.


• Deep understanding of high-end VFX processes and Previz/CG pipeline.
• Minimum of 10 years of experience in Previz across a wide variety of content including
film, advertising, episodic and commercials.
• Minimum 4 years of supervising experience
• Experience in Virtual Production, VR, or dome content is not required but heavily
• Expert user of Maya, 3DsMax, Unreal, Unity, or Houdini, plus working knowledge of
other 3D software and tools.
• Expert knowledge of lighting and rendering, and experience with Arnold, Redshift,
VRay, Octane, or other common render engines.
• Experience managing asset creation and use across numerous shots and sequences
• Proven artist management and leadership skills.
• Ability to multi-task, prioritize, take criticism, and work under high pressure with tight
deadlines while maintaining team cohesion.


The Company requires that all individuals, subject to certain limited exceptions, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  The Company will consider requests for reasonable accommodations regarding this requirement.

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