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MSG Sphere Studio

Burbank, California - United States
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Visualization Artist - Project Role


Who are we hiring?
This is a Senior Visualization Artist (Generalist) role joining the growing MSG Sphere team in early development of technology and content for the MSG Sphere studio. This 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. Experience with using realtime engines such as Unreal or Unity in production is not a requirement but is heavily preferred for this role. Working closely with leadership in creative development, production, post-production, and playback, this position is ideal for good communicators with a positive attitude and creative problem solving. This role is part of a production artist group exploring and developing a unique language for Sphere, in collaboration with internal and external creative teams. Also required would be supervision of outside teams and vendors to guide their process and integrate their efforts with those happening in parallel in Sphere Studios.

What will you do?

• Work directly with the Visualization Supervisor to develop and adhere to Visualization methods and techniques that will assure the highest quality end results.
• Develop Sphere-specific Visualization techniques and processes using traditional VFX and realtime toolsets
• Creation of models, textures, animations, shaders, and other realtime assets for virtual production, previz, postviz, theatrical visualization, and deliverables for realtime-rendered show elements
• Ideal candidates have an appetite for creative execution and are forward-thinking and technologically inclined with an interest in being a part of an ambitious, innovative project requiring collaboration and teamwork.
• Assist Visualization Supervisor in recruiting and training a world-class Visualization team.

What do you need to succeed?

• Proficiency equivalent to 6+ years of experience working as Visualization generalist.
• Previous work experience in VR, Virtual Production, Previz or dome projects desired.
• Expert user of Maya, 3DsMax, 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.
• Positive attitude and proven track record in creative problem solving with expressed interest in new technology and processes.
• Software agnosticism a plus; adaptability to new pipelines and utilization of provided tools is critical.


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.

Why is MSG for me?
With MSG Sphere, we are creating an entirely new medium that will deliver immersive entertainment experiences at an unparalleled scale. Beyond a venue, Sphere is a multi-sensory platform with experiential technology programming directly to your senses. You will see in ways never imagined, hear with every fiber of your being, and experience like never before. To deliver on this promise, we are building the largest immersive venue in the world, MSG Sphere at The Venetian in Las Vegas, with a second Sphere venue planned for London, pending necessary approvals. In addition to building a breakthrough venue, we’re building a production studio team, a technology venture team, and a full commercial organization to make the MSG Sphere a world class brand and business for our fans, our artists, and our partners. We have offices and roles in Burbank CA, Las Vegas NV, New York, NY and London.

We focus on Career Development and Invest in YOU
At MSG, we recognize the importance of upskilling employees’ talents and strengths so they can drive their careers forward. We are proud to offer a robust set of tools and resources to help employees understand their interests and purpose, harness their talents and obtain the skills they need to reach the next step in their careers. Growth and longevity for our employees are top priorities here.

We value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds
At MSG we value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds! MSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sexual and reproductive health choices, national origin, citizenship, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law mandates, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations and will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required. #LI-DW1