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MSG Sphere Studio

Burbank, California - United States
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On-Set Playback Specialist - Onsite


Who are we hiring?
The On-Set Playback Specialist will be responsible for specifying and building innovative tools to support Sphere monitoring and playback locally on set. They will work directly with the Camera Technical Lead and Imaging Supervisor to plan the on-set footprint and coordinate hard-wired and wireless signals between MSG camera systems, arrays, and local monitoring. This role will also be responsible for live stitching multiple camera inputs as well as managing overlays and preserving local synchronized proxies of all content.

What will you do?

· Support Capture department photography during tests and field deployments as a video playback operator, recording and playing back live-action imaging
· Specifying monitors and systems for reviewing and displaying content on set
· Preparing ruggedized systems for remote field work and identify new and novel products for greater efficiency
· Service, troubleshoot and maintain owned equipment
· Document the procedures, workflow, and configuration for all on-set playback systems
· Manage multiple stitched camera playback solutions across a multi-unit deployment
· Manage a library of custom reticles and overlays to video feeds
· Workflow optimization
· Serve broader capture system interests using on-set playback hardware and related processes for full resolution Sphere capture
· Support and develop VR workflows for head mounted displays
· Budget and build kits relating to playback for a range of deployment sizes
· Provide accurate display representation on scouts and shoots

What do you need to succeed?

· Bachelors Degree in relevant field or equivalent experience
· 5 years of on-set playback experience on location productions (as VTR, video assist, live broadcast, streaming, on-set editorial)
· Thorough understanding of film/ video production, digital workflows, cinematography, and/or post production environment
· Adaptable/flexible in high-stress environments
· Experience real-time stitching software (Voysys, Scratch, etc.)
· Extensive knowledge of wireless, wired, and optical video signals
· Proficient with Qtake and related similar Video Assist software
· Able to lift up to 50 lbs


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 requirements, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations. #LI-SA1