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MSG Sphere Studio

Burbank, California - United States
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On Set Technical Supervisor - Onsite


Who are we hiring?
MSG is looking for a On-Set Technical Supervisor to join a groundbreaking advanced camera and immersive capture department based in Los Angeles. We are forging a new category of motion picture imaging, advanced entertainment, and experiential storytelling, which is redefining the future of entertainment. As the content delivery team for the MSG Sphere, we are creating world-class content at an unprecedented scale for the largest LED screens ever made. Working in collaboration with creative teams, live action production, editorial, VFX, color, QC, and playback teams, this Technical Director will be responsible for integrating cross-over immersive capture technologies and virtual production techniques. In the past, these techniques may have been reserved for ‘post production’ or later steps in production schedule; Sphere content mandates the incorporation of VFX, CG, virtual production tools, light field technology, immersive storytelling, and high-resolution plate capture far earlier in the process. This on-set role requires an expert understanding of the range of tools required to originate premium motion picture content creation for immersive entertainment and large format displays. Candidates must be able to demonstrate a proven track record and ability to apply industry-standard production processes within the walls of a fast-paced creative environment at the highest level.

What will you do?

• Work closely with Senior Director of Capture to determine, deploy, supervise and optimize capture teams applying relevant capture technology for Sphere main shows
• Estimate and anticipate capture costs and post production implications, and help establish organizational best practices to produce on-time deliveries of high-quality content
• Plan, troubleshoot, and manage the crossover between production and post execution challenges with design, scope, and budget considerations
• Coordinate closely with the pipeline team, VFX team, Color Supervisor, and other third party vendors to assure that all content meets minimum specifications and smooth handoff from capture to post production
• Improve and streamline scalability, efficiency, and execution across the range of Sphere-appropriate image acquisition techniques
• Assist in establishing and documenting workflows, creative standards, and processes as well as technical guidelines for the post production team

What do you need to succeed?

• 5 years minimum experience with large format/large data/immersive content creation as technical/creative supervisor or in a similar management role for high-end film, commercial, premium television, or giant screen productions with proven track record
• Proven track record managing multiple fast-paced projects in a large organization
• Expert level knowledge of technology platforms and disciplines with a detailed understanding of how these are deployed within production and post production
• Deep knowledge of production and post production processes including image acquisition, optics, ingest, editing, visual effects, color, and QC
• Experience managing and relating with third party vendors to assure seamless handover of required assets and integration of externally and internally-created content
• Familiarization with current trends and workflows across the industry for multi-camera array and high resolution capture, Virtual Production, VFX
• Comfortable working in a production environment in remote locations on a fast-paced schedule with international deliveries.
• Excellent problem solving, communication skills, ability to lead, organize, and manage studio expectations with digital artists, developer expectations, and attention to detail.
• Experience with shared storage and asset management workflows
• Ability to multi-task, prioritize, take criticism, and work under high pressure with tight deadlines and dynamic decision-making while maintaining team cohesion and positive attitude
• Knowledge and interest in current trends in high resolution film, digital, and post-production technologies

• This role requires travel approximately 50% of the time
• Must be able to lift 75 lbs
• Must be available outside of regular business hours, as dictated by shooting schedules
• Travel to foreign countries may be necessary to satisfy the duties and responsibilities of this role. This may require the successful candidate to obtain vaccinations depending on the location of a particular assignment. The Company will consider requests for reasonable accommodations regarding such requirements.

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. To create immersive experiences, and content unique to Sphere, we are growing our full stack creative, experience, design, production and engineering team across our Burbank studio in Los Angeles and Ventures headquarters in New York.

We focus on Career Development and Invest in YOU
Candidates who have completed 60 credits of college-level coursework (representing 2 years), or have shown similar self-development through certifications, trade school coursework, etc. are preferred. Educational requirements may differ from job to job based on the role.

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

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