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Senior FX Artist Project Based

Company: Sphere Entertainment
Location: Burbank
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Role Summary:This is a Senior FX/Houdini artist role joining the growing MSG Sphere team in early development of technology and content for the MSG Sphere studio. Initially, this artist would work alongside camera, production innovations and creative development teams to enable both process and ideation in support of content delivery. This artist will be a part of a larger post-production team, creating final content for MSG Sphere venues. Specific Functions/Activities Summary: 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. The Senior FX Artist is responsible for applying design thinking to solving Sphere-specific content challenges. Responsible for creating high quality simulation systems for projects and optimizing scenes for rendering. Design expression-based FX, create templates and develop custom solutions. Remain up to date with trends in art, design, and technology. Work with a collaborative team to solve complex challenges and contribute to the teams best practices and workflows development. Will be responsible for resolving issues from other users and building documentation to train other artist on toolsets. Required to develop solutions for research and development objectives. Responsible for building and maintaining asset library. Responsible for creation, technical set up, integration and troubleshooting FX through lifetime of projects. Responsible for creating 2D,2.5 and 3D FX using various softwares and plug ins. Ability to create particles simulations for shots in After Effects or 3D programs depending on sequence. Work with supervisor to address notes from client or creative team to finalize shots. Provide documentation of tools and techniques for departmental reference. Mentor and train junior level artists to improve skill set and quality. Work closely with supervisor to research and develop best practices to improve workflow. Assist Motion Design Supervisor in developing workflows and procedures. Assist Motion Design Supervisor in recruiting and training a world-class team. Collaborate with other supervisors and departments for knowledge sharing, project assessment and production. Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed by supervisor.Qualifications: Must have Demo reel/portfolio demonstrating variety of FX work. Proficiency equivalent to 10+ years of experience working a FX Artist. Experience working as a FX Artist in high-end VFX pipelines for commercials, VR, Film, TV, or theme parks a plus. Previous work experience in VR or spherical projects desired Expert knowledge of dynamic, particle systems, cloth simulation, fluid systems, rigid and soft bodies Expert knowledge in C4D, Maya and Adobe Creative Suite expertise required, with adaptability across other potential software such as Blender, Nuke, and other 2D or 3D digital content creation tools. Expert knowledge in FX softwares and plug ins such as Houdini, EmberGen, Particular, Stardust or other simulation software. Experience in creating and maintaining HDAs. Proficient in python and other related scripting languages. Knowledge or rendering engines such as Redshift and others. Exceptional attention to visual aesthetics. 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.Education: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.Company Overview:Sphere Entertainment Co. is a premier live entertainment and media company. The Company includes Sphere, a next-generation entertainment medium powered by cutting-edge technologies to redefine the future of entertainment. The first Sphere venue is currently under construction in Las Vegas. In addition, the Company includes MSG Networks, which operates two regional sports and entertainment networks, MSG Network and MSG Sportsnet, as well as a companion streaming service, MSG GO, delivering a wide range of live sports content and other programming. More information is available at www.sphereentertainmentco.com. EEO Statement: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.

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