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Technical Director Photogrammetry

Company: MSG Sports & Entertainment LLC
Location: Burbank
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Job Description:

Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. (MSG Entertainment) is a leader in live entertainment experiences. The Company presents or hosts a broad array of events in its diverse collection of venues: New York's Madison Square Garden, Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; and The Chicago Theatre. MSG Entertainment is also building a new state-of-the-art venue in Las Vegas, MSG Sphere at The Venetian, and has announced plans to build a second MSG Sphere in London, pending necessary approvals. In addition, the Company features the original production - the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes - and through Boston Calling Events, produces the Boston Calling Music Festival.--- Also under the MSG Entertainment umbrella is Tao Group Hospitality, with entertainment dining and nightlife brands including Tao, Marquee, Lavo , Avenue, Beauty & Essex and Cath--drale . More information is available at www.msgentertainment.com . Role Summary MSG is looking for a Technical Director of Photogrammetry and LiDAR 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.

This technical role is responsible for the coordination and oversight of all capabilities and activities related to reality capture, including photogrammetry, volumetric imaging and laser scanning for Sphere main shows and all supporting content for MSG Sphere venues. This role requires a deep knowledge of advanced production workflows and generating ultra-high poly 3D models at the highest level for pre-rendered and real-time work. Ideal candidates will have experience with game engine integration, real-time rendering, gigapixel imaging, giant screen and/or dome displays, overseeing multiple teams armed with proprietary technology, working in concert with external vendors. This position requires a high level of organization and file management of large data sets with activities distributed across the globe.
Specific Functions/Activities Summary

  • Work closely with SVP of Capture to plan, outfit, deploy, and supervise internal and external photogrammetry capture teams, applying relevant capture technology for Sphere main shows and other Sphere internal and external applications.
  • Engage with drone vendors, manufacturers, and pilots to design and execute new and bespoke systems to service Sphere's unique requirements.
  • Be able to speak clearly, simply, and intelligently about creative concepts and their technical execution.
  • Advise on staffing, scheduling, budgeting, and managing camera teams armed with purpose-built focus on CG rendered content for Sphere shows.
  • Scope, budget, schedule, and manage any relevant third-party vendors
  • Coordinate the flow of data and information between capture, editorial, VFX, audio post, and color teams to assure that content creation remains on schedule and within budget. Qualifications
    • Minimum of 15 years' experience working in VFX, 3D, game design for high-end production, ideally two years working in immersive content, virtual production, or advanced imaging.
    • Must have an advanced knowledge of how production processes including cameras, optics, storage, visual effects, motion graphics, color, relate to delivering a high detail, high fidelity model.
    • Familiarity with current trends and workflows across the industry for high-resolution capture, drones, HDR, VFX and other high-fidelity imaging techniques.
    • Experience with 3d metrology capture solutions such as Lidar, Laser scanning, Photogrammetry, and Structured Light.
    • Ideal candidate has fluency with software packages: Reality Capture, Agisoft, Maya, Z-Brush, Wrap 3, Cyclone, Faro Scene, Geomagic, Creative Suite, Solidworks, Autodesk Fusion
    • Takes ownership on projects to ensure success.
    • Ability to manage up and grow into a leadership position.
    • Ability to lead, mentor, coach and develop peers.
    • The role requires a self-directed "production-minded" work ethic helping to establish the language and medium of Sphere.
    • This role requires a high degree of organization and self-management SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB:
      • Role will require some travel to locations via air &/or vehicle, domestic and internationally, in order to provide onset expertise
      • Role may require some travel to/ from LA to NY for business meetings.
      • At the time of this posting, the MSG Sphere studio is operating in accordance with local guidance on safe Covid-19 regulations. As such, a remote work-from-home onboarding to MSG Sphere work is likely. While the studio technology team will support remote work, MSG is seeking applicants local to Los Angeles with the eventual expectation of working on site in our Burbank location. Education 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. 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 requirements, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations. Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.

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