Technical Director Photogrammetry
Company: MSG Sports & Entertainment LLC
Posted on: February 18, 2021
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
- 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
- Scope, budget, schedule, and manage any relevant third-party
- 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
- 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
- Role may require some travel to/ from LA to NY for business
- 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
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