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Digital Artist

Company: Madison Square Garden, Inc.
Location: Burbank
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

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 Cathdrale. More information is available at www.msgentertainment.com.

Role Summary

This is a motion graphics / designer / 2D animator role joining the growing MSG Sphere team in early development of technology and content for the MSG Sphere studio. Initially, this artist would come alongside camera, production innovations and creative development teams to enable both process and ideation in support of content delivery. Eventually, this artist will be a part of a larger post-production team, creating final content for MSG Sphere venues.

Specific Functions/Activities Summary

* Ideal candidates have an appetite for creative execution and are forward thinking and technologically inclined * Interest in being a part of an ambitious, innovative project requiring collaboration and teamwork * 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 * This role is part of a production artist group exploring and developing a unique language for Sphere, in collaboration with a creative development team * Digital Artists are responsible for applying design thinking to solving Sphere-specific content challenges

Qualifications

* Proficiency equivalent to 10+ years of experience working as mograph artist / 2D animator * Previous work experience in VR or spherical projects desired * Adobe CC and C4D expertise desired, with adaptability across other potential software such as Houdini, Z-Brush, Blender, Resolve/Fusion, and other 2D or 3D digital content creation tools * Experience working as a motion designer or animator within high-end VFX pipelines for commercials, Film, or TV a plus * 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

A portfolio is required for this role, please include a link on your resume.

SUPERVISION:

* Digital Artists will report to the Compositing Supervisor, working closely with post-production management, Post Supervisors, and creative development teams. * The role requires a self-directed "design-minded" work ethic helping to establish the language and medium of Sphere.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB:

At the time of this posting, the MSG Sphere studio is operating in accordance to 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.

Keywords: Madison Square Garden, Inc., Burbank , Digital Artist, Other , Burbank, California

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