Previz Supervisor

MSG Sphere Studios

Burbank, CA, United States

Skills

  • Generalists
  • Generalists

Styles

  • Realistic
  • Realistic

The MSG Sphere is like nothing else on earth. Here, 15,000 people at a time can gather for multi-sensory interactive experiences that are equal parts video game, amusement park ride, ephemeral community, and spectacle. The feel – it’s unforgettable, like sitting inside an eyeball the size of three football fields with sight, sound, scent, wind, heat, and rumble coordinating under computer control to forge an extended reality. You create that reality at MSG Entertainment in Burbank, California.

 

Specific Functions/Activities Summary

  • Lead, mentor, and expand a team of Previz artists and technicians.
  • Establish technical approach, provide scene templates, and directly oversee all Previz work to assure that it adheres to the established processes and meets required quality.
  • Develop Sphere-specific previz techniques and processes using traditional VFX and real-time toolsets.
  • Work closely with the Director of Digital Production, other Department Supervisors, Production Management, and Creative Directors to bid and schedule Previz work.
  • Assist in the establishment and refinement of pipeline and protocols for creating high-resolution Previz elements that meet Sphere’s color and resolution requirements.
  • Actively participate in recruiting world-class freelance and staff Previz artists and technicians.
  • Provide mentoring, individual training, performance reviews, and professional guidance to all members of the Previz team.

Qualifications

  • Deep understanding of high-end VFX processes and Previz/CG pipeline
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in Previz across a wide variety of content including film, advertising, episodic, and commercials
  • Minimum 4 years of supervised experience
  • Experience in Virtual Production, VR, or dome content is not required but is heavily preferred
  • Expert user of Maya, 3DsMax, Unreal, Unity, or Houdini, plus a working knowledge of other 3D software and tools.
  • Expert knowledge of lighting and rendering, and experience with Arnold, Redshift, VRay, Octane, or other common render engines.
  • Experience managing asset creation and use across numerous shots and sequences
  • Proven artist management and leadership skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, take criticism, and work under high pressure with tight deadlines while maintaining team cohesion

 

The Company requires that all individuals, subject to certain limited exceptions, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  The Company will consider requests for reasonable accommodations regarding this requirement.

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.

Company Overview

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.

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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