Camera Technician & Timelapse Lead

Madison Square Garden Entertainment

Date: 1 week ago
City: Burbank, CA
Contract type: Full time
Madison Square Garden Entertainment
Who are we hiring?

MSG Sphere Studios is looking for a Camera Technician & Timelapse Specialist 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 creative 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 camera technician with expertise with timelapse and interval photography will be a critical component of a live-action field capture unit. This in-house team is specifically focused on capturing for the unique Sphere format. This role is both a timelapse/hyperlapse lead, as well as technical camera support and field camera operator supporting Sphere-specific capture tools. It will keep our broad palette of custom camera and camera support tools working reliably and identify areas for efficiency and optimization. Expect to work closely with MSG Capture, Production, and Post Production, Photogrammetry, and engineering teams on projects that extend beyond traditional camera systems.

What will you do?

  • Onboard, oversee, and manage timelapse field operations to assure that footage coming back from remote locations meets Sphere’s needs.

  • Support robust and reliable field deployment of various timelapse camera systems geared toward high resolution imaging

  • Testing and operating proprietary camera/capture equipment

  • Evaluate shot footage for sharpness, image fidelity, and overall image quality.

  • Proactively manage the maintenance, troubleshooting and upgrades of camera systems

  • Oversee management and data handoff for Sphere timelapse shoots, and smooth transition to data management team and I/O ingest, as well as logging and metadata, shot information, technical notes, and color profiles.

  • Collaborate with Post and Production groups to ensure needs and imaging review is met in a timely fashion

  • Stay on top of the latest developments in camera, timelapse and production software and technology to keep the department on the cutting edge.

  • Guide and support on-site camera crews to assure correct workflow, systemization, camera settings, and data workflows

What do you need to succeed?

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field or equivalent experience

  • 5+ years camera field work experience as a camera assistant or timelapse specialist

  • Experience at the cutting edge of high resolution (4K+) timelapse and hyperlapse photography, motion control, and astrophotography

  • Understanding of film and video production, digital workflows, cinematography, virtual reality, and/or post-production tools, production protocols preferred

  • Be up-to-date on the latest developments and innovations in the field of timelapse, drones, aerial imaging

  • Exceptional mechanical and problem solving skills

  • Adaptable / flexible in high-stress environments

  • Global and remote production experience is a plus

  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs

Why is MSG for me?

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. In addition to building a breakthrough venue, we’re building a production studio team, a technology venture team, and a full commercial organization to make the MSG Sphere a world class brand and business for our fans, our artists, and our partners. We have offices and roles in Burbank CA, Las Vegas NV, New York, NY and London.

We focus on Career Development and Invest in YOU

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.

We value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds

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. #LI-SA1

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