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Motion Graphics Artist

Sphere Entertainment Co. (NYSE: SPHR) is a premier live entertainment and media company. The Company includes Sphere, a next-generation entertainment medium powered by cutting-edge technologies to redefine the future of entertainment. The first Sphere venue in Las Vegas opened in September 2023. In addition, the Company includes MSG Networks, which operates two regional sports and entertainment networks, MSG Network and MSG Sportsnet, as well as a direct-to-consumer and authenticated streaming product, MSG+, delivering a wide range of live sports content and other programming. More information is available at sphereentertainmentco.com.

Who are we hiring?

This Motion Graphics Artist role joins the growing Exo Sphere Creative Design Services (CDS) Production team in the early development of technology and content for the Exo Sphere.

An integral part of our Production and Creative team, responsible for the execution and animation of visual content across a gamut of immersive experiences and Ads on Exo Sphere. The ideal candidate is a versatile artist with a passion for creating, possessing a broad depth and knowledge base in 3D creation and ideation. They work with the Creative Directors, VFX Supervisors, and project leadership to contribute to the execution of large-scale content production, delivering world-class ideas and first-of-its-kind experiences and innovations. This artist will be part of a larger roduction team creating final content for Exo Sphere venues.

What will you do? 

  • Apply design thinking to solving Exo Sphere-specific content challenges.
  • Lead and guide other artists, producing high-level content.
  • Work with supervisors to address notes from clients or creative teams to finalize shots.
  • Assist supervisors with creating schedules and timelines for projects.
  • Help recruit and train a world-class motion design team.
  • Provide instruction and guidance, including the creation of templates and tools for the team, adhering to Exo Sphere specifications.
  • Troubleshoot technical aspects of shots for various projects running simultaneously.
  • Research and develop best practices to improve workflow.
  • Mentor and train junior artists to improve their skills and quality.
  • Create templates in Nuke and After Effects for workflow efficiencies.
  • Create complex animations in Cinema4D, Unreal, and other 3D programs.
  • Document tools and techniques for departmental reference.
  • Collaborate with the team to solve complex challenges and contribute to best practices and workflows from development to compositing.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

What do you need to succeed? 

  • Demo reel/portfolio demonstrating a variety of motion design work.
  • 2-7 years of experience as a motion graphics artist/2D/3D animator.
  • Experience in high-end VFX pipelines for commercials, VR, film, TV, or theme parks is a plus.
  • Previous work experience in VR or spherical projects is desired.
  • Expert knowledge in C4D, Maya, and Adobe Creative Suite, with adaptability to other software like Houdini, Z-Brush, Blender, Resolve/Fusion, and other 2D/3D digital content creation tools.
  • Knowledge of rendering engines such as Redshift and others.
  • Exceptional attention to visual and typographical aesthetics.
  • Ability to lead projects from concept to deployment.
  • Positive attitude and proven track record in creative problem solving with an interest in new technology and processes.
  • Software agnosticism a plus; adaptability to new pipelines and utilization of provided tools is critical.

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Pay Range
$118,000$155,000 USD

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