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Color Supervisor

THE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN COMPANY

MSG Sphere Studio in Burbank, CA - a Madison Square Garden Entertainment Company
Department: Color Technology
Supervisor: VP Production Innovation


MSG Sphere is a contemporary entertainment venue where immersive technology and experiences intertwine. The first MSG venue of this kind is currently under construction in Las Vegas. The venue will require creative content to be displayed on the exterior LED exosphere, and the interior 160,000 square foot LED media plane surrounding +17,000 seats, including a revolutionary spatial audio system. This massive internal volumetric space will enable showcasing immersive events, new technologies, artist residencies and other forms of entertainment. The MSG Sphere Studio located in Burbank, a full end to end capture to post shop, will develop and create the content for MSG Sphere. MSG Sphere is building an army of unicorns – are you this unicorn?

SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS/ACTIVITIES SUMMARY:

The Color Supervisor role requires ownership and experience across the entire color pipeline from capture to ingest through VFX and into final DI, QC, and playback. This position requires a hands-on leader who can help recruit and lead an LA-based color and finishing team while interfacing with other MSG departments and vendors to guide their process and integrate their efforts with those happening in parallel with LA.

In addition to supervising all color-related activities in the creation of content for Sphere shows, this role will require a leader who can establish, manage and expand an end-to-end color pipeline. This role will also interface directly with Pipeline and IT to define needs, recommend solutions, and provide timely feedback to steer their efforts to support and optimize any processes that affect color.

  • Architect, design and plan Sphere color pipeline from capture to playback.
  • Create custom color viewing and processing solutions for projects.
  • Actively collaborate with department heads, artists and crew from compositing, editorial, texturing, lookdev and pipeline.
  • Work with core image pipeline team to integrate color management workflow and processes within sub-pipeline and tool sets that meet Sphere's color and resolution requirements.
  • Establish display calibration specifications, evaluate and recommend new display hardware and work with outside vendors as needed.
  • Actively participate in recruiting world-class freelance and staff colorists and technicians.
  • Lead and mentor a team of color artists and technicians.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • College degree preferred or additional production certificate programs.
  • Minimum of 15 years experience in coloring, digital compositing, and digital imagery across a variety of content including film, advertising and commercials.
  • Knowledge in ACES color workflows and custom camera color pipelines and DI processing techniques.
  • Expertise in Resolve, BaseLight, Scratch, Nucoda, or similar color correction platforms.
  • Experience with camera hardware and metadata formats, as well as onset color data management solutions.
  • Working familiarity with 3D and 2D DCC's, including Maya, Houdini, C4D, Nuke, Fusion, and After Effects, as well as NLEs such as Resolve, Avid, and Premiere Pro.
  • Expert knowledge of lighting and rendering color pipelines and experience with Arnold, Redshift, VRay, Octane, or other common render engines.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, take criticism, and work under high pressure with tight deadlines while maintaining team cohesion.
  • Previous experience as Colorist of live action films, cinema, experiences – ideal candidate has deep color background on LED surfaces from post to mastering.

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.

https://jobs.msgentertainment.com/entertainment/jobs/17120?lang=en-us

Posted 4/5/2022

Image Scientist

The Madison Square Garden Company

Department: Production
Supervisor: Capture Project Manager


ROLE SUMMARY: 

MSG is looking for an Image Scientist to join a groundbreaking imaging systems department based in Burbank, CA. As the Capture and Imaging Systems team for the MSG Sphere projects, we strive to create world-class content at an unprecedented scale on the largest LED screens ever made.

The Image Scientist works in close coordination with the Capture and Imaging Systems, post-production and capture departments to automate, optimize and accelerate stitching, develop an image sensor pipeline, image enhancement tools, and ensure exceptional image quality on MSG’s capture systems. Candidates must have experience working on content creation imaging pipelines for capture and post-production workflows.

The Capture and Imaging Systems team is tasked with creating and maintaining hardware and software tools for preview, capture, ingest, transcode, color science, review, QC, and final delivery. Within this scope, the Image Scientist will be focused on improving captured image quality and automating processes leading up to final output and display.

The resolution, field of view, and sheer scale of the Sphere venues means that the image quality for Sphere content creation is critical. The Image Scientist must be able to work closely with internal users, external vendors, iterate quickly, prioritize, and build tools that can be scaled to meet the production quality requirement for MSG Sphere.

SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS/ACTIVITIES SUMMARY

  • Perform image sensor and lens metrology
  • Develop image sensor and optical correction algorithms
  • Develop image statistics and QC analysis algorithms
  • Image compression debug and analysis
  • Design and develop de-mosaicking algorithms
  • Analyze image sensor colorimetry and develop optimized color science 
  • Optimize algorithms for GPU and FPGA platforms
  • Develop filtering, sampling and stabilization algorithms
  • Analyze and determine system standards and test procedures
  • Review invention disclosures for developed algorithms and work with patent attorneys to secure intellectual property
  • Guide the creation of new image quality metrics, evaluation procedures, and inventing novel image processing systems and methods.
  • Develop computer vision tools for image processing, feature extraction, object detection, classification, tracking, segmentation, camera calibration, optical flow, stereo, and structure from motion
  • Design and implement multi-camera and sensor fusion algorithm

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Imaging Science, Master’s degree preferred
  • 8 years of experience in cinema quality, high resolution imaging and image sensor processing
  • Experience with image sensor processing algorithms
  • Experience with optical correction algorithms
  • Experience with filtering, sampling, scaling and stabilization algorithms
  • Experience and understanding of color science
  • Experience in multi-camera array stitching
  • Broad grounding in image quality fundamentals and theory, including optics, image sensors, camera systems, lighting, and display technologies
  • Solid experience in image processing and computer vision
  • Experience with image and video quality analysis
  • Experience in GPU acceleration
  • Some experience with deep learning and machine learning
  • Knowledge in computer vision related topics including but not limited to segmentation, 3D perception (image, point cloud), and spatial-temporal analysis.
  • Experience with OpenCV and similar modern computer vision libraries
  • In-depth knowledge of modern deep learning techniques for image processing 
  • Familiar with one of the deep learning frameworks, Tensorflow, Pytorch or MXNet
  • Thorough understanding of RAW data packing and compression algorithms 
  • Strong Python, Matlab, and C++ experience

SUPERVISION 

  • Reports to the Senior Director Capture Development

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB 

  • Able to work in Burbank, CA
  • Ability to travel and work with external vendors (5%)
  • Ability to travel to a production location/set on occasion (5%)
  • 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.

Apply: https://jobs.msgsphere.com/sphere/jobs/13934?lang=en-us

Posted 4/1/22

Sr. Research Engineer – Machine Learning/Image Processing

Sony Corporation of America, located in New York, NY, is the U.S. headquarters of Sony Group Corporation, based in Tokyo, Japan. Sony's principal U.S. businesses include Sony Electronics Inc., Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, Sony Music Entertainment, Sony Music Publishing and Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. With some 900 million Sony devices in hands and homes worldwide today, a vast array of Sony movies, television shows and music, and the PlayStation Network, Sony creates and delivers more entertainment experiences to more people than anyone else on earth. To learn more: www.sony.com/en.

Description

Sony Corporation of America currently has an opening for a Sr. Research Engineer – Machine Learning/Image Processing in our U.S. Research Center located in San Jose, CA. This position is responsible for researching and developing image processing, machine learning, and computer vision algorithms for new Sony products.

Responsibilities will include investigating and utilizing complex engineering and mathematical principles to develop core technologies, compose algorithm structures and find solutions to problems. This will include assessment and improvement of algorithm performance on a variety of platforms. This position also requires the engineer to analyze and determine system standards and test procedures. As a Sr. Research Engineer – Machine Learning/Image Processing, this individual will be responsible for writing invention disclosures for developed algorithms and will work with patent attorneys to secure intellectual property.

This individual will work on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors and demonstrate good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.

Qualifications

  • PhD degree (or MS degree with a minimum of 3 years of related experience) in Electrical Engineering, or Computer Engineering, or Computer Science, or Applied Mathematics or related field, is required.
  • Knowledge and experience in deep learning and computer vision, are required
  • Previous research work in related areas such as digital image processing (specifically in camera signal processing), content-based video/image analysis, image restoration, and knowledge of human visual system are highly preferred
  • Excellent programming skills in C/C++, and Python are required
  • Knowledge of machine learning libraries such as TensorFlow, PyTorch is essential
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills are required
  • Linux experience is a plus

Responsibilities

  • Research and assess current technologies
  • Perform feasibility studies to validate capability and functionality
  • Create new concepts from initial design to market release
  • Document all phases of research and development
  • Draft and submit intellectual property
  • Draft and submit professional articles for technical journals as required
  • Offer advanced technical expertise to design and develop algorithms and software applications
  • Create new technical and domain expertise and apply to products and problems
  • Manage and maintain current algorithms and software applications
  • Assess and write code to improve or extend algorithms and software applications
  • Determine and resolve complex application issues and bugs

Remote work can be considered after extensive period of on-site training and may require monthly business trips to the main office.

As part of our commitment to health and safety, this position requires that the job candidate be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Please note that an applicant will be considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose vaccine series (Pfizer or Moderna), or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine).  The Company will consider requests for reasonable accommodations for documented medical reasons and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law.  Please do not include proof of vaccine status or any indication of a possible request for an accommodation when submitting your application materials.  If applicable, the Company will follow up with you directly to request proof of vaccination and to discuss any potential accommodations.

https://sonyglobal.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/SonyGlobalCareers/job/San-Jose/Sr-Research-Engineer_JR-105650

Job Description PDF
Posted 1/13/22

Gannett Chair

Rochester Institute of Technology

6366BR
College of Art and Design
CAD School of Photo Arts and Sciences
Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Non-Tenure-Track Visiting, Tenured
Faculty Discipline: Imaging and Photographic Technology
Faculty Rank: Professor, Visiting Professor
Employment Category: Fulltime
Anticipated Start Date: 10-Aug-2022

Detailed Job Description

The School of Photographic Arts and Sciences invites applicants to apply for a tenured, associate professor or professor position in its Bachelor of Science program and Master of Science program as the Gannett Professor, an endowed position in the School. In special circumstances, a visiting appointment of 2-3 years will also be considered. We are looking for candidates with significant professional experience and expertise in media and imaging technologies. The appointment begins in fall 2022. Successful candidates will be committed to teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Photographic Sciences (BS) and Media Arts and Technology (MS) programs. Course assignments could include but not limited to courses in contemporary media communications and imaging technologies. The successful candidate would contribute to the community through building the Gannett Laboratories for Integrated Publishing Sciences, organizing visiting speakers, mentoring colleagues and students, and forming research groups. The ideal candidate will provide leadership and help invent the future for the School's BS/MS programs, its students, curricula, and foster a community.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT's P04.0 Core ValuesP03.0 Honor Code, and P05.0 Diversity Statement.

Department/College Description

THE DEPARTMENT:

The School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (SPAS) is internationally recognized for its professional study of photographic practices in a wide array of related disciplines, including advertising and fine art photography, photojournalism, visual media, photographic sciences, and media technologies. Alumni are employed across the industry with NPR, NASA, Apple, NVIDIA, Canon, The Washington Post, Zeiss, The Library of Congress, Nikon, The Forsyth Institute, Olympus, Fujifilm, Sony, Adobe and Amazon Lab. Our alumni are frequent contributors to magazine covers such as TIME and WIRED, The Atlantic, as well as The New York Times Magazine. Eleven photography alumni have won a combined 15 Pulitzer Prizes.

U.S. News and World Report ranks our MFA in Photography and Related Media among the top ten photo programs in the country. Our faculty include photographic artists, practitioners, scientists and scholars, including Fulbright scholars, Magnum photographers, National Geographic photographers, Pulitzer-Prize winners, former White House photo editors, Guggenheim recipients, Louis Schmidt Award winners, and more. To learn more about our programs, faculty, and students, please visit https://rit.edu/photo.

THE COLLEGE:

RIT's College of Art and Design is the university's creative hub where art, design, science, and technology intersect. The College’s four schools offer programs in Art, Design, Crafts, Film and Animation, Photography and Photographic Sciences. The range of innovative programs offers students a panoramic perspective from creating fine art using centuries-old methods to pushing the boundaries of digital creativity. The College of Art and Design has an enrollment of more than 1,700 undergraduate students and 300 graduate students, https://rit.edu/artdesign.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • MS, MSc, MRes, MPhil or PhD in media, communications, or image-based technologies
  • Experience in innovation in media/communications and technologies in contemporary image-based content
  • Demonstrated achievement in imaging and media fields, records of which may include conference proceedings, standards work, presentations, publications, patents, and other notable achievements
  • Teaching experience and/or industry education experience
  • Leadership/management experience
  • Academic/industry research experiences, proven track record of securing grants and foundation funding support
  • Demonstrated professional communication, presentation, and writing skills
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences
  • Ability to articulate and implement a dynamic vision and contributions to the future of the photography program in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences

Required Minimum Education Level

Masters-Other

Required Application Documents

Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

How To Apply

Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty; search openings, then Keyword Search 6366BR. Please submit your online application; cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; updated curriculum vitae, and upload the following attachments:

You can contact the search committee with questions regarding this position at: Christye Sisson, Director, School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY 14623, or by email at [email protected] subject=Gannett%20Chair%20Job%20Posting.

Application review begins January 15, 2022 and continues until the position is filled.

The direct link to this posting can be found here: https://apptrkr.com/2715265

Additional Details

RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov.

Posted 12/21/2021

Manufacturing Quality Engineer (MQE) — Color — Hardware Enclosures

Apple Inc.

Color defines product color appearance specifications and manufacturing quality control methods. In this highly visible and highly hands-on role, you will enjoy key decision-making responsibilities combined with on-site problem solving that comes with being responsible for the quality for some of the most visible products in the world today. You will be responsible for developing and implementing quality tools, systems and instrumentation for groundbreaking product designs for cosmetically-demanding applications

We enable the mass production of incredible products and work in tandem with Apple's renowned designers to develop measurement technologies, quality control strategies, information systems, and manufacturing methods that achieve ambitious specifications at substantial production scale.

Responsibilities

  • Apply deep understanding of color science or quality control and manufacturing concepts to lead the development of specific color Quality Control Plans (QCP) appropriate to the program or commodity
  • Evaluate and clearly communicate yields of key processes. 
  • Drive corrective actions cross-functionally with internal and external team members 
  • Qualify and implement groundbreaking quality inspection tools; including visual and instrumental tools/processes. 
  • Develop and direct studies to implement improvements in measuring methods where appropriate. 
  • Establish audit procedures appropriate to program and supplier to ensure adherence to Apple quality standards. 
  • Assess supplier production control and quality programs, identify shortfalls to expectations, and work with suppliers to correct. 
  • Review quality plans at supplier sites and internally with Apple groups to ensure expectations are understood at all levels
  • Evaluate supplier readiness and alignment to quality plans at all development and qualification stages.
  • Monitor each supplier's performance through measurement of production line statistics, company inspections, and audits. Prepare summary of performance and communicate to appropriate broader team and management.  

Contact

If interested please contact MaryJane Dow  [email protected]

Posted 11/3/21

Color Management Software Engineer

Apple Inc.

Apple is looking for Color Management Software Engineers within its Display and Color Technologies organization. Our team is at the core of designing and implementing solutions for rendering visual media and enhancing visual experience. Examples of technologies that we’ve developed include High Dynamic Range Video and Images, Media Composition, and Pro Color features such as Display Presets (see links below).

We’re looking for candidates with strong engineering and mathematical intuition who are excited to solve new problems, working with a team from product conception to building production quality software.

Description

In this role, you will be responsible for developing software that renders visual media and performs display color management. Your responsibilities will include working with GPU, Pro Color Tools, Media Formats, and Display Hardware teams.

Key Qualifications

  • Software development skills in C, C++ or equivalent languages
  • Software debugging and optimization skills
  • Comfort with describing problems using mathematics
  • Experience with visual media technologies such as high dynamic range and wide color
  • Experience with building algorithms, prototypes, and constructing visually compelling demos

Additional Qualifications

  • Strong problem solving and communication skills
  • Ability to stay focused and prioritize your work
  • Enjoy working in a collaborative environment

Education

BS/MS/PhD degree in Computer Science OR Electrical Engineering OR Equivalent Degree OR Equivalent Experience

Additional Info

WWDC 2021 Talk: https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2021/10161/
Core Animation Metal Layer: https://developer.apple.com/documentation/quartzcore/cametallayer

Contact

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Katherine Navarro [email protected]

Posted 11/1/21

Postdoctoral Fellowship in “Deep Learning for Video Quality Assessment”  

NTNU:  Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

A 45 months Postdoctoral position is available at the Department of Computer Science in Gjøvik. The position will focus on detecting and classification of distortions and enhancements affecting the video quality. The postdoctoral fellowship position is a temporary position where the main goal is to qualify for work in senior academic positions.

The Postdoctoral position is part of the research project “VQ4MedicS: Video Quality Assessment and Enhancement for Pre-Hospital Medical Services”. The project aims to evaluate the quality of the video streamed by paramedics and patients to doctors at the hospital, so they can diagnose and provide instructions remotely.

The Postdoctoral position will focus on developing methods and techniques for characterising possible visual distortions and enhancements affecting the quality of the video stream. This information could then be used in proposing new video enhancement and video quality metrics.&

Required selection criteria

  • You must have completed a Norwegian doctoral degree or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian PhD
  • A professionally relevant background in machine learning, video quality, color imaging, computer vision or similar
  • Background or experience in deep learning frameworks (Tensorflow, Keras, or PyTorch)
  • Good programming skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and an ability to communicate effectively

Preferred selection criteria

  • Knowledge of the human visual system.
  • Familiarity with subjective or objective video quality assessment.
  • Experience in working in an interdisciplinary project.

As a Postdoctoral Fellow (code 1352) you are normally paid from gross NOK 553 500 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. The period of employment is 45 months.

About the application

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered.

The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English.

Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above.

If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result.

The application must include:

  • A cover letter where the applicant describes his/her personal motivation and relevance with respect to the requirements of the advertisement.
  • A research proposal (maximum three pages) which could link your research experience to the focus of the project (detecting and classification of distortions and enhancements).
  • CV, certificates and diplomas.
  • Transcripts and diplomas for bachelor's-, master's- and PhD degrees. 
  • Academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be considered in the assessment (up to 3 items).
  • Name and contact information of three referees.

If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education. Description of the documentation required can be found here. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well.

Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and potential will also count in the assessment of the candidates.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Dr. Seyed Ali Amirshahi ([email protected]). If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Stine Terese Ruen Nymoen, ([email protected]).

Application link https://s.ntnu.no/PostDOC_CNN_VQM 
Application deadline: 15.11.2021

Posted 10/27/21

Postdoctoral Fellow in Image Quality Assessment using Deep Learning

NTNU: Norwegian University of Science and Technlogy 

We have an open 41 months Postdoctoral position in image quality assessment at Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory (Colourlab) at the Norwegian university of Science and Technology (NTNU).&

The post doc position is part of the research project “Quality and Content: understanding the influence of content on subjective and objective image quality assessment”. The project aims to advance the understanding of image quality and develop more precise and better performing image quality metrics based on improved understanding on how content influences image quality.  The Postdoctoral position will focus on developing more precise and better performing image quality metrics using deep learning and understanding on how content influences image quality.

Deadline: 24th of October 2021

More information and the process for applying is found at https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/212748/postdoctoral-fellow-in-image-quality-assessment

Posted 10/19/21

PhD position in Image Quality Assessment 

NTNU: Norwegian University of Science and Technlogy

We have an open 3 year PhD position in image quality assessment at Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory (Colourlab) at the Norwegian university of Science and Technology (NTNU).

The PhD position is part of the research project “Quality and Content: understanding the influence of content on subjective and objective image quality assessment”. The project aims to advance the understanding of image quality and develop more precise and better performing image quality metrics based on improved understanding on how content influences image quality. The PhD position will focus on investigating how content influences subjective image quality assessment.

Deadline: 24th of October 2021

More information and the process for applying is found at https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/212863/phd-candidate-in-image-quality-assessment

Posted 10/19/21