DIRECTOR, CORE PIPELINE SOFTWARE - MADISON SQUARE GARDEN VENTURES: SPHERE
Josh comes from a film and television production background where he has had the unique opportunity to have worked in every stage of the production pipeline, from the on-set camera world to post production, both at the artist and engineering levels. Through this experience, he developed skills in networking, systems architecture, hardware and software development, camera negative debayering and color science.
In 2013, Josh conceptualized and wrote JOUST, a hardware/software solution that tracked the camera negative from slate to screen, while automating the processes in-between. JOUST encompassing tools for dailies review, the vfx plate pull requests, vendor delivery and the final conform pipelines. Most notable for the secure delivery of assets and metadata to the vfx and post teams, the software was acquired by Technicolor in 2016 and is still being used today.
During Josh’s time at Disney, he was responsible for architecting modular workflows to standardize processes for vfx and post. He was responsible for designing and implementing on-premise and cloud hybrid solutions, for projects that included The Lion King, Dumbo, Aladdin and more. He was known for increasing efficiency among remote production teams in how they collaborated and managed their data all across the world.
Josh has also worked directly with Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters as the VFX Liaison and on-set DIT, building a mobile dailies lab for 8K workflows with the Panavision DXL, for their music videos Sky is the Neighborhood and Run.
Josh also spent time in the Machine Learning space, and has started to think of ways this technology can further push a production pipeline into the next generation.
Josh is now the Director of Core Pipeline at Madison Square Garden: Sphere, and is leading the charge architecting and developing massive resolution workflows starting from camera through post, edit, conform and display workflows.