Andrew Shulkind is the Head of Capture and Innovation for MSG Sphere Studios, where he leads a diverse team of technologists and imagemakers developing and deploying the next-generation camera, production, and audio tools required to create content for The Sphere. Additionally, Andrew is the principal Director of Photography for Sphere content and serves on the Los Angeles-based studio leadership team, answering both the creative “what” and the technical “how.”
Andrew came to Sphere as an award-winning director of photography, advanced imaging consultant, and one of the leading industry voices on the future of entertainment. He has spent over two decades on the front lines of where technology meets entertainment, helping forge a hybrid future that merges experiential media, traditional cinema, live events, and commercial art and advertising.
His work is best known for letting the creative drive the product, integrating live action cinematography with cutting edge solutions such as large format and high speed imaging, 360˚ photography, volumetric capture and data scanning.
Andrew has also helped launched a range of camera and lighting products and advised a wide range of leading technology players, studios, and brands on content innovation strategy, including Google, Facebook, Verizon, Microsoft, Sony, Samsung, Live Nation, and the NBA. He was awarded with the Emerging Cinematographer Award from the International Cinematographers Guild in 2014, the Innovator of the Year Prime Award from Studio Daily in 2014 and 2016, as well as Variety Magazine’s 10 Cinematographers to Watch in 2018.