Digital Matte Painter

  • Position:

    Digital Matte Painter

  • Department:

    DMP

  • Contract Type:

    Contract

  • Experience:

    Experienced

  • Location:

Minimum Requirements:

• 3+ years digital matte painting experience in a production environment

• Skilled in painting photo-real images using photo reference to create high quality digital set extensions and environments

• Good knowledge of the basic principles of 2.5D/3D Projections in Nuke and Maya, which includes but not limited to camera setup, modeling for projections, color space, projection setup, layer management, and delivery to compositing

• Ability to interpret artistic direction and take direction positively

• Excellent communication skills, great team player and able to work well under the pressure of tight deadlines

• Strong knowledge of photography and/or cinematography is a bonus, especially in relation to lenses and cameras

• Demonstrable skills in concept design are also strongly desirable

• A Bachelor’s degree in illustration, industrial design, or fine art preferred

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Create photo-realistic digital paintings and elements that match concept, using 2D and 3D tools and techniques including but not limited to camera projection

• Perform tasks related to integrating photographic and 3D imagery into shots, preserving a unified sense of lighting, perspective, and color

• Combine painting skills in animation software, with a knowledge of photography, modeling, and design, to create 2D and 3D imagery

• Work closely with Comp, DMP and VFX Supervisors to ensure that plates meet planned concept design requirements

• Work in coordination with CG Asset, Lighting, and Compositing departments

Additional Requirements:

PIXOMONDO Vancouver is looking for a Digital Matte Painter (DMP) to join our Matte Painting Department. The Digital Matte Painter creates photo-realistic backgrounds and environments to match the overall look and feel of the film. Combining skills in painting with knowledge of design, photography, and 2.5D projections, the Digital Matte Painter will be responsible for contributing to the visual and technical attributes of the production. Strong traditional art skills including an excellent understanding of color, lighting, perspective, and composition are key. Advanced proficiency in Photoshop as well as 3D experience, the ability to complete work within the bid timeframe while maintaining constant communication with production teams and other CG artists, should be demonstrated throughout.

Priority will be given to Canadian applicants.


To Apply for this Position via email:

Please send an email with your current resume, a link to your demo reel and rate.

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Our Values

    PIXOMONDO is an international visual effects company with a global network. We are recruiting for key positions in our Toronto office, where we would like to welcome anyone with the right experience to work in a fresh and international environment.

  • Good Judgement.

    You know what to do. And you know what you need to do now and what you can do later. You know if it needs a bandage or a cure. And you know what’s going to happen after you’re done with it.

  • Creativity and Curiosity.

    You understand the people you work with are as important as you, and believe that what’s good for the company and good for the project, are likely what’s good for you too. You listen to what other people are saying and understand it. You can communicate well with others in writing and in person because you know you’re not alone.

  • Selflessness.

    You understand the people you work with are as important as you, and believe that what’s good for the company and good for the project, are likely what’s good for you too. You listen to what other people are saying and understand it. You can communicate well with others in writing and in person because you know you’re not alone.

  • Courage, Passion, and Honesty.

    You don’t do something wrong simply because you “were told to” and aren’t afraid to speak up respectfully when it’s important. We want everything to be the best it can be, and you do too. You take risks and responsibility in proportional measure, and you’re reliable. When you say it’ll be done, it gets done, and when you said it would.

PIXOMONDO is an international visual effects company with a global network of facilities in the US, China, Germany, and Canada. We are recruiting for various positions in our Los Angeles office, where we would like to welcome anyone with the right experience to work in a fresh and challenging environment.
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