Matte Painter

Generalist – Matte /
Fixed term /
As a Matte Painter, you will create photorealistic 2D and 3D matte paintings of subject matter to be used as an elements to either embellish or replace live action footage.

Key Responsibilities

    • Create photorealistic paintings and elements that match concept and style using 3D and 2D tools and techniques including camera setup, modeling for projection, camera animation, projection setup, image re-projection, and atmospherics and light passes
    • Provide or acquire photographic reference materials
    • Combine photographic, paint, and 3d assets to conceptualize, create and design environments using techniques such as camera animation, image projection, layering, and lighting
    • Perform tasks related to integrating imagery into shots, preserving a unified sense of lighting, perspective, and color
    • Combine painting skills in animation software with a knowledge of photography, practical and digital modeling, and design to create 2D and 3D paintings
    • Work closely with the VFX Supervisors to determine best methods to complete work in timely manner and ensure that plates meet planned concept design requirements


    • Minimum five (5) years of experience as a Digital Matte Painter for live action feature films
    • Expert knowledge of Photoshop, Maya and Nuke (required)
    • Working knowledge of Mari, Modelling, and Composting
    • Advanced knowledge of matte-painting techniques and/or technical experience in photography/lighting with an emphasis on color and composition
    • Ideal candidate must be able to multitask, be self-motivated, proactive, and manage all aspects on an environment and sequence level
    • Responsive to guidance and review notes from creative and technical leadership, and able to apply feedback to achieve the required look
    • Team player and able to work independently with minimal supervision
    • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills

About Us
Scanline VFX is an award-winning leader in the visual effects industry with 7 studios worldwide, including London, Los Angeles, Montreal, Munich, Seoul, Stuttgart, and Vancouver. Since our beginning in 1989, we strive to set the highest standard of quality in everything we do. Through innovation, we generate solutions for our clients and raise the bar — both within our workplace and throughout our industry.

We look for explorers, people who are willing to go to new places and are open to testing, learning and iterating as they go. We believe great ideas come from everyone, so we actively encourage team members to ask questions and present their ideas.

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Come as you are
We are committed to ensuring fair and equal treatment of your application. When you apply for a role with us, you will receive consideration based solely on your qualifications.

We will only consider applicants based in British Columbia, or those willing to relocate.