Matte Painter - Montreal

Montreal /
3D – Environment/DMP /
Contract - Artist
Scanline VFX is an award-winning visual effects studio, with locations in Vancouver, Montreal, Los Angeles, London, Seoul, Munich, and Stuttgart. Attracting talent from around the world, current work includes Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom, The Flash, and Stanger Things Season 4.

Come and join an innovative and collaborative team and be challenged to do the best work of your career alongside some of the best talent from around the globe. 

Reporting to the Matte Painting Supervisor, the Matte Painter creates photorealistic 2D and 3D matte paintings of subject matter to be used as an element to either embellish or replace live action footage in feature films.

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

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

    • Minimum 5+ years’ experience as a Digital Matte Painter for live action “realistic” feature films (required)
    • Expert knowledge of Photoshop, Maya and Nuke (required)
    • Experience/Working knowledge of Mari, Modelling, Composting (preferred)
    • Advanced knowledge of matte-painting techniques and/or technical experience in photography/lighting with an emphasis on colour and composition; traditional paint background an asset
    • 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 – able to apply feedback to achieve the required look
    • Team player and able to work independently with minimal supervision
    • Strong trouble shooting/problem solving skills
BENEFITS
We offer extended medical, disability and dental insurance.

APPLICATION 
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