Job Title: Matte Painter
Reports To: VFX Supervisor
Key Purpose of the Job:
To create photorealistic matte paintings from photographic elements, CG and digital painting techniques.
Needs to Do:
Needs to Know:
Work with live action footage, digital still photography, rendered CG elements and digital paint to create photo-real
environments that are to be seamlessly integrated into the image.
This will require an artist who is proficient in a variety of implementations, including 2D backdrops, textured elements/fixes and complex 2.5D/3D projections.
At times, they may also be asked to learn new proprietary software.
A good understanding of advanced matte painting techniques including colour space, digital paint techniques and Photoshop file management (file format, bit depth resolution and appropriate layering of elements).
A thorough understanding of perspective.
Technical proficiency in photography with an emphasis on exposure, composition and depth.
Working knowledge of Maya.
A minimum of 3 years experience in Matte Painting for TV or film.
Excellent verbal and written communication.
Must be able to manage own time to bringing multiple priorities and tasks to completion within a set deadline.
Needs to Be:
Able to take artistic and technical direction positively and work well within a team environment.
Measures of Performance:
On time delivery.