• Dneg TV LA - Matte Painter/Concept Artist
  • Department: DMP
    Los Angeles
    Reports To:
    Executive Producer/Project Leads

    Key Purpose of the Job:

    To (re) create photo realistic matte paintings that are to be used as elements to either embellish or replace live-action footage.  Also responsible at key stages of look development to offer creative visual solutions to high concept client requests.

    Needs to Do:

    Work with live action footage, digital still photography, rendered CG elements and digital paint to create believable environments that are to be seamlessly integrated for Episodic Television.
    This will require an artist who is comfortable in a variety of implementations, be it 2D backdrops, textured elements/fixes and complex 2.5D/3D projections.
    At times, they may also be asked to learn new proprietary software.
    Work with VFX Supervisors and take direction to execute concept art, storyboards, for awarded and prospected jobs

    Needs to Know:

    Thorough knowledge of advanced matte painting techniques including colour space, digital paint techniques and Photoshop file management (be it file format, bit depth resolution or appropriate layering of elements).

    A good understanding and application of basic perspective as a basis for a form building/correcting strategy in the creation of the digital environments.
    Technical proficiency in photography with an emphasis on composition, depth, lighting and colour.
    Working knowledge of the basic principles of 3D texture projections in Maya.
    A minimum of 3 years experience in TV VFX. Experience in matte painting for features would also be taken into account.
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    Professional aptitude for time management in relation to bringing multiple priorities and tasks to completion within a set deadline.
    Fluent in artistic and design concepts and trends

    Needs to Be:
    Able to take artistic and technical direction positively and work well within a team environment.

    Willing to adhere to an integrated pipeline used by DNeg’s facilities worldwide

    Measures of Performance:

    On time delivery
    Continuous improvement
    Professional and Collegial Disposition

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