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Vancouver, British Columbia - Canada
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Digital Matte Painter


Purpose of the job:       

The Senior Matte Painter creates photorealistic paintings that are used as an element to either embellish or replace live action footage.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with Supervisors to produce painting and elements that matches concept
  • Provide or acquire photographic reference materials
  • 2D and 3D paintings for digital environments
    • Camera Setup
    • Modeling for Projection
    • Camera Animation
    • Projection Setup
    • Image Re-Projection
    • Atmospherics and Light Passes  


Education and/or Experience Required:

  • College degree in art, industrial design, painting or a related field and/or a combination of education and experience that would be equivalent to that level of professionalism, problem solving and analytical skills.
  • 5+ years work experience required in feature films creating photorealistic environments.

Skills, Abilities, Special Licenses or Certificate:                    

  • Photoshop knowledge
  • Maya knowledge
  • Understanding of Nuke or compositing software
  • Strong knowledge of advanced matte painting techniques including color space, digital paint techniques and Photoshop file management (be it file format, bit depth resolution or appropriate layering of elements)
  • Strong knowledge and ability with perspective, value matching, and motion
  • Strong knowledge of camera focal lengths and composition
  • Knowledge of film resolution and aspect ratios
  • Strong time management in relation to deadlines
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands: 

  • Office working environment.
  • Hours for this position are based on normal working hours but will require extra hours pending production needs.
  • Walking/bending/sitting.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work.  This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.  Digital Domain Productions, Inc management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.

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