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Sydney - Australia
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Digital Matte Painter


Are you a talented Matte Painter who’d like to join our team to work on Peter Rabbit 2? You will create photo-realistic environments, elements and textures that will match seamlessly into live action plates or stand on their own as Digital Matte Paintings. If this sounds like the job for you, please read on!

What you’ll get to do:

  • Produce complex matte painted elements to a high standard with a thorough understanding of perspective, lighting, and colour.
  • Contribute creative feedback in reviews, and provide input into the procedures and techniques that will enable the visual requirements of the film to be met.

·         Meet project deadlines/milestones, as set by Supervisors, and the Production Department.

·         Become proficient with the departments propriety tools.

What you bring:

·         Expert knowledge of Photoshop including file management (file format, bit depth, resolution) is essential.

·         A high level of proficiency with manipulating photographic reference from sources such as live action plates, digital still photography and cg elements.

·         A strong understanding and application of perspective and camera projection in the creation of 2.5D and 3D digital environments.

·         Practical experience with 2.5D projection within in Nuke.

·         The ability to work to deadlines and under pressure.

·         The ability to work well in a team environment, with developed interpersonal skills.

·         Attention to detail and accuracy.

·         Strong communication skills including the ability to produce visual representations of intended outcomes.

·         The ability to multi-task, prioritize and problem solve.


The following would be considered a bonus

·         Photogrammetry skills.


What you’ll need to include on your application:

  • A demo reel that showcases examples of your professional matte painting work.
  • A resume.


Due to security reasons please do not include any links to Dropbox or Google Docs.


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To apply, please complete our online application form via our website:

Animal Logic is recognised as one of the world’s leading independent creative digital studios, producing award winning design, visual effects and animation for over 25 years. With studios in Sydney and Vancouver and development offices in Sydney and Los Angeles, Animal Logic continues to forge new partnerships and collaborations with leading studios and filmmakers to develop and produce stories that resonate with a global audience.


Animal Logic is currently in production on Peter Rabbit 2 and is creating visual effects for Captain Marvel. Recent productions include The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, Peter RabbitThe LEGO Ninjago MovieGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Alien: Covenant. Other film credits include: The LEGO MovieAvengers: Age of UltronThe Great GatsbyLegend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole300Happy Feet and The Matrix.

Animal Logic Entertainment (ALE) is the production arm tasked with developing a strong slate of innovative, commercially minded, story driven projects stamped with the visual and technical innovation that has become the hallmark of the studios’ work. The development slate, while eclectic and diverse, has a core focus on tent pole, 4-quadrant family feature animation and hybrid projects as well as filmmaker driven and visually arresting live action/VFX films. ALE is currently in production on Peter Rabbit 2. Previous projects include Peter Rabbit and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.


Truant Pictures, a subsidiary of Animal Logic, collaborates with both emerging and established talent to develop and produce thought-provoking genre films for an international audience. Truant Pictures operates out of Animal Logic’s Sydney-based studio and Los Angeles office, alongside ALE.


For over 25 years, Animal Logic has remained committed to innovation, technical and creative excellence and most importantly, creating a collaborative and storytelling culture with a unique voice. We have BIG dreams!

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