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Lightstorm Entertainment

Manhattan Beach, California - United States
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Paint & Rotoscope Artist


Candidates must be US citizens or Permanent Residence card (Green Card) holders.

Project: Avatar Sequels

We are a Los Angeles based feature film production company. We are in search of a Paint & Rotoscope Artist whose basic responsibilities will be the creation of accurate mattes to extract specific elements from shot plates, and the removal of unwanted elements (such as wires, rigs or tracking markers) from shot plates.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Creates digital articulate mattes and performs plate clean-up.
  • Performs other tasks related to the creation of digital articulate mattes.

Advanced Responsibilities
  • Greenscreen/Bluescreen keying and compositing.
  • Performs plate clean up; removes unwanted artifacts and composites said artifacts with a clean plate created by the artist using tracking software and scripting. Frame by frame handwork when necessary.

Education / Experience
  • Proven production experience in VFX, commercial, computer graphics, animation or video.
  • Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Drawing, Animation or equivalent artistic background and education.

Required Skills / Competencies
  • Experience with Mocha Pro.  
  • Experience with Nuke a plus.
  • 1-3 years of relatable VFX/clean-up/compositing experience.
  • Must be able to learn new techniques quickly and follow workplace protocols and etiquette
  • Computer proficiency including UNIX operating system; the ability to learn software and adapt scripts.
  • Must have a willingness to learn new tools, a proven ability to be detail-oriented, and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and to work efficiently within a production environment.

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