Senior Digital Matte Painter

  • Film
  • Montreal, Canada

Senior Digital Matte Painter

Job description

*Please note: this position will be a temporary short-term contract until Oct 9th 2020. We will only be moving forward with senior candidates that are available to start immediately and without restrictions, as this is urgent*

A strong understanding and sympathy for real-world materials and lighting are essential. Senior DMP artists will work closely with the Modeling and Shading departments and therefore must have a basic knowledge of the practices of each of these disciplines.

Hear more from one of our current matte painters here.

  • Able to create photo-realistic digital matte paintings
  • Assist with and develop the look of a shot/sequence in liaison with the supervision team
  • Work alongside the production team to establish schedules and technical requirements
  • Work in partnership with Shader Developers, Lighting TDs and Compositors to ensure shots are delivered to the very highest standard
  • Work closely with the VFX Supervisor and Lead Digital Matte Painter to ensure that the plates meet planned concept design requirements
  • Seek out and build own photographic reference material
  • Stay on schedule and meet set deadlines while maintaining the highest standards
  • Communicate regularly with Production and Leads regarding schedules and deadlines
  • Share techniques, reference materials and ideas with the team
  • Continue to become familiar with new tools, software, data and other related technology

Job requirements

Essential Skills:
  • Possess 5+ years of experience in a similar role
  • Have extensive Nuke experience
  • Have good knowledge of Photoshop and an understanding of Maya
  • Previous experience working in a Linux environment
  • Strong artistic skills
  • Experience with Nuke DMP 2.5 D
  • A good understanding of the entire visual effects process
  • Strong knowledge of camera focal lengths, a good sense of composition and an understanding of different out-put requirements
  • Creative problem-solving skills

Desirable Skills:
  • A traditional arts background with an emphasis on photo-realistic work and environments
  • Knowledge of 3D modelling and rendering programmes
  • An understanding of 2D compositing software

Framestore is proud to employ extraordinary talent across all genders, races, nationalities, religions, ages, abilities and sexual preferences. We aim to encourage and support all of our current and future employees to achieve their potential. No job applicant will receive less favourable treatment on any basis when applying for a career with us.