Digital Matte Painters are responsible for painting photo real CG environments, elements and textures for matching into live action plates or to stand on their own as DMP plates. Digital matte paintings may also be used in a 3D environment and require a high level of technical skill and artistic judgement.
This is a cross-discipline role and requires abilities in modeling, layout, matte/texture painting, lighting, rendering and compositing, as well as a strong understanding of all facets of a CG production including colour theory and LUT.
A strong understanding and sympathy for real world materials and lighting is essential. DMP artists will work closely with the CG environment artists with a strong commitment to teamwork and technical level.
DMP Artists will be expected to carry out the following tasks:
Able to create photo-realistic digital matte paintings
Understand all aspects of digimatte workflow and a strong knowledge in how to combine 2D and 3D elements
Experience working with shoot data; including photographic and reference data, HDRIs and photogrammetry
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 CG environment artists 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
Communicate creative and technical issues effectively
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
A traditional arts background with an emphasis on photo-realistic work and environments
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