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Digital Matte Painter

Mumbai, Mahārāshtra, IndiaFilm - Mumbai

Job description


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


Job requirements

Desirable Skills:


  • A traditional arts background with an emphasis on photo-realistic work and environments


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.


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What if i don't have every skill you're looking for?

The requirements listed in our job descriptions are guidelines, not hard and fast rules. You don’t have to satisfy every requirement or meet every qualification listed. If your skills are transferable and you feel like the role is right for you then we encourage you to apply. Applying gives you the opportunity to be considered for this role or for other roles that we might have coming up.

we are committed to equity and inclusion

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 individual will receive less favourable treatment on any basis when applying for a career with us.

If you need any assistance during the application or recruitment process please let us know and we will support you every step of the way.