Matte Painting Supervisor
Montréal, Quebec
3d ago


Our Matte Painting Supervisor works closely with the Visual Effects Supervisor and Production Designer to understand the Art Direction of the film and establish the look of the environments.

You and your team will create detailed matte painted elements, using projections and illustrations that are to be used to create believable environments.

Using your understanding of perspective, lighting and colour to produce work that fits with the style of the project. You will also be collaborating with other departments such as Build and Lighting to get the best results from your team.

You will be responsible for the artistic and technical quality of the output from their team, and delegating work effectively.

Must Have

  • Experience as a Supervisor, with proven capability in managing and delivering complex Environment requirements
  • Proven team leader with strong motivational qualities
  • 5+ years of high-end VFX film experience
  • A strong artistic background in painting
  • Thorough knowledge of advanced matte painting techniques including colour space, digital paint techniques and Photoshop file management
  • A good understanding and application of basic perspective as a basis for a form building / correcting strategy in the creation of digital environments
  • Technical proficiency in photography with an emphasis on composition, depth, lighting and colour
  • Ability to combine 2D & 3D elements in Maya and projections in Nuke
  • Ability to work with World Machine would be a benefit.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional aptitude for time management in relation to bringing multiple priorities and tasks to completion within a set deadline
  • About You

  • Organised, pro-active and a self-starter
  • Passionate about animated films
  • Strategically minded
  • A team player and clear communicator, and a keenness for collaboration
  • A team leader, approachable and personable, with strong motivational qualities
  • Adaptable and with a willingness to learn new skills and techniques including proprietary software
  • Calm under pressure and committed to meet production deadlines
  • A positive, can-do attitude
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