jobby: Matte Painter, Arc Productions, Toronto

January 12, 2012

Position Title: Matte Painter
Reports to: Art Director/Head of Art
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Description: Arc Productions Ltd. (formerly Starz Media Canada Co.) is hiring a Matte Painter with photo real experience

POSITION OVERVIEW
The Matte Painter creates digital matte paintings in the style of the show, working from visual direction provided by the Show Director and/or Art Director. This role works in adherence to budget and schedule constraints, and troubleshoots creative and technical issues as they arise.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
– Create digital matte paintings in the style of the show, working from visual direction provided by the Show Director and/or Art Director
– Gather suitable reference material from various sources
– Produce concept art either manually or digitally
– Utilize 2-D Photoshop paintings blended with animated 3-D elements to create digital backgrounds and environments which match the overall look and feel of the film
– Revise work as per Show Director and/or Art Director feedback
– Provide creative input where appropriate
– Work in adherence to budget and schedule constraints
– Troubleshoot creative and technical issues as they arise
– Keep up to speed with current industry trends
– Perform additional duties as required

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
– 5+ years photo real matte painting experience
– Completed post-secondary education in fine arts, art fundamentals, classical animation, or other relevant area of study, with strong colour theory knowledge
– Advanced 2D skills in Photoshop
– 3D experience in Maya strongly recommended
– Strong traditional art skills with the ability to produce digitally appealing artwork
– High level of creativity, with the ability to perform to standard under tight deadlines
– Ability to adapt working style to varying budget and schedule parameters
– Ability to handle feedback and constructive criticism well
– Experience creating 2D/3D overlays an asset

Arc Productions is located downtown Toronto. Please apply online at our website http://www.arcproductions.com/jobsearch . No phone calls.

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