Ghost VFX

Digital Matte Painter / Texture Artist
Ghost VFX

For over two decades, Ghost VFX has collaborated with the very best to create award-winning, innovative visual effects. With contributions to over 100 feature films, episodic and interactive, we are a full-service, global visual effects house. Our talented and dedicated teams around the world make the impossible, possible, fulfilling the dreams of clients and artists alike. With roughly 150 artists and production professionals, we try every day to produce imagery that quietly speaks for itself.

We are looking for a talented Digital Matte Painter/Texture Artist to join our dynamic team! Apply now to join us.


The Digital Matte Painter creates photorealistic paintings that are used as an element to either embellish or replace live-action footage. Develop textures for CG models and comp assets.


To work closely with Supervisor to produce painting and elements that match the concept

To provide or acquire photographic reference materials

2D and 3D paintings for digital environments including:

Camera Setup

Modeling for Projection

Camera Animation

Projection Setup

Image Re-Projection

Atmospherics and Light Passes

To work in partnership with shader developers, lighters, and compositors to ensure shots are delivered to the very highest standard

Required Skills

Strong knowledge of advanced matte painting techniques including color space, digital paint techniques and Photoshop file management

Good knowledge and ability with perspective, value matching, and motion

Good knowledge of camera focal lengths and composition

Strong time management in relation to deadlines

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Preferred Skills:

Prior company experience.

Prior experience working in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment

Strong understanding of VFX technologies


5+ years experience in feature films creating photorealistic environments

Degree in Art, industrial design, or painting preferred

Knowledge of Photoshop must

Understanding of compositing software desired – Maya, Nuke

Vue and Deep Paint knowledge a plus


High School education or equivalent required.

BA/BS in applicable field preferred.

Ghost VFX is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

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