Digital Matte Painter / Texture Artist
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:
Modeling for 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
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
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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