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Matte Painter (Senior) for VFX

Lesley Myersby on Apr 13, 2017
Rocket Science VFX
Toronto, Canada
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Job Category
VFX : Visual Effects
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Pay / Salary
Annual Salary : $78,000.00
Experience Required
3+ Years
Job Description
NOC 5241 - Background Artist

Rocket Science VFX is a multimedia production company creating film & television digital visual effects. Currently there are ten (10) Senior Background Artist positions to be filled. We believe in creative challenges, technical and artistic investment, and continuous growth through education and experimentation.

  • Develop concepts that meet the clients' desired look for their film or television production.

  • Determine the medium best suited to produce the desired visual effect using leading edge industry software programs;

  • Produce photo-realistic 2D and 3D computer illustrations utilizing VFX tools, existing photos, design software and image processing;

  • Consult with project managers and artists across various disciplines (including 3D, texturing, animation, lighting, shading, look development, FX and compositing) to establish both the creative and technical elements;

  • Execute matte painting tasks based on direction from Senior Matte Painter and VFX Supervisors;

  • Solve creative and technical problems while working under the pressure of tight deadlines; and

  • Take initiative within a collaborative and multidisciplinary environment.

  • High level working knowledge of Photoshop and Shotgun;

  • Knowledge of NUKE, Maya and Mari are a plus;

  • Working knowledge of both television and feature film VFX production pipelines; and

  • 3 - 5 years of experience in a live-action VFX environment within the motion picture industry.

  • A strong eye for detail, composition, colour and lighting;

  • Artistic ability (as evidenced by portfolio/demo reel of work); and

  • A team player with excellent communication skills.

  • Related College level diploma/certificate, or equivalent on-the-job experience.

  • This is a permanent, full-time position.

  • Salary is $78,000 CDN per year.

  • Work Week is 40 to 44 hours per week.

  • Overtime pay after 44 hours.

  • Vacation entitlement: 10 days paid vacation after 12 months of full-time employment;

  • Eligible to enroll in the Employee Group Benefits Plan after three months of full-time employment (must have OHIP to be eligible);

  • If relocation to Toronto is required one month accommodation will be provided.

  • Rocket Science VFX, 35 Golden Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • Send resume, cover letter and a link to your demo reel to the email on this job page, and it will be forwarded to our HR Manager.

  • Applications that do not include a resume, cover letter and demo reel will not be considered.

  • Please advise us of your status to work in Canada
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