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Matte Painter/Background Painter

Stormie Millerby on Dec 5, 2018
Burbank, United States
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Job Category
Film : Matte Painting
Job Type
Career Level
Pay / Salary
Experience Required
4+ Years
Job Description
About Us:
Mousetrappe is on the cutting edge of multi-media production, working with top theme park and cultural experiences to produce state of the art content around the world for everything from theme parks to museums to live entertainment. We do this by amassing teams of creative, inspiring, hard-working, and focused people who believe in the power of storytelling to bring life and dimension to otherwise static experiences. Our culture is based on collaboration, creativity, performance and having a positive impact not only for our clients, but the people who experience our work first hand as theme park goers, museum aficionados, thrill seekers and more.

Job Description:
Mousetrappe is currently in search of a freelance Matte Painter who will be responsible for painting mattes that are of the animated, cartoon, and painterly style. Candidate must be comfortable with a stylized aesthetic, outside of photo real mattes. Candidate must also have a sound knowledge and understanding of animation pipelines, production and implementation, as well as the ability to work well in a team. This is a freelance position that will run from approximately February - March 2019.

Creating digital paintings of painterly, cartoon environments 
Interpret concept art and reference imagery
Based on direction, create original hand painted elements to use for scenes
Create, maintain, and organize digital assets
Follow design guidelines with strong attention to detail
Deliver finished paintings in a timely manner under tight deadlines
Collaborate and work diligently with the broader Art Department team

Expert working knowledge of Photoshop.
2-5 years experience of VFX or Animation production. Must have samples of hand-illustrated elements, not just photo-bash environment paintings.
Experience creating digital paintings of cartoony and stylized aesthetics.
Possess a strong understanding of light, color and perspective.
Possess excellent artistic communication skills, as well as an excellent eye for detail.
Flexibility to produce concept art from scratch is a plus.
Solid knowledge and understanding of visual effects and animation pipelines, production and implementation, as well as the ability to work well in a team.
A good working knowledge of 2D and 3D workflows within a feature film environment.
Experience working in a non-traditional format medium is a plus!
MUST be local to Los Angeles, No remote or relocation possibility.

Submit the following for consideration: 
Link to Sample of Work and/or Portfolio
Current Resume
Desired Freelance Rate

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