Matte Painter (Painterly)

Mousetrappe

Remote Work Possible
Burbank, California
Couple of months
Contract

Mousetrappe is currently in search of a Matte Painter who is an illustrator/concept forward artist. You will be responsible for painting mattes that are painterly and expressionistic in style yet cover a wide range of subjects ranging from Environment (landscape, clouds, fire, water), people, design elements (pop Art) and FX (abstract memories, emotions, etc) from scratch. Ideally looking for artist not reliant on photo-bashing or 3D models to paint over. A strong sense of light is a must. 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.


Position Details: 

  • Creating digital paintings that are painterly and expressionistic in style yet cover a wide range of subjects ranging from Environment (landscape, clouds, fire, water), people, design elements (pop Art) and FX (abstract memories, emotions, etc). A strong sense of light a must.
  • Based on direction, create original hand painted elements to use for scenes. A knowledge and understanding of how to break apart layers and painted elements for animation purposes. 
  • 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 


Skill Requirements: 

  • Expert working knowledge of Photoshop. 
  • 2-5 years experience of VFX or Animation production. 
  • Possess a strong understanding of light, color and perspective. 
  • Possess excellent artistic communication skills, as well as an excellent eye for detail. 
  • 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! 
  • Remote WFH possible depending on artist location and internet connectivity.


Please Note: 

  • Due to a typical large volume of responses, only candidates under consideration will receive reply. To all others we appreciate your interest and thank you in advance. 
  • You must submit a link to your portfolio for consideration. 

Mousetrappe

Mousetrappe is an award-winning media design and production studio that creates and develops inspired ideas into unforgettable cinematic experiences. Our work is featured in shows, spectaculars, immersive films, exhibits, attractions, and live events for the most treasured theme parks, museums, events, and IPs in the world.

Mousetrappe produces some of the most complex and entertaining architecturally mapped projection nighttime spectaculars for top-tier theme parks worldwide and also delivers award-winning world-renowned media experiences in a variety of venues globally.

Led by a team of multi award-winning creative and technological talent, Mousetrappe’s spectacular experiences magically entertain millions of visitors — day after day, night after night.

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