Matte Painter (Painterly)

Mousetrappe

Remote Work Possible
Burbank, California
Couple of months
Contract

Mousetrappe is currently in search of a freelance 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 tp aint over. A strong sense of light 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. This is a freelance position that will run approximately 3 months starting in May with a potential to extend longer.


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.


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. 

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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