Animal Logic is seeking talented matte painters to join our team. This is a unique opportunity to work in Sydney as part of our expanding Matte Painting department with positions available on two outstanding feature film projects. They are 'The Great Gatsby' directed by Baz Luhrman, who has produced some of the most visually spectacular films in the past decade & 'Walking With Dinosaurs' based on the ground breaking & historic BBC property. You will be working in a collaborative environment with an internationally recognised group of artists with high standards of excellence both creatively & technically.
We are currently looking for Matte Painters with at least 2 years production experience on feature films. The positions involve working closely with the Art Director, VFX Supervisor and Environment Leads to realise the productions requirements.
To be successful in the role the following is required of all candidates:
• Ability to follow a brief and produce complex matte painted elements to a high standard with a thorough understanding of perspective, lighting, and colour.
• Feature film experience essential, with a high level of expertise in producing designs for large screen format.
• The ability to create photo-real environments and landscapes that exhibit a strong foundation in photo-realistic traditional and digital art.
• Extensive knowledge of matte painting techniques. A high proficiency in Photoshop.
• A good understanding of 2d compositing software and 3d projection work in Maya and Nuke to enable the integration to be at the highest level.
• Other software skills that would be an advantage would include Mari, Mudbox, Zbrush and Vue.
• An ability to collaborate with other members of the production ie: surfacing, modeling and compositing in order to get the best result in the most efficient way.
• An understanding of working in stereoscopic would be an advantage.
• A strong knowledge of camera focal lengths and a good sense of composition.
• The ability to produce concept art that conveys the style, lighting and character of the brief would be an advantage.
• Ability to work well with other in a team environment and when necessary to pass knowledge to other staff members.
If you are interested in applying for a position please complete our online application form via the Jobs section on our website www.animallogic.com