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Animal Logic Recruiting Matte Painter

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Matte Painter (Environment) – LEGO 2

Everything will be awesome when you’re part of the team! Animal Logic – the studio that brought you The LEGO Movie – is looking for Matte Painters (Multiple levels). The position involves working closely with the Production Designer, Art Director and Matte Painting Lead to create believable environments, stylized 2D and 3D matte paintings, and help in the creation of an animated feature film. This is a fulltime, contract role that reports to the Matte Painting Lead and Artist Management.

Key Responsibilities Include:

Create digital matte paintings that may be from scratch or from sampled sources or any other artwork necessary to create new objects or to match the surfaces of existing plates
Perform tasks related to integrating imagery into shots, preserving a unified sense of lighting, perspective, and colour
Work in partnership with Lighting and Compositing to achieve the highest outcomes
Understand the animation process, including projection techniques, modelling and texturing
Continue to actively develop relevant knowledge, techniques and skills including knowledge of technical processes in CGI, Animation and Compositing. Have a thorough knowledge of all tools available to the artist.
Continuously develop your skills and keep up on changes in the industry
Work in a collaborative environment, take direction and contribute to ensure that the highest creative standards are achieved


3 + years’ experience in the film, animated feature and/or television industry
3+ years’ Matte Painting and/or Environments experience
Experience in producing artwork for large screen format
Thorough understanding of perspective, lighting, and colour
Proficiency in Photoshop, Nuke and Maya is required for both projection setups and image creation
Other software skills that would be an advantage would include Mari, Zbrush and Vue
Thorough understanding of Photoshop file and colour management, be it file format, bit depth resolution or appropriate layering of elements
Ability to understand a brief to allow for the production of matte painted elements at a high standard
A strong knowledge of photography and camera focal lengths with 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
Tool building and scripting (Python) knowledge is an asset
Completion of degree program is desirable
Excellence in problem solving and balancing quick turnaround with long term quality
Excellent attention to detail
Strong communication skills and the ability to efficiently organise and prioritise work across multiple areas
Ability to take direction and feedback; anticipating the supervisors and leads preference
Ability to work well with others in a team environment and when necessary to pass knowledge to other staff members and departments
English written and oral communication skills and the ability to connect with a wide variety of personalities

Salary range CAD$88-130k and extended medical benefits. In addition, we include a comprehensive benefits package with paid vacation time, extended medical and dental, AD&D, LTD and Life insurance. Relocation assistance provided if required. If you are interested in applying for this role please fill out our online application form via our website. or contact us at

We are based in Sydney, LA and are now very excited to be establishing a presence in Vancouver within the creative precinct of Yaletown. Production on our first Vancouver-based animated feature commenced in January 2016 with more animated features in the pipeline. Our business and work location for this role is 840 Cambie Street, Vancouver.

Animal Logic recently completed production on Peter Rabbit, and is currently in production on The LEGO® Movie Sequel (2019). In 2017, Animal Logic completed production on The LEGO® Ninjago Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Alien: Covenant. Other film credits include: The LEGO® Movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Great Gatsby, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, 300, Happy Feet and The Matrix.
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