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Mr. X Inc Recruiting Digital Matte Painter & Junior Systems Administrator

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Digital Matte Painter

Category: Matte Painter
Company: Mr. X FX
Location: Toronto (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

We are currently looking for a Digital Matte Painter.

Job Responsibilities:

Create photorealistic backgrounds and environments to match the overall look and feel of the film;
Combine skills in painting and 3D animation with knowledge of design, photography, and digital modeling to create two-dimensional and three-dimensional images for film;
Contribute to the visual and technical attributes of the production.


Skilled in painting photo-real images using photo reference to create the highest quality digital set extensions, skies, elements, and environments;
Strong traditional art skills including knowledge of color, lighting, perspective, and composition;
Advanced 2D skills in Photoshop and/or Mari with 3D experience, preferably in Maya;
Ability to complete work within the bid timeframe, while maintaining constant communication with production teams and other CG artists.


A Bachelor’s degree in illustration, industrial design, or fine art preferred;
2.5D / 3D projecting experience is a plus;
Strong knowledge of photography is a bonus, especially in relation to lenses;
Demonstrable skills in Concept design desirable but not essential;
Vue and/or Modo experience would be an asset.

Please email your cover letter and resume to with the subject: Digital Matte Painter; please include the address of your web portfolio in your cover letter and/or resume, or send

your demo reel to:

Attn: Recruiting/Digital Matte Painter
Mr X Inc.
35 McCaul Street, Suite 100
Toronto, Ontario
M5T 1V7

Thank you for your interest in Mr. X Inc. Please note that that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

No phone calls please.

Salary: $55,000 – $100,000 commensurate to the level of experience

Group Benefits Coverage included
Terms of employment – 1 year contract

Junior Systems Administrator

Category: Administrator
Company: Mr. X FX
Location: Toronto (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description


Provide hardware and software desktop support to artists and production; responding to technical requests to assist in maintaining productions,
Install, upgrade and move systems in a timely manner,
Installation, configuring and support of operating systems across Mr X,
Monitor calibrations,
Maintenance of workstations when required. Assist in maintenance of renderfarm,
Other similar ‘fire fighting’ duties in Systems department as required.
Some heavy lifting of systems, and assisting with moving servers and other IT equipment required.


Experience with Linux (We use CentOS!), Windows 7 and/or OS X,
Strong ability to understand issues as they arise and assist in troubleshooting,
Basic understanding of networking and associated protocols/applications (DNS, DHCP, PXE),
A strong desire to learn new skills and technology,
Ability to work within our team and also as a person who can work independently,
Experience in scripting and/or programming of any kind.

Desirable skills:

Understanding of the Python programming language,
Previous experience in a Junior IT position in VFX or related areas; understanding of applications used
All interested applicants should email their resumes to with the subject reading “Junior Systems Administrator”.
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