Added by on 2015-07-17

Nitrogen Studios Recruiting Matte Painter/Digital Environment Artist

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Matte Painter/Digital Environment Artist

Category: Matte Painter
Company: Nitrogen Studios
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

We are looking for a Digital Environment Artist to join the team on our CGI animated theatrical feature film, Seth Rogen’s “Sausage Party”.

Position Overview:

The Digital Environment Artist works in collaboration with the Art Director, and is responsible for creating and conceptualizing matte paintings and complex digital environments using a variety of 2D, 2.5D, and 3D techniques. The ideal candidate has an exceptional understanding of colour, light, and composition as well as an excellent eye for aesthetics with the ability to produce photorealistic and stylized digital environments.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Create digital environments and set extensions
Work closely with the Art Director, Art, Modeling, and Layout Departments
Work with CG Supervisor to determine overall approach required for each environment
Communicates with the Lighting and Compositing Departments to ensure shots are delivered according to their requirements
Create shot components by combining rendered elements with 3D models or assets
Model, UV, and texture various assets for environment shots
Responsible for designing and conceptualizing architecture, lighting, and graphics that convey the Directors overall vision of the project
Works with the Production team to help establish schedules and technical needs
Troubleshoots any issues with background components that may arise
Able to take direction and constructive criticism from the Supervisors and feedback from the Directors

Skills & Requirements:

2+ years experience on a feature film as a concept artist/matte painter
BA of Fine Art , Classical Animation, or equivalent required
Excellent artistic eye for detail with the ability to follow reference material and concept art and to visually interpret the Directors ideas
Exceptional understanding of 2D design principles such as: balance, rhythm, form, composition, light/shadow, colour etc.
Experience in modeling, camera projection and composting
Strong knowledge of Maya, Photoshop, and Nuke
Experience with Renderman an asset
Traditional arts background is highly preferred
Good understanding of lighting, rendering, and digital compositing
Ability to communicate and work well in a team environment
Great problem solving skills and extremely organized
Knowledge of Nuke
BC residents preferred, but not required

Apply here:- http://www.nitrogenstudios.com/jobs/matte-painterdigital-environment-artist/
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