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Zoic Studios Recruiting Digital Matte Painting Supervisor

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BC Digital Matte Painting Supervisor

Zoic Studios is an Award winning VFX company made up of accomplished artists and producers who understand story, process, and relationships. Partnership, integrity, and enthusiasm are our key founding principles. We have two studios located in Los Angeles and Vancouver, Canada. Some of our recent credits include, Big Eyes, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Gangster Squad, Arrow, Fringe and Falling Skies.

“Visual Evolution” is our mission. We invest in constantly improving our technological and studio processes so that our artists can focus on being creative. We apply these principles to our work on some of the most VFX intensive film and television projects out there. We like a challenge. Do you?

Our Vancouver location is currently seeking a Digital Matte Painting Supervisor for our Feature Department.

Summary of Position:

The ideal candidate will be part of the development of a matte painting team. The team will be responsible for the creation of 2D, 2.5D and 3D matte paintings for feature films and liaise with our Los Angeles based VFX Supervisor and Art Director. The Digital Matte Painting Supervisor will manage 3D and 2D artists but must also be an “on-the-box” matte painter and execute much of the work. The Digital Matte Painting Supervisor will also create concept, layout, design the look, and create photorealistic environments to be used as set extensions, replacement pieces, or to enhance elements in live action plates. The Digital Matte Painting Supervisor has a strong foundation in traditional and digital skills such as painting, drawing, photography, lighting, texturing, and compositing.

Responsibilities:

Create concepts and layout for client pitches in order to solidify a look and approach.
Liaise with the Los Angeles based supervisor and art director.
Responsible for the design and creation of the 2D, 2.5D, and 3D elements of an environment shot.
Combine photographic, paint, and 3d assets to create and design environments, artwork, sketches, and client look development. Assembling simple composites of this work.
Technically supervise a team in the painting and construction of environment shots.
Work with the 2D Supervisor and CG Supervisor to complete additional aspects of the work involving camera animation, image projection, layering, and lighting.
Provide and acquire photographic and other reference materials.
Experience dealing with technical aspects of matte paintings including bit depth, color space, separating layers, different resolutions and aspect ratios.
Help identify and assist in the recruitment for additional matte painters.
Mentor and develop other artists on the team.
Experience in managing people and resources.

Qualifications:

Extensive experience (10+ years) working as a photo real matte painter within feature film industry.
Extensive use and knowledge of Photoshop.
Strong traditional portfolio of photography, painting, drawing, and sketching.
Strong knowledge of 3D animation programs such as Maya, 3DsMax, or Cinema 4D.
Strong knowledge of 2D compositing software such as Nuke or After Effects.
Good Knowledge of lighting, rendering and the compositing process.
Strong Artist Management and Team Leadership skills are a must.
Ability to work within a fast-paced team environment.
Positive attitude, hard worker, flexible schedule for deliveries.
Experience with Vue, Deep Paint, or City Engine is a plus.
Experience with Google Sketchup is a plus.

Zoic is a Maya/VRay/Nuke studio.

*BC Residents preferred.

Please submit a resume and reel to: http://zoicstudios.theresumator.com/apply/CetRaO/BC-Digital-Matte-Painting-Supervisor.html?source=VFXPro
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