Zoic Studios Recruiting Senior Matte Painter and Environment Artist
Senior Matte Painter/ Environment Artist, Features, Vancouver, BC
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, Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2, Premium Rush & Gangster Squad.
“Visual Evolution” is our mission. We invest in constantly improving our technological and studio processes so that our artists can focus on being creative.
Our Vancouver, BC location is currently seeking a Senior Digital Matte Painter for a high profile Feature Project. This is a project based opening with an early summer start date.
Summary of Position:
The ideal candidate is able to create concepts, layouts, and photorealistic environments to be used as set extensions, replacement pieces, or to enhance elements in live action plates. These Digital Matte Paintings can be expected to start from scratch or be assembled from photos, 3D geometry and reference material to match the surfaces of existing live action. Our Digital Matte Painters must have a strong foundation in traditional and digital skills such as painting, drawing, photography, CG geometry, lighting, texturing, and compositing.
Create concepts and layouts for client pitches in order to solidify a look and approach.
Combine photographic, paint, and 3d assets to create and design environments, artwork, sketches, and client look development. Assembling simple composites of this work.
Assisting and developing the look of a shot or sequence with the Supervision team.
Work in partnership with shader developers, lighters and compositors to ensure shots are delivered to the very highest standard.
Work alongside the Production team to establish schedules and technical requirements.
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.
Proven experience in creating photo-realistic DMPs within the 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 (preferred).
Strong knowledge of 2D compositing software such as Nuke or After Effects, (preferred).
Good Knowledge of lighting, rendering and the compositing process.
Ability to work within a fast-paced team environment.
Positive attitude, hard worker, flexible schedule for deliveries.
Experience with Mari, Mudbox, or ZBrush a plus.
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 only please.
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