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We are looking for Matte Painter/Concept Artist to join the team on our CGI animated theatrical feature film, Seth Rogen’s “Sausage Party”.

Position Overview:
The Matte Painter/Concept Artistworks in collaboration with the Art Director and is responsible for creating and conceptualizing complex backgrounds, landscapes, and environments. The ideal candidate has an excellent eye for aesthetics with the ability produce photorealistic and stylized images.
Duties& Responsibilities:
• Provides foreground, mid-ground, and background paintings
• Works closely with the Art Director, Art, Modeling, and Layout Departments to develop the look of a shot or sequence
• Communicates with the Lighting and Compositing Departments to ensure shots are delivered according to their requirements
• Creates shot components by combining photographic elements with 3D models or assets
• Responsible for designing and conceptualizing architecture, lighting, and graphics that convey the Directors overall vision of the project
• Workswith the Production team to help establish schedules and technical needs
• Model, UV, and texture various assets for environment shots
• 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
• BA of Fine Art , Classical Animation, or equivalent required
• Excellent artistic eye for detail with the ability to follow reference material and concept art
• Strong knowledge of Photoshop with a basic understanding of Maya and Renderman
• Experience in modeling, composting, and/or animation is 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