Matte Painter


  • Create photorealistic paintings and elements that match concept using 3D and 2D tools and techniques including camera setup, modeling for projection, camera animation, projection setup, image re-projection, and atmospherics and light passes
  • Provide or acquire photographic reference materials
  • Perform tasks related to integrating imagery into shots, preserving a unified sense of lighting, perspective, and color
  • Combine painting skills in animation software, with a knowledge of photography, practical and digital modeling, and design, to create 2D and 3D paintings
  • Work closely with the Department Head to ensure that plates meet planned concept design requirements


  • A minimum of 5+ years previous experience as a Digital Matte Painter for live action feature and/or television
  • Exceptional knowledge of Nuke and basic principles of 3D texture projections in Maya
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is essential
  • Expertise with Mari
  • Ability to provide concept treatments is considered an asset
  • Advanced knowledge of matte-painting techniques including colour space, digital-paint techniques, photography (including composition), depth, lighting and colour
  • A good understanding and application of perspective in the creation of the 2.5D and 3D digital environments
  • Ability to take artistic and technical direction as well as work well within a team environment and in a leadership role

If this sounds like you, please submit your cover letter and resume to Be sure to include “Matte Painter” in the subject line.