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DreamWorks
11-09-2007, 04:18 PM
DreamWorks Animation is looking for a Matte Painting Compositor at our Glendale, CA location.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Responsible for defining and setting up 2D and 3D matte paintings by defining and creating projection geometry and placement for proper matte painting coverage, layering and desired parallax.
• Provides technical and artistic support to matte painting artists for the setup and installation of production shots, pre-using tools to create layered image files for matte painters to paint.
• Communicates the specifics of the 3D Matte Painting pipeline to Art, Layout, Lighting, and Matte Painting artists.
• Responsible for delivering Matte Painting elements to Layout and Lighting departments.
• Render all matte painting layers and constructs a composite for delivery to Lighting Department.
• Create layout objects to accurately represent the silhouette and parallax of the major compositional matte painting objects.
• Maintains continuity between Matte Painting and other studio departments (Layout, Lighting).
• Assists other departments with troubleshooting and debugging.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES:

• Support and develop tools and procedures to enhance the production pipeline.
• Document department procedures and workflow.
• Ensure department software development follows studio policies and guidelines.
• Stay current with computer graphic techniques for possible implementation.
• Aid in training of matte painters and mentoring technical directors as required and appropriate.

EXPECTATIONS:

• 3D Modeling/Texturing and 2D Compositing skills required.
• Assist in the Research and Development of new techniques for the department.
• Alias Maya skills highly recommended.
• Knowledge of 3D Camera Projection.
• Able to multi task and handle quickly changing directives.
• Good Visual sense and Artistic Vocabulary.
• Ability to take direction and work in a team environment.
• Ability to pay close attention to detail; oftentimes on repetitive tasks.
• “Customer first” mentality and willingness to provide direct support to individuals.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Experience with the Linux environment.
• Python/MEL Scripting skills.
• Must have a positive attitude.
• Great trouble-shooter.


TO APPLY: Please send your online reel/portfolio link and resume (no attachments please) to: jobs@dreamworks.com. Or you can send your resume, reel (or portfolio) with breakdown to:
DreamWorks Animation
Attn: Matte Painting Compositor
1000 Flower Street
Glendale, CA 91201