03-30-2009, 03:51 PM
Matte Painting is usually photomanipulation, sometimes painting to create, alter or augment a background for TV or film. Often it entails removing aerials and satellite dishes of which I have done my fair share, but sometimes it is creating a shot of the earth for spaceships to fly past or huge mountain ranges to give a shot a sence of space.
I have had lots of boring stuff to do and I have had fun stuff, you have to take it in your stride and try to just manually paint the boring stuff as a challenge.
As for interview technique, I dont think that is the issue. I dont know your work, but I would say that ones work speaks for itself. If you can be useful to a company, they will hire you. Keep learning and you will get there.