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