Matte Painter / Environment Concept Artist needed in Auckland / New Zealand
We are looking for a matte painter / environment concept artist to join our VFX art department for a high profile Auckland based television series with international acclaim: Spartacus Season 3
You will be involved in initial look development through to producing final matte environments.
Your main creative strength must be in photo-real environment design (2D and 3D) with at least three years of movie and/or TV visual effects production experience required.
The contract duration is approximately 8 months.
This position offers creative freedom in a fast turnaround production environment. As this position is a production (not a post-production) job, you will be involved in pre-production and have considerable influence in the design of the environments.
We are a small but highly motivated creative team. If you are looking for a position, where you are not just a tiny wheel in a huge machine and want to contribute creatively in a big way then this job is for you.
Key responsibilities include:
Design of environment concepts, creation of CG environments and matte paintings.
Support for VFX Art Director.
expert use of Photoshop
extensive matte painting experience
extensive understanding of projection / 2.5D techniques
proficiency in Nuke
proficiency in Maya or 3DS
with experience in Vue and photography a definite plus
Please send a link to your portfolio and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
no later than Friday the 1st of June 2012.