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Matte Painting Artist - Montreal Location - REEL FX
Dallas Office
301 N. Crowdus St.
Dallas, TX 75226
Hollywood Office
1438 N. Gower St
Suite 200
Hollywood, CA 90028

Job Summary

Reel FX Creative Studios, the award winning animation studio behind The Book of Life, is expanding its creative reach to include its newest office in Montreal. Recruitment for all of our projects, including the new animated feature Ugly Dolls directed by Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Desperado, Spy Kids), is in progress with openings in the new Montreal location.

Based in Dallas for over 20 years, we’ve collaborated with Warner Bros, Disney, Fox, Paramount, Sony, Universal, Illumination and Google among others, with a passion for excellence on every project. From short film, branded content, ride film, or full length animated feature work, the team is constantly pushing for advancements in creativity, style, and process. The focus on superior craftsmanship and collaborative problem solving is at the core of Reel FX ethos.

Reel FX is looking for exceptional visionaries and artists to join the team. We don’t like to settle, so if you’re as demanding of your work as we are of ours, then you may have found the right place.

Studio offices are in LA, Montreal and Dallas.

Working with the Lead Matte Painter, Production Designer & Art Director to create matte paintings (eg. 2D background mattes or projection artwork for geometry / paintings / plates) for a 3D stereoscopic animated feature film. Matte Painting positions starting as early as January 2018 in Montreal.

Duties and Responsibilities

• To create the 2D painted backgrounds and necessary 3D geometry required to complete any 3D environments, sets or scenes on the film, while working with the design, layout and modeling departments
• To troubleshoot and use talents to create visually stunning backgrounds which match and marry to the film’s style and 3D requirements, using direction giving by the Lead Matte Painter, Art Director and Production Designer.

Education and Experience Requirements

2 years of experience creating matte paintings for animated feature films
• Strong ability to paint light and mood while matching style keys
• Strong skills in painting, drawing, composition, color matching.
• Ability to create matte paintings stylistically using 2D and 3D applications
• Intermediate computer literacy, extensive skills in Photoshop
• Experience with Nuke & Maya is a big plus
• Knowledge of Mac and PC platforms
• Ability to follow directions and complete tasks independently while working within the framework of a team
• Ability to problem solve
• Ability to meet tight deadlines
• Familiar with Stereoscopic digital process

This job description is not meant to be all inclusive. Employee may be required to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization