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Digital Matte Painter - Montreal

Job Description

  • Create photorealistic backgrounds and environments to match the overall look and feel of the film or video or printed elements.
  • Work closely with clients, leads and supervisors to conceptualize and create photographic elements as reference or images for film.
  • Combine skills in painting and 3D animation with knowledge of design, photography, and digital modeling to create two-dimensional and three-dimensional images for film.
  • Contribute to the visual and technical attributes of the production.


  • Skilled in painting photo-real images using photo reference to create the highest quality digital set extensions, skies, elements, and environments.
  • Strong traditional art skills including knowledge of color, lighting, perspective, and composition.
  • Advanced 2D skills in Photoshop and/or Mari with 3D experience, preferably in Maya.
  • Ability to switch and complete work in a wide range of styles within the bid timeframe, while maintaining constant communication with production teams and other CG artists.
  • Be a team player open to collaboration, constructive criticism, new ideas and direction and show a thirst for life long learning.


  • A Bachelor's degree in illustration, industrial design, or fine art preferred.
  • Demo reel / portfolio should demonstrate strong examples of shot composition, lighting, colour theory, proportion and scale.
  • 2.5D / 3D projecting experience is a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of Photoshop, Nuke and Maya.
  • Strong knowledge of photography, especially in relation to lenses.
  • Strong knowledge of set design, production design and/or architecture.
  • Demonstrable skills in Concept design is desirable.
  • Software knowledge in Substance designer/painter, Clarisse, Vue and/or Modo experience would be an asset.
  • Interest in VR or AR desirable but not essential.

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