- DreamWorks Feature - Digimatte Artist

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DreamWorks Feature - Digimatte Artist


DreamWorks Feature - Digimatte Artist

• Intermediate Level


The Digimatte department is an integral part of the Dreamworks pipeline, working closely with the Production Designer, VFX Supervisor and the Lighting Department to create a convincing backdrop for the characters to integrate with.

Category Animation  Art Department  Special Effects 
Location Remote Location
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Apr 11, 2023
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

Digimatte artists use their keen eye to subtly shift a painting into the correct mood and tone for a sequence. Our ideal candidate tends to be a generalist -- they tend to take the environments that are too big to handle in the regular pipeline. They have the artistic and technical know-how to make every shot really shine!

Job Description
“What would you say you do here?”
  • Follow Production Designer’s direction to produce complex matte painted elements at a high standard, with a thorough understanding of perspective, lighting, and color.
  • Work with rendered cg elements, still photography and digital paint to create believable environments that are to be seamlessly integrated into the film.
  • As necessary, create 3d assets from scratch and seamlessly meld them with photography and painting into a cohesive whole.
  • Work hand in hand with Lighting, Modeling, FX and Surfacing to find the most efficient techniques to finalize shots.
  • Take Art direction well. Work collaboratively as part of a team taking direction from the Digimatte Supervisor, CG Supervisor, and feedback from the Director as necessary.
“What do I need to have in order to do this job?”
  • Proficient and a strong understanding on the latest versions of software such as Nuke and Photoshop
  • Strong conceptual understanding of compositing, and general knowledge of compositing software (such as Nuke's) 3D environment and tools
  • Familiarity with working with AOVs and different passes within an EXR file.
  • Adheres to deadlines. Previous experience prioritizing and managing time efficiently for quick turnarounds.
  • Willing to work in Glendale, CA
  • Willing to provide a reel/portfolio of work examples -- if available, include a web address when you submit your resume
"What can I offer?”
  • 5+ years of experience in VFX/Animation industry.
  • Experience in a Linux-based operating system is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of a 3D Animation Pipeline.
  • Traditional art skills which demonstrate an eye for light, shadow, composition, and color.
  • Work comfortably in a variety of implementations; be it 2D backdrops, textured elements/fixes and complex 2.5D/3D projections.
  • Bachelor's degree in Art, Film, Visual Effects, Animation, Computer Graphics or other related field and/or equivalent experience desired
Fully Remote: This position has been designated as fully remote, meaning that the position is expected to contribute from a non-DreamWorks worksite, most commonly an employee’s residence.

Salary range:  $78,312- $120,000

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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