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Freelance Matte Painter

With studios in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Vancouver, Toronto, Cologne, Malta and Dubai, Stargate Studios is an Emmy Award winning visual effects company that works on high profile television shows and feature films such as The Walking Dead, 24: Legacy, Grey’s Anatomy, Pure Genius, and Ray Donovan to name a few.

Our Atlanta facility is looking for an experienced matte painting artist to join our talented VFX team. This is a unique opportunity to add your creative input on many exciting & challenging projects. We offer a pleasant and collaborative working environment.  This is a temporary position with opportunity to move to full time.

Requirements:

  • Work collaboratively with team members, VFX Supervisors & Producers​ to effectively & efficiently provide elements that meet overall vision
  • Demonstrated understanding of traditional art skills & techniques: composition, perspective, colour, lighting, drawing, painting, photography
  • Combine photographs, paintings and 3D elements to create/design photorealistic elements

Qualifications:

  • Must have 3+ years experience in creating photorealistic digital matte paintings
  • Must be proficient with Adobe Photoshop
  • Fine arts background or art school training is preferred
  • Ability to match lighting & photo real characteristics of supplied footage
  • Knowledge of Maya or After Effects is a plus
  • Must be ​able to take direction/critiques positively and thrive under the pressure of tight deadlines
  • Must be able to work ​onsite in our Atlanta facility

Applicants MUST be local, based in the Atlanta area. Wages range based on experience. Please provide a link to your portfolio, website, and or demo reel. Applications without these will not be considered. Please also include your availability in the body of your cover letter.

Feel free to apply directly to Fernanda Martin at fernanda.martin@stargatestudios.net.

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