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Digital Matte Painter

With studios in North America and around the world, Stargate Studios is an award-winning VFX studio specializing in photo-real visual effects for feature film, episodic television and commercials.

Our Toronto facility is seeking a talented and experienced Digital Matte Painter to join our talented team. This is a unique opportunity to add your creative input to many exciting & challenging projects. We offer a pleasant and collaborative working environment in which artists are given opportunities for continual advancement and recognition for their work. We also offer a competitive salary, benefits (dependant on experience) and we pay daily overtime after 8 hours.



  • Minimum 2 years production experience in creating photorealistic digital matte paintings
  • Must be proficient with Adobe Photoshop
  • Knowledge of Maya, Nuke or After Effects is a plus
  • Familiar with projection techniques
  • Fine arts background or art school training is preferred
  • Must be able to take direction/critiques positively and thrive under the pressure of tight deadlines


  • 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
  • Must be able to work onsite in our Toronto facility


Preference is given to Ontario residents, qualified Canadians citizens, Permanent Residents of Canada or those eligible under NAFTA. Please no phone calls – we will contact promising candidates.


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