Job Title: Digital matte painter

Dwarf Animation Studio is currently seeking Digital Matte Painter to work on MONSTERS at Work.

Job Description

The Matte Painter is responsible for creating Matte-paintings and set extensions (2D background mattes or artwork to be projected onto geometry)

Work closely with the Lead Matte Painter, Art Director and Lead Compositing, to create visually stunning backgrounds that blends with the CG foreground and match an already existing style.


• Create realistic images using latest version of Adobe Photoshop and other software packages.
• Interpret the creative direction of the Art and/or Production Design department.
• Create 2D painted backgrounds and possibly basic 3D geometry required to complete any 3D environments.
• Ensure matte painting consistency with color and/or Lighting Keys.
• Assist with the look development for a shot or sequence with the supervising team.
• Contribute to the visual and technical attributes of the productions.

Requirements and Essential Skills

• Strong Traditional Art background and/or Architecture (B.A. or equivalent degree preferred).
• 3+ years of professional experience doing matte paintings.
• Professional mastering of the latest version of Adobe Photoshop.
• Ability to interpret artistic direction and adapt different painting styles.
• 1-2 years of professional experience using a 3D/CG software package.
• 1-2 years of professional experience using a compositing software package.
• Solid foundation in CG principles and Production Pipelines.
• Knowledge of Photography and/or Cinematography.
• Willing to accept and provide direction, excellent communication skills and ability to work in a team environment.

About Dwarf Animation

Dwarf Animation is a 3D animation studio specializing in home & cinema entertainment -- located in Montpellier, in the South of France. We are a diverse team of talented people who have worked around the globe at studios including Pixar, Disney, DreamWorks Animation, Framestore, ILM and Weta Digital.

Our vision at Dwarf Animation is to foster an environment of collaboration and innovation, supporting our teams in pushing the boundaries of entertainment, and enhancing a studio culture on the cutting edge of creativity and technology.

How to Apply

Please complete our application form here : 
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