Matte Artist

Weta Digital
Miramar, Wellington, New Zealand
Job type: Contract

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Job Description

We are currently looking for talented and experienced artists to create high end matte painting environments, from end of July through to October 2019. Applicants should have a strong eye for photo-realism and technical proficiency with latest 2D and 3D environment workflows.


  • Create, extend or enhance shot environments using a combination 2.5D and 3D Digimatte methodologies.
  • Development of env assets and lookdev to support DMP work across an environment or sequence.
  • Integration of photographic and rendered elements to achieve photo-real results.
  • Efficient and accessible organization of complex 2.5D and 3D set ups for share with other artists
  • Collaborate across disciplines to deliver shot work while supporting various departments' needs.
  • Assist DMP supervision/management when planning workflows and scheduling work.
  • Effectively communicate with artists, supervisors, and production daily to flag issues and offer solutions.

Skills & Requirements

Required Skills:

  • Ability to work closely with both artists and production to solve problems within a production schedule.
  • Ability to convey and incorporate ideas across multiple disciplines
  • Proactive, Flexible and Collaborative approach to work.
  • 5+ years of applicable experience in feature film, games, or similar
  • Professional experience with Nuke, Photoshop, and Maya.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience using Clarisse, Photogrammetry, Terragen, Mari, Houdini, Zbrush, etc a plus.
  • Some Proficiency with Lighting, Compositing, Modeling, Lookdev, Concept Illustration all helpful.
  • Exposure to Linux/KDE
  • BFA or equivalent in Painting, Photography, Computer Graphics or similar
  • Interest in painting, drawing, sculpting, etc.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

If this sounds like you we would love to hear from you.

Please apply directly

About the Company

Weta Digital is one of the world’s premier visual effects companies. Led by Senior Visual Effects Supervisor Joe Letteri, Weta Digital is known for uncompromising creativity and a commitment to developing innovative technology. Groundbreaking performance-driven digital characters like Gollum, Kong, Neytiri, and Caesar are widely acknowledged as some of the best digital characters ever put on screen.   Recently finished projects include Avengers: Endgame, Game of Thrones, and Alita: Battle Angel