2D Matte Painting/Paintover Artist

Giant are seeking a 2D Matte Painting/Paintover Artist for an iconic animation production.

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As such, we are committed to Equality of Opportunity for existing and potential employees. All persons regardless of Gender, Civil status, Family status, Race, Religious beliefs, Sexual Orientation, Disability, Age, or Membership of the Travelling Community will be provided with equality of access to employment and also encouraged and assisted to achieve their full potential. We will continue to foster a genuine culture of Equality.

Position Overview

This is a full-time position. Ideally, artists will be based in Ireland. However, the role is open to international applicants, but applicants must be able to work remotely within a +-2 hour time difference from the Irish timezone to allow for daily interaction with the creative and production teams.

Starting date: ASAP

  • Follow Art Director’s direction to produce complex matte-painted or paint-over elements at a high standard (Cartoony or Graphic style), with a thorough understanding of perspective, lighting, and colour.
  • Work with rendered cg elements or .movs or .exrs, and still single-frame renders and digitally paint to fix any final renders that are to be seamlessly integrated into the series.
  • Work hand in hand with Lighting and Comp, Modelling, 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 Art Director, CG Supervisor, and Director as necessary.

Position Requirements

  • Minimum of 3-4 years experience in TV Series animation, preferably a year in Cartoony or Graphic style.
  • Proficient and a strong understanding of the latest versions of software such as Adobe Photoshop, Maya, and Nuke.
  • Strong conceptual understanding of Compositing, and general knowledge of compositing software (Nuke) 3D environment and tools.
  • Traditional art skills which demonstrate an eye for light, shadow, composition, and colour.
  • Familiarity with working with AOVs and different passes within an EXR file.
  • Previous experience prioritizing and managing time efficiently for quick turnarounds.

How To Apply

If you would like to be considered for the 2D Matte Painting/Paintover Artist position, please apply through our Workable platform by clicking the link below:

We will endeavour to respond to all applicants, but due to the high volume of applications we receive a reply might not always be possible.

Thank you for interest in Giant Animation!

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