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17 Dec 2020

Full-Time 3D Matte Painter

Guru Studio – Posted by gurustudio Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Guru Studio is crewing up for an exciting new CG series starring all your favorite Sesame Street characters…as mecha robots! You can read our official press release here!

We’re looking for an experienced Matte Painter to help us bring this new world to life.

You’ll be joining a vibrant entertainment company known for creating, developing and producing award-winning, hit shows such as True and the Rainbow Kingdom for Netflix, the smash-hit PAW Patrol, Mattel’s Ever After High; and our own Emmy Award nominated series Justin Time. Our studio also contributed visual development on the Academy Award nominated animated feature The Breadwinner.

At Guru, quality, original thinking, and respect for our artist’s workflow are at the core of our values. We’re always looking for passionate and committed talent, so come join our dynamic and growing team!

What You’ll Do:

  • Create matte paintings in the style of the show, working from visual direction provided by the Director and Art Director
  • Gather suitable reference material from various sources
  • Create digital backgrounds and environments which match the overall look and feel of the production
  • Revise work as needed, as per Director and Art Director notes
  • Provide creative input where appropriate
  • Troubleshoot creative and technical issues as they arise
  • Keep up to speed with current industry trends
  • Perform additional duties as required

Apply If You Have:

  • Previous experience in Matte Painting, preferably within the animation industry
  • Strong sense of design and excellent colour theory knowledge
  • Advanced Photoshop skills
  • Strong grasp and understanding of design in both a 2D and 3D space
  • 3D experience in Maya is a definite asset
  • Strong traditional art skills with the ability to produce digitally appealing artwork
  • High level of creativity, with the ability to perform well under tight deadlines
  • Ability to adapt working style to varying budget and schedule parameters
  • Ability to handle feedback and constructive criticism well

Why Join Guru? 

  • We believe that creativity and quality are paramount, and we select projects that allow us to grow creatively.
  • Creating fun is part of our brand! It’s time to be a part of an environment that nurtures your creativity, forward thinking vision, and an innate entrepreneurial spirit!

Guru is committed to providing an inclusive work environment that celebrates the diversity of its employees. We are dedicated to employment equity and welcome applications from people from all Indigenous groups, races, religions, genders and people with disabilities.

We are committed to providing an accessible candidate experience during our recruitment process and are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible ‎environment where candidates and ‎employees feel valued and respected. Guru strives to respect the dignity and ‎‎independence of people with disabilities and is committed to giving them the same ‎‎opportunity to succeed in the recruitment process as all other candidates. If you have a disability, you may request ‎to be accommodated at any time. Guru will work with all candidates to ‎‎accommodate individual accessibility needs to the point of undue hardship.

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    Job Categories: Matte. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: 3d background painter, 3D matte painter, matte painter, and matte painting.

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