Full Time Job

Digital Matte Painter Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Mutant Mayhem

Mikros Animation

Paris, France 10-20-2022
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  • Full Time
Job Description
Mikros Animation is a global CGI animation studio located in Paris, Montreal, Los Angeles, Bangalore and London, dedicated to feature films and episodic content. Since its inception, Mikros Animation has always put creativity and CG artistry at the heart of its animation and production activities, allowing our artists to work across a great variety of stories with a high level of stylized craft. So far, Mikros Animation has contributed to ten released feature animations and to numerous high-quality animated series, for the world's best-known animation studios, either as creative studio, line producer or executive producer. Mikros Animation has also produced more than 250 hours of programming, broadcast by notable channels including Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, TF1, France TV, Gulli, M6, Gloob, and Super RTL. Our animated episodic content airs and streams globally, in over 180 countries.

At Mikros Animation, we believe great animation is about making real connections with real people. By partnering with filmmakers to unite their creative visions, with our industry-leading craftsmanship and artistry, we create characters that connect with audiences on an authentic and emotional level to bring powerful stories to life.

As part of the international animated feature film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Mutant Mayhem (Nickelodeon), Mikros Animation is looking for several Digital Matte Painting artists to join its multi-skilled team!

Under the responsability of the DMP Supervisor, the Mattepainter Artist works on 2D and 2.5D painted sets on 360° skydomes or generic mattepainting assets, as well as (painted) extensions of the film's 3D environments.

Their missions will include the following:
• Produce the mattepainting sets of the film in accordance with the vision of the director and the artistic director
• Transpose references/concept/colorkeys into technically deliverable final images to the Compositing department
• Create landscapes and environments within a 3D scene using various tools (2D and 3D)
• Work closely with the DMP supervisor on image composition, respect and consistency of the concepts and graphic style of the film, lighting
• Produce and project the paintings (2D) in 3D in accordance with the technical specifications of the project (mono)
• Correct and ensure the technical coherence of their work: resolution, technical and artistic quality of mattepainting, correct stretches if necessary


Skills required... 
• Talents as a painter and illustrator (ideally a BG concept/color artist profile, or VFX mattepainter with a good level in drawing/painting)
• Good knowledge of Maya desired 
• Strong knowledge of Photoshop and Nuke
• Strong technical and visual skills
• Excellent attention to detail and understanding of the different stages of creating and making an animated film
• Excellent communication and listening skills
• English: proficient

And appreciated assets:
• Blender Basics Practice of Photography (digital or film)
• Notions of 2D animation (posing timing etc ...)
• Knowledge of Arnold
• Previous experience with Linux
• Knowledge of color management (EXR, ACES, LUT, colorspaces)

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r7m408-34-229-119-176-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Mikros Animation

Technicolor is home to the world's premiere portfolio of visual effects brands, services, and creative innovations. With locations that span the globe, and service offerings tailored to the specific creative and storytelling needs of each project, we power premium content. Our diverse family of VFX brands includes: MPC, The Mill, MR. X, Mikros MPC Advertising, and Technicolor VFX. Each studio has their own unique approach to help storytellers create out of this world experiences.