Animation - Madrid

Matte Painting Artist

Madrid, Spain Animation - Madrid
Skydance offers a dynamic, inclusive, and ever-evolving culture where innovative ideas are welcomed, and growth fostered. The partnership between unique creativity and technological advancements are demonstrated within each pillar of the company. At the heart of it all is a commitment to boldly entertaining and relevant storytelling.
While all Animation studios look to hire people who are creative and hard-working, Skydance Animation is specifically looking for pioneers who seek to push the limits of what the world’s most collaborative art form can achieve, and to give those pioneers the space and the resources to build a new studio that’s doing something different.
As a Matte Painting Artist, you will be responsible for painting from photo-real to stylized digital environments or create 3D elements for matching into 3D plates or to stand on their own as DMP.  This is a cross-discipline role that requires abilities in DMP, digital painting, modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering and compositing.


  • Create Photo-realistic and stylized DMPs, understanding all the aspects of the DMP
  • workflow with knowledges of how to combine photograph-digital paintings-3D elements
  • Provide input during visual development/design phases
  • Be up to date on current artistic methodologies and on technology trends and tools
  • Collaborate with other team members and be in constant communication with the Production team and the Lead to ensure schedules and deadlines
  • Possess strong problem-solving skills
  • Follows the Supervisor’s and Lead’s guidance
  • Requirements:

  • 2-4 years of professional experience in animation industries or VFX.
  • At least 1 year of experience in the animation industry is desirable or VFX.
  • Good understanding of shape, light and color, composition and perspective
  • High level in Photoshop.
  • Medium level in modeling, texturing/shading, lighting, rendering in Maya with Arnold.
  • Medium level in compositing with Nuke with a special understanding of camera projection set-up.
  • Basic knowledge in Mary, Z-brush.
  • Intermediate English.
  • Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.
    Skydance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special.

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