Paint & Roto Artist

CG Artist London, United Kingdom


Description

Position at Industrial Light & Magic

Position Summary

Paint & Rotoscope artist has two principal responsibilities: the creation of accurate mattes to extract specific elements from shot plates; and the removal of unwanted elements (such as wires, rigs or tracking markers) from shot plates.

Responsibilities

  • Modifies and removes isolated elements for digitally composited sequences with both procedural and hand painting methods.
  • Creates digital articulate mattes and performs plate clean-up.
  • Modifies and removes isolated elements for digitally composited sequences.
  • Creates digital articulate mattes with computer-aided drawing tools to detail and precision while performing repetitive tasks.
  • Performs plate clean up; removes unwanted artifacts and composites said artifacts with a clean plate created by the artist using tracking software and scripting. Frame by frame handwork when necessary.
  • Paints final comps before film-out to resolve last minute problems.
  • Performs background repair and wire removal.
  • Maintains up to date knowledge of rotoscoping and how to make shapes animate.
  • Develops 2D animation skills.
  • Performs other tasks related to the creation of digital articulate mattes.

Education / Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Drawing, Animation or equivalent artistic background and education required.

Requirements

  • Proven production experience in computer graphics, animation or video.
  • Experience with 2D image processing, Harry, Henry, Matador, or Macintosh software or other similar systems.
  • Computer proficiency including UNIX operating system; the ability to learn software and adapt scripts.
  • Must have a willingness to learn new tools, a proven ability to be detail-oriented, and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and to work efficiently within a production environment.


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