Matte Painting Lead

Madrid, Spain

Animation - Madrid

Matte painting Lead is responsible for painting from photo-real to stylized digital environments or create 3D elements for matching into 3D plates. 


  • Artistic:
  • Create Photo-realistic and stylized DMP’s having Knowledges of how to combine photograph-digital paintings-3D elements.
  • Provide input during visual development/design phase.
  • Technical:
  • Keep up on current artistic methodologies and on technology trends and tools that best suit the production and the company, in the development of a stronger creative and technical environment.
  • Scripting tools and gizmos or finalize a complex shot alone from scratch
  • keep the pipeline of the department update and coordinate the team
  • Management:
  • Leads the team providing them with support, guidance and instruction in areas that contribute towards their artistic and professional growth, making sure all the assets follow the quality standards and artistic direction and that achieves the deadlines.
  • Follows Supervisor’s guidance.


  • Professional experience:
  • 6 years or more of professional experience in animation industries or VFX.
  • At least 1 year of experience as Lead in the animation industry or VFX.
  •  Artistic and or Technical qualifications:
  • Perfect understanding of shape, light and color, composition and perspective.
  • Professional mastering in Photoshop.
  • Professional mastering in modeling, texturing/shading, lighting, rendering in Maya with Arnold.
  • Professional mastering in compositing with Nuke.
  • High knowledge in Mary, Z-brush, Houdini.
  • Language qualifications:
  • High English level.

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.

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