Matte Painting Supervisor

Madrid, Spain

Animation - Madrid

Matte painting Supervisor works closely with the rest of department heads to create the necessary look as designed by the Director(s), VFX Supervisor, and Production Designer(s) within budget parameter.


  • Artistic:
  • A master creating Photo-realistic DMP’s, stylized DMP’s and concept art.
  • Manage the complexity and assign the tasks to the most suitable artist in the team.

  • Technical:
  • Keep up on current artistic methodologies and on technology trends and tools that best suit the production and the company.

  •  Management:
  • Acts as the primarily contact person and is responsible of the department.
  • Collaborates and keeps a fluid communication relation with other departments.
  • Assign the work to each team member, according to his or her skills.
  • Give guidance to the team, supervise the quality of the work and, works closely with production, in the fulfillment of deadlines.
  • Partner with HR and the talent team to source and recruit the best industry talent.
  • Mentor potential up-and-coming talent to make them grow in the Studio.
  • Flag CG sup and VFX sup when needed as cross departmental dependencies arise.
  • Participate in launches and approval meetings by clarifying direction and creative goals and ensures that technical and budgetary requirements are met.
  • Highlight cost implications of requests or changes.
  • Troubleshoot creative and technical issues as they arise.
  • Help to maintain the directory structure, naming conventions and files.
  • Interact with other departments to ensure other elements work within the sequence and that continuity is preserved across all sequences.
  • Act as an ambassador of the company. Has an extensive network in the industry and plays a key role in selling the studio as a first-class working place, maintaining ongoing relationships with key industry players, contributing to the good reputation of Skydance 


  • Professional experience:
  • Over 8 years or more of professional experience in animation industries or VFX.
  • At least 4 years of experience as Lead in the animation industry or VFX.
  • Artistic and or Technical qualifications:
  • A strong creative/technical background as proven leader in setting direction for a production and for inspiring and motivating production staff.
  • Professional mastering in Photoshop, Maya with Arnold, Nuke, Mary, Z-brush.
  • Experience building new pipelines.
  • Language qualifications:
  • o  Advanced 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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