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Lead Matte Painter

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Dublin

Website Boulder Media

Lead Matte Painter – Job Description




As part of Hasbro Entertainment, Boulder Media is building a new feature animation division. We are excited to offer a talented Lead Matte Painter the opportunity to join our very successful and established animation studio as we expand into a new area. We will be producing the first CG theatrical feature film made entirely in Ireland. The movie is based on a very well-known Hasbro property and we can’t wait to bring it to the big screen for the first time.

The Lead Matte Painter role is a creative position within the studio reporting directly to the Production Designer and Art Director. They are in charge of technical planning and the creation of any necessary support or assets required for the projection of images and background paintings. This position requires a solid understanding of Matte Painting techniques as well as strong creative talent.


  • Work closely with the Production Designer and Art Director
  • Work with the Production Designer and Art Director to create matte paintings and backgrounds as needed

Skills & Requirements

Personal Specification:

  • Must have at least 2 years experience working as a Lead Matte Painter in film production on an animated movie
  • Excellent knowledge of Photoshop
  • Advanced Photoshop painting skills and a thorough knowledge of matte painting techniques including colour space, digital paint and collage techniques, and complex camera-mapping
  • Understand the different elements of the pipeline, including compositing, lighting and matchmoving
  • Have an excellent understanding of perspective
  • The ability to create 2.5D projections in Nuke as needed
  • The ability to take notes and direction and work well within a team
  • Be able to prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent knowledge of lighting principles and cinematography
  • Solid understanding of layout, staging and spacing
  • Task driven, self-motivated and proactive
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