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Digital Matte Painter

Location: Burbank, CA

Type: Contracted

Min. Experience: Mid Level

About Us:

Mousetrappe is on the cutting edge of multi-media production, working with top theme park and cultural experiences to produce state of the art content around the world for everything from theme parks to museums to live entertainment. We do this by amassing teams of creative, inspiring, hard-working, and focused people who believe in the power of storytelling to bring life and dimension to otherwise static experiences. Our culture is based on collaboration, creativity, performance and having a positive impact not only for our clients, but the people who experience our work first hand as theme park goers, museum aficionados, thrill seekers and more.

Job Description:

Mousetrappe is currently in search of a freelance Matte Painter who will be responsible for painting mattes that are of the animated, cartoon, and painterly style. Candidate must be comfortable with a stylized aesthetic, outside of photo real mattes. Candidate must also have a sound knowledge and understanding of visual effects pipelines, production and implementation, as well as the ability to work well in a team. 

This position is available immediately and will last approximately 6 weeks.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Creating digital paintings of painterly, cartoon environments based on concept art and/or photo reference.


  • Expert working knowledge of Photoshop.
  • 2-5 years experience of VFX or Animation production.
  • Experience creating digital paintings of cartoony and stylized aesthetics.
  • Possess a strong understanding of light, color and perspective.
  • Possess excellent artistic communication skills, as well as an excellent eye for detail.
  • Flexibility to produce concept art from scratch is a plus.
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of visual effects pipelines, production and implementation, as well as the ability to work well in a team.
  • A good understanding of 2D and 3D workflows within a feature film environment.

Please submit link to portfolio or reel.
Please include day rate.
Please no phone calls regarding this position.

* Must be eligible to work in the US.

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