Mid to Senior Matchmove & Roto-Anim Artist

  • Bengaluru, India
  • Contract

Job Description

The Matchmove artist is responsible for reproducing the geometry, camera movement and object movement of a live-action shot in a 3D environment. And is responsible for 3D rotoscoping, for transformation of characters, face,hand and leg replacements and 3d objects for interactions and shadow. A mid level Matchmove Artist must have experience on a range of large scale film projects encompassing a wide range of camera moves / object tracks and 3d rotoscoping. They should have the ability to work well as part of a team and should have a proven ability to meet deadlines.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Should be multi-skilled in , camera,object tracking and 3d rotoscoping to match live-action footage in a 3D environment and to maintain consistent shot quality

  • Participate in matchmove dailies and desk rounds, receiving feedback on your work and following direction from leads

  • Help with conforming any Lidar scans, Survey Data or matchmove specific geometry for Matchmove Artists prior to starting a sequence following lead matchmove artist direction

  • Able to do full body rotoanim for interactions and replacements

  • Do accurate shot breakdowns based on your shot assignment and ensure its being followed upon on a regular basis during show leads desk rounds.

  • Support your lead / senior in making sure target deliveries are met

  • Make your show lead / senior aware of any technical issues

  • Make your show co-ordinator & lead is aware of any production issues

  • Make your show lead / HOD aware of any R&D requests that you think may benefit the team

  • Ability to navigate the hub dailies viewer to get the required information for their shots

  • Ability to understand camera data sheet and turnover sheets

  • Should be able to assist with any image based modelling for building Matchmove models.

  • Should be able to test rigs for rotoanimation and give feedback to the lead

  • Help junior artists with their work

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Must have thorough knowledge of software based object tracking and 3D rotoscoping of a digital model to a live action background

  • Proven Matchmove experience in a large feature-film VFX production environment 

  • Must be proficient in: 3D Equalizer, Maya and Boujou

  • Must have a basic knowledge on Film/Digital SLR cameras

  • Must have ability to understand various types of lenses and distortion

  • Knowledge of Nuke / Shake compositing software and tracking in Nuke / Shake an advantage.

  • Must be able to model and manipulate geometry for scene reconstruction and to aid tracking

  • Candidates should demonstrate a good eye for detail and precision with strong problem-solving skills

  • Must have a solid understanding of camera moves and filming techniques

  • Excellent communication skills

  • General understanding of linux/unix-based operating systems

  • Ability to work in a team