Roto-Paint Artist

Roto-Paint Artist

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Type: Contract
Please apply using the link below, applications through VFX Montreal will not be considered
Scanline VFX is a leading visual effects company with studios in Vancouver, Montreal, Los Angeles, London, Seoul, Munich, and Stuttgart.
Join our award-winning studio set among Montreal’s cultural and entertainment district and be challenged to do the best work of your career alongside some of the best talent from around the world.
Due to Covid, Scanline VFX is operating remotely until further notice. All open opportunities are for remote work unless otherwise stated.
Reporting to the Paint-Roto Supervisor, the Paint-Roto Artist supports and partners with compositors to integrate seamlessly all elements of a shot to the highest level of VFX realism for major feature films.


    • Generates accurate articulate roto mattes in Nuke or Silhouette
    • Matches motion blur using procedural/calculated approaches
    • Tracks plates using 2D trackers or Planar tracking methods
    • Uses 3D cameras to generate 2D tracking data or for projection techniques
    • De-grains plates to a high standard and matches grain to the plate
    • Uses frame by frame painting techniques in conjunction with procedural cleanup techniques
    • QC’s work to a high standard using RV (or similar)
    • Attends production meetings; complete corrections/revisions based on feedback and partner with compositors to complete shots
    • Able to provide estimates for workflow and schedules; deliver high quality of work under tight deadlines
    • Trains, mentors and supports junior staff


    • Degree/Diploma in Digital Media Arts (preferred)
    • Minimum two (2) years of experience working in major live action (realistic) feature films
    • Intermediate to advanced knowledge/experience with Nuke, Silhouette, Mocha (required)
    • Maya experience (preferred)
    • Ability to receive and implement feedback quickly and effectively; takes direction well
    • Strong written and oral communication skills; a team player; and strong time management skills
    • Able to work independently with minimal supervision; strong trouble shooting/problem solving ability; and escalates issues as needed
    • Knowledge of photography/traditional art background a plus
We offer extended medical, disability and dental insurance.

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