Matchmove Artist

Melbourne, Victoria, au
Company: Method Studios
Category: Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Published on 2021-07-24 19:16:17

The Matchmove Artist is responsible for the tracking of moving objects and moving cameras within a scene. Responsibilities include preparing and importing shots, ensuring they are ready to be matchmoved, and recreating camera motion so that it can be exported to animation or compositing. 

Position pre-requisites:

  • Experience in both Matchmove and Rotomation, previous feature film experience is essential.

  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail

  • Strong Matchmove skills both artistically and technically

  • Advanced knowledge of industry standard software including Maya, 3DEqualizer, Linux. Proficiency in Python scripting an asset.

  • Good sense of movement in camera, objects and nature and an understanding of film cameras, lenses and distortions

  • Flexible and able to work within timelines

  • Key Tasks:

  • Preparing shots using matchmoving techniques

  • Imports the motion to appropriate application and, using established techniques, sets up the shot to be matchmoved.

  • Matchmoves items moving and rotating on all axes for the duration of the shot

  • Manages notes from Supervisor and ensure they are applied

  • Prepares output motion files for use by Animators and Compositors

  • Internal and External Quality Control

  • Work collaboratively with other departments in particular, Model Texture and Layout Department

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