MatchMove Artist

  • London, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

With offices all over the globe, MPC is one of the world's leading visual effects studios, creating high-end VFX for the advertising and feature film industries. We are constantly looking for the best talent in the world, enthusiastic people that come to work every day with the desire to be a part of some of the best work in the industry.

Our teams in London, and throughout our global network of studios, produce creative, visually stunning and technically challenging VFX and digital projects of the highest quality, and we are looking for candidates with a desire to be involved in the success of these projects.

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 able to do all of it, 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 coordinator & 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


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

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