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Color Key Artist

Skydance Interactive

Skydance offers a dynamic, inclusive, and ever-evolving culture where innovative ideas are welcomed, and growth fostered. The partnership between unique creativity and technological advancements are demonstrated within each pillar of the company. At the heart of it all is a commitment to boldly entertaining and relevant storytelling.
While all Animation studios look to hire people who are creative and hard-working, Skydance Animation is specifically looking for pioneers who seek to push the limits of what the world’s most collaborative art form can achieve, and to give those pioneers the space and the resources to build a new studio that’s doing something different.


As a Color Key Artist you will understand how light works from pre-production to post, have a great eye for color, and create stunning backgrounds which will be used in production. You will be responsible for the look, feel, and mood of the projects, by painting background images and doing color corrections.


    • Create color for film concepts, environments, backgrounds, color keys, lighting, and prop design. 
    • Understand how to best light backdrops to provide a smooth and even color key in editing.
    • Working with technical directors on light rigging.
    • Generate a color style guide.
    • Create color keys for the lighting team.
    • Generate high-resolution backgrounds for compositing into final shots.
    • Review storyboard to ensure continuity of color key models.
    • Communicate with the Creative Director and other teammates.
    • Rework Material from feedback and notes while maintaining a fresh perspective. 
    • Perform research that will inform the design of the work 
    • Create presentation materials as needed. 
    • Complete work on deadline.
    • Have the attitude of collaboration with others, inside and outside their team, establishing an effective working relationship and fluid communication with the team members. 
    • Successfully share information and ideas securing the most meaningful message is perfectly conveyed.


    • 2-4 years of professional experience in VFX or animation industries 
    • At least 1 year of experience in the animation industry is desirable 
    • Strong drawing and painting skills 
    • Working knowledge of tools and software such as Cintiq, Photoshop, Adobe, Illustrator, and other design software. 
    • High English level 
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Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.
Skydance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special.  

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Location: Hybrid – Madrid, Spain
Date found: 2022-11-06

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