John Walters
John Walters
Senior Matte Painter at Weta Digital Ltd
Wellington, New Zealand

Summary

Based in New Zealand, John provides visual effects and visual development for film, TV and animation. Using digital and traditional tools he has provided services both remotely and in house.

Born in Stoke-on-Trent, England, John trained at The Northern School of Art and Design in the North of England. He studied design & crafts in the entertainment industries, focusing on set design. Providing many services to make him a versatile artist in various mediums, John has a proven record in entertainment design and creative direction. Maintaining a strong foundation in the customary arts, displaying a portfolio across many disciplines.

As well as visual effects John provides services to the themed, entertainment and animation industries such as sculpting, model making, scenic painting and prop making. Working at multiple scales and with varied subject matter.

Specialties:
• Traditional and Digital painter, sketch artist.
• Concept Design and Visual development.
• Digital Matte Painting / 2.5/3D Camera Projections
• Sculpting, 3D Modeling, Texturing and Camera animation.
• Environment Design and creation.

Skills

Concept ArtDigital PaintingEnvironment DesignIllustration3D ModelingCharacter DesignVisual DevelopmentSketchingDigital Matte Painting

Software proficiency

Maya
Maya
Nuke
Nuke
Photoshop
Photoshop
ZBrush
ZBrush
Procreate
Procreate
Terragen
Terragen
Clarisse iFX
Clarisse iFX

Reel

Productions

  • Blackwidow lob crd 04
    • Movie
      Black Widow
    • Year
      2021
    • Role
      Senior Digital Matte Painter
    • Company
      Weta Digital Ltd
  • Poster opt
    • Movie
      Christmas Chronicles 2
    • Year
      2020
    • Role
      Senior Digital Matte Painter
    • Company
      Weta Digital Ltd
  • Gemini man intl dgtl tsr 1 sheet uk
    • Movie
      Gemini Man
    • Year
      2019
    • Role
      Digital Matte Painter
    • Company
      Weta Digital Ltd
  • Mortal engines teaser poster
    • Movie
      Mortal Engines
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      Digital Matte Painter
    • Company
      Weta Digital Ltd
  • Rampage
    • Movie
      Rampage
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      Digital Matte Painter
    • Company
      Weta Digital Ltd
  • Tdcposter1
    • Movie
      The Maze Runner: The Death Cure
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      Digital Matte Painter
    • Company
      Weta Digital Ltd
  • Justice league film poster
    • Movie
      Justice League
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Digital Matte Painter
    • Company
      Weta Digital Ltd
  • Valerian
    • Movie
      Valerian and the city of a thousand planets
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Digital Matte Painter
    • Company
      Weta Digital Ltd
  • Pandora home animal kingdom 758x446
    • Movie
      Avatar - Flight of Passage, Disney Theme Park Ride
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      Digital Matte Painter
    • Company
      Weta Digital Ltd
  • Petes dragon 2016 film poster
    • Movie
      Pete's Dragon
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      Digital Matte Painter
    • Company
      Weta Digital Ltd
  • The bfg
    • Movie
      The BFG
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      Digital Matte Painter
    • Company
      Weta Digital Ltd
  • Batman v superman poster
    • Movie
      Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      Digital Matte Painter
    • Company
      Weta Digital Ltd
  • Krampus
    • Movie
      Krampus
    • Year
      2015
    • Role
      Digital Matte Painter
    • Company
      Weta Digital Ltd
  • Maze runner the scorch trials poster
    • Movie
      The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
    • Year
      2015
    • Role
      Digital Matte Painter
    • Company
      Weta Digital Ltd
  • 250px the hobbit   the battle of the five armies   poster2
    • Movie
      The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
    • Year
      2014
    • Role
      Environment Artist
    • Company
      Weta Digital Ltd

Experience

  • Senior Digital Matte Painter at Weta Digital Ltd
    Wellington, New Zealand
    April 2015 - Present

    Create 2.5D and 3D digital matte paintings, environments and set extensions for feature films.