Welcome to the official website of digital artist Dark Hoffman. Matte Painter, Production and Concept artist. For over 10 years I have created 2D and 3D environmental digital paintings, set extensions, projections and production art for live action films, animated features, television, games and commercials.

I have also been in the VFX industry for over 20 years creating miniatures and props before the digital age. My tools of the trade are Photoshop, Vue, C4D, Nuke and my own camera, in which I can provide my own plates and elements if needed.

Please contact me for my availability or check my Linked In page for updates. Enjoy!
323-632-2567 darkgrafix@aol.com


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Given my start in the film industry at the age of 17 after film school, I started working on films like "Dreamscape" and "Splash" and was doing special effects like wind, rain, snow, and pyrotechnics. After 5 years of floor effects, I moved on to props and miniatures, working in such industry houses as Wonderworks, Neotech, The Hand Prop Room, New Deal Studios and Landmark Entertainment as builder and designer for film and television.

I then moved onto the hit cult TV show "Babylon 5" as prop builder, designer and Propmaster for 5 years. From there I designed all the props on the computer using Photoshop, Painter and Lightwave.

Designing and creating my own art on the computer, I ventured into digital matte painting and concept art. Starting at Digital Domain and working for many other visual effects companies, I was building up my portfolio to continue working in film, television and commercials up to this day.

My passion in film production and visual effects have sent me to places such as Japan, London and Australia and I look forward to traveling to other countries and learning more of the tricks of the digital trade to this day but keeping my old school history in my curriculum.

I am available for freelance related work as a Concept Artist and Matte Painter. Feel free to contact me here

Photoshop, Vue, Cinema 4D, Z brush, Poser, Painter

2013

"Noah"
Environmental Concept Artist
Dir: Darren Aronofsky Prod: Paramount
VFX Co: Look FX

"Riddick"
Senior matte painter
Dir: David Twohy Prod: One Race Prod
VFX Co: Entity FX

"Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2"
Senior matte painter
Dir: Genndy Tartakovsky
Prod: Sony Pictures
VFX Co: Sony Imageworks

2012

"Hotel Transylvania"
Senior matte painter
Dir: Genndy Tartakovsky
Prod: Sony Pictures
VFX Co: Sony Imageworks

2011

"Arthur Christmas"
Senior matte painter
Dir: Sarah Smith Prod: Aardman
VFX Co: Sony Imageworks

"Thor"
2D concept artist/senior matte painter
Dir: Kenneth Braunagh Prod: Marvel
VFX Co: Digital Domain

2010

"The Wolf Man"
2D concept artist/senior matte painter
Dir: Joe Johnston Prod: Universal
VFX Co: MPC, London

"Prince Of Persia"
2D/3D senior matte painter
Dir: Mike Newell Prod: Bruckheimer Films
VFX Co: MPC, London

"Robin Hood"
2D/3D senior matte painter
Dir: Ridley Scott Prod: Imagine Ent.
VFX Co: MPC, London

2009

"2012"
2D/3D digital concept/senior matte painter
Dir: Roland Emmerich Prod: Sony/Columbia
VFX Co: Uncharted Territory

2008

"Australia"
2D/3D senior matte painter
Dir: Baz Lurhmann Prod: 20th Cent. Fox
VFX Co: Animal Logic, AU

"The Mummy:
Tomb of the Dragon Emperor"

2D/3D digital matte painter/concept artist
Dir: Rob Cohen Prod: Alphaville Films
VFX Co: Rhythm & Hues

"Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
2D/3D digital matte painter/concept artist
Dir: David Fincher Prod: Kennedy/Marshall
VFX Co: The Asylum VFX

2007

"The Golden Compass"
2D/3D digital matte painter
Dir: Chris Weitz Prod: New Line
VFX Co: Framestore UK

"Dark is Rising"
2D/3D Production Artist
Dir: David L. Cunningham
Prod: 20th Cent. Fox.
VFX Co: Hydraulx VFX

"Shooter"
2D/3D Lead digital matte painter/
concept artist

Dir: Antoine Fuqua Prod: Paramount Pict.
VFX Co: Hydraulx VFX

"Alien vs Predator: Requiem"
2D/3D digital matte painter/concept artist
Dir: Strauss Bros. Prod: 20th Cent. Fox.
VFX Co: Hydraulx VFX

"300"
2D/3D digital matte painter/concept artist
Dir: Zack Snyder Prod: Warner Bros.
VFX Co: Hydraulx VFX

"Fantastic Four 2"
2D/3D digital matte painter/concept artist
Dir: Tim Story Prod: 20th Cent. Fox
VFX Co: Hydraulx VFX

"The Invasion"
2D/3D digital matte painter/concept artist
Dir: Oliver Hirschbiegel Prod: Warner Bros.
VFX Co: Hydraulx VFX

2005

"X Men 3"
2D/3D digital matte painter
Dir: Brett Ratner Prod: 20th Cent. Fox
VFX Co: New Deal Studios

"Chronicles of Narnia"
2D/3D Lead digital matte painter
Dir: Andrew Adamson Prod: Disney Films
VFX Co: Studio C VFX

"Minotaur"
2D/3D Lead digital matte painter
Dir: Jonathan English Prod: Lions Gate
VFX Co: E=MC2 VFX

"Ask the Dust"
2D/3D Lead digital matte painter
Dir: Robert Towne Prod: 20th Century Fox
VFX Co: E=MC2 VFX

2004

"Idiocracy"
2D/3D digital matte painter/concept artist
Dir: Mike Judge Prod: 20th Century Fox
VFX Co: Stargate Digital

"The Chronicles of Riddick"
2D/3D digital matte painter/concept artist
Dir: David Twohy Prod: Universal
VFX Co: Hammerhead Prod.

"Spiderman 2"
2D/3D digital matte painter
Dir: Sam Raimi Prod: Marvel Ent.,
Sony Pictures Ent.
VFX Co: Ring of Fire

2003

"Looney Tunes: Back In Action"
2D/3D digital matte painter & concept artist
Dir: Joe Dante Prod: Warner Bros.
VFX Co: Digital Domain

2013

Call of Duty-Ghosts
VFX Co: The Mill
Lead Digital Environment Concept Artist

Treachery-Game Cinematic
VFX Co: Prologue VFX
Lead Digital Environment Matte Painter

Strife-Game Cinematic
VFX Co: Imaginary Forces
Lead Digital Environment Matte Painter

2012

Nike "Hyper"
VFX Co: Digital Domain
Lead Digital Matte Painter

Linkin Park "Castle of Glass"
VFX Co: Digital Domain
Lead Digital Matte Painter

2011

Infinity "Winter 2"
VFX Co: Digital Domain
Lead Digital Matte Painter

2010

Dr Pepper "Thor"
VFX Co: Digital Domain
Lead Digital Matte Painter

Infinity "Winter"
VFX Co: Digital Domain
Lead Digital Matte Painter

Disney Cruise Lines
VFX Co: Public FX Lead
Digital Matte Painter

Honda "Spaces"
VFX Co: Public FX
Lead Digital Matte Painter

Allstate-360
VFX Co: Psyop
Lead Concept Environment Artist

Corona
VFX Co: The Mill
Lead Digital Matte Painter

Playstation-Greatness
VFX Co: The Mill
Lead Concept Environment Artist

Fiat-P Diddy
VFX Co: The Mill
Lead Digital Matte Painter

"Resistance 3"
Video game trailer VFX Co: Prologue FX
Lead Digital Matte Painter

"Green Lantern"
Comic-con trailer VFX Co: Method Studios
Lead Digital Matte Painter

ESPN "2010 Brazil"
VFX Co: Prologue FX
Lead Digital Matte Painter 2009

Burger King "Transformers"
VFX Co: Digital Domain
Digital Matte Painter

2008

Snapple "Bubble Wrap"
VFX Co: Asylum VFX
Digital Matte Painter

2007

The Limited Too "Girls World"
VFX Co: Ring of Fire
Lead Digital Matte Painter

Acura "Dance"
VFX Co: Digital Domain
Digital Matte Painter

Bayer Crop Science "Giant Returns"
VFX Co: Klasky/Csupo
Digital Matte Painter

Blue Collar Comedy Tour
VFX Co: E=MC2 VFX
Digital Matte Painter

SBC "Eclipse"
VFX Co: Digital Domain
Digital Matte Painter

Nike "Book of Dimes"
VFX Co: Ring of Fire
Digital Matte Painter

NFL Superbowl "Tomorrow"
VFX Co: Ring of Fire
Digital Matte Painter

Coke "World of Warcraft"
VFX Co: Hydraulx
Digital Matte Painter

Coke "Ronaldo Scores"
VFX Co: Hydraulx
Digital Matte Painter

2010-2011

"Vampire Diaries"
VFX Co: Entity FX
Lead Digital Matte Painter

"Smallville"
VFX Co: Entity FX
Lead Digital Matte Painter

"Burn Notice"
VFX Co: Entity FX
Lead Digital Matte Painter
2005-03

"Dr. Vegas"
VFX Co: Stargate Digital
Digital Matte Painter

"Crossing Jordan"
VFX Co: Stargate Digital
Digital Matte Painter

"The Posiedon Adventure"
VFX Co: Reality Check 2D/3D
Digital Matte Painter

Discovery Channel "Waterloo"
VFX Co: E=MC2 VFX
Digital Matte Painter

Discovery Channel "Gettysburg"
VFX Co: Look FX
Digital Matte Painter

History Channel "Life Without People"
VFX Co: Look FX
Digital Matte Painter

Please feel free to get in touch with me to find out more about my rates and availability.
Email: darkgrafix@aol.com