Paint/Prep is rig removal tasks, painting out markers, wires and rigging
before the shot can move along the pipeline. High-level quality control
and a keen eye for repair work is necessary, as the work must be
invisible. The work of a Paint/Prep Artist is likely to be reviewed by a VFX
Supervisor, often one frame at a time, and compared back to the original
plate on a cinema screen.In addition, there are sometimes mistakes on
the shoot, such as boom mics or crew members accidentally appearing
in the frame. Sometimes images need to be restored too, removing
damage in the shape of scratches and dust. The Paint/Prep team will fix
these problems before the footage moves to the next department.
objects in the shot.