Animator

Animator

Animators, or multimedia artists, create special effects, animation, or other visual images for television shows, movies, and commercials.

Animation created with computers are increasingly used in game design, 3-D movies and other special effects. The days when animators used carefully crafted hand-drawings for lengthy animated feature films may have passed, but the attention to detail and understanding of lifelike movement is still required no matter the medium used.

Training

Animators often hold a degree in animation or visual communications. Few people learn animation "on the job", and a bachelor's degree in animation can give you experience with the latest tools and technologies -- imperative for the increasingly technical work of film animators.

As with many other artists, innate talent and creativity are necessary to succeed as an animator.

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