Career In Animation

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Industry: Technology                                        Career: Animation


Animation is the technique or process of photographing successive drawings or positions of puppets or models to create an illusion of movement when the film is shown as a sequence. Computer animation is the process of combining the above processes with the aid of a computer to create animation videos. Other definitions term it as the manipulation of electronic images by means of a computer in order to create moving images.


  1. Create storyboards that depict the narrative or scriptanimation Careers
  2. Liaise with clients to develop animation from their concepts
  3. Draw in 2D to create sketches, artwork or illustrations
  4. Designing models, characters, backgrounds, sets, objects and the animation environment
  5. Using a range of materials, including modelling clay, plaster, oil paints, water colours and acrylics to execute concept
  6. Develop the timing and pace of the movements of a character or object during the sequence of images to ensure they follow the soundtrack and audio requirements
  7. Use technical software packages, such as Flash, 3D Max, Maya, LightWave, Softimage and Cinema 4D
  8. Build accurate, detailed frame-by-frame visuals
  9. Record dialogue and work with editors to composite the various layers of animation (backgrounds, special effects, characters and graphics) in order to produce the finished piece
  10. Work with production deadlines and meeting clients’ commercial requirements
  11. Work as part of a broader production team, which might include liaising with printers, copywriters, photographers, designers, account executives, website designers or marketing specialists
  12. Deal with diverse business cultures, delivering presentations and finding funding.


  1. Certification in Computer animation
  2. Fine art
  3. Graphic arts and design


  1. Computer or laptop with animation program
  2. Training to adapt to industry specific animation programs.


  1. To be at the top of your game as an archer, you require;
  2. Ability to keep up to date with latest animation trends and software.
  3. Creativity.
  4. Attention to detail
  5. Good communication skills
  6. Team Player
  7. Passion for the field


  1. As good computer animator can seamlessly translate their skills in the same field as a teacher, lecturer or mentor.
  2. One can work in the corporate world or in the movie or entertainment industry as an animator.
  3. Flash Animator
  4. Video Game Designer
  5. 3D modeller
  6. Graphic Designer
  7. Film and Video Editor

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