Responsibilities 

  • Liaising with clients and developing animation from their concepts
  • Creating storyboards that depict the script and narrative
  • Drawing in 2D to create sketches, artwork or illustrations
  • Designing models, backgrounds, sets, characters, objects and the animation environment
  • Using a range of materials, including modeling clay, plaster, oil paints, water colours and acrylics
  • Developing the timing and pace of the movements of a character or object during the sequence of images and ensuring they follow the soundtrack and audio requirements
  • Using technical software packages, such as Flash, 3ds Max, Maya, Light Wave, Softimage and Cinema 4D
  • Building up accurate, detailed, frame-by-frame visuals
  • Recording dialogue and working with editors to composite the various layers of animation (backgrounds, special effects, characters and graphics) in order to produce the finished piece
  • Working to production deadlines and meeting clients' commercial requirements
Requirement 
  • Knowledge of media production and communication
  • Design skills and knowledge
  • To be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • Thinking and reasoning skills
  • The ability to use your initiative
  • The ability to work well with your hands
  • To be flexible and open to change
  • Knowledge of the fine arts
  • To be able to use a computer and the main software packages confidently
Skills
  • Artistic talent and technical skills
  • A good eye for detail
  • Communication and storytelling skills
  • Ability to work with others and to take direction