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Job Title – Animator
An Animator works with drawings, which are photographed to give an effect of continuous movement when run through a projector.
Typical Job Activities
illustrations and/or storyboards
Designs images, produce illustrations and develop characters that are in line with current market trends and the corporate identity of the client
Designs animation characters with smooth and plausible movement
Attends and participate in weekly meetings
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Senior Certificate with a matric Exception
Recommended subjects: Art
Diploma or degree in Animation & Illustration
Entry to Work Place
There is no recognised academic training course specifically for an animator. Most of the actual training is gained by in-service training with a practising animator. This may take up to three years depending on the individual's interest in his work, his diligence and talent.
What natural skills and/or aptitudes do I need for this occupation?
artistically inclined and imaginative
Have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of figure drawing, cartoon drawing and landscape painting
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Relevant Contact Details
The Animation Schoolhttp://www.theanimationschool.co.za/
Career Progress and Path
Possible Career Paths
career in the specific field
Not very stable
Reasons to consider this career
I can design things
I can create new things
I can entertain people
I can apply my special skills