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Animator job description

An Animator is a creative professional responsible for bringing scripts and storylines to life through visually captivating computer-generated animations. They utilize their expertise in 2D/3D or other animation techniques to create models, illustrations, and special effects, collaborating with production crews to deliver impressive visual frames for films, games, or videos.

Nikoletta Bika
Nikoletta Bika

Nikoletta holds an MSc in HR management and has written extensively about all things HR and recruiting.

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What is an Animator?

An Animator is a creative professional who brings scripts and storylines to life through visually captivating computer-generated animations. They use their expertise in animation techniques and CGI software to create models, illustrations, and special effects, ultimately giving life to characters and storylines in films, games, or videos.

What does an Animator do?

An Animator is responsible for reading scripts and storylines to understand animation requirements, developing storyboards for the initial stages of production, and creating visual frames using 2D/3D or other animation techniques. They collaborate with production crews, utilize CGI software, and ensure synchronization of frames and audio to deliver impressive computer-generated animations that enhance storytelling and engage audiences.

Animator responsibilities include:

  • Reading scripts and storylines to understand animation requirements
  • Preparing presentations with raw designs to customers
  • Developing storyboards for the initial stages of production

animator job description

Job brief

We are seeking a talented and creative Animator to bring storylines and characters to life through visually stunning animations in various mediums such as films, games, and videos. As an Animator, you will possess a keen eye for detail and artistic flair, effortlessly transforming scripts and concepts into captivating computer-generated animations. Proficiency in CGI software and storytelling is essential to excel in this role.

Your role will involve developing exceptional visual frames using 2D/3D or other techniques. By leveraging your artistic aptitude and technical skills, you will breathe life into narratives and characters, captivating audiences with your imaginative creations. As an Animator, you will play a vital role in the production process, collaborating with a team of designers, directors, and other professionals to bring projects to fruition.

Join our dynamic team and showcase your talent as an Animator, contributing to the creation of visually captivating experiences that entertain and inspire.

Responsibilities

  • Read scripts and storylines to understand animation requirements
  • Prepare presentations with raw designs to customers
  • Develop storyboards for the initial stages of production
  • Create models, drawings and illustrations by hand or electronically
  • Join images with background graphics and special effects
  • Ensure synchronization of frames and audio
  • Participate in editing process
  • Direct the work of animation assistants
  • Collaborate with production crew (designers, directors etc.)

Requirements and skills

  • Proven experience as animator
  • Knowledge of 2D/3D, stop motion and computer-generated animation
  • Experience in project management
  • Proficient in CGI software (Photoshop, 3ds Max, Maya etc.)
  • A creative storyteller with presentation abilities
  • Comfortable working with deadlines and budget restrictions
  • Teamwork and excellent communication skills
  • Degree in computer animation, 3D/graphic design, fine arts or relevant field

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