Animator Job Description

An animator is someone who creates animation.

Animators on films or TV shows are sometimes called inbetweeners.

An animator may also be a computer programmer or graphic designer.

The animator takes the camera’s live action footage and transforms it into a series of frames.

These frames are then put together as a video, or movie, in which different frames are played and the sequence is altered to tell a tale.

Animators are also responsible for creating the look and feel of a character.

There are several different types of animators: background, in-between, layout, model, and puppet.

Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for an Animator to join our team and help us create amazing visuals for our products. If you're passionate about animation and have a strong portfolio, we'd love to hear from you!

Animator Duties:

  • Create innovative approaches to animation design, animation style, and animation production
  • Develop and test animation design concepts and techniques
  • Create character models, rigs, and animation storyboards
  • Develop animation style, motion, timing, style, and detail
  • Research character animations and animation principles
  • Create and explore animation techniques
  • Conduct research, analyze data, and collect data
  • Conduct tests to measure performance, test accuracy, and test validity
  • Propose ways to optimize designs
  • Propose ways to optimize production processes
  • Work with artists and designers to develop animation concepts into animation storyboards and animatics
  • Create animation storyboards and animatics
  • Develop character models, rigs, and animation storyboards
  • Develop animation style, motion, timing, and style

Animator Responsibilities:

  • Create and implement the animation schedules and productions processes, including kick-ins, reviews, and client approvals
  • Interpret client and agency creative briefs; create storyboards in accordance with approved storyboards
  • Manage and revise animation projects in close coordination with assistant director and director of photography
  • Manage the review process, coordinate with director, and render animation assets according to production schedule
  • Conduct preproduction meetings, review scripts, storyboards, animatics, and rough cuts, and approve schedules
  • Coordinate with client on creative direction, and work closely during preproduction and production phases
  • Rebuild and augment existing animation assets, and record and animate new animations from animated footage and model data
  • Maintain and update production documentation
  • Analyze trends and feedback regarding client and agency expectations

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in art or animation
  • 5+ years’ industry experience
  • Experience with 3D modeling and animation software
  • Experience with After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign
  • Experience in digital video and motion graphics

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