Multimedia Animator

By: Genevieve Puglissi Class: 801

The Career that I choose and Why

The career that I choose is a multimedia animator. Why I choose this career is because it is something that I have been wanting to do for a long time. I've always been interested in drawing, but why not make that drawing move? That's something that would be amazing to create. To know how the bodies walk, talk, how differnt personalities affect somethings movement.

What does One do as an Animator?

What one does as an animator is that they create special effects, animation, and many other pieces of art including film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products of creations. This includes computer games, movies, music videos, and even commercials. The work environment could vary. It can depend if you are a freelancer working on your own project and ideas, or you can be working with a team on a big project or even just a new idea.

Education and Training

The type of education/training you will need is a considerable amount of work related skill, knowledge, or even experince is needed to a multimedia animator. A bachelors degree is usually needed for this kind of occupation, but some depending on what you are doing, do not require one. Where I will get the education is to go to a college specifically for this type of occupation. Like the college SVU in New York City. Since you need a bachelors degree, it will require four years attending the college.

Opportunities for Advancement

Requirements for higher level positions and pay is that if you continue to go to college and get a higher education, your pay will also increase. As you learn more and more techniques and the quality of your work improves, so will your income depending on how good it is.

Salary and benefits

The average salary for a multimedia animator can vary. If you are an entry animator, it can be only about $40,030. But if you are an experienced animator it can be $84,370 and more (can range from about $80,000-$100,000). Possible benefits for this career is that you can live a comfortable life, or even high middle class. You can also pay your bills for your home and to get food, clothes, gifts, etc.

Aptitude and Values Required

Natural abilities that are needed is to be blue to be an active listener to listen to others ideas and give reliable feedback. You also need to have some type of artistic talent that can be acquired over the years/learned. Reading comprehension is a value required for when reading text about the next upcoming project and or script. Personal values that are required is to be able to keep focused on a task for a long period of time. You also need to keep comfortable with what you are doing to not get your self overwhelmed.
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