By Arianna Martin
Nature of work
- What duties and tasks do you perform?
-Flip through the pages to test the characters’ motions and fill in drawings as needed.
-Trace final drawings onto clear plastic sheets (“cels”) and paint the cels.
-May focus on only one aspect of the animation, such as characters or backgrounds.
-Some create models for stop-motion animation
- Where do you work? What conditions?
- What abilities are needed?
-Doing small and detailed tasks needing careful handling
-Being aware of how colors, shapes and patterns are used in design
-Having your own creative ideas about designs and styles
- What schools can you attend to attain your professional training?
-The Ohio State University
-New York University
-University of Texas at Dallas
- How much education do you need?
-4 year college or university
- What school subjects are important?
-Grade 9, English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies - Geography, Dramatic Arts / Music, Visual Arts , Computers , Health & Physical Education
- What are the best and worst parts of this career?
-The best parts are having my art out there in the world for all to see
-The worst parts are eye, neck, wrist, or back strain from spending long hours at design boards or drawing tables.
- Which of your values does this career match and how?
-Doing small and detailed tasks needing careful handling because i have O.C.D
-Using the technical and creative skills of photography/film because I've always loved photography.