Types of Jobs in Animation

Types of Jobs in Animation
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Animation is turning out to be most sought after career. There is a lot of confusion among VFX and animation students.To someone who is passionate about animation, gaining paid work in the field can be something of a dream come true. The only downside is getting your foot through the door in the first place, as this creative profession  is saturated with competition.Skilled computer animators are needed in a range of industries, from video games to movies, and television to software publishing.This article throws a light on different types of jobs in animation industry.

Types of Jobs in Animation and Related Fields

 

Animation Director or Supervisor

  • Industries:– Animation
  • Departments:– 2D computer animation, 2D drawn animation, 3D computer animation

Animator (2D computer animation)

  • Industries:– Animation
  • Departments:-2D computer animation

Animator (2D drawn animation)

  • Industries:– Animation
  • Departments:- 2D drawn animation

Animator (3D computer animation)

  • Industries:– Animation
  • Departments:- 3D computer animation

Animator (Stop Motion)

  • Industries:– Animation
  • Departments:- Production, Stop Motion

Assistant Animatior (Stop Motion)

  • Industries:–Animation
  • Departments:- Production, Stop Motion

CG Modeller

  • Industries:– Animation
  • Departments:- 3D computer animation, Stop Motion

Compositor

  • Industries:–Animation and VFX
  • Departments:-2D computer animation, 2D drawn animation, 3D computer animation, Stop Motion

Digital Painter

  • Industries:- Animation
  • Departments:- 2D computer animation, 2D drawn animation, 3D computer animation/li>

Director or Series Director (Animation)

  • Industries:- Animation
  • Departments:- 2D computer animation, 2D drawn animation, 3D computer animation, Stop Motion

Editing Assistant (Animation)

  • Industries:-Animation
  • Department:-2D computer animation, 2D drawn animation, 3D computer animation, Stop Motion

Head of Model Making

  • Industries:-Animation
  • Department:-Production, Stop Motion

Inbetweener

  • Industries:-Animation
  • Department:-2D drawn animation

Junior Animator (3D Computer Animation)

  • Industries:-Animation
  • Department:-3D computer animation

Junior Model Maker

  • Industries:-Animation
  • Department:-Production, Stop Motion

Key Animator

  • Industries:-Animation
  • Department:-Stop Motion

Layout Artist (2D computer animation)

  • Industries:-Animation
  • Department:-2D computer animation

Layout Artist (2D drawn animation)

  • Industries:-Animation
  • Department:-2D drawn animation

Layout Artist (3D computer animation)

  • Industries:-Animation and VFX
  • Department:-3D computer animation

Lighting Technical Dirctor or Lighter

  • Industries:-Animation and VFX
  • Department:-3D computer animation, Stop Motion

Match Move Artist

  • Industries:-Animation and VFX
  • Department:-3D computer animation

Model Maker

  • Industries:-Animation
  • Department:-Production, Stop Motion

Model Making Trainee

  • Industries:-Animation
  • Department:-Production, Stop Motion

Model Making Team Leader

  • Industries:-Animation
  • Department:-Production, Stop Motion

Production Assistent (Animation)

  • Industries:-Animation
  • Department:-2D computer animation, 2D drawn animation, 3D computer animation

Production Designer (Animation)

  • Industries:- Animation
  • Department:- 2D computer animation, 2D drawn animation, 3D computer animation

Production Secretary (Animation)

  • Industries:-Animation
  • Department:-2D computer animation, 2D drawn animation, 3D computer animation

Render Wrangler

  • Industries:-Animation
  • Department:-3D computer animation

Roto Artist

  • Industries:-Animation and VFX
  • Department:-3D computer animation

Runner (Animation)

  • Industries:-Animation
  • Department:-2D computer animation, 2D drawn animation, 3D computer animation, Stop Motion

Storybord Artist (Animation)

  • Industries:-Animation
  • Department:-2D computer animation, 2D drawn animation, 3D computer animation

Storyboard Assistant (Animation)

  • Industries:- Animation
  • Department:- 2D computer animation, 2D drawn animation, 3D computer animation

Technical expertise is a must for anyone seeking work in the animation industry, so a degree from a computer animation school — usually at the bachelor’s level—is an important prerequisite. Degrees and in-depth certificate programs in animation generally teach artistic basics as well as standard software and hardware skills.

Make a good career profile in animation, along side develop your contacts in animation industry.
Wish you all the best for your new career!

Written by Avantika Bade on December 28th, 2015

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