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Animation Director - 2D Drawn

What is the job?Animation Directors are responsible for the quality of the animation, for keeping it on brief, and for delivering consistent performances. They may also be involved in the recruitment of Animators, to ensure that the selected artists have the appropriate skills for the production. Th...

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Animation Director (Supervisor) - 3D CG, stop motion

What is the job?Animation Directors are responsible for the quality of the animation, for keeping it on brief, and for delivering consistent performances. They may also be involved in the recruitment of the Animation team, to ensure that the selected Animators have the appropriate skills for the pro...

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Animator - 3D CG

What is the job?Depending on the project, Computer Animators follow a brief from a Director, Animation Director or Lead Animator. They refer to established designs, layouts, models, and existing characteristics when creating themovement which will appear on screen. They may work alone, or they may s...

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Animator - Stop Frame

What is the job?Stop frame is one of several names used to describe animation that is created by moving models, puppets or any three dimensional objects frame by frame in front of a camera. Other terms that are sometimes used include stop motion, model or puppet animation, table top or 3D computer a...

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Animator 2D Drawn

What is the job?Depending on the project, Animators follow a brief from a Director, Animation Director or Key Animator. They refer to established designs, models and layouts when creating the movement which will subsequently appear on screen.In character animation, Animators may be cast, like actors...

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Assistant Animator - Stop Motion/Stop Frame

What is the job?Stop frame is one of several names used to describe animation that is created by moving models, puppets or any three dimensional objects frame by frame in front of a camera. Other terms that are sometimes used include stop motion, model or puppet animation, table top or 3D computer a...

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CG Modeller - Animation

What is the job? Modellers create 3D models from designs, concept drawings and any other available reference material. They use whatever software is applicable to the production. They need to produce an accurate translation of the reference, staying 'on model' (in style).There may be occasions ...

Post production

Compositor

What is the job? Compositors work at the end of the production process. They receive material from various sources which could include rendered computer animation, special effects, graphics, 2D animation, live action, static background plates, etc. Their job is to creatively combine all the element...

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Digital Painter - 2D drawn, 2D CG, 3D CG

What is the job? Digital Painters add colour to the line images created by Animators. They are responsible for scanning artwork and adding colour to Animation, using one of several available programmes, e.g. Animo, Toon Boom, Opus, Toonz or Photoshop. They must follow the references they are given,...

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Digital Painter - Animation

Digital Painters add colour to the line images created by Animators. They are responsible for scanning artwork and adding colour to Animation, using one of several available programmes, e.g. Animo, Toon Boom, Opus, Toonz or Photoshop. They must follow the references they are given, and be aware of c...

Development

Director - 3D CG Animation

What is the job? In principle, the role of Animation Director or Animation Supervisor is similar for all techniques of animation, although certain technical skills may vary. They interpret the brief from the Director, and from other relevant departments, and communicate information to the Animators...

Development

Director (Animation Supervisor) - 2D or Computer - Animation

What is the job? In principle, the role of Animation Director or Animation Supervisor is similar for all techniques of animation, although certain technical skills may vary. Animation Directors are responsible for the quality of the animation, for keeping it on brief, and for delivering consistent ...

Development

Director (Series Director) - Animation

What is the job? In the early stages of production, Directors work closely with the Producer(s), Scriptwriter(s) and Production Designer. In principle, the role is similar for all techniques of animation although certain technical skills may vary. Directors are responsible for the creative planning...

Post production

Editing Assistant

Responsibilities Editing Assistants give the Editor(s) whatever backup is required, and help to keep the editing department running smoothly and efficiently. They make viewing copies on different formats for various departments, clients and composers. They handle the housekeeping tasks for the ed...

Post production

Editing Assistant - Animation

What is the job? Editing Assistants log the audio and visual material received in the cutting room, load it into the computer and keep ongoing and detailed records, as instructed by the Editor or 1st Assistant Editor. They make viewing copies on different formats for various departments, clients a...

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Head of Model Making - Stop Motion - Animation

What is the job? Stop frame is one of several names used to describe animation that is created by moving models, puppets or any three dimensional objects frame by frame in front of a camera. Other terms that are sometimes used include stop motion, model or puppet animation, table top or 3D computer...

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Inbetweener - 2D drawn

What is the job? Inbetweeners are responsible for producing neat and accurate in-between drawings, as directed by the Assistant Animator, Animator or Animation Director. They must have enough drawing ability to be able to adapt to thestyle and technique of different productions, and be aware of the...

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Inbetweener - Animation

What is the job? Inbetweeners are responsible for producing neat and accurate in-between drawings, as directed by the Assistant Animator, Animator or Animation Director. They must have enough drawing ability to be able to adapt to thestyle and technique of different productions, and be aware of the...

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Junior Animator - 3D CG

What is the job? In principle, the role of Animator is the same for all techniques of animation. The difference is the tools and some of the skills required. Computer Animators produce three dimensional images which, when recorded insequence and projected, create the illusion of movement. Junior An...

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Junior Model Maker - Stop Motion

What is the job? Stop Frame is one of several names used to describe animation that is created by moving models, puppets or any three dimensional objects frame by frame in front of a camera. Other terms that are sometimes used include Stop Motion, Model or Puppet Animation, Table Top or 3D. Nowaday...

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Key animator

What is the job? Stop Frame is one of several names used to describe animation that is created by moving models, puppets or any three dimensional objects frame by frame in front of a camera. Other terms that are sometimes used include Stop Motion, Model or Puppet Animation, Table Top or 3D. Nowaday...

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Key Animator - Stop Motion

What is the job?Stop Frame is one of several names used to describe animation that is created by moving models, puppets or any three dimensional objects frame by frame in front of a camera. Other terms that are sometimes used include Stop Motion, Model or Puppet Animation, Table Top or 3D. Nowadays ...

Pre-production

Layout Artist - 2D CG

What is the job? 2D Computer Animation can work for a wide range of end users, from mobile phones and the internet to long format television shows. With a few exceptions, it is rarely used for film.There are several programmes that can be used for 2D Computer Animation. Different studios handle the...

Pre-production

Layout Artist - 3D CG Animation

What is the job?In most cases, Layout Artists break down 2D storyboards into 3D shots. Working from production designs and models, they build locations, including major props, block in the position of characters, select camera angles and plot camera moves. They make sure that everything that is goin...

Pre-production

Layout Artist 2D Drawn

What is the job? Layout artists plan the action of scenes and are likely to draw both the background and character elements within a shot. To do this, they take information from the storyboard and translate it into a format and size that can be utilised by the animation and camera departments. Th...

Production

Lighting - TD/Lighter

What is the job? Lighting TDs/Lighters make sure there is consistency in lighting, colour balance and mood between the various elements of a shot or scene. They ensure the CG looks photo-realistic to match the live action plates. They emphasise drama or narrative and establish and clarify location,...

Production

Lighting Technical Director (Lighter)

What is the job? In many companies in the UK, particularly facility houses, Lighters are called Lighting TDs (Technical Directors) and can work their way up through the Lighting Department from Junior TD. In feature animation, they are known as Lighters or Lighting Artists.Lighting is a fundamental...

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Match Move Artist (3D Tracker) - 3D CG Animation

What is the job?Match Move Artists position tracking points on live action shots and, using those tracking points, they work out the co-ordinates in the relevant 3D programme. The information they provide enables the CG geometry to fit accurately and convincingly into the live action plates when the...

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Model Maker - Stop Motion

What is the job?Stop Frame is one of several names used to describe animation that is created by moving models, puppets or any three dimensional objects frame by frame in front of a camera. Other terms that are sometimes used include Stop Motion, Model or Puppet Animation, Table Top or 3D. Nowadays ...

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Model Making Team Leader

What is the job?Stop Frame is one of several names used to describe animation that is created by moving models, puppets or any three dimensional objects frame by frame in front of a camera. Other terms that are sometimes used include Stop Motion, Model or Puppet Animation, Table Top or 3D. Nowadays ...

Production

Modeller - 3D CG Stop Motion

What is the job?From designs, concept drawings and any other available reference material, Modellers create three-dimensional models using whatever software is applicable to the production. They work to established designs and need to produce an accurate translation of the reference, staying on mode...

Production

Modelmaker Trainee - Stop Motion

What is the job?Stop Frame is one of several names used to describe animation that is created by moving models, puppets or any three dimensional objects frame by frame in front of a camera. Other terms that are sometimes used include Stop Motion, Model or Puppet Animation, Table Top or 3D. Nowadays ...

Pre-production

Production Designer

What is the job?Production Designers consider the script/treatment, and any other form of brief, when producing the original designs. In the early stages of a project they will use the appropriate technique to demonstrate the proposed designs. For most types of animation, even CGI, designs are often...

Production

Render Wrangler - Animation

What is the job?Render Wranglers supervise the rendering process. This can involve monitoring anything from a few computers to a major render farm of, perhaps, a thousand machines.Artists from various departments submit completed data for rendering. This is placed in a queue for Render Wranglers to ...

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Render Wrangler 3D CG

What is the job?Render Wranglers supervise the rendering process. This can involve monitoring anything from a few computers to a major render farm of, perhaps, a thousand machines.Artists from various departments submit completed data for rendering. This is placed in a queue for Render Wranglers to ...

Post production

Roto Artist

What is the job?Roto Artists trace the areas of live action frames where computer graphics will overlap or interact with live images. This creates clear areas (mattes) within the frame to allow all elements of the scene to be layered convincingly. If the camera is not moving within a shot, this may ...

Pre-production

Storyboard Artist - All techniques

What is the job?Storyboard Artists illustrate the narrative, plan shots, and drawpanels to demonstrate action, and to maintain continuity between scenes. They may need to revise and update their work to reflect a changing script or comments from the Director, Producer, Client, etc. They may be requi...