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Multimedia Artists and Animators - 27-1014.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Animator
  • Creative Director
  • Art Director
  • Artist
  • Graphic Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • 3D Artist
  • 3D Animator
  • Animation Director

SOC Occupation Groups

27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
27-1000 Art and Design Workers
27-1010 Artists and Related Workers
27-1014.00 Multimedia Artists and Animators

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Tasks

  • Apply story development, directing, cinematography, and editing to animation to create storyboards that show the flow of the animation and map out key scenes and characters.
  • Assemble, typeset, scan and produce digital camera-ready art or film negatives and printer's proofs.
  • Convert real objects to animated objects through modeling, using techniques such as optical scanning.
  • Create and install special effects as required by the script, mixing chemicals and fabricating needed parts from wood, metal, plaster, and clay.
  • Create basic designs, drawings, and illustrations for product labels, cartons, direct mail, or television.
  • Create pen-and-paper images to be scanned, edited, colored, textured or animated by computer.
  • Create two-dimensional and three-dimensional images depicting objects in motion or illustrating a process, using computer animation or modeling programs.
  • Design complex graphics and animation, using independent judgment, creativity, and computer equipment.
  • Develop briefings, brochures, multimedia presentations, web pages, promotional products, technical illustrations, and computer artwork for use in products, technical manuals, literature, newsletters and slide shows.
  • Implement and maintain configuration control systems.
  • Make objects or characters appear lifelike by manipulating light, color, texture, shadow, and transparency, or manipulating static images to give the illusion of motion.
  • Participate in design and production of multimedia campaigns, handling budgeting and scheduling, and assisting with such responsibilities as production coordination, background design and progress tracking.
  • Script, plan, and create animated narrative sequences under tight deadlines, using computer software and hand drawing techniques.
  • Use models to simulate the behavior of animated objects in the finished sequence.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Construct distinctive physical objects for artistic, functional, or commercial purposes.
  • Convert data among multiple digital or analog formats.
  • Coordinate logistics for productions or events.
  • Create computer-generated graphics or animation.
  • Develop artistic or design concepts for decoration, exhibition, or commercial purposes.
  • Draw detailed or technical illustrations.
  • Prepare production storyboards.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Combat Camera Production Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Combat Documentation/Production Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Combat Illustrator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Mass Communications Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Multimedia Illustrator (Army - Enlisted)
  • Visual Information Equipment Operator-Maintainer (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Cartoonist, Motion Pictures