What is a Multimedia Animator?

Multimedia Animator are also know as Multimedia Artists. A Multimedia animator is the person who creates animation and visual effects for television, movies, video games, and other media. A multimedia animator creates 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional models which are animated. Most of the Animators are self employed and they work for motion picture and video industry.  

Typical job duties of these Multimedia Professionals  include editing animation and developing storyboards for use in multimedia productions. In addition to working for all types of projects, animators and artists can specialize in a specific medium, such as video games, or in a specific type of work, such as creating characters or background designs. 

What does a Multimedia Animator do?

Following are the work mainly done by an Animator:

  • Multimedia Animator Creates Graphics and Animation using computer programs and illustrations.
  • Animator works with a team of artists to create movies, games or any visual effect.
  • Multimedia Animator research  projects to help create realistic animations.
  • Edit animation and effects.Animators often work within a specific type of animation.Some focus on creating animated movies or video games. Others create visual effects for movies and television shows.Visual effects, also called computer-generated images, include creating animation from images of actors performing, or designing scenery or backgrounds for locations.Animators can further specialize within these fields. Within animated movies and video games, artists often specialize in characters or scenery and background design. Video game artists may focus on ‘level design’; creating the look, feel, and layout for the levels of a video game.Usually, multimedia animators work in teams to develop a movie, visual effect, or electronic game. Each animator works on a portion of the project, eventually the pieces come together to create one cohesive animation.Some multimedia animators create their work primarily using computer software or by writing their own computer code. Many animation companies have their own computer animation software that artists must learn to use. Other animators prefer to work by drawing and painting by hand and then translating that work into computer programs. Some multimedia artists use storyboards, which look like a comic strip, to help visualize the final product during the design process.

    What is the workplace of a Multimedia Animator like?

    Multimedia animators often work from home. Some work in motion picture or video game studios. They often work long hours; it is not unusual for them to work 50-hour weeks, particularly when there are tight deadlines. When deadlines are approaching, they may work nights and weekends as well. Animators need to be able to keep up with the long hours and challenging work.