What is the work of animators? Animators are the experts that bring computer generated drawings and images to life on the screen. It entails the creation of moving images and a series of individual frames and static drawings that make the images live when they are flicked through the system in a rapid succession. The images are recorded in a sequence and then projected so as to create an illusion of some intended movement.
Services offered Animators
Mainly, animators require great imagination and creative skills in modeling and drawing. Moreover, patience and concentration are the key virtues that an animator requires when creating an image that will communicate effectively to the audience and make sure that accurate and detailed work is created. Animators are always expected to have all the computer skills because that is an essential asset that one requires.
The work by the animators is used in television cartoons, animated films, computer games, music videos, websites and the adverts. The available animation techniques include 2D hand-drawn and computer generated animations, stop frame, model animation and stop-motion and 3D computer generated imageries. Here are the essential services offered by the animators.
Designing the animated characters
Animators are responsible for the creation of characters according to the script they have been given while considering the theme of the story in the script and the era the film is expected to take place. The animators create the characters starting with the rough sketches; thumbnails then work on the specific details such as the clothing styles, skin texture of the characters, weight, and height. The fantasy characters that include the centaur animators require additional work that will ensure the character fits the context of the story. Animators use computer programs and illustrations during the creation of the graphics and animations.
Storyboards are essential pre-visualization tools that are used by animators when designing actions sequences in every film, video games and videos. It entails the drawing of pictures in a sequence using the thumbnail sketches while trying different camera angles to ensure it concurs with the right pacing of the particular story. An animator then draws the key frames that are suitable for the sequence using a computer program that is designed for storyboarding or using a paper and a pencil.
Creation of backgrounds and lighting
Animators are always expected to create the mood elements in the animated sequences through the addition of the effects such as proper lighting or the background scenery. The availability of computer programs helps in the creation of the impressive and attractive backgrounds scenery and the environments as well as the mood lighting.
Organizing meetings and planning
Animators are responsible for the organization of meetings with the clients which is essential in creating the animations that suit the script. He or she will also meet with other people that they work together to plan on the direction that the project will take, the visual characters, beating the deadline and sorting out the challenges attributed to planning.