An Animator is an artist who produces moving images that appear to come to life on screen. Their work is found in feature films, commercials, computer games, websites and other media. They possess a creative eye and artistic aptitude which explains why they can easily turn a script or a concept into an impressive computer-generated animation.
An Animator is responsible for creating films for production companies, major animation studios and computer games companies. The methods of creating the images or frames for an animation piece depends on the animator's artistic style, expertise and field. To expand their knowledge and be up-to-date, animators usually attend Animator Festivals which include activities such as meetings with artists, exhibitions, performances, concerts, workshops and lectures.
In hiring an Animator, a degree in graphic design, animation, multimedia design, fine art, film studies or any course relative is important since it's pretty difficult to obtain the right skills without the proper education. They must have a "show reel" to present to serve as their audio-visual portfolio. Their work should not only be visually impressive but inspiring as well. To help you find the employee most suitable to fit your business or organization, seek the service of outsourcing companies. The candidate they recommend has been thoroughly vetted to ensure you get your time and money's worth.
A lot of Animators work on a freelance basis, charging daily rates for their services. Professionals in the entertainment industry are paid at daily rates for a standard eight-hour working day and receive overtime pay for extra hours. Understandably, higher rates are likely to be charged by experienced and award-winning animators. Their working hours depend on overall project timelines and your individual responsibilities.
Recently updated for Q1, 2017!