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Multimedia Artists and Animators
District Of Columbia

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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.

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Currently Employed: 204

Projected Annual Job Openings: 10

Typical Hourly Wage: $29.49 - $44.38

Typical Annual Salary: $61,300 - $92,300

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • 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.
  • Make objects or characters appear lifelike by manipulating light, color, texture, shadow, and transparency, or manipulating static images to give the illusion of motion.
  • 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.
  • Script, plan, and create animated narrative sequences under tight deadlines, using computer software and hand drawing techniques.
  • 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.
  • Implement and maintain configuration control systems.
  • Assemble, typeset, scan and produce digital camera-ready art or film negatives and printer's proofs.
  • 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.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Digital cameras
  • Graphics tablets
  • Personal computers
  • Pressure stylus

Technology:
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Development environment software
  • Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Video creation and editing software
  • Web platform development software

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