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1 Which Career is for You? Multimedia Artist/Animator Created by: Alyssa Medina

2 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  Artist & Animator Draws/Sketches Cartoons  Animator-makes movements of the images  Artist- creator of multiple drawings Work Activities  Design graphics and animation, using judgment and creativity.  Create two- and three- dimensional images that show objects in motion.  Use computer equipment and computer animation or modeling programs

3 Average Pay: Wages/Salaries Experienced, self-employed animators and multimedia artists can earn much more than those who earn salaries. When first starting out, they can earn much less. Multimedia Artists and Animators Median Wages Motion picture and video industries $66,190 Software publishers $65,290 Computer systems design and related services $56,000 Advertising, public relations, and related services $55,890

4 Average Pay: Wages/Salaries (Cont.)

5 Hours/Travel  Usually work a set schedule.  May work part time or full time.  However, most work full time, about 40 hours per week. Multimedia artists and animators often work long hours; it is not unusual for them to work 50-hour weeks. When deadlines are approaching, they may work nights and weekends.

6 Working Conditions: Physical Demands Working Conditions — Many multimedia artists and animators work in studios that are located in office buildings, at desks with computers. Others, usually those who do contract work, operate out of private studios in their homes. Most artists employed in the movie, television, video game and advertising industries generally work a standard work week. However, during busy periods or close to the end of a long project, they may work overtime to meet deadlines. Self-employed artists can set their own hours. They may spend much time and effort selling their artwork to potential customers or clients and building a reputation.

7 Needed Education Need to know

8 Needed Education (Cont.)  At minimum, an associate's degree is necessary, but most positions require a bachelor's degree. Need to know: 1.Physics 2.Algebra 3.Geometry 4.Drawing 5.Computer Graphics 6.Computer Animation 7.Computer Science

9 Colleges  Brooks Institute  Westwood College  Academy of Art University  Digital Media Arts College

10 Links!   de=271014&id=1&nodeid=2&stfips=06&search=Go de=271014&id=1&nodeid=2&stfips=06&search=Go  animators.htm animators.htm  engineering-careers/Games_multi-mediaartistoranimator_c001.shtml engineering-careers/Games_multi-mediaartistoranimator_c001.shtml  art.html art.html

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