Profession animation director

Animation directors supervise and recruit multimedia artists. They are responsible for the quality of the animation, that the production is delivered on time and within budget.

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Personality Type

  • Artistic / Investigative
  • Artistic / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Graphic design

    The techniques to create a visual representation of ideas and messages.

  • Multimedia systems

    The methods, procedures and techniques pertaining to the operation of multimedia systems, usually a combination of software and hardware, presenting various types of media such as video and audio.

  • Computer equipment

    The offered computers, computer peripheral equipment and software products, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.

  • ICT software specifications

    The characteristics, use and operations of various software products such as computer programmes and application software.

  • Motion graphics

    The techniques and software for creating the illusion of motion such as keyframing, Adobe After Effects, and Nuke.

Skills

  • Analyse the need for technical resources

    Define and make a list of the required resources and equipment based on the technical needs of the production.

  • Perform project management

    Manage and plan various resources, such as human resources, budget, deadline, results, and quality necessary for a specific project, and monitor the project's progress in order to achieve a specific goal within a set time and budget.

  • Follow work schedule

    Manage the sequence of activities in order to deliver completed work on agreed deadlines by following a work schedule.

  • Manage staff

    Manage employees and subordinates, working in a team or individually, to maximise their performance and contribution. Schedule their work and activities, give instructions, motivate and direct the workers to meet the company objectives. Monitor and measure how an employee undertakes their responsibilities and how well these activities are executed. Identify areas for improvement and make suggestions to achieve this. Lead a group of people to help them achieve goals and maintain an effective working relationship among staff.

  • Adapt to type of media

    Adapt to different types of media such as television, movies, commercials, and others. Adapt work to type of media, scale of production, budget, genres within type of media, and others.

  • Follow a brief

    Interpret and meet requirements and expectations, as discussed and agreed upon with the customers.

  • Manage technical resources stock

    Manage and monitor technical resources stock to ensure that production demands and deadlines can be met at all times.

  • Finish project within budget

    Make sure to stay within budget. Adapt work and materials to budget.

  • Manage budgets

    Conduct cost estimates and budget planning. Monitor the budget, as well as costs and expenses. Forecast the budget development continuously. Report on the budget.

  • Hire new personnel

    Hire new personnel for a company or organisation payroll via a prepared set of procedures. Make staffing decisions and direct selection co-workers.

Optional knowledge and skills

gimp (graphics editor software) analyse a script graphics editor software design graphics create 3d environments manage portfolio synfig sketchbook pro edit digital moving images digital compositing create 2d painting adobe photoshop adobe illustrator create moving images study relationships between characters operate 3d computer graphics software 3d lighting develop animations create 3d characters microsoft visio motion capture render 3d images consult with production director manage contracts apply 3d imaging techniques