Profession stop-motion animator

Stop-motion animators create animations by using puppets or clay models.

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Personality Type

  • Artistic / Investigative

Skills

  • 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.

  • Finish project within budget

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

  • Study media sources

    Study various media sources such as broadcasts, print media, and online media in order to gather inspiration for the development of creative concepts.

  • Select artistic materials to create artworks

    Select artistic materials based on strength, colour, texture, balance, weight, size, and other characteristics that should guarantee the feasibility of the artistic creation regarding the expected shape, color, etc. - even thought the result might vary from it. Artistic materials such as paint, ink, water colours, charcoal, oil, or computer software can be used as much as garbage, living products (fruits, etc) and any kind of material depending on the creative project.

  • Study relationships between characters

    Study characters in scripts and their relationships to each other.

  • Follow work schedule

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

  • Develop animations

    Design and develop visual animations using creativity and computer skills. Make objects or characters appear lifelike by manipulating light, colour, texture, shadow, and transparency, or manipulating static images to give the illusion of motion.

  • Analyse a script

    Break down a script by analysing the dramaturgy, form, themes and structure of a script. Conduct relevant research if necessary.

  • Follow a brief

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

  • Set up animation elements

    Test and set up characters, props or environments to ensure they appear correctly from all required camera positions and angles.

Optional knowledge and skills

manage portfolio create puppets operate lighting equipment types of pottery material select camera apertures harmonise body movements manipulate puppets manage different pottery materials copyright legislation create clay figures operate a camera consult with production director motion capture design objects to be crafted design puppets set up cameras body language

Common job titles

  • Mediabrands society - animator
  • 2d-3d animator
  • Animator & video production
  • Illustrator/animator
  • Production coordinator