Do you ever think about those cool 3-D creations on games or movies? Do you ever wonder how there made? Or who makes them? Well that job is for computer animators. Computer animators manipulate graphics to make them move or even look like they’re talking. And after they make them what happens to them? They become part of a video game or a movie. A good example of a video game and movie are the HALO trilogies and the X-men movies. And by using computer animation it makes the video games and movies more interesting. They also use the animations in online programs such as online tours of a home.
Computer animators don’t work a lot but it’s about a normal school day. A normal work schedule would be an 8 hour 5 day a week shift. But sitting in front of a computer that long could cause some eye, neck, wrist, and back strains which of course could become worst the more you work.
The earnings for a computer animator are a lot. The make about $35,000 to about $200,000 if you’re a highly skilled animator. There are 4 different levels to a computer animator. 1st is a trainee and makes about 35,000 to $40,000 a year but to become a trainee you must have at least a 2 year college course and must have a demo reel which a project with your best work put into it. 2nd is a computer animator they make about $40,000 to $70,000 a year. They require a 3 year college course. 3rd is a senior animator and they make about $50,000 to about $120,000 a year. To become one u must have a 3 year college course and a degree in business. And 4th is the president/vice president of a company. They make about $120,000 to $200,000 a year but need a 3 or more year college course and at least 2 or more years of college in business.
There are no strict education requirements for a computer animator but the need to have a demo reel and to make a real good one they should take art, design, and visual communications.
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