Overview of the Animation Industry Image from Public Domain
Multimedia Artists and Animators What exactly do Multimedia Artists and Animators do? • They create animation and visual effects for television, movies, video games, and other forms of media. • They create two and three-dimensional models for animation projects. Image from Public Domain
Multimedia Artists and Animators Research Sites • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Multimedia Artists and Animators: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/arts-and-design/multimedia-artists-and-animators.htm • http://www.collegeatlas.org/animation-programs.html • http://creativeskillset.org/job_roles_and_stories/job_roles/353_animator_2d_computer_animation • www.onetonline.org/link/summary/27.1014.00
What are the Duties of a Multimedia Artist or Animator? • Use the websites and links provided to search for the answer to this question • Share your findings with the class • Discuss Image from Public Domain
List Some Tools of the Multimedia or Animation Trade • Use the websites and links provided to search for the answer to this question • Share your findings with the class • Discuss Image from Public Domain Image from Public Domain
Technology of the Trade • Using the web sites and links provided, search the following types of software used in the Multimedia and Animation industry: • Computer software • Development software • Graphics or photo imaging software • Operating system software • Video creation and editing software • Web platform development software
Industry Knowledge Choose one area below. Use the websites and links provided to identify the industry knowledge needed. Share with the class. • Communications and Media • Design • Fine Arts • Computers and Electronics • English Language • Customer and Personal Service Image from Microsoft Clipart Image from Public Domain
Abilities • Written Comprehension • Oral Comprehension • Visualization • Written Expression • Speech Clarity Do you think the above “Abilities” are important to have in the Multimedia and Animation field? Why or why not?
Industry Skills The following is a list of Industry Skills that are needed in the Multimedia and Animation fields. With a partner, use the web sites and links provided to find the definitions of each skill and then rank them in order of importance: • Active Listening • Reading Comprehension • Critical Thinking • Time Management • Coordination • Judgment and Decision Making • Speaking • Active Learning • Complex Problem Solving • Monitoring
Related Occupations The following are similar occupations for the Multimedia and Animation fields. Choose 5 and research their job duties, education needed and current median pay. • Web Developers • Art Directors • Graphic Designers • Interior Designers • Producers • Directors – (Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio) • Technical Directors or Managers • Copy Writers • Film and Video Editors • Desktop Publishers
Statistics Use the websites and links provided to search and answer the following questions. Share your findings with the class. • What is the prediction of the Bureau of Labor about the job growth in the arts and animation industry? • What were the median and top salaries for multimedia artists and animators in 2007? • What are they today?
Student Project Research the following: • What do multimedia artists and animators Do? • How can you become a multimedia artist or animator? • What degree and training do you need to become a multimedia artist or animator? • Which industries employ the most multimedia artists and animators? • What is a multimedia artist’s or animator’s job schedule like?
Student Project Continued... Research the following: • What kind of pay do multimedia artists and animators make? • What is the job outlook through 2022? • Identify 5 similar occupations, job duties, education needed, and the current median pay for a career as a multimedia artist or animator.