Animator

Animator

Animators work as part of a larger team to produce animations for a range of media. They may oversee a specific element of the animation process or the full lifecycle from storyboarding to production depending on the scale of the production.

Animators need a high level of creative ability alongside the ability to work collaboratively across the production process. They need to be able to adapt to changing processes and technology and to adjust their style in line with the production they’re working on.

Key skills

The technical skills needed for an animator will depend on the type of production they’re working but will include digital animation software such as 3ds Max or Blender.

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Animator FAQs

What progression opportunities are available from an animator?

Working as an animator could allow you to progress to a range of roles which could include expanding your skills to include more technical elements or to manage teams or departments.

Do I need a degree to become an animator?

Although the understanding gained in a relevant degree would be a great starting point for an animator role there are a wealth of opportunities available to train outside of this including online courses which could allow you to start your career without a degree.

What is the average salary for an animator?

The average salary for an animator in the North East in 2022 was £34,324.

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