The Art of Digital Animation

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Norman McLaren said, “Animation is not the art of drawings that move but the art of movements that are drawn.” To be a digital animator, independence and social skills are needed. Strong design skills and computer savvy will be key. (Clark 185) To be successful or to even get a job the animator needs a proper foundation. Having social skills, years of experience, and even a degree (not often) are needed to do so. The long hours can be fun or enjoyable in the beginning seeing as the animator is doing what they love but eventually, they will be exhausted and with deadlines they can screw their self over without being prepared. Being educated in the field is highly suggested, to understanding of color, form, shape, dynamics, and so on is needed. However, the only way the animator can truly learn is through experience, actual practice. Some people look to be apprentices to other animator and learn through being in that type of environment. Being a digital animator has it’s pros, cons, is full of history, and has a simple method of getting into. Digital animation is a vital piece in the entertainment industry today. Talented artists from all over get into the field to create amazing works of art. An animator produces multiple images that are referred to as frames. These frames when compiled in sequence create a moving picture known as animation. “They draw by hand and use computers to create the large series of pictures that, when transferred to film or tape, form the animated
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