Animator

Animator

Animators produce moving images that entertain and educate the public, from online videos to Hollywood blockbusters. Technology and design subjects help animators get ready to use the software they need to enthrall and inspire.

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As well as being artistically talented, animators use computer skills to bring their creative ideas to life. There are lots of different types of animation, including 2D animation, 3D animation, stop motion animation and computer-generated animation.

What's cool about being an animator?

The chance to get creative and use your imagination on a daily basis

Working as part of a team to produce film and video projects enjoyed by millions of people

Making a difference to the world by drawing attention to important issues through your work

Subjects you'll need

Including technology subjects at school will help to prepare you for the software and hardware used in the animation industry. Computer-aided engineering will be particularly useful if you dream of working on big-budget TV and film projects.

Fun fact

World-famous animation studio Pixar goes to incredible lengths to create the characters featured in its films. Sully, the huggable hero from Monsters Inc, has 2,320,413 individual strands of animated hair on his body, while 20,622 balloons are shown lifting Carl’s house in Up.

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