Animation isn’t just for kids anymore Today animators work in many fields Web-Design Game Development Commercials Television (all shows including news media) Movies (all movies not just animated ones) Cartoonist
ANIMATOR SALARY ANIMATOR SALARY DATA ACCORDING TO: ACCORDING TO: W W W. A N I M AT O R S A L A R Y D ATA . C O M W W W 1 . S A L A R Y. C O M Range: Advertising Design $31,570 - Services: Services: $100,360 $57,740 $70,770 Software Motion/Video Publishers: Industry: $64,820 $71,910 Salary data as shown by the Occupational Employment StatisticsSource: HR Reported data as of October 2011 (OES) Survey Program (2008)Graph: Salary.com October 23, 2011http://www1.salary.com/Cartoonist-Animator-salary.html Most Popular Location for animator jobs: Los Angeles, California New York, New York Austin, Texas Boston, Massachusetts San Francisco, California Chicago, Illinois Orlando, Florida
Years Of Experience 2% 9% 8% Less Than a Year Benefits 1-4 Years23% 5-9 Years 10-19 Years 57% 20+ Years Most Popular Degree: Arranged from highest to lowest average pay • Bachelor of Arts • Bachelor’s Degree • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Computer Female: 16% Animation • Associate’s Degree Male: 84% • Bachelor of Science, Computer Animation
Modeling As an animator you may be responsible formodeling. The example above is a concept bike modeled in MAYA
TexturingAnother job you may have is addingmaterials to an object that has been modeled
LightingYou may also be in charge of the scene lighting
Photo: Digital Tutors, November 1, 2011 http://www.digitaltutors.com/11/training.php?vid=7058&autoplay=1 RiggingAnother area of animation you specialize in is the rigging. Rigging is creating all of the joints and skeletons that control how something moves.
Creating this short animation took me nearly 30 hours doing allaspects of the animation myself. It took my computer 25 hours todo the final rendering. This is why it is so important to work as teamwith each person in charge of one thing.
As a graphics designer you will be meeting clients and bring there ideas to life visually. It is almostlimitless to the types of projects you may create, but here is a list of popular ones: Flyers Brochures Menus Magazine Posters Screen Printing Branding ( Logos ) Web Site layout CD / Record Covers Concept Drawings Fonts
GRAPHICS DESIGNER GRAPHIC DESIGNER SALARY ACCORDING TO: SALARY ACCORDING TO: W W W. G R A P H I C D E S I G N E R S A L A R Y D ATA . C W W W 1 . S A L A R Y. C O M OM Range: Video Accounting/ $21,120 - Industries: Payroll: $69,730 $62,130 $57,230 Aerospace Government: Manufacturing: $70,820 $62,030Source: HR Reported data as of October 2011 Salary data by BLS.gov (2009)Graph: Salary.com October 23, 2011http://www1.salary.com/Graphic-Design-Specialist-salary.html
Years of Experience 3% 7% Less than 1 Year17% 1-4 Years Benefits 5-9 Years 45% 10-19 Years 20+ Years 28% Most Popular Degrees: Arranged from highest to lowest average wage • Associates Degree • Bachelor of Science, Graphic Design • Bachelor’s Degree • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design Female: 55% • Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design Male: 45%
You could specialize in either one individually, but I found most editors are photographers themselves and visa versa. Duties Jobs Photography Lighting Printing & Publishing Firm Indexing Magazine Revising Meeting with Clients Newspaper Research and Approve Photos for web Internet & New Media Negotiate Fees Freelance Digitize Images Portrait Studio Repair Images Best Cities for photography work: New York, New York Washington, District of Columbia Chicago, Illinois Columbus, Ohio Los Angeles, California San Francisco, California Seattle, Washington
Photo Editor – Web Salary information from: salary according to: www.Payscale.com www1.salary.com Publishing $28,213-$75,079 Magazine $25,200-$71,659 Internet & New Media $29,112-$75,504 Printing and Publishing $28,828-$72,828 Newspaper $30,812-$79,599 Photographer $11,448-$120,805Source: HR Reported data as of October 2011Graph: Salary.com October 23, 2011http://www1.salary.com/Photo-Editor-Web-Salary.html
Years of Experience 6% 4% Less than a Year Benefits19% 1-4 Years 5-9 Years 46% 10-19 Years 25% 20 + Years Most Popular Degrees: Arranged from highest to lowest average wage • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography • Bachelor’s Degree • Associates Degree Women: 61% • Bachelor of Arts, Journalism Men: 39%
Before After Picture of my Dad and Uncle Fake Magazine Cover damaged in a floodPhoto: Tom Jones, Tom and Jerry 1966
James Butchart started his career working semi-professionally as photographer while attending the Art Institute of Seattle. It was encouraged by the college so in his 7th and 8th quarter of school he began doing Senior pictures and Models Test Shots. He graduated from the Art Institute of Seattle in 1993 with a degree in Commercial Photography and moved to Los Angeles, California. In L.A. he began shooting tons of publicity stuff and head shots for actors. This turned into making magazine covers for the local magazines. He was shooting pictures of his rental home for the rental agency and their clients got angry when they saw how nice his pictures were compared to theirs. So the rental agency started giving their clients his number and now he specializes in Architecture and Interiors. These days most of James’s clients are Real Estate Agents, Contractors, Architects, and Developers. He no longer has to market himself, all of his business is through referrals. James lived in Las Vegas for 2 ½ Years and owns a home in Palm Springs, California and spends most of his time traveling the triangle between the three cities working for existing customers. When he use to shoot magazines heIllustration: James negotiated for ¼ page add to market himself on top of his fee. Butchart 2011 Question #1: Did you got to school to become a photographer? Question #2: How did you get started in the industry after graduating? Question #3: What kind of clients do you have and how do you market yourself?
For Equipment James has acomplete Nikon Set-Up heuses for portraits and aComplete Canon Set-Up heuses for interiors andarchitecture. For software heuses Adobe CS5 for all of hisHDR and editing. He stilllikes the old Microsoft PhotoImage Pro (Obsolete Now)for retouching head shots.Most of his friends are alsophotographers so he keepsup on new techniques andfresh ideas through hisnetworking of friends. Healso keeps an eye on whatthe current style trends are.According to him the key isto provide the best lightingand composition possible tohis clients. Photo: James Butchart, Nicholas Cage’s Home, 2011 Question #4: What equipment and software do you use? Question #5: How do you get new ideas and keep up on modern Techniques?
Doing these photos of ZsaZsa Gabor’s house for salehas led to his favoriteproject so far. The listingagents counter parts inParis, France saw thephotos and are now flyinghim back and forth to Parisfor photo shoots. This isJames’s favorite part abouthis career, that he gets tosee so many beautifulplaces. The negative part isthat it is tied so heavily intothe real estate market thatit can be feast or famine. The Zsa Zsa Gabor Estate In Bel Air The estate includes a staff quarters and a statue-flanked pool. (photo courtesy of James Butchart) Question #6: What is it that you like and dislike about your career choice? Question #7: What is your favorite project so far? For More Pictures Go To: http://jamesbutchartphotographer.com/
I would be thrilled to have a career in any one of these three areas. Like James Ilove to take picture of beautiful things, its one of the reasons I love the PacificNorthwest. I truly enjoy editing photos and I like the challenges that repairing anold damaged photo brings. It looks like when you start off in photography youneed to get whatever work you can and establish a clientele base and getrecognition. Networking with people in the industry and clients is essential andthis is what is my weakest point. I was going to wait until I graduated to seek ajob in the industry since I all ready have a solid steady job, but feel now that Ishould really start seeking out a job now before I graduate. The expected growthrate in any one of my 3 categories is about the same 12%-14% and on averagewith the national employment growth rate for all careers. The only real surprise Ifound is that the average pay in all 3 categories was much higher than I thought itwould be, by about $15,000.
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