STORY BOARD ARTIST CAREER RESEARCH

CAREER DESCRIPTION

  • They are in the animation industry
  • Illustrate the overview of scenes
  • Plans shots
  • Draw panels to demonstrate action
  • Continue actions from scene to scene of a animation
  • Visualize (draw panels and thumb nails) the whole story and work along with the director to bring the script to life!

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INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP WORK?

  • I feel like any job in the creative industry requires some sort of communication skills and knowledge about working with others.
  • I think for this job specifically you need to know how to work individually and in collaboration with others.
  • For example, lets say I am assigned on scene but that may be one scene out of 300. If covering a large movie or animation different people can have the same job and be responsible for many different things individually and come together to piece it together (movie).
  • Its always good to have cooperation skills, however having indivudal skills and time managment is just as important!

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WHAT KIND OF EDUCATION IS REQUIRED?

  • Having a degree isn't required but it will help.
  • Most story board animators have an animation degree
  • Having the degree will help your skills, knowledge in the subject, and your growth in your job and future positions

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WHAT KIND OF SKILLS ARE NEEDED?

  • Know how to work with others
  • Know how to be flexible and adapt to tight deadlines
  • EXCELLENT drawing skills
  • Work quickly!
  • Great presentation and communication skills
  • Computer familiarity and knowledge
  • Be highly film literate with good understanding of layout and compositions and sequential drawing and editing

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COMPANY PLACEMENT?

  • They work closely with directors, scriptwriters, producers, clients and story board supervisor - because their job is to visualize the story
  • They work for film productions, short films, game animations, advertisements, television shows
  • This isn’t a beginners role, its something your work your way to through the animation studio
  • Many story board artists start as animator

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IS THIS A JOB I'M INTERESTED IN?

  • NO! Since one of the requirements is being a strong illustrator that immediately turns me away.
  • Drawing isn't my strongest skill and since this job is heavily based off of it, I think I would be at a disadvantage
  • However, the basis of this job is based around animation, so it suits my personal skills better.

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Credits:

Created with images by Archives New Zealand - "Wreck of the Dundonald 1907"

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