Special Effects Artists create mechanical, visual and computer generated illusions to enhance productions and make them more believable. An animator will receive a brief for what to make or will invent their own and create it in the preferred method to match requirements.
A degree in animation, art and design, film and video, 3D design, graphic design or another related subject. Entry without a degree is unlikely. You will need to keep a portfolio of projects that you have worked on to show prospective employers.
- Excellent creativity and artistic skills
- Patience and the ability to concentrate for long periods of time
- Excellent IT skills
- A good eye for detail
- Good communication skills
- Able to work to deadlines
£16,000 to £30,000