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.
If you're interested in working with visual effects, you need to start by learning digital 3D modelling and / or animation. Look for free programmes and applications that you can use to start learning and don't forget to keep an up to date portfolio show-reel of your work. Colleges and universities offer courses in 3D modelling and animation for the TV, Film and Videogame industries so have a look around for what's on offer.
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