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Job Description

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.

Entry 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.

Required Skills

  • 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

Starting Salary

£16,000 to £30,000

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