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An animator is an artist who combines multiple images to give the illusion of movement. These images can be hand-drawn pictures, digital images and even models or puppets. In short, animators are artists who trick you into believing that a multitude of static pictures are actually a moving image.  Animation can be of different types – computer animation, stop motion, clay animation and even paint on glass animation. Though popularly seen in the television and film industry, animators also work in web development companies, marketing agencies, publishing houses and game development.

What Does an Animator Do?

Animators create special effects, animation or other visual images using computers based technologies. The most popular are character animators - artists who make a certain character move in 2D or 3D. Though animation is usually perceived to be exclusive to the entertainment industry, in truth, animators are everywhere – they design graphics for websites, recreate investigation scenarios, produce simulations for defense forces and even create visual aid and other educational material. They are also used in corporate framework, especially by whiteboard animators who create presentations using a series of pictures on a whiteboard that are then sequenced to create an animated presentation. Animators are synonymous with cartoon animators – artists who create animated narrative sequences. There are many cartoon animators for hire available on Guru and typically these artists prefer to find freelance jobs online.

If you are looking for a freelance animator, make sure they can:

  • Conceptualize and execute visually striking animation for various platforms.
  • Collaborate with other professionals like editor, cinematographer and director, as well as other technical departments to ensure that animation elements are correctly incorporated.
  • Think creatively to give a physical form to their ideas.
  • Multi-task and adhere to deadlines.

Qualifications of an Animator

When hiring a freelance animator, make sure they are listed on the best websites for freelance work and have references. Other than that, these are some of the vital things that they should have:

  • A professional education in animation or new media production or related disciplines.
  • Excellent drawing skills.
  • Working knowledge of computer based animation software such as Adobe Animate, DrawPlus etc.
  • An exceptional understanding of form, shape, structure and silhouettes, especially character animators.
  • Skill in speed drawing, explainer video creation and After Effects, especially whiteboard animators.

Other than that, an animator should also have good research skills, as each project is distinct from the other and requires an in-depth understanding of the given topic. When looking at Cartoon Animators for Hire, skills in 2D and 3D animation would be ideal.

Benefits of Freelance Animators

Freelance animators have a rich experience and open to trying new things because they have worked across varied industries and projects. Freelancers also update their skills constantly and are better informed about the latest trends in animation technology.

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