In the old days, artists drew everything by hand. Some still do. But many of the animated images and special effects you see today are computer-generated. That means there’s a whole new breed of artist -- and a whole new career path to consider. With creativity and imagination, multimedia artists bring dazzling images and new sophistication to everything from cartoons to commercials.
Multimedia artists and animators create images and special effects for movies, TV shows, cartoons, computer games, and more.
“I love having to create something from nothing, whether it’s a video or a print piece.” Chris, Multimedia Artist and Producer
An art lover who is also at home on the computer: hand drawings and computer-generated images are both used in this line of work. Creativity and a cool head under pressure are also important.
Some multimedia artists draw the storyboards -- rough drafts that look like comic strips -- that are used as guides to placing actors and cameras on movie and TV sets.