Create animated narratives


Develop animated narrative sequences and story lines, using computer software and hand drawing techniques.

Alternative labels

develop narratives using animation
create narratives using animation
create narrative using animation techniques
create narratives that are animated

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Create animated narratives is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Animator: Animators use software to create animations, these are rapidly sequenced together images to create an illusion of movement.
Video artist: Video artists create videos using analogue or digital techniques to obtain special effects, animation, or other animated visuals using films, videos, images, computer or other electronic tools.
Cartoonist: Cartoonists draw people, objects, events, etc. in a comical or derogatory way. They exaggerate physical features and personality traits. Cartoonists also portray political, economic, cultural ans social events in a humoristic way.

Optional skill

Create animated narratives is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Illustrator: Illustrators provide a visual representation that corresponds to the content of the associated text or idea. Illustrations can help clarify difficult concepts or objects that are hard to describe textually. Illustrators can work for books, magazines, journals, comic books and other publications.
3D animator: 3D animators are in charge of animating 3D models of objects, virtual environments, layouts, characters and 3D virtual animated agents.
Graphic designer: Graphic designers create text and images to communicate ideas. They make visual concepts by hand or using computer software, intended for publishing in paper or online media such as advertisements, websites, and magazines.
Animation layout artist: Animation layout artists work with the cameramen and director to coordinate and create optimal 3D animation shots. They translate 2D storyboards into 3D animated shots and are responsible for camera angles, frames and lighting of animation scenes. Animation layout artists decide which action takes place in which animation scene.
Storyboard artist: Storyboard artists draw out the scenes of a motion picture or television series according to the script in order to see what will be possible during production. They work together with the producer and video and motion picture director.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022