So what are the career opportunities that exist for someone in the animation domains and industry? Have you ever heard of what is known as Storyboard Artist? This is one of the exciting career lines that you can pick in the animation industry and job market. So what is what is Storyboard art all about? What you need grasp from the onset is probably that the storyboard is the visual shot-by-shot representation of a script and this becomes the basis of the whole production process that would follow.

What is involved in the foregoing includes design, layout, animation and background as well as post-production. As much as the sphere has experienced radical developments in the animation front storyboards are still largely drawn by hand. The storyboard serves as a representation of the finished product before there are efforts to implement the idea and bring the imagination into existence. The key tasks and roles of the storyboard artist entail maintaining the storytelling continuity as well as breaking down the script into screens or shots.

The storyboard artists also have to establish the size and relationships between characters and props. What the artist also does is to indicate the acting by hitting strong poses on each story point. Additionally the task of the storyboard artist is to rough out new background locations as well as characters and props. It is good also to know that a storyboard artist has to balance strong drawing skills with acumen on anatomy, directing and acting. This also goes for the skills in the staging as well as the aspect of quick thinking and creativity.

If you posses these skills and capabilities your passion as a storyboard artist may land you a top career path as an animation director. Storyboard icon Dianne Kredensor outlines the steps taken in the job routine. The artists outlines that the first thing to do is to be to go through the script and then thumbnail out your shots. After this step what remains is to pitch your thumbnails to the storyboard supervisor or animation director for notes and possible adjustments. Now from that step what you need to do is flesh out the script putting acting into it and this will make it complete rough storyboard.

The next important step now is coordinating the acting with voice. Technology has simplified things especially on this stage. Some animation suites have voices recorded already and your task as a storyboard artist is to make the most of your acumen to make the voice match the board. All that remains is to get an approval from your supervisor and then spruce up your model and you are done.

By arnia