Position
VFX Artist
Description

Visual effects artists are responsible for creating computer-generated animations and special effects on screens at home and in theaters. Specific technical knowledge is required to enter this field. It’s possible to gain the necessary training to work as a visual effects artist through a degree or certificate program in a field like computer animation, and many artists in this field hold a bachelor’s degree.

Responsibilities

Visual effects artists are responsible for creating computer-generated animations and special effects on screens at home and in theaters. Specific technical knowledge is required to enter this field. It’s possible to gain the necessary training to work as a visual effects artist through a degree or certificate program in a field like computer animation, and many artists in this field hold a bachelor’s degree.

Qualifications

Candidate need to have a firm understanding of standard software tools of the industry, such as Houdini, Nuke, RenderMan, Adobe CS5, mental ray, and Autodesk Maya. Although a degree is not necessarily required for jobs in this field, a bachelor’s degree is standard, and completing a certificate or degree program can help signify qualification to work as a visual effects artist. Associate’s, bachelor’s, and graduate degree programs are available in relevant fields of study, including computer animation and visual effects.

Visual effects artists produce computer-generated animation and effects for films, television shows, and other media. Degrees range from certificate programs to master’s degrees, and knowledge of industry software and the ability to work on a deadline are advantageous in this field. Multimedia artists and animators can expect to see average job growth through the yea.

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Position: VFX Artist

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Date posted
March 11, 2019
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