Multimedia artists and animators often work in a specific medium. Some focus on creating animated movies or video games. Others create visual effects for movies and television shows. Creating computer-generated images (known as CGI) may include taking images of an actor’s movements and then animating them into three dimensional characters. Other animators design scenery or backgrounds for locations. Animators can further specialize within these fields. Within animated movies and video games, artists often specialize in characters or in scenery and background design. Animators work in teams to develop a movie, a visual effect, or an electronic game. Each animator works on a portion of the project, and then the pieces are put together to create one cohesive animation.
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