September 6, 2021

By  Annabelle

Industry Research


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  • Print: Newspaper, Magazines, Books
  • Online: Social Media
  • Games

What is a profession?

A profession is a full time job which you need a higher level of education of skill to do the job. There is a higher level of responsibility. You must be confident in your own skills and have the ability to work independently. You are expected to manage your own workload for the employer or client.

Some professional jobs include:

  • Teachers
  • Doctors
  • Accountants
  • Lawyers
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Artists/Authors
  • Designers
  • Chefs

Legal & Ethical, what do they mean?

Legal is what the law says. Regulations and rules.

Ethical is making sure you’re doing the general right thing.

Animation Job Roles

  • Artists (Inbetweeners, art direction, clean up artists, background artists)
  • Writers
  • Voice Actors
  • Sound Effects Technicians
  • Producers
  • Director
  • Texture Artists
  • 3D Model Builders
  • Computer Programmers
  • Concept Artists
  • Motion Capture Artist
  • Compositor
  • Digital Effects
  • Colourists
  • Lighting Technicians
  • Lip Sync
  • Set Construction
  • Editor
  • Runner
  • Character Design
  • Camera Operator
  • Animators

Types of Animators

  • Character Animator
  • 2D Animator
  • Particle Animator
  • Pixel Animator

Game Development Job Roles

  • Creative Direction
  • Pixel Animation
  • Pixel Environment
  • Concept Artist
  • Game Design
  • Programming
  • Writing
  • Production
  • Music Composing & Sound Design
  • Vocal Foley
  • Vocal Arrangement
  • Vocal Foley Coordinator
  • Mixing & Additional Recordings
  • English Voice Production
  • Management
  • Voice Director
  • Assistant Director
  • Script Supervisor
  • Technical Director
  • System Architect
  • Programming Lead
  • Player Programming
  • Camera Programming
  • Enemy Programming
  • Wildlife Programming
  • Object Programming
  • NCP Programming
  • Event Programming
  • UI Programming
  • Environment Programming
  • Physics Programming
  • AI Navigation Programming
  • Framework Programming
  • Terrain Programming
  • VFX Programming
  • Sound Programming
  • System Development
  • Game Tool Development

Looking At Different Job Roles - Lead Animator

Lead animators work closely with the art, design and tech teams to create the best in-game animation. You have input early on in development so there is an option to influence and create your own ideas. You will create cinematic and in-game character animation, and there is a preference for someone with skills in both motion capture and key frame animation. There is a lot of leading, mentoring and working in small groups of people.


  • Past Animation experience in the games industry
  • Knowledge of either cinematic, motion captured or key framed character animation
  • Good understanding of Unity or Unreal
  • Experience with any of the following - Max, Maya, or Motion Builder
  • Knowledge of anatomy and human body mechanics
  • Blender experience is a plus!
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