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Pathway To Becoming An Animator: How To Enhance Your Work Portfolio

You can be a great animator or you could be on the path to becoming a professional animator but some factors are important for every animator out there. These factors do not judge your talent at animating but can surely enhance your portfolio if you follow what we are going to state in this article. […]

You can be a great animator or you could be on the path to becoming a professional animator but some factors are important for every animator out there. These factors do not judge your talent at animating but can surely enhance your portfolio if you follow what we are going to state in this article.

Whether it is character designing or 3D animation, your forte can be in any aspect or style of animation but what matters is how you convey your skills to your audience or clients. The best way of conveying your skills visually is in the form of a portfolio. Here is what you can do to spice up your portfolio and add more success to your name.

Give personality to the characters

For animation to be good, your sole focus needs to be on building personalities for the characters. However, each of the personalities you create should be an original creation. Anyone that is proficient in making animations can animate a certain character and move them in the canvas but enlivening artwork by giving it the character is something else. If you master this ability then your work will be recognized by the masses and will allow you to extend your message to the audience with ease.

Animate for your audience

You should always pay heed to what your audience wants and what their needs are. If you fail to think or analyze who your audience is then you will not be able to acquire the recognition you need. Once you know your target audience well, it will be easier for you to make a specific focus. Your niche audience will then view your portfolio and you will be getting the relevant attention you desire. No matter what your focus or niche is in animation, as it can be a game or an animated movie, just make sure your portfolio is made for the audience you are targeting.

Make the animation entertaining

While it is essential to make the topic of your animation relevant to the preferences of your audience but that is not everything. The story of your animation matters the most and it needs to be visually engaging. This notion is related to storytelling as, without a good story, an animation loses its purpose. Any professional animator can animate so what is it that makes you unique and makes the rest average? The answer is your ability to engage the viewers. Come up with great ideas for your animation and add entertaining elements to it.

Exhibit your skills to the masses

Your animation style should always focus on exhibiting the style, design and character design you have added to the animation. However, a single animator can be well versed in different aspects and types of animation. Animated video creation is divided into various styles such as whiteboard animation and explainer videos so make sure to add all of these animation styles in separate portfolios and whenever someone asks for your work, provide them with a portfolio that befits to the client’s requirements.

Focus on a specific style

Originality matters the most in animation. If you want to be remembered by the audience by your name then you would have to do something that is extraordinary and unique. For that reason, your focus needs to be on a specific animation style. You can excel in whiteboard animations or 3D video creation but your audience will not know if you do not add that to your work portfolio. Clearly, represent where you excel and make sure to take on projects that are solely dedicated to your niche or else you will always find yourself in a muddle.

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