Much like their counterparts in film, animation directors provide the creative vision and leadership for a project. Masterful storytellers, they’ll come up with the ideas, plot, aesthetic, tone and execution to meet a client brief, before leading a team of animators, set designers, model-makers, camera people and voice artists to get it done. Often animators themselves, some directors become known for a specific style (personal projects are key to winning jobs), whereas others happily bounce around between techniques, hiring experts to make their imaginations reality.
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