Interview With A Motion Graphics Artist
Motion graphics artists are a type of animator who work with moving video and images. They create animations, video graphics, or other moving content for a variety of purposes such as television commercials, educational videos, and music videos. A motion graphics artist uses computers to create these videos and works with software like Adobe After Effects and Maya 3D animation software. Motion graphics artists also have to be able to do things like storyboard their animations before they start working on them so that they can make sure everything fits together properly before starting on any actual production work.
What is motion graphics?
Motion graphics is the process of creating graphics that move. It’s used in film, TV, advertising and video games to name just a few applications. Motion graphics artists use software like After Effects or Cinema 4D to create these animations; however there are also many other tools available for the job including stop-motion animation or even hand-drawn animation (if you’re feeling particularly old school).
How did you get started in motion graphics?
I got started in the industry by doing freelance work for clients, who then referred me to other people and so on. At first I would just do simple things like animations and logos, but as time went on I was able to take on bigger projects that required more skills.
My first project was creating an animated logo for a new company called “The Feline Foundation,” which helped animals find homes. It was a fun project because it wasn’t something I’d done before; I had to learn how to animate cats and dogs! The client loved our finished product so much that they wanted us to do another one for their website–and that’s how we got started!