Cool Jobs – Animator

There are so many careers available to you that use math! Some you may not realize …

imagesCompanies such as Disney, DreamWorks, Nickelodeon, and Pixar are known throughout the world for the fantastic quality of their animated entertainment. Modern animator professionals are required to have a much stronger scientific background than the creators of classic cartoon characters such as Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny.

Courses in algebra, trigonometry, geometry and calculus can help prospective animators reach the top of their field, and there’s a strong benefit from learning Physics as well.  Physics is integral to everything animators do because images-2when something doesn’t feel like it can physically happen, it reminds the audience what they’re watching isn’t real. Knowing and understanding how light reflects, refracts, and how lenses work is necessary for the same reason.

And if you get into scientific animations (This is Joe’s Stomach, cartoon-style), then you’ve opened a door for yourself that will have you potentially interacting with the medical community, creating animations to educate patients, train staff on new equipment …

A career that uses mathematics and science can be so much fun, ‘cause the jobs are so cool. It’s your future … arrive ready.

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