Creating an animated video is indeed a work of responsibility, which is why when anyone hires a video animator they ask so many questions about their knowledge in the field, and also demands to see the portfolio to measure the quality of the work. Now, the problem is that many video animators have this impression that they have the best video animating skills and knowledge and they can do better work than others, but still it is most of the time gets hard for them to get the job or project. The only reason is that they make some rookie mistakes that cause damage to their career and also to the animation video that they create.
In order to be hired in any of the professional video animation organization, or a big client, or in any animated film company, it is needed that one should be aware of the common mistakes that they make, which ultimately hurt their vocation. With the purpose of helping the animators to avoid repeating the same mistakes, few of the silliest blunders are discussed below, out of which an animator might have been committing one that is holding their career back.
Blunder # 1: Do Not Plan What Is Needed to Be Done
The common mistake that every animator make is that without discussing the details, and making a proper plan or structure, they start to create the video. This practice leads the animators to astray from their point many times, which is why it is needed to follow the proper rules and construct a valid plot before start designing the video. Also, it would be best if you would draw the sketches first and then carry them into the production phase.
Blunder # 2: Selecting the Most Inappropriate Tool for Creating Animated Video
As there are so many tools, many video animators with less understanding and awareness about the custom animated video tools, select the unsuitable one that is not meant or designed to create that type of animation. Such as selecting Synfig Studio to create a 3D rendering animation, we all know that would end up into a disaster, disabling the animator to create what is needed.
In order to avoid such inconvenience, it is essential to get proper know-how about the video animation tools so that you will select the most suitable one that is intended to create that specific kind of animation.
Blunder # 3: Does Not Clear Misconceptions with the Clients
Some animators are too shy or over-confident about their skills that they avoid asking the clients anything that confuses them, and instead they include their own idea into the production leading them to displease the clients. We all know the first rule of doing any business is that the ultimate goal is provide the customers with the level of satisfaction, so if you want to keep your clients contented with your work, clear out all the confusions in the beginning rather than handing over them something they never asked for.
Blunder # 4: Does Not Go Through With the Script
It is understood that it is not a video animator’s job to work on the script, but keeping themselves entirely aloof from the scripting is also not a good practice, as, in the end, that story has to be followed by the animator only to convert that into a form visualization. If you will not involve in the scripting and directly start to follow the script, and in the middle of the work, you will find something incongruous, it would cost time and cause a delay in the production until the script will be rectified and will be forwarded to you.
Blunder # 5: Does Not Carry Out a Proper Study about Video Animation
Some video animators, without possessing the right knowledge about the video animation start to look out for the projects. It is important that one should have the proper knowledge about the subject like what are techniques to create the different types of video animations, what is the difference between different kinds of animations, what are the ongoing trends in the industry, and great knowledge about animation tools. Without carrying out the research, it would be a big challenge to answer the clients or the hiring committee with the right and satisfactory answers that would get you the job.
Blunder # 6: Does Not Keep Yourself Updated to the Trends
Some animators have good knowledge about the video animation production techniques and right tools to create the video animation, but they do not keep themselves up to date with the trends that are in vogue in the animation video industry. The drawback of this mistake is that when the clients asked you to create something that includes the latest trend in it, then it would become difficult for the animators to provide them what they are asking for.