This week several of our Manchester studio artists are being featured as guest panelists as part of BBC
We caught up with guest panelist and our Lead Rigger Camila
Hey Camila, can you tell us a
For 8 years I worked as 2D and 3D Animator. Working as an Animator, I would often have to help with the rigs.
In 2017, I
What does your job involve?
Rigging is the step before Animation, it’s
As a Lead
What skills do you need to do your job?
It’s essential to have good communication skills. Teamwork is a big part of my role, as well as organisation and time management, I need to be aware of the deadlines and ensure that the episode packs are delivered on time.
My work is very detail orientated; I must be able to think under pressure while solving problems. Knowledge in animation, and interest in scripting can also help.
Do you need specific qualifications to work in the rigging department?
We use Toon Boom Harmony; you need to have advanced knowledge of this software. You can find a few tutorials on YouTube, but the Toon Boom website has a learning page and forum that are useful.
You will also need at least two years of experience working on an animated series.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
What I like most about my job are the challenges. Each rig
What are your essential items?
Chocolate Tin - I always keep different chocolates or Brazilian candies inside it, so it's always a big and happy surprise when I need something sweet.
Table Tennis Racket
What advice would you give to students considering entry into the animation industry?