Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Working at the Movies: Meet a Digital Artist

If you want to make a movie, you need a camera, a story and some actors. These days, maybe you also need a computer. With the computer, you can draw some special scenes, and much, much more. Computer artists are called "digital" artists. These artists help make many movies today. Can you think of a few movies that have computer art scenes in them?

Maybe you are good at drawing or painting. Maybe you also like to do art on a computer. Then, you might be interested in a "Hollywood" job. You could draw monsters, spaceships, the future, or the past. In San Francisco, and nearby, there are some movie studios where digital artists work and help make popular movies. At City College, there are film classes, graphic design, and computer art classes.

Computer jobs are not only in science or business. They are in art, too. Watch this video interview with a San Francisco digital artist. Think about his job. Would this work be good for you or someone you know?

After you listen, try these exercises:

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