If you intend to enter the professional realm of animation production then you should be well aware of the fact that you have to exert the maximum levels of your effort in order to stick out from the competition. No person can master a profession overnight instead, with the right effort, practice and dedication, you can be successful in achieving your goal.
Your motivation for the pathway of gaining recognition as an animator could be to work for a professional video company or you might want to rely on your skills as an individual. For that reason, you need to know the intricacies required in making your animation simply distinctive and memorable.
Use the right facial expressions
The first impression of your viewer on your animated video mattes the most. However, how can one build this impression? This can be only done by adding human-like expressions to the characters of your animation. These expressions are not only concerned with the facial gestures instead the poses and posture of your character play a huge role in this concept too. The range of emotions is an extensive one, therefore, you need to practice for each of these emotions and expressions until it has a humane appeal to it.
Works on the eyes
Sloppy work on the creation of eyes has a great impact on the direction and expression of your character. This can result in the viewer feeling disconnected from the animation and that is not something that will leave a positive impression on the content you have created. Analyze what sort of visual direction and alignment is feasible and only then begin to animate your drawing. Practice until you have reached the desired perfection, take your time to review your work and only then approve it for the animation phase.
Know your audience’s needs
While the visual appeal and aesthetics of the animated visual are essential, you should also pay heed to the preferences of your audience. If you animate something that your viewers have no interest in then how your work will become recognized. Understand the needs of your audience before anything else and analyze if you have added anything in the animation that your viewers would not like watching. All of these intricate details make up on entire animation, therefore; you should never overlook any of these aspects.
Bring clarity into the design
Nobody would want to watch a video that is filled with complex elements and objects. Whether it is the story of your video or it is the design, you have to keep it simple. Complicating the design and animation might make it unique but it would result in losing potential viewers or customers. Adding multiple expressions, postures, and poses in a few frames is not the right approach to designing an animation. You have to be steady and concise with what you are drawing since overdoing it would never be in your favor.
Do not compromise on resolution quality
In today’s era, videos having low-quality resolution are no longer appreciated, as video content is now available in 4K resolution technology. You have to set your standards high, as quality is one major factor that animations depend upon. The process of animation creation is all about leaving the right impression, therefore; if you do not want to seem insignificant then you would have to present your animated content in an HD resolution since that is what every professional animator does.
Stay in control of the design
You have to stay in control of the proportions and postures of your character’s design. For that reason, you would need to define certain default features that can be used as the gesture and body controls for your animation. Overlooking one important element could lead to risks in the overall appeal of the animation. It could make the design too stiff or more fluid therefore you have to keep the frames in check while you draw.