professional practice

Professional Practice

Week 2 27/09/16

In todays lesson we will be looking at what our main aims in our career choices for the future. We will be cleaning up our Cv’s and looking into jobs that we have a interest in.

We are going to look into making a website for out portfolio, the reason we will be making a digital website is because it will relate to the course we are doing.

We was told to look our selfs up on the internet to see what we can find online about us. The reason why this is very important is so when we apply for jobs we won’t have information that could effect the chances of us getting the job because of the internet.

We went back to looking at creative skill set to look at job that we are interested in. We had to look at 3 different jobs that we are interested in.

Site used for my research :

Jobs – Game Designer

The lowdown

  • Devising what a game consists of and how it plays, defining all the core elements
  • Communicating this to the rest of the development team who create the art assets and computer code
  • Is this role right for me?

    To do this role, you will need to:

    • be able to work in collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams
    • be able to communicate your vision to artists, programmers, producers, marketing staff, and others involved in the development process
    • be able to accept constructive feedback on your work
    • be able to present your ideas both verbally and on paper
    • be imaginative and creative
    • have good written and verbal communication skills
    • have good basic visual design and drawing skills
    • be reasonably fluent in a range of 2D and 3D graphics and animation packages, such as 3D Studio Max, NUKE or Maya
    • have some programming skills at least at ‘scripting’ level
    • have an awareness of the various games platforms and technologies
    • possess a thorough understanding of game play theory
    • have storytelling and narrative development skills
    • be skilled in information design and user interface design
    • be able to think systematically and strategically
    • have knowledge of the requirements of the relevant health and safety legislation and procedures

    What does a Game Designer do?

    Game Designers devise what a game consists of and how it plays. They plan and define all the elements of a game: its setting; structure; rules; story flow; characters; the objects, props, vehicles, and devices available to the characters; interface design; and modes of play. Once the game is devised, the Game Designer communicates this to the rest of the development team who create the art assets and computer code that allow the game to be played.

    Reference :

    My Opinion

  • Job – Graphic Designer

The Lowdown

  • Creating exciting new designs using images, words and illustration
  • Interpreting a client’s brief to create something visually striking

Is this role right for me?

For this role, you will need to:

  • Have a natural artistic ability
  • Be fully fluent in image editing and design software
  • Create graphics that communicate an idea or promote a brand
  • Know how to compose an image to a professional standard
  • Be comfortable accepting client briefs
  • Be able to meet deadlines
  • Market yourself to potential clients

What does a Graphic Designer do?

A graphic designer is a person who designs a visual message for a product using words and images for a client. From an outside perspective, it just looks like moving things around in Photoshop, but a graphic designer’s job is so much more than that.

Reference :

My Opinion 

My entire life I have had a huge liken to the creative side of the media industry. I really love the idea of making a visually striking piece of art that advertises the brand of product I am trying to advertise. I want to be able to create work amazing work and express my work to, to hopefully inspire them.

I find myself looking at advert very often to see what I could do better or see what I could improve on. I see myself making lots of adverts then comparing them to others, I also send them to other people to see opinions on them. I normally get a mixed response if they are negative it makes me want to make it better.

Job – Animator (2D computer animation)

The lowdown

  • Animating scenes of an animated product, including plotting the camera moves, editing the soundtrack, and charting information on dope sheets
  • Producing a composited version this work for comments from the Director or Animation Director

Is this role right for me?

To do this role, you will need to:

  • have animation and acting skills, combined with a good sense of graphic design
  • have a good level of computer literacy
  • have a good working knowledge of relevant graphics, animation and compositing software, including Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects Flash and/or Cel Action
  • have a good understanding of the principles of animation and filmmaking
  • have knowledge of drawing and structure
  • be self-motivated
  • be able to take direction and willing to address constructive feedback
  • be able to communicate clearly with colleagues
  • be able to manage relevant aspects of production
  • have the capacity to work both independently and as part of a team
  • have an appreciation of accuracy and pay close attention to detail
  • be able to deliver on schedule, working calmly and efficiently under pressure, if required
  • have respect for the procedures and requirements of a particular studio or production
  • have knowledge of the requirements of the relevant health and safety legislation and procedures

What does a Animator (2D computer animation) do?

Animators do everything relating to their scenes, including plotting the camera moves, editing the soundtrack (if required), charting information on dope sheets and producing a composited version of their work for comments from the Director or Animation Director.

References :

My Opinion 


Professional Practice

Date 20/9/2016

Today Lyne spoke to us about what we want to do in the future and what makes us stand out as a individual compared to others. What makes my skill set different from other around me. Lyne also spoke to us about what would we like to do after the course do we want to go university in plymouth for out top up yeah or do we want to do freelance work after. I want to go university in plymouth for my top as soon as I finish university at south devon because I will still be fresh also through the top up year I will be able to lean more skill to allow me to go freelance.

Today lin showed us a website called, this site allows us to look into all ares of the creative industry for example Advertising, games, film and animation. These are areas that interest me most. I believe I am going to learn a lot from this module from what I have learnt from my first lesson with lyne I believe this is going to help me broaden my ideas of what I want to do in the future also help me expand on the important skill I will need in these specific job areas I will be looking at.