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Christian Beeks
English 1010 XI Composition and Language
Instructor: Eleanor Binnings
December 9, 2013   

Computer Animation has always been such a wonderful tool of art in my opinion. The fact that digital media is so flexible and allows the artist to create things from television ads to animated films makes it very convenient. Computer animation is a universally used tool when it comes to design. From commercials to movies to amusement park rides, computer animation has proved to be an essential asset for many genres of entertainment.
I plan to get my bachelorís degree in computer animation and hopefully find a career in doing what I love. Art is my favorite pastime and Iím very passionate about it. I hope to one day start my own animation production of some kind. I started taking college art courses after high school, hoping to further my artistic education and be that much further in pursuing my dream career. I intend to be very successful with my art and I hope that the courses I take currently will aid me through my journey. Hopefully one day, my art will be seen on television.
I think computer animation is very helpful to many artists despite what kind of tool they use. Computer animation can even be used to create digital videos to show new artists what brushes and charcoals to use. It is useful in so many ways. Computers have opened up a whole new way to animate. At first many would say that it is very high-tech and a bit confusing, but that depends on the program being used. There are hundreds of computer animating software on the market, and just as an artist chooses what ink, paint or charcoal they like, itís the same thing with software. I like digital animation because it touches bases with a vast variety of entertainment. Films and television is only one asset, thereís also video games. Video games are the perfect example of computer animation at its best. Just from visual gameplay, one can almost see where the artwork was influenced and how. Video games are just another great aspect of computer animation.
I feel that artists looking for a fun career thatís also very high in demand as far as marketing goes should definitely pursue computer animation. Iíve been studying it for a couple years now and it never ceases to amaze me. Every day I learn something new and see more creative ways to use computer animation in day to day activities. You can almost guarantee that computer animation will be around for a long time. As long as thereís entertainment and children, artists should look into computer animation. After all, the first feature-length computer animated film was the 1995 movie Toy Story and that movie was a huge success. That animated film was so popular and still is today, with sequels and merchandise. Pixar, a very popular computer animation company created it, along with many other animated successes.
Many artists that do traditional art often feel intimidated by computer animation because itís so complex or at least seen that way. Surprisingly though, itís much like drawing with a pencil. Throughout my years of animation study Iíve learned that it isnít so difficult to use digital software as one would think. Just think of the mouse as your piece of charcoal, and the computer screen is the canvas. I personally think that computer animation is probably one of the best animation outlets to use because it allows the artist to do so much, more than they could with paper. The concept of animation has been a focus of study for a long time. People are fascinated at the mechanics of the creative style of design. The way one can create a character and literally give it life amazes the young and old.
There are even benefits for those who intend to try computer animated. When youíre really into the artwork youíre creating, whether youíre using clay, paint or pencils, it can always get a bit messy right? Well thatís just another convenience about computer animation. You can create some of the most detailed artwork ever without having to worry about getting paint on your favorite shirt or jeans. Computer animation lets the artist demonstrate their work without hassle. Also, because youíre doing everything digitally, itíll be even easier to get your artwork seen locally or even globally if youíre trying to get noticed.
Everyone has their own special talent, and all artists have their own ways of creating. Iím not trying to pressure anyone to draw a certain way. If you like using clay, keep on doing it. If you enjoy the smooth texture of crayons or the bold streaks of charcoal then by all means, continue. But I must say that computer animation is my forte. Itís fun and I look forward to building a career on what I love to do. I will say that if youíre an artist looking to spread your creative talent, then you should give computer animation a try.