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Unit 12 Ass 1 Task 4

Job 1

Description of
role and

Model Maker
A Model Maker:


Skill Set

sets up and operates machines, such as lathes, drill presses, or

band saws, for models.
determines fixtures, machines, tooling, and sequence of
operations to fabricate parts, dies, and tooling, according to
drawings and sketches.
must do a layout and marks reference points and dimension on
materials, using measuring instruments and drawing or scribing
cuts, shapes, and forms metal parts, using lathe, power saw,
snips, power brakes and shear files, and mallets.
grinds, files, and sands parts to finished dimensions.
studies blueprints, drawings, or sketches, and computes
dimensions for laying out materials.
aligns, fits, and joins parts.
assembles mechanical, electrical, and electronic components
into models or prototypes.
wires and solders electrical and electronic connections and
reworks or alters component model or parts as required to
ensure performance of equipment.
inspects and tests model or other product to verify
conformance to specifications, using precision measuring
instruments or circuit tester.
devises and constructs own tools, molds, jigs, and fixtures, or
modifies existing tools and equipment.
consults and confers with engineering personnel to discuss
developmental problems.
records specifications, production operations, and final
dimensions of model.

Once you start work as a model maker you may receive on-the-job
training. Some qualifications you may need are as such: Level 3 (NVQ)
Diploma in Engineering Woodworking, Pattern and Model Making.
Short courses in a range of new techniques like 3D printing and laser
cutting are now available through a wide range of organisations.
A strong interest in art,
Design and technology the ability to visualize designs in 3D,
IT skills the ability to read,
Understand plans and technical drawings practical skills,
To use hand and power tools

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Starting from 19,000 a year and experienced model makers can earn
23,000 to over 30,000 a year.
Send examples of your work, a copy of your CV and a covering letter to
the companys email address youre applying to.
You may need to work long and irregular hours. This could include
evenings and weekends when there are deadlines to meet. Youll
usually be based in a workshop or studio. Some of the materials you
use may produce dust or unpleasant or dangerous fumes, so you will
need to wear a protective mask and gloves at times.

Job 2

Description of role
and responsibilities

Animators must produce images that appear to come to life on
screen. Their work is found in feature films, commercials, pop
videos, computer games, websites and other media. They may
work with drawings, specialist software or models and puppets,
capturing separate images of each stage of a movement. When
the images are viewed at speed the character appears to move.

Working creatively to produce original and aesthetically pleasing

designs/solutions. Presenting designs and variations to a team
for input/final consensus. Liaising and working effectively with
other team members.
Training/Qualifications Animators normally receive training on the job, working with
more experienced colleagues to learn and develop new
techniques and skills.
While an animator isn't required to have a college degree, most
employers prefer to hire job candidates who have a Bachelor's
degree in Animation, Computer Graphics or a related discipline.
If you want to create animation for games, you should earn a
degree in video game design or interactive media.
Skill Set

Must be able to take direction, communicate with other

artists and work with engineers to ensure that art and
Ability to illustrate and storyboard.
Outstanding work ethic, character, integrity, and
Must be able to prioritize, multitask, and meet tight

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Strong design, communication, and project management

skills are required.
Must have a positive attitude and be a team player.
Be patient and able to concentrate for long periods of
They have to keep up to date with new developments in
the industry.

19,440 to upwards of 26,120 a year.
Send examples of your work, a copy of your CV and a covering
letter to the companys email address youre applying to.
Animators usually work normal office hours for 35 to 40 hours a
week, although they may work additional hours to meet
deadlines. Many animators work freelance, and part-time and
temporary contracts are common.
Animators usually work in well-lit offices or studios. Working on
stop frame animation may involve standing for long periods
under hot studio lights. Other types of animation demand long
hours sitting at a drawing board or computer.