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Movies/TV Why do animators/graphic designers get the shit end of the stick all the time?


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When you think about it the main flagship portion of any staff of any cartoon/animation/anime franchise are the animators/graphic designers. Yet the writers and voice actors get all the credit. I have a difficult time finding the names of the animators/graphic designers in the ending credits and even hard to find them on the net. Granted there are animators that also play writer at the same time... which comes to show that animating is harder than writing.

 

Animation isn't easy work. But why aren't they getting the love they should be getting? Is celebrity status something they are just not suited for? Is it a racist thing because lots of Asians are in the animation department, that's the thing I really can't find the names of the animators that designed "animish" looking animated shows... I can find a studio or two but it's probably because credit is not given from international studios.

 

This isn't just a race thing but it seems the same kind of treatment is given to Marvel illustrators. Stan Lee gets all the credit for absolutely nothing but the illustrators that work also as writers are snubbed and some of them have to fight real hard to get noticed or at least co-author recognition like the case of Steve Ditko who is the real creator of Spiderman and the comics.

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While the animators/graphic designers do deserve more credit than they get, I'd say it's most likely because the other guys usually interact more with fans. Take MLP for example, we've seen the VAs, (Most of)the writers, Daniel Ingram, Big Jim, Lauren Faust, Jayson Thiesson, William Anderson, interact with a lot of the fans, whereas the only animator you really see interact with fans is Sisby.

 

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Probably because writers usually are 1 for each episode. Same with composers. The animators aren't just two people, therefore they usually don't give credit to each individual animator but rather the company DHX Media.

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In my opinion as someone who wants to major in animation, you don't go into animation because you want the recognition and the spotlight. You do it because you like doing it, myself for example I'm an introvert and I bet like 80% of other animators are as well so putting the spotlight then would only make them uncomfortable.

 

Plus when it comes to movie producers such as DreamWorks where everything is computer generated they get the bigger pay. Last is check a starting animator can start at 50-60 salary some bigger companies 60-70. While writers and other positions get less because of how demanding animation can be

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In my opinion as someone who wants to major in animation, you don't go into animation because you want the recognition and the spotlight. You do it because you like doing it, myself for example I'm an introvert and I bet like 80% of other animators are as well so putting the spotlight then would only make them uncomfortable.

 

Plus when it comes to movie producers such as DreamWorks where everything is computer generated they get the bigger pay. Last is check a starting animator can start at 50-60 salary some bigger companies 60-70. While writers and other positions get less because of how demanding animation can be

Regardless I'm pretty sure all budding animators that want to build a great resume and have works under their belt need to have their names published in the credits so they will be scouted out for bigger projects.

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