Types of Jobs in Animation and Related Fields

2K Sports

I interviewed Jerson Sapida a producer at 2K Sports who has been working on the NBA 2K series since its early years on Xbox and PS2. I asked him his thoughts on making it as a producer for a sports development studio and his career experiences.

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Sports games have been a staple of the video game industry since the birth of the home console. From Tecmo Bowl to Madden, the scale of sports games has undergone a massive change and requires very large teams to develop each iteration year after year. Gamers have come to expect their favorite sports stars and teams to look and behave exactly like their real life counterparts thanks to the power of the current generation consoles. This level of detail takes tons of resources and time, but one thing that never changes is the year time frame the game needs to be completed in. By the start of each sports season, developers need to wrap up their changes and get the game on store shelves to meet important deadlines and cash in on the excitement. Because of the unique timeframe constraints, sports game studios usually run a bit differently when compared with your average console developers that get 2 to 3 years to finish a game.

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Washington

The art and culture scene is a major attraction in hip cities such as Seattle, but Washington’s smaller towns and villages have also proven that they can hold their own in the creative arena. Travel to Bellingham—the last major city before the Washington coastline meets the Canadian border¹, and you’ll find a variety of art venues and organizations such as  The Arts Commission, The Downtown Art Walk, and the Whatcom Museum. Head to Redmond where the active Redmond Arts Commission provides theatrical productions in the park, concerts at City Hall, and more than 100 public art displays by local and regional artists.

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Do you have aspirations to become a game designer on a game like God of War, Mortal Combat, or Devil May Cry? Well then you’re really looking at becoming what is called a combat designer in most studios these days. Combat designers should know the inner workings of great fighting games like Street Fighter, Marvel vs. Capcom, and Mortal Kombat. The combat systems in these games are very complex and have stood the test of time for good reason. Although games like God of War are not straight up "fighting" games, they borrow from these systems to make the player controls feel tight and fun. Having passion for fighting games is a big plus. If you've been involved with the popular EVO tournaments then combat design is probably your type of gig.

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Includes state-specific employment and salary trends/data, career opportunities, and info on local schools and colleges offering applicable programs related to animation. 

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How to become a multimedia editor in Raleigh, North Carolina

The city of Raleigh, North Carolina is filled with mixed media artists pursuing exciting careers in the field of audio-visual design.  Raleigh businesses include many production enterprises that maintain an ongoing demand for multimedia artists, especially editors.  The services of professional audio-visual editors are required for virtually all multimedia productions.

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How to become a multimedia editor in Greensboro, North Carolina

The city of Greensboro, North Carolina is an ideal location for mixed media artists seeking careers in the field of audio-visual design.  Corporations and private entities all over Greensboro need multimedia editors for virtually all sound and motion graphics productions.

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How to become a multimedia editor in Durham, North Carolina

The city of Durham, North Carolina features an impressive arts culture and many media and broadcast-related businesses.  Recent digital developments have widened the range of opportunities for local artists pursuing careers in multimedia editing design.  Jobs of this kind are abundant in Durham.

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How to become a multimedia editor in Charlotte, North Carolina

The city of Charlotte, North Carolina has hundreds of media-friendly corporations and private businesses, as well as many resident artists seeking employment in the field of multimedia design.  Fortunately, commercial businesses in Charlotte maintain a robust demand for local audio-visual editors.

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How to become a multimedia editor in North Carolina

The state of North Carolina features nearly a million commercial businesses and many local multimedia artists.  Recent technological advances in media production have led to a fast-growing demand for local multimedia professionals, especially editors.  North Carolina offers countless opportunities for resident artists seeking careers in this creative, high tech field.

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