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TITLE: Cartoonists and Animators
DEFINITION: Draw cartoons or other animated images by hand for publication, motion pictures, or television. May specialize in creating storyboards, laying out scenes, painting, developing characters, or cleanup.
1. Sketches and submits cartoon or animation for approval.
2. Renders sequential drawings of characters or other subject material which when photographed and projected at specific speed becomes animated.
3. Creates and prepares sketches and model drawings of characters, providing details from memory, live models, manufactured products, or reference material.
4. Develops personal ideas for cartoons, comic strips, or animations, or reads written material to develop ideas.
5. Makes changes and corrections to cartoon, comic strip, or animation as necessary.
6. Develops color patterns and moods and paints background layouts to dramatize action for animated cartoon scenes.
7. Labels each section with designated colors when colors are used.
8. Discusses ideas for cartoons, comic strips, or animations with editor or publisher's representative.
Knowledge elements are ranked by importance.
100 Fine Arts
Knowledge of theory and techniques required to produce, compose, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture
63 Communications and Media
Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods including alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media
Knowledge of design techniques, principles, tools and instruments involved in the production and use of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models
29 English Language
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar
21 Computers and Electronics
Knowledge of electric circuit boards, processors, chips, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming
21 Sales and Marketing
Knowledge of principles and methods involved in showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategies and tactics, product demonstration and sales techniques, and sales control systems
Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems
Knowledge of human behavior and performance, mental processes, psychological research methods, and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders
17 Administration and Management
Knowledge of principles and processes involved in business and organizational planning, coordination, and execution. This includes strategic planning, resource allocation, manpower modeling, leadership techniques, and production methods
Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing systems, filing and records management systems, stenography and transcription, forms design principles, and other office procedures and terminology
13 Sociology and Anthropology
Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, cultures, their history, migrations, ethnicity, and origins
8 History and Archeology
Knowledge of past historical events and their causes, indicators, and impact on particular civilizations and cultures
8 Philosophy and Theology
Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, and practices, and their impact on human culture
8 Production and Processing
Knowledge of inputs, outputs, raw materials, waste, quality control, costs, and techniques for maximizing the manufacture and distribution of goods
Knowledge of numbers, their operations, and interrelationships including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications
8 Customer and Personal Service
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including needs assessment techniques, quality service standards, alternative delivery systems, and customer satisfaction evaluation techniques
4 Law, Government and Jurisprudence
Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process
4 Engineering and Technology
Knowledge of equipment, tools, mechanical devices, and their uses to produce motion, light, power, technology, and other applications
Skills elements are ranked by importance.
96 Idea Generation
Generating a number of different approaches to problems
67 Reading Comprehension
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
67 Idea Evaluation
Evaluating the likely success of an idea in relation to the demands of the situation
Communicating effectively with others in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience
50 Product Inspection
Inspecting and evaluating the quality of products
50 Active Listening
Listening to what other people are saying and asking questions as appropriate
46 Time Management
Managing one's own time and the time of others
46 Implementation Planning
Developing approaches for implementing an idea
Reorganizing information to get a better approach to problems or tasks
38 Operations Analysis
Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design
38 Social Perceptiveness
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react the way they do
38 Information Gathering
Knowing how to find information and identifying essential information
Talking to others to effectively convey information
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions
33 Information Organization
Finding ways to structure or classify multiple pieces of information
33 Active Learning
Working with new material or information to grasp its implications
33 Equipment Selection
Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job
Assessing how well one is doing when learning or doing something
Developing an image of how a system should work under ideal conditions
29 Learning Strategies
Using multiple approaches when learning or teaching new things
29 Solution Appraisal
Observing and evaluating the outcomes of a problem solution to identify lessons learned or redirect efforts
25 Judgment and Decision Making
Weighing the relative costs and benefits of a potential action
21 Critical Thinking
Using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches
21 Identification of Key Causes
Identifying the things that must be changed to achieve a goal
13 Management of Material Resources
Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work
Using mathematics to solve problems
13 Problem Identification
Identifying the nature of problems
13 Operation and Control
Controlling operations of equipment or systems
Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences
8 Technology Design
Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs
Teaching others how to do something
8 Equipment Maintenance
Performing routine maintenance and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed
8 Systems Perception
Determining when important changes have occurred in a system or are likely to occur
8 Identifying Downstream Consequences
Determining the long-term outcomes of a change in operations
4 Service Orientation
Actively looking for ways to help people
Writing computer programs for various purposes
Using scientific methods to solve problems
Persuading others to approach things differently
4 Management of Financial Resources
Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures
Determining what is causing an operating error and deciding what to do about it
4 Management of Personnel Resources
Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job .
Abilities elements are ranked by importance.
The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem
90 Fluency of Ideas
The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a given topic. It concerns the number of ideas produced and not the quality, correctness, or creativity of the ideas.
75 Visual Color Discrimination
The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness
The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged
65 Written Comprehension
The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing
65 Arm-Hand Steadiness
The ability to keep the hand and arm steady while making an arm movement or while holding the arm and hand in one position
65 Oral Comprehension
The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
60 Written Expression
The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand
55 Finger Dexterity
The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects
55 Near Vision
The ability to see details of objects at a close range (within a few feet of the observer)
50 Oral Expression
The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand
50 Information Ordering
The ability to correctly follow a given rule or set of rules in order to arrange things or actions in a certain order. The things or actions can include numbers, letters, words, pictures, procedures, sentences, and mathematical or logical operations.
The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures
45 Wrist-Finger Speed
The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists
40 Speech Clarity
The ability to speak clearly so that it is understandable to a listener
40 Trunk Strength
The ability to use one's abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without "giving out" or fatiguing
40 Manual Dexterity
The ability to quickly make coordinated movements of one hand, a hand together with its arm, or two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects
35 Deductive Reasoning
The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to come up with logical answers. It involves deciding if an answer makes sense.
30 Speed of Closure
The ability to quickly make sense of information that seems to be without meaning or organization. It involves quickly combining and organizing different pieces of information into a meaningful pattern
25 Selective Attention
The ability to concentrate and not be distracted while performing a task over a period of time
20 Extent Flexibility
The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with the body, arms, and/or legs
20 Number Facility
The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly
20 Problem Sensitivity
The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
20 Depth Perception
The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from the observer, or to judge the distance between an object and the observer
20 Speech Recognition
The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person
20 Inductive Reasoning
The ability to combine separate pieces of information, or specific answers to problems, to form general rules or conclusions. It includes coming up with a logical explanation for why a series of seemingly unrelated events occur together.
15 Time Sharing
The ability to efficiently shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources)
15 Spatial Orientation
The ability to know one's location in relation to the environment, or to know where other objects are in relation to one's self
15 Category Flexibility
The ability to produce many rules so that each rule tells how to group (or combine) a set of things in a different way.
15 Far Vision
The ability to see details at a distance
10 Perceptual Speed
The ability to quickly and accurately compare letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object
10 Mathematical Reasoning
The ability to understand and organize a problem and then to select a mathematical method or formula to solve the problem
5 Flexibility of Closure
The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material
5 Multilimb Coordination
The ability to coordinate movements of two or more limbs together (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the body is in motion
5 Gross Body Coordination
The ability to coordinate the movement of the arms, legs, and torso together in activities where the whole body is in motion
5 Auditory Attention
The ability to focus on a single source of auditory (hearing) information in the presence of other distracting sounds
5 Glare Sensitivity
The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting
5 Peripheral Vision
The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are focused forward
5 Control Precision
The ability to quickly and repeatedly make precise adjustments in moving the controls of a machine or vehicle to exact positions
Work activities elements are ranked by importance.
83 Thinking Creatively
Originating, inventing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
63 Handling and Moving Objects
Using one's own hands and arms in handling, installing, forming, positioning, and moving materials, or in manipulating things, including the use of keyboards.
54 Implementing Ideas or Programs
Conducting or carrying out work procedures and activities in accord with one's own ideas or information provided through directions/instructions for purposes of installing, modifying, preparing, delivering, constructing, integrating, finishing, or completing programs, systems, structures, or products.
54 Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
50 Making Decisions and Solving Problems
Combining, evaluating, and reasoning with information and data to make decisions and solve problems. These processes involve making decisions about the relative importance of information and choosing the best solution.
42 Drafting and Specifying Technical Devices
Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to inform others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.
38 Communicating With Other Workers
Providing information to supervisors, fellow workers, and subordinates. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.
38 Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
Identifying information received by making estimates or categorizations, recognizing differences or similarities, or sensing changes in circumstances or events.
38 Analyzing Data or Information
Identifying underlying principles, reasons, or facts by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
38 Judging Qualities of Things, Services, or People
Making judgments about or assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
29 Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing
Developing plans to accomplish work, and prioritizing and organizing one's own work.
29 Estimating Needed Characteristics
Estimating the Characteristics of Materials, Products, Events, or Information: Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities, or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.
25 Documenting or Recording Information
Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in either written form or by electronic/magnetic recording.
25 Controlling Machines and Processes
Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
21 Communicating With Persons Outside Organization
Communicating with persons outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.
21 Establishing and Maintaining Relationships
Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
21 Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
Inspecting or diagnosing equipment, structures, or materials to identify the causes of errors or other problems or defects.
21 Evaluating Information Against Standards
Evaluating information against a set of standards and verifying that it is correct.
21 Processing Information
Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, verifying, or processing information or data.
17 Performing For or Working With Public
Performing for people or dealing directly with the public, including serving persons in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
17 Performing Administrative Activities
Approving requests, handling paperwork, and performing day-to-day administrative tasks.
17 Updating and Using Job-Relevant Knowledge
Keeping up-to-date technically and knowing one's own jobs' and related jobs' functions.
17 Monitor Processes, Material, or Surroundings
Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, often to detect problems or to find out when things are finished.
17 Interpreting Meaning of Information to Others
Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be understood or used to support responses or feedback to others.
13 Performing General Physical Activities
Performing physical activities that require moving one's whole body, such as in climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, where the activities often also require considerable use of the arms and legs, such as in the physical handling of materials.
13 Developing Objectives and Strategies
Establishing long range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve these objectives.
13 Interacting With Computers
Controlling computer functions by using programs, setting up functions, writing software, or otherwise communicating with computer systems.
13 Providing Consultation and Advice to Others
Providing consultation and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-related, or process related topics.
8 Monitoring and Controlling Resources
Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
8 Scheduling Work and Activities
Scheduling events, programs, activities, as well as the work of others.
4 Developing and Building Teams
Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
4 Coordinating Work and Activities of Others
Coordinating members of a work group to accomplish tasks.
4 Selling or Influencing Others
Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods, or otherwise changing their minds or actions.
4 Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
Fixing, servicing, aligning, setting up, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.
4 Coaching and Developing Others
Identifying developmental needs of others and coaching or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
Work context elements are ranked by frequency (F), importance (I), responsibility (R), amount of contact (C), how serious (S), objective vs. subjective (O), automation (A), extent of frustration (E), responsible for health and safety (H), likelihood of injury (L), degree of injury (D) .
90 (F) Indoors
How frequently does this job require the worker to work: Indoors
90 (F) Sitting
How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Sitting?
67 (O) Objective or Subjective Information
How objective or subjective is the information communicated in this job?
50 (F) Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls
How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?
45 (F) Making Repetitive Motions
How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Making repetitive motions?
36 (I) Importance of Being Aware of New Events
How important is being constantly aware of either frequently changing events (e.g. security guard watching for shoplifters) or infrequent events (e.g. radar operator watching for tornadoes) to performing this job?
36 (I) Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
How important is it to be sure that all the details of this job are performed and everything is done completely?
33 (C) Job-Required Social Interaction
How much does this job require the worker to be in contact (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) with others in order to perform it?
32 (I) Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?
28 (I) Importance of Repeating Same Tasks
How important is repeating the same physical activities (e.g., key entry) or mental activities (e.g., checking entries in a ledger) over and over, without stopping, to performing this job?
28 (I) Persuade Someone to a Course of Action
How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Persuade someone to a course of action (informally) or influence others to buy something (to sell)?
25 (F) Bending or Twisting the Body
How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Bending or twisting the body?
20 (I) Deal With External Customers
How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Deal with external customers (e.g., retail sales) or the public in general (e.g., police work)?
20 (E) Frustrating Circumstances
To what extent do frustrating circumstances ("road blocks" to work that are beyond the worker's control) hinder the accomplishment of this job?
20 (F) Outdoors
How frequently does this job require the worker to work: Outdoors
16 (I) Provide a Service to Others
How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Provide a service to others (e.g., customers)?
15 (F) Standing
How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Standing?
15 (F) Frequency in Conflict Situations
How frequently do the job requirements place the worker in conflict situations?
13 (S) Consequence of Error
How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?
10 (F) Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People
How frequently does the worker have to deal with unpleasant, angry, or discourteous individuals as part of the job requirements?
10 (F) Hazardous Situations
How often does this job require the worker to be exposed to harardous situations? Hazardous Situations involving likely cuts, bites, stings, or minor burns
9 (L) Hazardous Situations
What is the likelihood that the worker would be injured as a result of being exposed to hazardous situations while performing this job? Hazardous Situations involving likely cuts, bites, stings, or minor burns
8 (I) Take a Position Opposed to Others
How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Take a position opposed to coworkers or others?
6 (R) Responsibility for Outcomes and Results
How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?
6 (H) Responsible for Health and Safety of Others
How responsible is the worker for others' health and safety on this job?
5 (F) Walking or Running
How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Walking or running?
5 (F) Kneeling, Crouching or Crawling
How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Kneeling, stooping, crouching or crawling?
5 (F) Very Hot
How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Very hot (above 90 F) or very cold (under 32 F) temperatures?
5 (F) Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting
How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?
5 (F) Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Cramped work space that requires getting into awkward positions?
4 (D) Hazardous Situations
If injury, due to exposure to hazardous situations, were to occur while performing this job, how serious would be the likely outcome? Hazardous Situations involving likely cuts, bites, stings, or minor burns
4 (I) Pace Determined by Speed of Equipment
How important is it to this job that the pace is determined by the speed of equipment or machinery? (This does not refer to keeping busy at all times on this job.)
3 (A) Degree of Automation
Indicate the level of automation of this job.
Interest elements are ranked by occupational interest.
Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
Work values elements are ranked by extent.
84 Achievement-Mean Extent
Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
81 Independence-Mean Extent
Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employs to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
63 Working Conditions-Mean Extent
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
47 Recognition-Mean Extent
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.
42 Relationships-Mean Extent
Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
35 Support-Mean Extent
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
Workers on this job try out their own ideas
Workers on this job get a feeling of accomplishment
Workers on this job plan their work with little supervision
84 Ability Utilization
Workers on this job make use of their individual abilities
81 Working Conditions
Workers on this job have good working conditions
Workers on this job do their work alone
Workers on this job receive recognition for the work they do
75 Moral Values
Workers on this job are never pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong
Workers on this job make decisions on their own
Workers on this job have something different to do every day
59 Social Status
Workers on this job are looked up to by others in their company and their community
Workers on this job are paid well in comparison with other workers
50 Company Policies and Practices
Workers on this job are treated fairly by the company
Workers on this job have steady employment
44 Supervision, Human Relations
Workers on this job have supervisors who back up their workers with management
Workers on this job are busy all the time
Workers on this job have opportunities for advancement
Workers on this job have co-workers who are easy to get along with
22 Social Service
Workers on this job have work where they do things for other people
Workers on this job give directions and instructions to others
13 Supervision, Technical
Workers on this job have supervisors who train their workers well
|DOT91 (Dictionary of Occupational Titles):||
141081010 Cartoonist, Motion Pictures
|AIM97 (Apprenticeship Information Management):||
0037 CARTOONIST, MOTION PICTURE
|CEN90 (1990 Census Occupations):||
188 Painters, Sculptors, Craft-Artists, and Artist Printmakers
|CIP90 (Classification of Instructional Programs):||
500201 Crafts, Folk Art and Artisanry
500402 Graphic Design, Commercial Art and Illustration
|GOE93 (Guide for Occupational Exploration):||
010203 Visual Arts: Commercial Art
|MOC97 (Military Occupational Codes):||
|OES98 (Occupational Employment Statistics):||
34035 Artists and Related Workers
|OPM97 (Office of Personnel Management Occupations):||
1056 Art Specialist
|SOC98 (Standard Occupational Classification):||
27-1013 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators