During this module we have taken on several roles that in the industry would be separate positions undertaken by spesialist. We have been environment artist, character  designer, modeler, rigger, weight painter, animator, texture artist, light rigger, sound designer. I could have missed a few other roles that we have had a dabble in during this module.

When I went to BAF game 2011 one of the lecturers went through a few other roles  in the game industry so i have looked up what is involved in the role.

-Business owner - the owner of the company producing the game
-Game director/producer - is the person in charge of overseeing development of a video game.
-Marketing/press - determines what products or services may be of interest to customers, and the strategy to use in sales, communications and business development.
-Programmer - a programmer develops the code base for the game. To make the game playable, so you can interact with the environment, charaters, etc
-Fx artist - partical effects ( muzzle flashes/ fire )etc
-Sound artist - creating sounds for in the game.

Wow Ok so i just looked at the credits for final fantasy 13 to find the sound director and they are 9 minutes long! It would take me a long time to list all the roles so i have linked the clip.

The main area i am interested in is the cinematic sequences, the beautifully animated movies. So i eventually spotted them towards the end of the list. These animations were contracted out to 4 different companies.

i’m finding it quite hard to agin information about there companies as they are japanese. On the Animaroid website it just says they were responsible for part of the movie and from the bad translation i can work out that they are a CG production quality group. They use 3d’s max as their main tool to make animations for games, TV and movies. also i think it says they have a department for photorealisum and they also use mocap .

Unfortunately i can’t access the other sites because the are japanese.

A friend forwarded me the link to a web site with a long list of  some roles in the game industry.

http://www.skillset.org/games/careers/article_2768_1.asp

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