||Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
- Render drawings, illustrations, and sketches of buildings, manufactured products, or models, working from sketches, blueprints, memory, models, or reference materials.
- Shade and fill in sketch outlines and backgrounds, using a variety of media such as water colors, markers, and transparent washes, labeling designated colors when necessary.
- Create and prepare sketches and model drawings of cartoon characters, providing details from memory, live models, manufactured products, or reference materials.
- Create sketches, profiles, or likenesses of posed subjects or photographs, using any combination of freehand drawing, mechanical assembly kits, and computer imaging.
- Trace drawings onto clear acetate for painting or coloring, or trace them with ink to make final copies.
- Examine and test paintings in need of restoration or cleaning to determine techniques and materials to be used.
- Create graphics, illustrations, and three-dimensional models to be used in research or in teaching, such as in demonstrating anatomy, pathology, or surgical procedures.
||Producers and Directors
- Plan details such as framing, composition, camera movement, sound, and actor movement for each shot or scene.
- Establish pace of programs and sequences of scenes according to time requirements and cast and set accessibility.
- Choose settings and locations for films and determine how scenes will be shot in these settings.
- Prepare illustrations or rough sketches of material, discussing them with clients or supervisors and making necessary changes.
- Draw and print charts, graphs, illustrations, and other artwork, using computer.
||Special Effects Artists and Animators
- Script, plan, and create animated narrative sequences under tight deadlines, using computer software and hand drawing techniques.
- Create pen-and-paper images to be scanned, edited, colored, textured, or animated by computer.
- Formulate basic layout design or presentation approach and specify material details, such as style and size of type, photographs, graphics, animation, video, and sound.
- Create custom illustrations or other graphic elements.
||Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Film
- Compose and frame each shot, applying the technical aspects of light, lenses, film, filters, and camera settings to achieve the effects sought by directors.
- Read charts and compute ratios to determine variables such as lighting, shutter angles, filter factors, and camera distances.
- Determine desired images and picture composition, selecting and adjusting subjects, equipment, and lighting to achieve desired effects.
- Estimate or measure light levels, distances, and numbers of exposures needed, using measuring devices and formulas.
- Use computer-aided drafting (CAD) and related software to produce construction documents.
- Render design ideas in form of paste-ups or drawings.
||Commercial and Industrial Designers
- Prepare sketches of ideas, detailed drawings, illustrations, artwork, or blueprints, using drafting instruments, paints and brushes, or computer-aided design equipment.
- Design graphic material for use as ornamentation, illustration, or advertising on manufactured materials and packaging or containers.
- Sketch or draw objects to be crafted.
- Develop designs using specialized computer software.
||Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
- Use computers to produce signage.
- Prepare sketches, floor plans, or models of proposed displays.
||Audio and Video Technicians
- Determine formats, approaches, content, levels, and mediums to effectively meet objectives within budgetary constraints, using research, knowledge, and training.
- Produce rough and finished graphics and graphic designs.
||Media Technical Directors/Managers
- Observe pictures through monitors and direct camera and video staff concerning shading and composition.
- Draw sketches to illustrate specified materials or assembly sequence.
||Film and Video Editors
- Estimate how long audiences watching comedies will laugh at each gag line or situation to space scenes appropriately.
- Determine the number, type, and approximate location of microphones needed for best sound recording or transmission quality and position them appropriately.
||Calibration Technologists and Technicians
- Draw plans for developing jigs, fixtures, instruments, or other devices.
||Police Identification and Records Officers
- Create sketches and diagrams, by hand or computer software, to depict crime scenes.
- Sketch rough and detailed drawings of apparel or accessories, and write specifications such as color schemes, construction, material types, and accessory requirements.