In order to qualify as any type of artist, you must be given no more than the subject matter of your work. That is, if you are told the details of what to draw or write, you will not be exempt. As such, highly skilled artist that work as cartoonists, computer animators, or industrial artists are all entitled to overtime.
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It’s an workshop online where students can learn the principles of animation, step by step, with private lesson, a mentor will welcome you with a personalized curriculum to meet your specific goals and you’ll be able to manage your entire schedule online using a web-cam on your computer.
It’s fantastic for a good start!
Computer Animation - 3rd Edition - Elsevier