Individuals who create original written works such as poetry, plays, screenplays, short stories, novels, humourous pieces, essays, biographies and other nonfiction works for publication or performance. Some works may be commissioned (at the request of a sponsor); others may be written on speculation (without any assurance of publication or performance).
Individuals who create special effects, animation or other visual images using film, video, computers or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations such as computer games, movies, music videos and commercials. They draw by hand and use computers to create the large series of pictures that form the animated images or special effects seen in movies, television programs and computer games. Some draw storyboards for television commercials, movies and animated features. Storyboards present television commercials or other material in a series of scenes similar to a comic strip and serve as guides to placing actors and cameras and other details during production.
Individuals who play musical instruments, sing, compose or arrange music, or conduct groups in instrumental or vocal performances. Also included are lyricists and librettists. Musicians other than lyricists, composers or arrangers may perform solo or as part of a group. They generally entertain live audiences in nightclubs, concert halls and theatres featuring opera, musical theatre or dance; but may perform exclusively for recording or production studios.
Individuals who are involved in dance; circus arts; radio, motion picture and television productions; stage plays or other similar productions as performers, directors, producers or editors of the program.
Painters, sculptors, crafts artists, photographers and other visual artists who create original artwork using any of a wide variety of mediums and techniques including oils, watercolours, acrylics, pastels, pencils, pen and ink, plaster, clay, metal, glass and fibre. Many visual artists display their work in museums, commercial art galleries, corporate collections and private homes. Some of their artwork may be commissioned (done on request from specific clients), but most is sold by the artist or through private art galleries or dealers. Artists' works may be realistic, stylized, or abstract and may depict objects, people, nature or events.
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