ANIMATION & MULTIMEDIA
Are you are a die-hard computer freak, always glued to the computer games, much to your mum’s dismay? And were you one of those naughty chaps who just enjoyed making sketches of teachers to lessen the monotony of a boring class in school? How about doing something that would keep your passion intact and bring a smile to your mum’s face at the same time? Yes, you got that right! Welcome to the world of animation. Making a career in the world of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck or Pokemon is something many of the imaginative computer geeks like you, dream of. Animators work in both 2D (2 dimension) as well as 3D (3 dimension). 2D animation refers to solely to drawings, whereas 3D animation makes those drawings come to life. The latter is also used to produce special effects in films. Bringing your favourite cartoon characters to life, creating special effects or conjuring an ET or Jadoo seems so interesting. Isn’t it? However, animation has more on its palate.
Today, animation has become the backbone of entertainment industry. A career in animation exposes you to a wide range of options in pre-production, production and post-production processes :
· Concept Artists · Character Designer · Storyboard Artists · Layout Artist
· Animator · Backgound Artist · Modeller · In-Between Artist · Rigging and Texture Artist
· Compositors · Special Effect Artists · Sound Editors · Roto Artists
If you wish to be an animator you must be an extremely creative person, able to transform ideas into lifelike cartoons or sketches. For this strong sketching skills and fundamentals of drawings are required of you along with a sound knowledge on animation softwares. Good communication skills and team-spirit and innovation are added advantages for good animators. Candidates willing to take up animation can pursue Bachelor of Fine Arts along with a Diploma in Animation.
With increasing number of satellite channels and growing number of animation firms in India, job opportunities in the field of animation are on the rise. Apart from entertainment, the other prospective areas an animator can venture into, are furniture designing, auto-CAD designing, creating virtual environment for fighter pilots and so on. When you start a career in animation, usually you begin as a junior animator and then move on to higher posts. You may also work as a freelancer or set up your own firm once you have gained enough experience in the field. On the whole, a career in animation gives you that perfectly fulfilling blend of passion and profession!
Have you always been fairly adept and spontaneous at creating patterns? Be it a Diwali rangoli, or simply a piece of scribble on the last page of your class-work copy. If such inclinations of yours complement your love of computer and technology, then perhaps you can try your hand at graphic designing. A graphic designer is a practical artist who conveys ideas, information and messages through a visual pattern. If you are a graphic designer your job would involve interesting stuff such as creating logos, designing computer games, preparing book-jackets, magazine covers and the like. Speaking plainly, your job would be to provide visuals solutions to the clients’ requirements. This calls for superb imaginative and visualization skills on the part of the designer. Today graphic designing is a part and parcel of every medium, be it print or electronic, which is why there are soaring scopes if you are keen on taking it up. In that case, knowledge of various graphic design programs and softwares is a must for you, in order for you to cater to the needs of the client. And once you prove yourself worthy of the job, remuneration would flow in lump-sums, which makes this skill and performance based vocation an extremely lucrative one.
Web designing goes a step ahead of graphic designing and aims at placing the appropriate graphic content on the net, in the form of hypertext or hypermedia by a Web browser or other Web-enabled software like Internet television clients, micro-blogging clients and RSS readers. The intent of web design is to create a website—a collection of electronic files that reside on a web servers and present content and interactive features/interfaces to the end user in form of Web pages once requested. If you are planning to be a web designer, a sound knowledge of various computer softwares and programs is a must for you.
GAMING / GAME DESIGNING
Are you the type which simply eats, drinks, sleeps and dreams computer games despite dad’s annoyance and mum’s worries? Now, won’t that be really cool if you could design games yourself and make your parents extremely proud of you? Well, then you must give a thought to game designing as a career option for yourself. Gaming involves an integration of various forms of games such as board games, video games or card games. Thus, in order to become a cool game designer, you must be well versed in game mechanics, programming, visual arts, production processes and the like. The burgeoning opportunities of game designing jobs, it has become a hot career option among youngsters in India.
Apeejay Insitute of Design
54 Institutional Area, Tughlakabad,New Delhi- 110062
Phone: 011-29955459 , 29957050, Website: www.apeejay.edu
Whistling Woods International
Film City Complex, Goregaon (East), Mumbai 400065
Tel:+91 22 30916000/9920351306/9930832447, Fax:+91 22 28401492
Website : www.whistlingwoods.net
Jamia Milia Islamia
New Delhi, Phone: +91(11)26981717, Website: www.jmi.ac.in
Ready to Go-Animate
Graphiti school of animation,
West Mumbai-400016, Phone-91 2240689000
Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology
P.O. Box No. 6430,Yelahanka, NewTown,Doddabalapur Road,
(Opp. Wheel & Axle Plant) Bangalore – 560 106
Phone: 91.80.40447000 / 40446964 / 65 / 66
Animaster productions pvt ltd, 4th Floor, Uniworth Plaza, #20, Sankey Road,
Bangalore – 560 020, E-mail : email@example.com
Phone: +91 – 80 – 41535171 / 72, Website: www.animaster.com
Frame boxx Animation | Visual Effects Pvt. Ltd.
Plot No. 207 – 229, SVP Nagar (MHADA), Near Versova Telephone Exchange,
Andheri (West), Mumbai -400 053, India.
Tel : +91-22-65262927-28, Fax : +91-22-26336990
E-Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.frameboxx.in