Careers in Animation

Most of us admire the amazing animation interspersed in the movies, but not think about it as a career; it can be out of fear of a new field or simply that the thought never struck your mind. Technology and advancement has taken a very high leap in the field of animation today and has successively offered it as an exclusive career for people who are passionate about the same.

Career in animation is indeed one of the youngest and fastest growing careers in the world. There is a great demand of well trained professionals in the area of computer animation today, merely because of the likeability among the audience. This has also led to the opening of various colleges that offer a proper degree or diploma in animation; while at the same time attracting the applicants by its cutting edge technology.

The field of animation is truly very exciting, but calls for a lot of patience and perseverance. A strong portfolio, encapsulating special skills in computer, paves an easy landing in the career of animation.

The scope of this career can be easily judged by the proven approximation of a minimum of 500 animators working on a single movie. There are a variety of choices that one can uptake in the field of animation. For instance, one can become modeller, story board artist, character animator, background artist, layout artist, scanner animator, composting artist, special effects artist, texture artist, audio and video specialist, rigging artist and so on…These are just some of the many roles, so one can simply imagine the vast number of choices available.

One should not misunderstand the fact that the field of animation does not reflect the sole future of movie-making. People who have pursued animation as their career can take up various exhilarating roles in fashion designing and interior designing. Also, the advertising and gaming industry hold an enrapturing scope for people who have attained a degree in animation. Print media, publishing firms and web designing are some other employment options which are wide open for animation passionate people.

But, like everything in this world, each career needs a whole lot of background. The basic pre-requisites are an absolutely amazing drawing aptitude and mockingly a huge heart to get your work scrapped repeatedly before actually reaching the final one. One should be ready to face a cluster of challenges to showcase his/her versatility, which is the most fundamental demand today.

No doubt, there is a voracious appetite for animation in almost every possible field one can think of; whether it’s indirect or direct.

There are various colleges around the world, that offer animation degree or diploma courses. Maya Academy in Advanced Cinematics, Industrial Design Centre, MIT Institute of Design, National Institute of Design are some, to name a few. And, as far as the remuneration is concerned, it pays off really well, provided one has a great portfolio and experience.

So, what are you thinking still? Give a kick-start to your thought of making the next Hanuman right now. If you’re a passionate animator, enrol yourself now. Wish all you there great luck!




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About Sonakshi Arora

I was just 9 when my mother made her first attempt to quench her daughter’s thirst of becoming a wholesome package of the corporate world. Her realization was the result of the hypothetically elevated graph she made, of the frequency of the virtual exhibitions of my corporal skills.

Lately, when I was swimming in the pool of my thoughts, I learnt that there was yet another chance to help my mother succeed, thereby freezing my mind on the milestone of “Writing”, besides freelancing as a content builder for a couple of companies. Fuelled by the desire to further delve into the world of my creativity and curiosity, I am presently pursuing my Bachelors in Media Studies at Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune. This will improve my prospects at the Graduation level, it being the perfect blend of everything that’s coveted to shape my dreams, shedding light on the best road ahead.

By God’s grace, I know where to direct the force of my will to ensure that I don’t fall into the traps and ruins of indecisiveness. I strongly believe that its one’s passion that drives his/her dreams into reality and what we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do, not because the nature of work has changed but because of the metamorphosis done by the increased power to do it.

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