It is not commonplace to observe Indian children discussing mythical stories from Indian culture such as Ramayana, Mahabharata, and legendary characters such as Lord Hanuman, Lord Ganesha, and others. The interesting animated movies that have recapitulated the good old Indian epics for our young age can be credited with this reintroduction to the fast-fading Indian culture. And who can forget the ever-popular animated characters such as Tom and Jerry, Mowgli, Stuart Little, Popeye, and many others? Lifeless images are brought to life in the delightful world of animation using various tools and techniques.
The demand for animators is increasing as the world of media expands. Good animators dominate the roost in movies, television, cartoon film production, advertising, media, and gaming. When reality meets creativity in the world of animation, the unimaginable becomes conceivable. Unimaginable graphics, spectacular effects, and advanced technology combine to create a world that will sweep you off your feet. This emerging industry has created new prospects. Many creative people are turning to multimedia and animation as full-time occupations and making significant money.
Text, graphics, animation, video, sound, interactivity, and communicating a message in an engaging manner are all examples of multimedia. As a result, simply being innovative is insufficient. One must also be technically sound. To become a good multimedia expert, one must have a decent drawing hand. Thus, if you have an abundance of creativity and imagination, there will be no shortage of career chances. A excellent full-time or freelancing work can be found in the fields of television, cinema, video production, advertising agencies, publishing, web design, CD ROM preparation, fashion design, textile design, interior design, and so on.
When it comes to training, there are various computer-training centres that provide multimedia and aniworld animation training. Before enrolling at any institute, it is a good idea to inspect the facilities and faculty. After the 12th grade, one can enrol in a Visual Communication and Design course. However, if you are a fine arts graduate with a talent for sketching, you can work as a trainee at production houses or studios. Animation Film Design is a course offered by the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad. Arena Multimedia provides both basic and advanced training in private institutes. Even NIIT has created a particular programme called Maxi media to assist students in developing the skills required for this sector. The Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics, on the other hand, provides advanced training in multimedia and animation.
Professional training is required to work with animation and multimedia tools such as 3D Studio Max, Maya for 3D animation, Animo and US Animation for 2D animation, and Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, and so on. All of the institutes indicated above offer instruction in these areas, and there are advanced courses available for specialisation.
To pursue a profession in this field, one can select from the following courses:
The foundation courses introduce students to the intriguing world of multimedia, as well as its tools and techniques. Digital printing and publishing courses teach students how to design items for the publishing industry. Digital web authoring teaches you how to create websites. The goal of digital film animation is to train professional animators. The digital interactive multimedia course introduces students to new media such as mobile phones and the Internet. An advanced diploma in digital visual communication and animation provides hands-on experience in the industry and prepares students for professions in animation, multimedia, special effects, games, and other fields.
It is important to note that not all courses are of the same calibre. Before enrolling in any institute or course, make contact with the institutes and meet with the instructors to discuss their specific capabilities. Meeting people in the sector and asking questions is also a good idea. Find out if the institute provides hands-on training. Find out whether they can assist you find work when you finish the training.
Following completion of a relevant programme and acquisition of the necessary abilities, one can be absorbed at various levels such as graphics designer, visual artist, supervisor, digital film animator, senior animator, web designer, or web author. This industry has recently become highly high paying, with salaries virtually on level with the software industry. Due to the low costs of developing 2D and 3D material in India, there is significant demand for Indian animators in worldwide markets.