Animation

Introduction

animation“Animation” is one of the most popular and sought fields of multimedia. The professional education in Animation wasn’t very popular field in our country. But since the last ten to twelve years we are very developed in animation field.

You have ever heard about the “Mogli”, In a general way it was the one of very first Indian animation characters. After this the animation industries has been bloomed and produced various animation characters like Chota Bheem, Hanuman, etc.

“The animation is related to an art field in which we create the characters and passing the numerous subsequent frames rapidly so that it looks like a consequently movement”.

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Animators are the artists who are specialized in the field of animation. An animators creates multiple images and give them the illusion of motion when displayed in rapid sequence. The method and way of creating images depends on the animator’s creativity and artistic styles.

James Stuart Blackton was the British filmmaker who created the first animated film in America and uses the techniques of stop-motion and drawn animation and thus known as the “Father of American Animation”.

The first Indian 3D animated film was Roadside Romeo. It was the joint venture between Yash Raj Films and the Indian division of the Walt Disney Company and directed by the Jugal Hansraj.

After the completion of all play you may put the voice and audio effects in the film. Now the animation is developed in various dimensions like 2D, 3D, clay animation and puppet animation. 3D animation make the use of computer graphics while 2D animation is used for stylistic, low bandwidth and faster real time renderings.

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Animation is a tool that gives life to a character. It is totally computerized field. The animation is sweet illusion that takes us in the world of cartoon and fairy tales. It is basically used for entertainment purpose.

Animation and cartooning are inter-related to each other. The distinction between these two fields is that cartooning is just to draw a sketch of character. It is a form of art, like painting or sculpting. On the other hand, Animation is the art of breathing life into these characters. It can be done with the help of various modern computer based sequencing techniques.

Skills Required

To become a successful animator, you must have the following skills:

  • Creativity and Imagination
  • Good Computer Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Drawing and Modelling Skills

Courses

There is a range of courses in animation and multimedia field. The students who wish to pursue the animation course after 12th or wish to get the job opportunities in this field, have to go for a diploma or a graduate courses.

The courses of animation cover the basic knowledge of computer operation, sketching, designing, and framing, application of the software, editing, rendering and movie making.

To pursue degree and diploma in animation, the minimum academic qualification required is 10+2/intermediate passed with minimum 45% marks.

The professional education in ‘animation’ has three levels of study after 12th as the following:

  1. Certificate courses: Certificate courses are taken for the duration of six months after 10th. The list of certificate courses:
  • Visual effects
  • Editing, mixing and post production
  • Flash
  • Web-motion
  1. Diploma courses: Diploma courses are taken for the duration of one year after 12th in any stream. The list of diploma courses:
  • 2D Animation VFX & Post Production
  • 3D Animation & Visual Effects
  • 3D Animation Filmmaking
  • Animation Engineering (DAE)
  • Classical Animation (DCA)
  • Digital Animation
  • Fusion Animation
  • Graphic & Web Designing
  • Video Editing & VFX
  1. Degree courses: Degree courses are taken the duration of three years after 12th in any stream. The list of degree courses:
  • B.Sc in Multimedia and Animation
  • B.Sc (Hons) Multimedia production and Technology
  • B.Sc (Hons) Digital Art and Technology
  • B.A in Digital Media (3D Animation)
  • B.A in Digital filmmaking & Animation)
  • B.A in 3D Animation & Visual Effects

Admission

For the admission to the professional study of animation & multimedia, students must have passed the 12th standard in any stream. Various institutes are prospected the entrance examination for the admission in graduate degree.

The students who wish to be an animator should have a good hand over sketching or art. It is a field of software, computer and application. It is necessary to have proficiency in computer in order to pursue career in animation field.

Career & Jobs

Animation Industries in India is quite large and growing at a rapid pace. The animation field offers exciting career options. You can choose any of the specialization and work profile depending on your expertise.

In India, the animation industries are expanding their arms. By a survey, the Indian animation industries have generated $424 million by the end of 2010. There are plenty of opportunities to get the career in animation industries.

Animation and multimedia industries are demanding professionals in the animation field . Several advertisement agencies, web development organizations and related industries are blooming day by day in India.

The job profiles of this field are:

  • Animator
  • Sketcher
  • Designer
  • Planner
  • Editor
  • Composer
  • Movie maker
  • Writer
  • Software developer
  • Pre production
  • Post production

Recruiters

After the completion of this course, you can get the job opportunity in:

  • Multimedia industries
  • Animation industries
  • Animation media
  • Movie producer firm
  • Advertisement agency
  • Walt Disney
  • Max
  • Sony
  • Cartoon pictures
  • Media agencies
  • Documentary firms

Salary

The employability in this career is very satisfactory. It is a good paying professional course. Salary in this field depends on the skills and creativity of ones.

A fresher can get the 12000 to 18000 per month in India. After gaining the experience and expertise he/she can get the Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 40,000 per month in India.

In abroad, an expert can get the salary $52000 – $65000 per year.

Books & Study Materials

Interested in Animation Profession!!

Here, we are providing some books that helps you to learn about animation. You can go through these books and get knowledge in this field. The names of the books are as follows:

  • The Animation Book by Kit Laybourne
  • The Animator’s Survival Kit by Richard E. Williams
  • Cartooning: Animation 1 – Learn to Animate Cartoons step by step by Preston Blair
  • The Animation Bible: A Practical Guide to the Art of Animating from Flipbooks to Flash by Maureen Furniss
  • Cartoon Animation by Preston Blair
  • Timing for Animation by John Halas, Harold Whitaker, Tom Sito

If you’ve any queries related to animation, you can leave your queries below.

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  1. piyush kumrawat says:

    i am in class 12th what i am do after 12th i want to be in software designer or multimedia animation what am i do

  2. Rajat Kamra says:

    Hi, where can i do course of animation. m from Punjab distt. fazilka.plz reply me

  3. Ansh says:

    Plz let me the best colleges affiliated by DU for admission in B.SC Animation.. Plz help me

  4. sameer says:

    Still i m doing 12th from urdu board that is affiliated from up board.
    Can i do animation course
    Which animation course would be best for me to create a good career.
    And i m from meerut.
    Last thing is that which institute is best for me
    If its possible from urdu but i have good knowledge of computer and good english, urdu and Arabic skill
    Plz guide me right
    Contact me 7217283897
    As well my whats app number.
    Thankyou

  5. Wakar khan says:

    i am asking tht i m not good in drawing can i get any course or something in animation course which does not include any sketching. Plss reply me fast

  6. vivek sen says:

    I m bsc fresher in physics,chemistry and maths.
    But i m very confusion what are doing after bsc
    I have no ?
    I like a drawing painting etc .
    Tell me how can i make a my professional future.

  7. M.chandraTejaswini says:

    Is animation course without intermediate class???

  8. Abhi says:

    Hi sir I complete my 12th in science (pcmc) and I want to do BSc. 3d animation I am good in drawing and good knowledge in computer do you think it will be right career and what will be salary plz reply

    • Mohit Negi says:

      yes their is good scope in this field, if you have good skills in drawing and you are a creative sort of person, then you can earn a good salary in this field.

  9. Bpsjadoun says:

    Which diploma course has better job opportunity, 3d animation or VFx ?

    Also tell about the institute that has lowest fee structure as these courses are quite expensive.

  10. Syed Riyas says:

    10 before 3D animation course join

  11. Arya pandey says:

    Hi,I’m arya I just completed my 12 with Commerce stream and I firstly want to do b.com then can apply for this course or not ? And my drawing skill are good I don’t have enough knowledge but computer……..plzzzzz. Help me out

  12. sachin tiwari says:

    hi sir i am passing my 10th class but my mind is always in computers so is there any animation course for me in which i can get a job easily by any not very costly course

  13. Gurpreet singh says:

    Hi i want to make carr in nimtion but my drwng skills are not good so can i strt or not?animation

  14. Pradeep says:

    Sir, I am writing 12 CBSE exams right now, and I want to pursue my career as animator…. But the same time I need good salary package after my studies… So what are all the animation courses I need to do for my ambition…… Please tell me….

  15. Varu Rajan says:

    After my graduation in Science, when I was directionless about a right career, I enrolled with an Animation course for a 2 year advanced career course. Today, I cannot believe that I find many job offers coming to me.

  16. parveen says:

    I want to be a digital media and 3DAnimestion

  17. sachin says:

    muje b karna h ye … but plz tell me about its institutes and admissions

  18. Gurleen kaur says:

    I wanna know the best colleges for aerospace engineering and in which country I should apply?

  19. Elmer marak says:

    Is it required that I get really high percentages on my 12 in science to go for BSc in animation?

  20. rohiit says:

    Hey , I’m currently in 11th science , and cartoons have always fascinated. Me.I want to pursue a career in animation , can i learn 2d as well as 3d both ? Where do I get started? Which institute is the best? Should I have already taken in a course after 10th? Or doing it after 12th is OK?
    My drawing is good and I can fair enough for 2d animation. , but how much time will it take for me to learn and master the 3d? , plz reply

  21. Rohit Singh Rana says:

    Iam in 11th Arts
    I like to go for animation of house interior designing.
    So, what should I do after 12th.

  22. Rohit Singh Rana says:

    Iam in 11th Arts
    I like to go for animation of house interior designing.
    So, what should I do after 12th.

  23. Soumi Das says:

    is it very costly to do animation courses after 12th ?

  24. abhishek pandya says:

    hi…can you please tell me which skills are required if i want to make a carrier in movie making?

  25. Aditya says:

    I am studying my 11th in science so can I do animation courses after 12th

  26. RD says:

    Can I do animation course after 12tcommerce..??

  27. RD says:

    Which callage is good for the animation field ??

    & which country

    • Pramatya says:

      Hii … I am a student of class 11 of west bengal board .. Soon I’ll be in class 12 … I don’t have computer in my subjects … So can I do animation courses by doing computer course from any other institution ??
      If I can .. Then what computer course May I do ?

  28. RD says:

    Hi I m Raj I like to go in B.A in Digital Media.
    So how many % to required in admission ?

  29. Sonam baghier says:

    hii, I m sonam and i just completed my 12th by arts stream and I want to be a professional fashion designer and i m intrested in fashion designing but I don’t know is there any bright future for me in this field can anyone help me??

  30. Shaikh sana says:

    very good

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