A creative bent of mind and an artistic inclination measure the unrestricted boundaries of the world of animation. Creativity is the visualization of illustrations and imagery, story-telling techniques and the ability to transfer ideas into form.
As the scope of animation is rising as never before, there are many things that you need to keep in mind while opting for this career. Besides being innovative, you need to be full of ideas and be willing to implement them. Besides this, a degree or a diploma in animation and advanced courses is also requisite for forging ahead and making a place for you in the industry “For a beginner, a preliminary course in 2D and 3D animation is a must.
The aspirant may move ahead to any advanced course later,” guides Sharma. Besides teaching graphics, these courses also aim at pre-production skills such as sketching, story boarding and creative visualization.
Career Options/ Scope
Gaming industry is fast catching pace these days.There is the excellent prospect for early movers in the industry. It has tremendous potential because of a ready market across the country. Game modellers, rigging artists, game animators, level designers, environment modellers and mobile game designers are some of the latest career options.
Various universities and institutes offer degree and diploma courses in animation. Some of the major ones include:
Frame Box, New Delhi
Academy of Animation and Gaming (AAG), New Delhi
Arena Animation, All over India
Industrial Design Centre (IDC), Mumbai
National Institute of Design (NID) Ahmedabad