As an Animator, you would be making drawings come to life by creating images called frames, which when moved in rapid succession makes objects appear to move.
Animators work in 2D illustrations, 3D animation or computer-generated animation to create a cartoon story for movies, videos, games and advertisements. Animators create storyboards that illustrate the key scenes and flow of the story. They work in collaboration with their clients, coming up with the key events of the story from the ideas conceptualized by their clients and then develop the characters, scenes and backgrounds as well as the movements of the characters in the frame sequence. They also work on the voices or audio and the soundtrack for the project.
Students who have passed 10+2 (any stream- Science, Commerce or Humanities and Arts)from a recognized board are eligible to pursue their career in animation.
Attending drawing classes and participation in drawing competitions are highly recommended. Also an orientation in use of computer software will be useful.
Take a bachelor of arts/science/fine arts degree in Animation which is of 3 year duration.
1-2 year diploma programs in animation are available.
Take master of arts/ science in Animation which is of 2 year duration.
PG diploma/ various certification courses are available
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An animator must possess creativity in order to generate ideas and bring them to fruition. They should make their mark and create original animations that people will remember with pleasure.
Animators must be able to communicate with other artists, as well as external contractors clearly. So interpersonal and communication skills are highly required.
Team skills are highly important for animators because they will work with many other artists, photographers, web designers and game engineers to ensure that art and animations are properly implemented in the project.
Animators must possess time management skills as they need to prioritize, multitask, and meet tight deadlines.
An animator must have analyzing skills as they need to pay attention to small details and be keen in observation and analysis of movements, expressions and backgrounds in order to create animations that are realistic.
It's important for animators to have good artistic skills as they need to create aesthetically appealing frames and figures, they also need to possess graphic designing skills since they have to give visual effects to the figures created and make them appear to come alive.