Sunday, 30 April 2017

Top 5 Advanced Acting Tips For Animators

In animation industry, clarity of communication is must in order to effectively tell a story & keep the audience engaged to their best. In our blog today we will discuss some advanced acting tips for aspiring animators.

In order to connect the audience with the film on an emotional level, the characters must be lively.

The character must think & move on their own, and be visually & audibly clear at the same time.

All this poses a challenge for the animator as he/she prepares to execute a shot. That is why in this post, we bring you five of the most important advanced acting tips for animators.


Every once in a while we find animators trying to push in more information than is really needed in the character.

For example, there is no need for the character to always move.

Sometimes the moments of stillness in juxtaposition to the movement can bring out the beauty of a shot.

In the shot from Ratatouille when Alfredo Linguini goes to throw away Remy in the river is a good example of how to simplify a shot.

Acting Within The Pose

The above video is also a good example of acting within the pose. In the video, the character truly uses only two poses.

The character’s level of engagement & emotional state should be the only criteria for a pose to change.

It is not necessary to schedule a pose change just because there is a new emphasis in dialogue.

Remember, it is the thought that determines action, not the dialogue itself.

Emotional Hang Time

Think of a character who is feeling one emotion, but it starts feeling something different because something occurred in the shot, it needs to process the thought before the change of emotion can occur.

This lag time is known as the emotional hang time, and is crucial in a shot.

In the following image beginning from time frame 2:09, watch Chef Skinner transform from one emotion to the next, with a very readable thought processing time before changing to the next emotion.

The way your character moves will tell the audience a lot about its personality.

To conjure up your character’s ‘natural pose’ it is always a good idea to take inspiration from real world characters, and then exaggerate the selected traits.

This technique has been used by every great animator, from Walt Disney to Tex Avery.

In the following video, watch Buzz Lightyear get trapped in ‘Spanish mode’ & dance Flamenco.

Dynamic Facial Posing

All great animators know that line of action is essential to the creation of dynamic body poses.

The emphasis of line of action, along with shoulder line & hip line, make the pose look more lively, rather than static.

It is a good idea to take some life drawing classes to learn dynamic facial posing.

Learning acting for animation is a crucial step towards building a career as an animator.

Being guided & trained by experts can make all the difference between an amateur & a professional.

Make sure that you enroll with an animation institute with a good reputation & trained faculty so that your dream of becoming an animator can become a reality.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

“India Is The Outsourcing Hub” Animation

India’s animation sector is developing at a rapid pace. So as the market of good animator.

Indian animation companies and studios are moving up the value chain function to create and enhance their own intellectual property rights.

Global giants such as Walt Disney, Warner brothers and Sony of late have been seen outsourcing animation characters and special effects from Indian firms.

According to many analysist the animation industry has often been clubbed under the technology sector, according to the entrepreneurs the saying is as follows that in Animation business is 70 percent is art and only 30 percent technology.

Exactly that is the reason why small enterprises driven by the passion of art-loving are getting notable good deals.
With the emerging of the animation industry and huge outsourcing demands, various animation companies have emerged all across India to meet up the said demand.

Metro Cities such as Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Trivandrum are becoming the country’s major animation hubs.

These companies own high-tech studios, employ high-quality and highly-skilled animator and visual effect artist and are backed by huge state-of-the-art equipment.

These companies offer a whole range of services starting  from 2D animation, 3D animation, storyboards, medical animation and animatics to product demos, viral videos, illustrations, logos, banners, portraits and caricatures etc anything you asked for in the said field.

They also provide special services completely customized as per their client’s requirement and taste.

Lets discuss the reasons behind why global entertainment firms are flocking to India are as follows:

a) The  best part is the production cost, cost of animation production in India is actually  one fourth that of  North America and is  about 35 per cent lower than that of countries such as Korea and the Philippines.  Reason is availability of cheap manpower.

The list of countries outsourcing animation production work to India include the US, the UK, France, Italy and Spain, etc.
b) India holds the position of second largest entertainment industry in the world.

Animation studios in the country provide a large pool of low-cost, high-quality professional animator and visual effect artist.

That is the reason to meet the demand we can see the presence of a number of Indian animation companies having set up of  hi-tech studios (equipped with state-of-the-art hardware and software) to execute overseas projects.

c) Large English speaking manpower which effectively overcomes the language barrier understanding clients need is very important to deliver best result.

d) Numerous training programs are held at leading advertising and media institutes in the country.

These institutes offer various programs in animation and digital production.

India’s animation entertainment sector has experienced a major boom over the last few years.

Demand for animation production services from India is growing with the emergence of an organized animation production sector the need of skilled labor is in demand, with growing requirement for international TV program production, at very lower costs.

Growth in the sector will be further achieved on the back of increased outsourcing contract work, higher content in movies, more 2D/3D conversion projects, demand for animated TV serials, licensing and merchandising of popular characters.

The trend also intrigues the establishment of numerous new animation companies and animation-related training courses in reputed institute.

Gaining correct knowledge and skills is helping aspirant to build a career in animation industry.

All these developments will drive significant growth, both in terms of revenue and participation in the value chain and will position India as a leading country in animation production and outsourcing in coming years. This means opening of jobs will also increase at the same time.

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017


Demo reel is very important with respect to your employment opportunities in Character Animation as an animator.

Making demo reel is showcasing your skills within a limited time.

The recruiting companies’ checks demo reels of different candidates.

They have to go through many demo reels in less time.

It’s very important to make your demo reel interesting.

There are so many institutes that flood the market with animation graduates every year.

For that it is your demo reel that makes all the difference.

The demo reel should have nice little story with attractive background score.

Rather you can also make combination of different small small demo reels to show case your work.

You need to have a strong character animation in your demo reel.

Remember, demo reel is animator’s creativity.

If you want yourself selected by the recruiters then your demo reel should stand out of the crowd.

In this blog we will work on the common mistakes that should be avoided when making character animation demo reel.

Animation of character is putting your heart and soul into that character.

The character should be imaginative and funny at the same time.

Sometimes the animator’s demo reels are good but there are many mistakes that make the character less interesting.

These mistakes are very crucial when you are appearing for recruitment process.

So keep your demo reel very simple, strong and unique.

Let’s look at the common mistakes that animators makewhile creating demo reels.


The most common mistakes of all is the mismatching of the speed and mass of your object.

You must know the fact that in reality if an object is fat its speed automatically slows.

So if you are designing a character which is fat then always keep in mind that its speed should be relevant to its weight.

All characters are unique in their own way. To make our characters interesting we make them of various sizes and shapes.

So it is very important to decide its speed factor.

For example if you are designing a large bulky dinosaur then its speed cannot be fast.This affects the character when screening it.

Make the mass and speed relatable.


Rotoscoping is a technique that uses the reference of live action photos frame by frame and these photos are redrawn as drawings using animation to make it more realistic.

This is a projection technique used by animators to make their animation more relatable with reality.

Though it is a very good approach for learning projection but most animators fail to remember that.

Your animation cannot be the exact same copy of some photographs that already exists, Right!. You need to add some precise modifications to it.

These small modifications will make your way out of rotoscoping.

Too much Imagination

Imagination is the key factor of making demoreel.

Imagination up to a certain point is Ok, butwhen it goes far away from reach of reality then it proves to be harmful for getting your demo reel selected by recruiters.

As you can see imagination is important as well as critical at the same time.

So while creating your character be as imaginative but don’t fail to keep it related to reality.

Make it over perfect

Detailing in the animation is the most important thing.

You must work on the detailing in your demo reel.

Adding a little messiness purposefully is a good idea, but it should be as acute as possible.

You know a little dirtiness in the character is good which makes it more near to reality.

Adding detailing to your demo reel will make it more likeable and appealing.

Your work should make audiences feel real.

For example if a character is moving his hand then a moving muscle can be shown to add extra effect to it.

Your audience must not only see the animation but also feel it, and then only it is called good animation.

These details totally depend upon your creativity. So it is good idea to make your character a perfect art piece with little mess around it.


It is a good practice to keep your characters styling consistent.It is common among the animators to be inconsistent among the scenes that the characters play.

The demo reel is the reflection of your work so make it appealing.

If the emotions of the character are changing then styling should be done according to that. You must be very subtle to add messiness in your animation.

Subtlety is very important when doing character animation especially the creature animation.

Adding some curves at right positions and making your actions intersecting in the right time will make your character feel more real.

The character should be though for animation as well as should be easy to understand.

Trends in your field

As a good animator you should always keep yourself updated with the new trends in the market.

These include updates in the technology, which are the new software in the market, their cost, why they are different, and most importantly why they are trending i.e. what are its updated functions?

A good animator always keeps eye on latest updates in the market.

Now a day’s recruiting companies use latest software in the market to provide quality to their clients.

There are two advantages of it Firstly they become the organization using latest software and secondly this updated software’s saves a lot of their time.

Having sound knowledge of these newest trends you can get easily absorbed in these companies.

As demo reels are watched by the recruiting companies, all of the above must be kept in mind.

Make your demo reel look good and feel good. It must be so good that the recruiter should remember it while filtering from demoreels of other artists.

The good animation practices will not only make you a good animator but rather you will start thinking more artistically.

So these were the most common mistakes that animators make.

Try to avoid these errors and clear your way to get recruited in an organization as a character animator.

With Maac Animation Kolkata our training team gives up-most importance in demo reel. They guide you at their best to give you the required career boost.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Visual Effect In Dabangg 2

Salman Khan’s action movie Dabangg 2, which was released in December, did a business closer to Rs. 200 crore mark the movie had number of visual effect shots. Today in our blog we we will discuss about the same.

The film was based on the adventures of a heroic cop the great Chulbul Pandey, enacted by Salman Khan.

In the success of the film the visual effects has an important role to play.

India’s leading post-production studios, Prime Focus, was in charge of the visual effect activates and the post production of the movie.

A team of around 120 VFX artist of Prime Focus in both Mumbai and Hyderabad was responsible for over 950 visual effect shorts in the movie Dabangg 2.

That too in a span of two months only. The team wasled by Reupal Rawal.

According to  Merzin Tavaria, co-founder and chief creative director, of Prime Focus, said, “It was a ground-breaking effort on our part as we were involved in the process right from the pre- production stages itself. We delivered a massive amount of VFX in a very short time span. Our work in Dabangg 2 goes to prove how VFX can add value to a narrative not just as a garnish, but a vital ingredient in the recipe for filmmaking”

“The shots were enhanced further by retouching and improving the fluidity of the movement”

The introduction scene if you remember where Salman khan enters with a jeep breaking a wall apart, hanging on to a car and landing was augmented digitally done which resulted in such a  dramatic entry mesmerising our eyes.

Talking about executing the VFX process of the film, Reupal says, “We designed the ‘time-slice’ sequence which involved the actor hitting the thugs hanging from a pole encircling it 360 degrees.

With multiple camera set-ups and freezing the moment to capture it in entirely with different angle.

The shots were enhanced further by retouching and improving the fluidity of the movement.

The team had done extensive compositing detailing job on the shots, CG work like bricks, dust and debris to added effects.

They used 3D dynamics simulation of the concrete slab cracking can you beat it.

In the ‘Dabangg 2 Reloaded’ song, multiple visual effects shots were involved in augmenting the over the top jigs to create more visual appeal on screen.

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In the musical jig, Salman shows off his strength with pushing a water hydrant into the ground breaking the concrete apart.

In order to achieve this, the original plates did not have the hydrant in place; the hydrant was remade in CG which was synced with the live action plates to show the superb strength of macho hero.

To bring about more credibility in the shots, team had used a 3D dynamics simulation of the concrete slab cracking the particle emitting towards generating dust.

In the song sequence, to bring in a twist to the famous Dabangg 2 signature belt move, the team worked on the belt movement in post as well can you beat it.

“The CG sunglasses which flies off the table top somersaulting were added”

The Dhaba sequence was shot in an urban location; to give the place a highway Dhaba look and feel, the team at Prime Focus digitally replaced the walls and buildings through matte paintings.

The team also recreated the cylinder blast digitally, so no harm was done to the actors keeping safety in mind.

Additional shots in the sequence augmented include, Salman kicking a table dramatically resulting in his sunglasses flying up in the air and eventually falling down on his lap.

Talking about the shots, Reupal says, “To stylize this shot, after the CG table breaks into pieces we added the CG sunglasses which flies off the table top somersaulting and landing on Salman’s lap.”

The bullets in Salman’s gun barrel were also made using CG.

“It was impossible to have sunny weather throughout the time”
Senior colorist  Mr.Ashirwad Hadkar set the overall colour palette of the film.

Talking about the visuals of the film, Rohan says, “The overall look and feel in the film was warm brown, it was challenging to maintain a grungy feel throughout the movie and to uphold a synonymous colour flow for the outdoor sequences which were shot in the city of Kanpur, in India.

As there were fluctuating shooting schedules, it was impossible to have sunny weather throughout the time, so the team graded the shots frame by frame to bring in similarities between the shots.

For instance, the climax scene was shot across for almost 15 days where the team achieved the look by grading each frame, and then matching it with the previous frame to maintain consistency and continuity.

With the film having a horde of VFX shots, DI came into play seamlessly merging the entire narrative.

The project posed several challenges, including the tight deadlines, but team ensured to achieve exactly what the director Arbaaz Khan had envisioned.

“The team worked on detailing in each of the VFX shots”

Talking about the experience of working in the project Reupal says, “We were involved right from the pre-production stage and worked closely with director and producer Arbaaz Khan”.

We had to ensure that the VFX used in the movie not only matched the storyline, but also helped audiences to recall 2010 hit Dabangg 2.

The team worked on detailing each of the Visual Effect shots to make it look as credible as possible.

Thursday, 20 April 2017


Animation has a history of more than a hundred years. It is the animator who has created this history in the world of animation.

It has evolved from many stages staring from flat 2d cartoons to 3d animation films.

It has emerged as an industry in recent two decades.

The aesthetics of designing characters has been incredibly changed.

There has been improvement in the way animated films are created.

This has resulted into the increase of viewer’s expectation every year for animated films.

The viewer’s keenness grows as the quality of animation gets improved with release of every new movie. Animators play an important role in making of these movies.

Animators must be a visualizer.

Darren Aronofsky, American film director, says “An animator has to live life twenty-four times than a normal human being do that is every twenty-four frames of a second.”

This is very true as the animator has to craft each and every movement.

There are various aspects that animator has to keep in mind while working on animation films.

A good animator observes everything around and learns.

If you want to become a good animator you must learn to observe things.

You can watch people around you and analyze their behavior.

As this practice is very good for students as you never stop learning and thus start getting better in your field.

It is like a valuable learning experience for budding animators.

Starting a conversation with new peoples will get you know more about them and most importantly you will learn a lot.

While talking to them you can observe their behavior and expressions which will help you building your own character.

Eventually you will start applying those lessons in your story.

One of the important thing while designing a character you have to be very patient and have to keep practicing until you achieve your goal.

The more curious you are, the closer you get to your goal.

You must encircle an environment around the character you are drawing.

The environment has huge influence in the story of that character.

The characters surrounding also affects the characters body mechanism and its behavior.

This will also help you with the projection work while designing its movements and acting.

Designing the character is not just enough for animation.

You also have to learn the camera angle and projection of various things in a particular frame.

For this you can take your phone or camera and click pictures while you are walking around a garden or any place with reference to your story.

Taking pictures will let you learn about understanding perspective.

This will also help in framing your work. Composing the work together results in doing better layering procedure.

Though the animation is mostly depends on the creativity of the animator, but there are some traits that do matter while designing the characters.

These traits will help making them cute, approachable and lively. Let’s see them one by one:


Characters ever since from its beginning have always been simple and easy to animate.

The design of the character must be appealing. It should enable the audiences to like the character.

So you have to be creative as well as you have to keep your character simple while paying attention to the details.

There should not be the complexities related to them. This is what makes them more approachable and likable.

Thinking out of the box makes you a good animator and your character funnier.

Creativity makes you think differently from others. You should know how to artistically moldanything simple into something interesting.

Thus the more artistic you are the more work you get to do.


Humor is the key ingredient for becoming a good animator. If you have a good sense of humor your character portrays that automatically.

Comedy is key to likability.

The humor reflects in the characters movement and behavior.

As almost all animated films are targeted for kids, they are made in comedy genre.

So it is important to inculcate sense of humor in your character.


Patience is what makes an animator, a good animator.

Be patient with your work. You know that Rome was not built in a day.

Do not expect your work should get completed as soon as possible.

Animation is work of patience and hard work. Those animators who put extra time on their detailing go an extra mile further.

Good Observation

You learn by your own observations. For being a good animator you must inculcate this quality in yourself.

A good observant learns from things around him and tries to apply them in his characters.

They are always studying movements of the objects around.  They are often looking for the interesting movements, walks and funny expressions on their face while talking.

The observer tries to apply these qualities to the character and does more exaggeration on them to make them funnier.

So observe.

Learn Acting

This may sound a little bit different.

But if you don’t know anything about acting then how can you make your characters act.

This will help you a lot in studying the body mechanics of a movement.

Acting a scene yourself will let you learn a lot about the body mechanisms. You don’t have to be a good actor for this, just understands basics of it.

Learn to observe and analyses acting of professional actors, plays and interesting performances.

Also don’t forget to note why and how you feel after watching them.

All the animation characters are inspired from reality and are just enhanced for making them more entertaining.


It is not only important to learn from your reference but also from their reference and interpret it correctly.

A good animator knows the aim of the project and works towards its achievement.

He tries to adapt the reference’s work accordingly. He has a good idea of a particular scene, its motive and importance of its presence in the film.

So only analyzing your referencework is not enough. You have to also analyze its inspiration to get better at it.

By this you may find a better way of doingit. The look and feel of the animation project whether it is a film or a game is very important.

Be Motivated

Motivation for good animator is an essential quality.

If you are not motivated then it is difficult to become good at anything you want in your life.

If you have an idea, just take a paper and start drawing. Don’t wait for other day to come. This is how you can stay motivated.


A good animator always pays attention to the details.

An animated sequence is replicated on the screen inspired from the reality.

It is an important skill to detail each and every small thing around the character.

To add detailing is an important ethic for animator’s job. You have to put some extra time to give your character a perfect finishing touch.

Team work

Animation is a team work.

Cooperation with your team member is very important to be fruitful.

You must have good nature and cooperative attitude. There are different people working on different tasks.

You should know how to work with them, listen to them and together achieve the goal of the project.


It is not necessary that everyone will like your work as you like it.

You must not be sensitive when some other guy is analyzing your work and criticizing it.

You must learn from your mistakes. If someone don’t like it doesn’t mean you don’t know how to draw a cartoon.

It means that cartoon still needs some improvements.

Just pay attention to all these traits and you know you are on the right path to become a good animator.

The distance between becoming a good animator to becoming a great animator is practicing.

The more you practice the more better you get. So these were some important traits for becoming a good animator.

Master these and you will see yourself standing out from the competition.

We at Maac Animation Kolkata is always there with such aspirant animators.

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017


Reading the topic you might feel like “Really… what is the need of using the VFX in Bollywood songs?” they just need hero, heroine, a set, and a number of dancers behind them.

Though this was the scenario before but now-a-days the concept of picturisation of movie songs has completely changed.

Nowadays there are hardly any movies left that hadn’t used VFX in them.

The most breathtaking sceneries that you see in the movies and songs are done using visual effects.

We will discuss such Bollywood film songs today that have used these tricks, called VFX.

VFX is not only used to add effects in a scene that exaggerate its beauty but also in scenes that has some errors such as toning of  hero or heroin’s face and body, adding backgrounds, adjusting light effects and many more to enhance the visual appeal.

The most popular extravaganza of 2015 Bahubali is the most accurate example of what VFX can do.

The fabulous effects in Bahubali left the audiences awe-strucked.

It is the most expensive movie of Indian film Industry. The VFX effects are made with such detailing that while you watch it, and get a feel of life.

The song “Dhivara” is so amazing that it would hardly get off viewer’s mind.

The beautiful Tamanna Bhatia is flaunting in the song playing Avantika.

The scene where the butterflies are resting on her has grabbed attention all over.

This view that inhibits your beats was actually the magic of the visual effects (VFX).

Actually there was no waterfall, nor is Tamanna’s white scarf fluttering as you have seen in the movie.

This was a single example but there are numerous such songs that have used visual effects.

A south Indian film “Egga” or “Makkhi” in Bollywood which was released in 2012 is another best example of use of VFX effects.

It is a story of a protagonist who is killed and he takes rebirth in form of a fly and takes revenge.

The most amazing song of the movie is “Makkhi hoon main makkhi” where the fly is seen dancing with others like it.

The song is just like the other famous songs in Bollywood but completely done using visual effects.

The song is quite cheerful and you will definitely like the flies doing the break dance.

The main focus of VFX was given to the designing of the fly’s body, especially the eyes. The aim was to make them more expressive.

Do you remember Akshay Kumar and Dipika Padukone’s movie Chandni chowk to China? It has a romantic song “Tere naina” that has used the VFX effects to pasteurize it.

You can see how VFX is used to create the complete city. The VFX is also used picturising various other scenes.

The song “Tera rasta chodu naa” depicting a romactic sequence between Shah Rukh Khan and Dipika Padukone from the film Chennai Express is another example of such tricks.

As you can see in the images how the shots are taken and after the VFX process is applied, the final scene is just mesmerizing.

Another good example is the song “Daru desi” from the famous movie Cocktail.

The scene in which the actress is seen sitting across the balcony is actually done using the VFX.

In the shot you can see the city in the movie but actually the scene was shot like this.

The movie Dhoom 3 which was released in 2013 was a complete action package.

The famous song “Malang Malang” and various other parts of it are also another example on vfx effects implementation.

The circus hall shown in the song was completely made by the use of VFX effects. The audiences sitting in the hall was also created of VFX techniques.

The shot from the film Mohenjo Daro’s song “Sarsariya” filming Hritik Roshan and Pooja Hegde which was released in 2016.

The complete set design is done using VFX. The image shows how the effects has been done while shooting the song and its screening in the movies.

The movie Bajirao Mastani, released in year 2015, has a song “Mohe rang do laal” showing Dipika Padukone dancing beneath the fort.

The fort is actually put in the scene by using VFX.

The image below shows how the song was shot and the post production scene of the film was shorted.

The picture of Amber fort of Rajasthan is shown in the scene. The visual effects add more essences to the song relating it to the historic events.

The movie Om Shanti Om’s popular song “Dhum tana” is also an example of VFX effects.

The film shows the seventies and eighties of Indian film industry. In the song Dipika Padukone is seen romancing and dancing with heroes of previous times.

But in reality it is all done with the help of VFX software. The effects have been given so cleanly that it can hardly be define difference between the two.

Another song from this movie is “Main agar kahoon” that has vfx in it.

This song has many visual effects but to name one is the glass effect was seen in a small dancing shot in the song.

This glass effect has made the scene dreamier.

Not only this, the movie has also won Filmfare award for Best Special effects category.

These were some examples of use of VFX in Bollywood film songs.

Songs in Bollywood movies are heart of it. We cannot imagine a movie that doesn’t have a song in it.

We Indians love watching movies and listening songs. Even before release of a movie its songs are released.

And if the song is sounding good and its looks spectacular then that song becomes famous like anything.

The VFX industry is giving its contribution in the Indian film industry. Hardly a song or movie sequence can be seen where VFX is not used.

Hence it is becoming its core part. Not only in films but in Television industry also visual effect is becoming more popular we are already discussed in our previous blog on the same.

So this is a short briefing on use of visual effect in picturising Bollywood film songs.

There more movies and songs striking this year with marvelous special effects. We will definitely get more this year.

Sunday, 16 April 2017


Animation and Multimedia nowadays is not just an art of drawing cartoons but has emerged as complete industry with tremendous revenues.

According to report India’s Media, Entertainment, Animation Industry with multimedia has grown around 20 per cent in 2016, propelled by a 31 per cent growth in the VFX industry alone.

The release of films Fan, Shivaay, Bahubali, M. S.Dhoni the untold story, Sultan has given the VFX industry the much needed lift.

And with this increase in the revenue, so as job opportunities in this field has also increased.

So, why not grab this chance and make animation as your career.

Animation in India is vastly taking over the entertainment industry generating a number of career options.

An animator with experience with a hands-on experience earns approximately Rs.400000 to Rs.500000 approximately annually and a fresher earns approximately Rs.15000 to Rs.25000 approximately monthly.

Thus there are plenty of jobs in this field. The Multimedia Industry is huge and is expanding like ever.

The prime fields in multimedia Industry are Advertising, Online and Print News Media, Film & Television, Cartoon production, Theater, Video Gaming, E-learning animations, animation,2d as well as 3d and many more.

There are also professional opportunities for animators,graphic designer,gaming mobile application and gaming desktop software developers, cartoon artists,3d modelers, layout artists and many more available in the market.

To avail these fabulous career options one can attend certificate, diploma courses from recognized institutions.

These institutes sometimes also provide career assistance to students in order to get them on track for their bright future.

Job Opportunities in Multimedia Industry

A range of work profiles are there in this field. These are as follows:

1) Animator:

An Animator gives life to computer generated drawings and characters on screen.

2) Sketcher

The days are gone when sketchers used to sketch with theirs hands, now comes the digital pens which are used for drawing sketches on computers.

3) Designer or Graphic Designers

Designers design architectural setups for application specific forms, mostly part of these are web designing and graphic designing.

4) Planner

Planner in animation refers to who does the plan for backgrounds in games so that you can get the 3D image of this game’s setup.

5) Editor

The Editors particularly watches the content, analyses it, remarks the additional needs and edits the unwanted part. Yes you are the boss here.

6) Composer

How many of you remember the music of Mickey mouse or Tom and Jerry?

Yes, it is the music that makes watching the cartoons more fun….isn’t it? Thus the composer does the same job.

7) Movie Maker

Movie making is fun to do. Animators create movies based on stories and fables.

The animations short films are also becoming popular on internet.

8) Writer

The writing involves many things such as plotting, putting and outlining the contents of stories. If you are a good writer then you can go for these options as well.

9) Software developer

Software developer’s work involves designing, creating and writing and implementing computer programs for video games and other gaming environments.

10) Pre production

Preproductionhappens before the production of the animation project starts. The important function of pre-production planning is effective use of resources before an animation project such as films or games are produced. It includes building up ideas and developing proper plan of implementation.

11) Post production

Post production is done after the project is completely done. It usually involves editing scenes, various transition effects, adding voice to characters, background score, dubbing and many more. It is the final step of production of any animation project. Many More.

Courses offered by Institutes

Students looking for career in this field should have skills with Computers, Creativity, Imagination, Presentation, Drawing and modeling skills.

If you want to start your career just after 12th standard then you can do a diploma course.

These courses provide you knowledge of applying visual effects that is Vfx, flash, web motion, mixing, production, rendering etc.

Certificate courses in animation provide a wide variety of certification such as follows:-

Career Courses at MAAC KOLKATA

3D Animation Programs

Enter the exciting world of animation.

Improve your skills and career opportunities in the animation industry with exclusive 3D Animation courses.

 AD3DEDGE – Advanced Program in 3D Animation
D3D – Professional Program in 3D Animation
DAFM – Program in Animation Filmmaking
Design VizPro – Program in Architectural Design

VFX (Visual Effects) Programs

From flying cars to flying superheroes! Create high-quality visual effects (VFX) for films, TV, advertisements & games, with MAAC’s VFX courses.

ADVFX – Advanced Program in VFX
VFX Plus – Professional Program in VFX
S3D – Job-Ready Program in Stereoscopic 3D

Graphic Design & Multimedia Courses

Build a career in web designing, graphics, and print & publishing. Join any one of our Graphic Design &Multimedia courses and explore opportunities in the national and international studios.

APDMD – Advanced Program in Digital Media & Design
DGWA – Programs in Graphics, Web and 2D Animation
DGA – Programs in Graphics & Animation

Game Designing Course

Make work as fun as play! Create your own games for PC, laptops, mobiles and tablets!

DGDI – Program in Game Design & Integration
Media & Entertainment Course

Get trained to join the media & entertainment industry with a comprehensive course, and explore career opportunities in India & abroad.

IPVAD – International Program in Visual Arts & Design
Short Term Courses

You can learn a new skill or sharpen your existing skills in one or more software. MAAC offers short-term courses to suit your needs.

MaxPro – Program in 3DS Max
MayaPro – Program in course in Maya
ADS – Certificate Course Advance Digital Sculpting
SMOKEPro – Program in SMOKE
DFM – Certificate Course in Digital Filmmaking
CE Pro – Program in Compositing and Editing
Advanced Compositing with NUKE, MOCHA, SILHOUETTE
Digital Photography
DP – Certificate Course in Digital Photography

Furthermore, only some examples are covered here.

Opportunities exists in private sector enterprises is tremendous.

So a booming career is waiting for you in the animation industry. There are number of animation studios both in India and abroad who work for clients.

An animator can be a freelancer as well who can earn very well in work from home scheme or they can start their own internet channels and post their animation works online and earn from it.

Multimedia Industry has a sky of opportunities stored in its kitty.