Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Diploma and Certificate Courses in Animation in India

Nowadays every sector like films, television, medical, aviation, advertising, automobile, interior, education is incorporating animation into the product development creative cycles. It is all about adding soul to a character by using computer graphics, digital arts, and graphically designed videos.

A career in animation is exceptional as it brings art and computer technologies together. As the need for animation is about to grow in the upcoming future, animation artists can gain a variety of job opportunities at various studios in India and abroad.

Skill set required for Animators:

The animation is a creative field of work. Being a computer expert surely helps animators as computer skills and professional training are important to handle animation and multimedia software like Maya, 3Ds Max, Adobe After Effects etc. It requires creative thinking along with an aesthetics sense for art and design. Visualization skills help animators as work involves texturing, rigging, rendering, lighting and shadow details.

Prior knowledge of Graphic Design tools or Visual Communication Design is beneficial. Students who have passed out from school are eligible for a diploma or a bachelor's degree courses in Animation and Multimedia. Some institutes also offer certificate courses. 
Some of the Institutes take entrance exams to test a student's perception, aptitude skills, and motivation required for a challenging and satisfying design career.

Long term and Short Term Courses:

Various animation institutes in Delhi offer long terms and short term courses. Short term courses help those who already have some basic knowledge and want to enhance their skills. Short term courses are good for an entry level job in animation in areas like Digital Design, 3D Modeling, Rigging, Texturing, and Lighting or Compositing. Long term courses have better scope than short term courses if you want to make a serious career, as it will cover in-depth concepts.

ADMEC offers short term and long term courses focus on collaborative, practical approach based learning designed to give every student an exclusive competitive edge in the animation industry which includes:
  • Overview of Art, Design, and Visualization
  • Computer Graphics
  • Making Illustrations
  • Audio and Video Editing
  • Advanced 2D and 3D Animation
  • Digital Filmmaking
  • Modeling and Texturing,
  • Lighting and Rendering,
  • Rigging
  • Compositing
  • VFX.
Career opportunities:
Entertainment industry offers opportunities to animators in film and television industry, advertisement agencies, designing firms, multimedia companies, animation studios, video and computer game industry. Animators are in high demand for enhancing the organizations’ business presentations, proposals and demos, for tutorials and presentations in educational institutions, fashion and interior designing industry, medical, and health industry. 
Nature of work:
  • Creating an animation consists of the development of the idea, pre-production, production, and post-production.
  • The characters and storyline are created in the idea development stage. In pre-production, the characters are modeled and storyboard layouts are planned. Scriptwriting, storyboarding, character development, backgrounds, layout designing, animatic, and voice comes under pre-production.
  • The actual output of the story can be visualized in the production stage which is a combination of animation, tweening, scanning, background preparation and coloring.
  • Post-production stage activities comprise of editing, special effects (FX), color correction, compositing, voice and music editing and rendering. Rendering gives the final touches to an animation scene, in which the data is converted to a raster image.
Diploma and Certificate Courses in animation and multimedia is aimed to make animation experts through a systematic training that covers a wide range of subjects which includes Art and Design, 2D and 3D Animation, Pre-production, Post Production techniques as per industry standards. The program enables students to attain expertise in creating a complete animated content from concept to production.

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