What is animation?
When numerous stationary photographs or illustrations or images are showcased in a sequence at a fast pace, our brain construes it as a single moving image. This principal forms the base of Animation. Therefore, Animation involves placing of inanimate objects, drawings, static images, models etc. in a succession to give a simulation of movement. To create a smooth movement, 24 frames per second are required. People usually relate animation to cartoons, but Computer Graphics and animation VFX have utilization in TV, Advertising, Video Games and digital space etc.
- Artistic ability: You must display creative & innovative visualization skills along with understanding of colours and proficiency in sketching so as to craft storyboards to in order to communicate concepts
- Impeccable Organizational skills: You need to be organized so as to not only be capable of managing several projects but also its completion on time.
- Observation skills: Skills with eye for detail is necessary since you have to incorporate reactions, expressions, movements, structures etc. in the content. Hence you need to be observant so as to understand the same
- Networking & Communication skills: You must showcase exceptional networking & communication skills so as to collaborate with teams from varied departments, stakeholders & vendors in order to not only seek new business & sell concepts, but also to complete the projects in time.
- You must be passionate enough to stay relevant by not only learning new techniques, software & technologies, but also have the pulse of the market.
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Tips to become successful animator:
- Learn Animation course: In order to understand the nuances of Animation, its various types, techniques, tools and software, 2D and 3D graphics, simulation etc. you must gain a holistic knowledge and proficiency by enrolling into “Animation & VFX Communication Design course”. The curriculum of the college must equip students with understanding, self-awareness as well as empathy for the environment, thereby evolving as an animator who is adaptable and resilient.
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- Be dedicated and passionate about developing your skills: You need to keep yourself up to date with the latest development including knowledge about new techniques, software and tools etc. You need to have keen observational skills besides developing acting skills, so that you can understand body language, reactions, expressions and movements. This will facilitate in building characters that are as close to be real and life like since you will be giving them personality, recreating specific emotions & qualities etc.
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- Ability to work in teams & improve yourself: Animation projects involve collaborations not only between teams of different departments, but also within your team. You should be open to take criticism and work to improve and learn new techniques.
- Stellar portfolio and demo reel: You must practice your skills and build a strong portfolio to showcase your work. The portfolio must carry only your best work and your project goals, besides your interests, background, contact details, qualifications and background.
- Gain a range of work experience: You should do lots of freelance work along with participating in competitions so as to gain whatever experience you can. Even when you graduate in Animation course and secure a job at entry level, you should volunteer for extra work so as to gain new skills, learn new techniques and build your network with professionals.
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