in Animation Industry : Profile & Role of an Animator
The world of
animation is truly amazing as it breathes life into almost anything
and builds a story around it. The Animation industry is
growing by leaps and bounds in India and Internationally as well.
Animation is used in almost every industry today, right from
medicine and pharma to automobile and aerospace. It is little wonder
then that the animation industry is creating a large number of
employment opportunities for creative & talented animators in
almost every part of the world.
& Competitive Careers : Job Profile of an Animator
The primary job
of an animator is to create animated characters or cartoons
based on creative concepts and ideas. Most animated
characters are capable of communicating, entertaining,
educating and even making people laugh.
begins by understanding the basic concept and idea behind
the entire project. By interacting with the creative team
and being a part of the brainstorming session, the animator
understands the scope of the project. Next, it is his / her
job to bring an idea to life through hand sketches,
drawings, computer softwares, and the likes. Today,
animators are hired to create animated movies & films, ad
campaigns and advertisements, cartoon films etc.
& Skills Necessary for becoming a successful Animator:
vision and foresight.
sketching and illustration skills.
pick up new skills and techniques, including learing
sophisticated softwares and their use.
communication skills and ability to function in a group.
knowledge of design and art.
dedication and drive to learn, improve and grow in this
to be an Animator
you are confident about your drawing skills, proactive enough
to design your own characters and dedicated to becoming a succesful
and professional animator, you must consider a career in animation.
This is one of the most upbeat and competitive industries to
be in. It is ideal to gain some relevant training in this field
such as a post graduation degree so that you can make your basics
Here are some institutes offering training in animation -
- UTV Toons
- Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC), Mumbai
- Anitoons, the School of Animation, New Delhi
- Race Academy, Hyderabad
- ZICA, Mumbai
- ToonSkool Advanced Animation Academy, Bangalore
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