Career Opportunities in the Field of Animation and Multimedia Industry

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Multimedia is the field related to the combination of texts, graphics (still or moving images), drawings, audio and animations. The content in the multimedia can be represented digitally in the form of audio, video and animation in contrast to traditional media. Multimedia presentations may be projected, transmitted, or played locally with a media player. The various formats of digital multimedia aim at enhancing the users’ experience by conveying information easier and faster.

Animators develop animation and visual effects for films, video games, television, mobile platforms etc. using illustrations and software programs. Adobe After Effects, Premiere, 3d Max, and Autodesk Maya are just a few leading software programs for animators. Animators also create and develop storyboards, drawings and illustrations. They create, plan, and script animated narrative sequences. They also assist with background design and production coordination.

Who should pursue this course?

Students who are keen in learning about various types of media entertainment such as television, film studies, video production, interactive media and computer animation can pursue this program.

Eligibility pre-requisites:

  • Minimum criteria or education qualification required for a degree or diploma course in animation is high school pass or equivalent.
  • Graduates from any stream are also eligible.

Career Prospects:

There are various profiles when it comes to Animation and Multimedia. Some of them are discussed as follows:

3D Modeller

3D modellers make characters and environments for video games, 3D movies etc. They are also responsible for creating and modelling images for websites, graphic designs, animation, film effects, characters and props for film, television effects etc. They work in:

  • Film and video production industry
  • Game design companies
  • Advertising and graphic design firms
  • Web design firms
  • Product design firms, and manufacturing firms (retail, home, tools, etc.).
  • Aerospace and for environmental agencies,
  • Interior design firms, building technology firms, real estate companies, and many others.
Animator

Animators make visual effects and animations for film industry, video games industry, television, mobile devices, and other forms of media using illustrations and software programs. Some of the software used by animators are Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, 3d Max, and Autodesk. They also create and develop graphics, storyboards, drawings and illustrations. They create, plan, and script animated narrative sequences, and also work with background design and production coordination. They work in the following industries:

  • Motion Picture and Video Firms
  • Computer Systems Design and Related Services
  • Software Publishers
  • Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
  • Television production studios
Graphic Designer

Their main job is to design or create graphics to meet particular requirements such as packaging, logos, displays, websites, publications etc. They work with sound, colors, artwork, and photography depending on the project needs.

They work in different areas such as:

  • Manufacturing, publishing, advertising, public relations, wholesale trade, government, aerospace, scientific research and development services.
  • They can also work independently as a Freelancer in an office or studio setting.
Cartoonist

Their profile includes developing characters, their moods and color patterns, dramatizing action, and creating background scenes. Cartoonists may draw characters and scenes manually, on the computer or a combination of both.

They work for:

  • Animation studios
  • Film and video studios
  • Cartoon making companies
  • Gaming companies
  • Print publications
Storyboard Artist

Storyboard artists draw storyboards for which requires animated features, films, television commercials and other ad campaigns, music videos, and video games. Their job is to create the storyboard after a script has been written and finalized. The storyboard presents the “action” in a series of scenes, which allows film makers, producers and advertisers to evaluate the project before beginning production. They are also utilized to provide direction during production. They draw scenes by both hands and on computers.

They work for:

  • Film or other production studios
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Music Companies
  • Producers, directors and film crew
Visual Development Artist

These artists design and develop the look and feel of feature films, animations, videos, and other different types of productions. They may also work in advertising, publishing, marketing, or public relations. In the animation industry, the artists imagine and advise ideas for how the animation should look like depending upon the story, characters, and action. Visual development artists also work with character emotions which will assist with the storytelling aspect of the animated production.

Visual development artists work with creative departments to create backgrounds, colors, lighting effects, environments for films, animated pieces and more. They use animation, illustration and design skills to make creative visuals that convey ideas about how they envision the look of the piece. They typically work in 2D or 3D and they use programs such as Photoshop and Maya.

Visual development artists work in animation industry, film and video production studios, game design and development companies, web design, graphic design and advertising and public relations firms. Visual development artists work in the rapidly growing mobile technology field as well.

Flash animators

They create animation for websites, videos, advertising media, games, education materials, and more. They synchronize with creative directors to ensure that the animation and design work in co-ordination with the technology which will help in making the finished product. They create animation for banners to websites. The software generally used by them are Adobe Flash, Adobe Creative Suite, Dreamweaver, 3D Max, and After Effects. They should have excellent design, art, and layout skills.

They work for:

  • educational publishing house,
  • advertising companies
  • motion picture and video industries,
  • Gaming Companies
  • Web design and graphic design firms
Effects Animator

They are responsible for adding natural or supernatural characters to animated films. They work with VFX professionals to determine how to resolve effects issues and develop the finished, final product. They also work with technical directors, designers, and art directors to create realistic effects.

They work for:

  • animation studios
  • film and video production studios
  • Advertisement agencies
  • Gaming companies
  • Web design firms
  • Graphic design firms

All the above mentioned profiles are very much in demand nowadays. But they all need professional training. To become one of them, one needs to pursue some professional courses which should be at par with Industry trends. An Institute which can take you to the path of success. ADMEC is offering various Animation and Multimedia courses like Multimedia Master Course, Animation Master Course, Online 3D Max Master Course, Cinema 4D. These courses stress more on practical training than theory based training. ADMEC’s goal is to make their students experts in whatever course they choose which can help them progress in their career.

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