Announcing admissions in 2018 Session for Vfx Prime Program offered by Arena Animation.
Announcing admissions in 2018 Session for Vfx Prime Program offered by Arena Animation.
Congratulations to following students for their selection in Maya Digital Studio in Animation/ SF Department-
एरीना गीता भवन, इंदौर के लिए गौरव का क्षण हें कि हमारे एलुम्नी संजय देव ने अजय देवगन के स्टूडियो एनवायवीएफ़एक्सवाला में कार्य करते हुए हाल ही में सुपरहिट फिल्म बाहुबली-2 के वीएफ़एक्स क्रेडिट्स में अपना नाम दर्ज कराया हें । ज्ञातव्य हें कि बाहुबली-1 में भी एरीना गीता भवन के एलुम्नी श्री सागर जड़े ने उनके वीएफ़एक्स स्टूडियो पॉड-8 द्वारा क्रेडिट्स हांसिल किए थे। आगामी फिल्मों ट्यूबलाइट व २.० में भी केंद्र के एलुम्नी श्री बलजीत सिंह और अर्पित सोनी के मुख्य क्रेडिट्स हें ।
एरीना गीता भवन, इंदौर के 200 से अधिक पूर्व छात्र हॉलीवुड और बॉलीवुड फिल्म उद्योग की अधिकांश सुपरहिट फिल्मों के स्पेशल इफ़्फ़ेक्ट्स में संलग्न हें। वीएफ़एक्स स्टूडियो में कार्यरत इन छात्रो के क्रेडिट्स कई महत्वपूर्ण फिल्मों में देखे जा सकते हें-
Unlike you and me, Buzz Lightyear wasn’t born in a day. In fact, the charismatic space cadet from Toy Story cherished by children everywhere was intricately designed on a computer screen by an army of animators. That adored astronaut is actually just a series of still images manipulated to create the illusion of movement.
And it’s not just children’s movies either. Animators play integral, behind-the-scenes roles in action-packed blockbusters like Transformers, high-octane video games like Halo, trendy television commercials and much more. How would you like to be a part of such exciting projects on a daily basis?
In such a specialized and competitive field, it’s important to be sure you’ve got the chops to succeed before investing your time and energy into pursuing a career in animation. To help get you up to speed with the industry, we compiled some need-to-know animation information for you.
Animators, also known as multimedia artists, create special effects, animation or other visual images using computers or other electronic tools for products or creations, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).
As you know, animators help create television shows, movies and video games. But besides the obvious, there are many lesser-known instances where animation is used. “I grew up thinking that animators all worked for a movie studio or cartoon show studios, and it is simply not the case,” says Jordyn Bowers, 3D Animator for InventHelp.
“Animators are everywhere.”
“Animators are everywhere,” Bowers explains. “Animators do commercials, motion graphics, special effects, advertisements on the internet, medical explanations, recreating crime scenes for forensics … there are too many to list!”
One of Bowers’ roles is to create videos of 3D renderings and computer-generated animation to illustrate the main function of an invention idea. These Virtual Invention Presentations give viewers a better understanding of how an invention would work.
Some other unique examples of animation jobs include designing animated graphics for websites, producing simulations for military practices and creating virtual tours of building architecture or model homes. Put simply, animators do a lot more than just create cartoons.
If you’re considering pursuing a career in animation, the next step is to determine if you have the innate qualities that lend themselves well to the profession. Knowing this information ahead of time will help you avoid wasting time and effort if it’s not the right fit for you.
“Animation is no easy task,” Bowers says. “It is tedious and a longer process than generally perceived.” She emphasizes that animation is a mixture of art and science. In order to thrive, you must have an artistic eye but also enjoy breaking things down to see how they work. “Animation is often the combination of understanding mechanics and making them artful,” she adds.
For example, a non-animator might not notice the stranger in line ahead of them at a coffee shop. But a true animator sees details and might analyze that individual—from their posture and facial expressions to the way they walk and talk.
Another key to success is having the patience and creativity to plan your projects well. “The layout is the piece of work where I find myself thinking creatively the most,” Bowers says, adding that the pacing of an animation can determine whether it will feel pleasing or cringe-worthy. “This all depends on the amount of planning involved beforehand,” she explains. “I enjoy placing the puzzle pieces together in the order that will best represent the product.”
Additionally, animators should possess an observant eye, as well as the willingness to continually improve the way they observe form and space. “The traditional methods of animation in the education process are extremely important,” Bowers says. “Animators have to have a great understanding of a form in 3D space, whether it be transferring that manually or digitally.”
Perhaps you’ve discovered you possess the natural characteristics needed to succeed in an animation career. But you’re not quite in the clear yet. Those qualities are useless if they aren’t accompanied by the requisite technical skills for animation.
In order to give life to their creative ideas, animators must utilize both the artistic right and analytical left side of their brains. You’ll need to possess the perfect combination of practical skills and software savvy to flourish in this field.
Skill in animation itself is a must. “3D animation skills are very key to animation at the moment,” Bowers says. “Becoming skilled in programs such as 3DS Max and Maya are important to furthering yourself in the field.”
We used real-time job analysis software to examine nearly 8,000 animator job postings from the past year.* The data revealed the top 10 skills employers are seeking in candidates.
Here’s what we found:
Don’t be intimidated by the list above. Many of these skills are covered in the curriculum of an animation program.
Bringing dynamic images to life is an exciting job, but a career in animation isn’t exactly a walk in the park. Many animators work long hours, including nights and weekends, to adhere to strict deadlines. But if you’re passionate about animation and determined to succeed, the high-pressure, fast-paced environment shouldn’t faze you one bit.
If you’re ready to take the next step, visit our animation and motion graphics degree page to learn how we can help prepare you for success in the field.
If you’re still not sure this is the right path for you, check out our article “6 Signs You Should Be Working in Animation.”
*Burning-Glass.com (analysis of 7,959 animator job postings, February 01, 2016–January 31, 2017).
Deciding what career field to pursue can be both challenging and exciting. A lot of time, effort and money go into acquiring the skills and training needed to launch a new career. Before making the commitment, it’s helpful to know you’re pursuing a profession that suits your personality and natural characteristics.
There are certain qualities that lend themselves well to working in animation. The industry is both creative and technical, so it requires a unique blend of abilities. There is no one-size-fits-all description of a perfect animator, but there are definitely some common characteristics that many share.
We enlisted a few animation pros to help us identify some inherent qualities that may suggest you’re destined to be an animator.
Maybe you were the kid who doodled elaborate pictures and stories on the side of your math homework. Or perhaps you envisioned castles and fortresses when observing the fort you built out of blankets and cushions. Whatever it looked like, imagination is incredibly important when working in animation.
“[Your imagination] is your playground,” says Aelee Vang, motion designer at Collegis Education.* “It’s where your ideas come from, where stories are weaved and characters are born.” He believes this is what differentiates average animators from great ones. Your imagination helps your personality shine through in your work.
Patience is an art we all strive for, but it seems to come naturally for certain people. The ability to tolerate waiting, listening and focusing for long periods of time is valuable when working in animation. The overall process of creating a series of images that moves seamlessly takes a lot longer than most could even fathom.
Vang explains that a full-feature, traditional animation running 90 minutes would equate to about 129,600 frames you would need to draw out individually! “You can imagine the time needed finish something of this scale,” he says.
While you may be intimidated by the idea of that much careful, technical work, most animators find it rewarding to see what they spent hours drawing come to life.
Does your idea of an ideal Friday night include staying at home with a good book or going out to a crowded concert? If you enjoy a little bit of both, you’re in luck! Most animation projects will require some blend of working in a group and flying solo.
“People think of animators as these desk junkies who draw constantly and never need to come into contact with other humans,” says Alexander Ruggie, former production assistant on The Cleveland Show. He says this is a false assumption.
Ruggie explains that animators are consistently working with others – from the directors and editors to the writers and sound designers. At the same time, you’ll frequently be expected to work in isolation to execute certain tasks. So if you find yourself in the middle of the extrovert-introvert scale, this might be the career for you!
The world animation is constantly evolving. New techniques and software are being introduced each year, so animators must be willing and able to grow and adapt with the landscape.
“There are now applications for animation beyond standard entertainment,” says Anthony Sims, senior instructor for the Rasmussen College School of Design. “This will only continue to be the case as the future continues to bring new concepts for how we interact with media and the world around us.”
Animation is used in a variety of ways, which means animators are needed in several fields. More and more industries are discovering the power of animation and incorporating it in new, innovative ways. So if you’re always up for a challenge and eager to learn new things, the fast-paced nature of the animation industry won’t faze you one bit.
“We live in an era where even a bus stop can have an animated poster, so who knows what the future will bring,” Sims adds.
You’re notorious for noticing the smallest slip-ups in movie scenes and you can easily determine if a video is real or fabricated. Though it may irritate your friends and family, this quality is critical in animation.
“Animation doesn’t have to be realistic; it just has to be believable,” Vang says. The angle of an elbow or the bat of an eyelash can make all of the difference in bringing a lifeless drawing into motion. This meticulousness is monumental for anyone hoping to become an animator.
“Motion shouldn’t be boring,” Sims says. “An animator’s enemy is the mundane.”
If you’ve always had a knack for making things bigger and better, working in animation may bode well for you. Sims says animators must make movement interesting and impactful by exaggerating aspects of the animated movement.
“You need to know just the right movements to enhance to make something move in a way that is appealing to the eye,” Sims adds.