Career in Animation

The animation industry in India is expected to grow at a pace faster than the IT industries! Animation as a career option is a field where you can fulfill your dream of “enjoy-as-you-work”, feel satisfied at the end of your day and get praise from your clients as well.
A career in animation is one of the most-sought-after career options these days. And why not? With high salaries, career growth and an opportunity to showcase your creativity, a career in animation could be the right choice for today’s youth. With movies like Baahubali, Kung  Fu Panda, Ice Age and others being a rage among children and adults alike, the prospects of animation industry look bright.
A job in animation can be defined as the art of bringing life to a character or an object. A blend of entertainment industry and technology, it is concerned with the design, drawing, layout, and production of graphically rich and attractive multimedia clips.

Types of jobs you get:
2 D Animator
3 D Animator
Key Frame Animator
Image Editor
Modeller
Character Animator
Texture Artist
Layout Artist
Lighting Artist
Story Board Artist
Background Artist
Clean Up Artist
Rigging Artist
Rendering Artist
Digital Ink and Paint Artist

Skills required:
You need sketching skills and a passion for animation.Computer literacy and familiarity with the graphics software.Creativity and imagination. For a better job, a degree or diploma in animation helps.

Pay:
Animation is a dazzling career option. After finishing the in-house training with leading animation production studio, one can work as a junior animator with a salary ranging between Rs.12000 to Rs.18000. As an animator gains expertise and experience, he/she can surely look forward to promotions and salary anywhere between Rs. 25,000 to Rs.40, 000. Those who start own business houses can exploit the opportunities hidden in animation industry up to maximum extent. It’s one of the goldmine fields to explore.

It is rightly said that animation is a career where one can literally ‘draw’ one’s salary.