Minimum Preferably 10th standard pass and above
Certified training for Animator (programme aligned to MES/Q0701 released by Media & Entertainment Skills Council)
Preferably minimum experience of 1-3 years for an Animator
The tasks an Animator is expected to perform include:
Generating creative concepts and ideas for production
Researching and suggesting tools for production
Evaluating timelines for production in accordance with the production schedule or supervisor
Producing a sequence of 2D/3D images
Knowledge of the fundamentals and principles of animation
Well-versed with posing and character emotion
Knowledge of basic rules of animation including squash and stretch, anticipation, staging, straight action, post-to-pose, overlapping action, etc.Proficient in life drawing including human anatomy, timing, appeal and secondary action
Knowledge of intellectual property rights to ensure that the end-product, elements, artwork, etc. created is unique and does not infringe upon the rights of other products
Knowledge of new media technology including what is good for the web, mobile, tablets
Well-versed with CPM (Critical Path Method) and PERT (Program Evaluation and Review Technique)Proficient in configuration management
Training in study of fundamentals & principles of animation, 2D/3D software tools, Fine Arts and Animation foundation course covering body mechanics, advance acting skills, etc. is preferable
Excellent communication skills
Pressure handling skills
Good drawing skills
Problem solving skills
Creative bent of mind
It is a desk job
Need not handle a team
Local travelling is not a part of this job role
Part-time work and contractual jobs are available
Work from home option is available
Working hours are 8/9 hours everyday for 6 days a week. This may vary from company to company
Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible
Shift system maybe applicable
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe
This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act 1948 (section 87)
Health risks include exposure to computer screen for long hours, sleep deprivation, etc.
Occupational hazards include fatigue, body ache, stress, strain on eyes, etc.
For freshers - INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 per month For candidates with 2-3 years of experience or more - INR 25,000 to INR 30,000 per month(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
Overview of Media & Entertainment Sector in India
The Media and Entertainment industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the country. The animation segment in India is in its early growth stage and is poised for growth in the future. The segment is currently a small contributor to the size of the Indian M&E sector and currently accounts for only about 3% of the size of the sector.
The entertainment animation section contributes to around 70% to the total animation industry. TV animation, the largest user of animation in India, is considered to be the most basic form of animation from which most of the companies start and evolve to other forms like VFX and fully animated movies.
Animation is a fairly recent concept in Indian cinema. Some of the Indian animated movie makers have collaborated with DreamWorks, Walt Disney, and Pixar Animation. Apart from pure 2D or 3D animated movies, application of animation in films is also increasing.
The current employment across Media & Entertainment sector is estimated to be over 1 million persons (in terms of direct employment only). The Private Final Consumption Expenditure (PFCE) on Entertainment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13% to 14% between 2008 and 2022. This means that in the future, there is going to be a continuous and increasing demand for this job role. All these factors put together are only going to increase the job opportunities for an Animator across towns and cities in India.
Animation and VFX studios across India
Creative agencies across India
Gaming companies across India
Media companies across India
Cities across India
Will be updated
Aptech Computer Education
National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay
The Whistling Woods International Institute for Film, Television & Media Arts, Mumbai