Animation Director

Minimum Preferably 12th standard pass

Certified training for Animation Director (programme aligned to MES/Q1302 released by Media & Entertainment Skills Council)

Preferably minimum experience of 8 years in relevant field

The tasks an Animation Director is expected to perform include:

Recruiting and co-ordinating animation teams

Leading each team from the beginning to the end of any given project

Interpreting and communicating briefs to the animation teams

Reviewing all work produced by animators and assistants

Answering to the production department regarding schedule, budget and output

Ensuring that the creative desires and production requirements are met

Skilled in designing complex graphics and animation using computer equipment

Ability to track the process and progress of the project

Knowledge of light manipulation, colours, textures, shadows, transparency, motion graphics, etc.Ability to create 2D and 3D models, characters, simulations, multimedia presentations, technical illustrations, etc.Knowledge of the fundamentals and principles of animation and film making

Knowledge of story development, directing, cinematography, editing, storyboards, etc.Skilled in scripting, planning and creating animated narrative sequences

Knowledge of gadgets such as digital cameras, light pens, motion capture, etc.Knowledge of the latest developments in the field of animation

Training in Direction, 3D Animation Software, Fundamentals and Principles of Animation

Good communication skills

Creative bent of mind

Attention to detail

Imaginative thinking

It is not a desk job

Need to handle a team of animators and assistants

Local travelling is part of the job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option maybe available

Working hours

Working is 9 hours everyday for 6 days week

Overtime maybe required

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Yes

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act 1948 (section 87)

One may develop occupational hazards like body ache, joint pain, fatigue, stress, etc.

For a candidate with experience INR 52,000 to INR 75,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Animation Boom in Entertainment

According to a recent report by Nasscom, the Indian animation industry, with a market size valued at US$ 300 million, has come a long way in the last couple of years. The report further add on that India should easily cross US$ 869 by 2010, pushing the compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) to over 25% between 2006 and 2010.Currently the market is mainly driven by outsourced work, with about 60-70% of the revenues come from the West. However, that would not be the case for long say experts; the domestic market might soon take a bigger share in the growth.

The rising demand for animation personnel and related artists presents tremendous employment opportunities for many creative minds such as Animation Director in the industry.

Animation studios

Television production studios

Film production studios

Gaming companies

Advertising agencies

Major cities across India.