Paint Artist

Rotoscope Artist

Minimum High School

Previous relevant work experience

The tasks a Roto Artist is expected to perform include:

Understanding requirements for post-production

Planning the process for post-production

Breaking down content into individual frames or elements and modify according to requirement

Preparing and finalising effort estimates and work plan in accordance to requirements

Knowledge about post-production techniques that would apply to the current production

Proficiency in handling the relevant equipment and software required

Ability to translate script requirements and post-production objectives into a schedule that could cover the workflow, key activities, deliverables and timelines

Knowledge of the implications of each activity on time, materials, equipment, manpower and budget

Knowledge about the impact of each activity on the entire process workflow (Supervisor)

Ability to estimate the cost and time it would take to keeping in mind the intended visual style

Well versed with domestic and International post-production best practices prevalent in the industry

Knowledge of applicable copyright norms and intellectual property rights

Knowledge of applicable health and safety guidelines

Rotoscopy software including Flame, Silhouette, Nuke, After Effects etc.

Good understanding of film-making

Competent in drawing skills

Illustration skills

Good working knowledge of Rotoscopy software

Communication skills


Time management skills

Good eye for detail

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Travelling maybe a part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Media and Entertainment companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company Shift system maybe available

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

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

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous One may develop occupational hazards like vision issues, body ache, joint pain, fatigue, stress, etc.

For candidates with up to 2 years of experience - INR8 ,000 to INR 9,000 per month

For candidates with 2 to 5 years of experience -INR 20,000 to INR 30,000 per month

For candidates with over 5 years of experience -INR 35,000 to INR 40,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Film and Television Sector in India

The Media and Entertainment industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the country. The television segment in India accounts for over 40% of the revenues. It also contributes to above 35% of the revenues to the Indian advertising industry. The film industry, on the other hand, has seen a tremendous growth and has become a brand name in the recent years. This has helped it to enter the international market.

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.

Job Prospects in Animation Sector in India

Job prospects for Animators are rising at a very fast pace thanks to the boom in the entertainment and gaming industry. Animation with time has got a good hold over movies, television and advertising industries due to the excessive use of special effects. Full length animation movies are in great demand. A single animation film requires as many as 500 animators, which means huge employment opportunities. Animation is one of the concrete, lucrative and demanding career options which serves both entertainment and education (e-learning) industries alike.

Media and entertainment companies, colleges and institutes across India


All across India

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