Animation is the rapid display of a sequence of images to create an illusion of movement.
The art of animation started with the cavemen who used to draw pictures on the rock surfaces. An integral component of multimedia, Animation is the rapid display of a sequence of images to create an illusion of movement. The most common method of presenting animation is as a motion picture or video program. Thus, it would not be incorrect to define Animation as the art of breathing life to a character.
The art of animation, a creative field dominated by the West, now has India amongst one of its most serious contenders. In the booming market of cartoons and animations, one can easily take home a handsome pay packet after having completed a course in Animation. Some of the positions for which an animator can seek employment are content developer, story board artist, character animator and scanner operator. Animators can even find jobs at print media and publishing firms. Freelance work is another option for animators, particularly those specializing in web animation.
Where to study?
National School of Media, Chandigarh
Arena Animation (Mumbai, Goa)
Zee Institute of Creative Arts, Mumbai
Apeejay Institute of Design, New Delhi
Frameboxx Animation and Visual Effects, New Delhi
School of Art and ANimation, New Delhi
National Institute of Design, Ahemdabad