How Animation and VFX Effects Have Changed the Course of Today’s Movies, Its Scope as A Career?

February 24, 2020 6:14 am

If you love cinema and have a passion for creation with a zeal to learn, then an interesting world of VFX is waiting for you.

A universe that offers you an opportunity to create your own universe (marvel or DC, you choose). The animation industry is growing at a fast pace and India has a fair share of contribution in this growth.

Starting from beingn just a post-production visual effect sweatshop for big budget movies like “life of Pi” and “The Golden Compass” India has grown in talent and experience by producing marvelous homeland movies such as the “Bahubali” in Hyderabad (Fondly known as the Tollywood)

Big shot production houses like Netflix are eager to partner with studios in India to produce content in the regional languages for the kids as well as the youths, reported The Economics Times long back in 2017.

The Economic Statistics

According to the KPMG India-FICCI Indian Media and Entertainment Industry Report 2017, the Indian animation and VFX industry grew at 16.4 per cent in 2016 to reach a size of INR 59.5 billion, driven majorly by a 31 per cent growth in VFX, with animation remaining steady at a growth rate of 9 percent.

Scope in India

With the growing appreciation for fresh talent and quality content the VFX industry in India is growing tremendously. The in-house productions such as, ‘Sultan’, ‘Fan’, ‘M.S Dhoni: The untold Story’, ‘Shivaay’, ‘Mohenjo Daro’ and many more stands as strong evidence to this statement.

The YouTube trailer release of the movie ‘Bahubali’ reaped a mind-blowing viewing of more than 60 lakhs and 35000 likes for a jaw dropping two-minutes clip showing lush landscapes of mountains, waterfalls, temples and the palace’s battlefield, all possible by the efforts of 17 VFX studios and 600 artists.

Future Prospects

National as well as international production houses and studios are taking notice of the talent of VFX artists. Big studios have opened their doors for local VFX Production studios to team up for large projects with an intention of introducing new talent as well as a measure for cost cutting.

Career as an VFX Artist and Animator

There are a lot of career options as an VFX artist or animator. The Creative Mentor’ Institute provides various diploma level as well as bachelor’s degree and professional level courses in the field of animation and visual effects.

The field of animation and visual effect holds a lot of potential for those who hold a passion for creation and a vivid imagination.

VFX and animation course have very simple entry criteria –

  • Minimum Passed out from High-School (or)
  • 18-years of age group.
  • Good overall & written skills in English

Here are a few job roles that are available in the market for VFX artists:

  • layout Artist
  • Compositing artist
  • Lighting Artist
  • Rendering Effects
  • Roto Artist
  • Matte Painter
  • Match Mover Artist

Make a successful career in the VFX and Animation industry under the guidance of expert mentors and industry veteran. Enroll today at the Creative Mentor institute and excel in your career.