Expert Talk : 3D, VFX courses hot in animation now

Expert Talk : 3D, VFX courses hot  in animation now

Says Shajan Samuel, Vice-President of APTECHA Yuvraj Akula A Five years from now, what...

Says Shajan Samuel, Vice-President of APTECHA

Yuvraj Akula



Five years from now, what will be the future of animation industry in India? In five years, India will be the hotspot for the animation industry. A lot of work is in progress in India. If you look at the making of the movies like Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, and Life of Pi - all these movies are made in cities like Hyderabad and Bengaluru.

Many animation companies are outsourcing work to India. For instance, 40 per cent of the production part of 'Guardian' and 'Life of Pi' which won Oscar Award were outsourced to India. Green Gold Animation, Hyderabad, which produced Chhota Bheem animated movie for Pogo TV created a buzz among children. Presently a lot of work is being done in Hyderabad, Pune, Bengaluru and Mumbai. In coming days, these centres will be a hub for animated movies.

What kind of job opportunities can students expect in animation industry in the near future? Opportunities come to students who are extremely talented and skilled in the work. After successfully completing the course in animation, one can work as a Paint artist, Roto artist, Modeling texturing & Lighting, Story Modeling, Production Coordinators, FX artist and list goes on. There are ample opportunities in this industry. A beginner can easily earn Rs 10,000 per month and get paid double, triple as their experience increases.

Long term or short term, what kind course should one opt for? Long term courses are best as one learns all the facets involved in animation. In short terms courses, there is nothing much to learn about. One should go with the comprehensive curriculum where one learns from low end phase to high end phase.

ani3What kind of courses does APTECH offer to students? We offer 24 programmes which covers all the facets like 3D Animation, VFX, Multimedia, Graphic & Web Designing, Gaming. We also give training in software like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Autodesk 3dsmax, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Mudbox, Eyeon Fusion, Apple Final Cut Pro, Autodesk Match mover.

What is the hottest animation course currently? A course in 3D animation is the hot pick for students. Nowadays no movie is made without visual effects, so a course in Visual Effects is also a good pick.

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