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In-demand Jobs to prepare for in 2018

As we reach the half way mark of 2018, let’s take a look at the careers which have already gained popularity this year and are only set to become more popular in the coming years.   3D Animator Animated content was once exclusively for children. Today, adults too are interested in animated movies and TV shows. That is why the production studios are making more and more of them.  So, it is not surprising that there is a great demand for 3D animators whose job is to model, texture, rig and animate characters and create the environment in the animation movies, using various software. Animation is now a mainstream career and there are a lot of career courses that one can opt for if they wish to be a 3D animator.     VFX Artist There’s no escaping VFX today. Whether it is feature films, ads, educational videos or music

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Top Animation Studios that Everyone Want to be a Part Of

By 2020, the Animation & VFX industry in India will be worth ₹11360 crores*. Its growth curve is only set to rise with a number of factors going in its favour such as more number of hours being dedicated to animated programmes by television channels and easy availability of animated content using online streaming platforms. So, if you are thinking of making this your livelihood, it’s the right time to do so. Here’s a lowdown on the animation studios which will look very good on your resume. Pixar Is it any wonder that Pixar tops this list?  Luxo Jr. which became the first 3D animated film to receive an Oscar nomination was made under the Pixar umbrella. The hugely popular Toy Story, the world’s first animated feature film, truly established its credentials like no other film had done before it followed by movies like Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, Inside Out, and

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6 Unconventional Career Paths for Graphic Designers

Graphic designers use the visual medium to create concepts which are meant to inform or entertain, either with the help of computer software or hand drawn graphics. After completing a course in graphic designing, media & entertainment industry becomes an obvious choice for most. However, a graphic designer’s skills are in-demand in a range of industries. Here are a few offbeat careers paths for graphic designers.   1. Medical Illustrator Medical illustrators create graphic images for professionals in the medical industry who are involved in patient care, teaching, education and research. Your work may include anything from creating presentations & illustrations of treatment procedures for use in lectures or medical conferences to designing marketing materials for hospital trusts’.     2. Drafter The structures that we live and work in are brought to fruition by drafters using CAD (computer-aided design). Engineers and architects come up with designs but it is

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Game On! 3 In-Demand Careers for Gaming Enthusiasts

Published on May 14, 2018, by in Gaming.

About fifteen years ago, if a youngster setting out afresh on a career path ventured to select gaming as a means of livelihood, he or she would have been told to think again. But with India becoming one of the top five countries in mobile gaming, the scenario has changed drastically. Unlike the popular belief, gaming isn’t child’s play. Here are three in-demand careers in the gaming industry and the skills that you need to get those jobs. Game Designer A Game Designer is the heart of the game. The job profile involves conceiving the game and how it will play. This includes the narrative, setting, characters, props and the interface design. So, if this is where you are headed, first take stock of your creative abilities, including visual designing and drawing skills. To become a Game Designer, you must learn 2D and 3D software such as Photoshop, 3ds Max,

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The biggest movies to watch in 2018!

Published on May 10, 2018, by in Filmmaking.

2018 brings a stellar line up of movies, some with visual effects beyond imagination. Confused about what to watch and what to skip? We have created a list of five must-watch movies of 2018. Our selection includes everything from superhero flicks to ‘wizadventures’. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Eddie Redmayne reprises his role as the magi zoologist Newt Scamander, who under the guidance of his former teacher Albus Dumbledore (played by Jude Law) dares to take on the might of the devious Gridelwald who has escaped from prison to carry out his plan of ruling over non-magical beings. If the world created inside Scamander’s suitcase in the first part was anything to go by, you can expect to enter a fantastic world again in this movie. Black Panther “You are a good man, with a good heart. And it is difficult for a good man to be king”. When

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Trends in Digital Gaming

Published on December 24, 2012, by in Gaming.

Digital Gaming is transforming at a tremendous pace. It is difficult for developers to come up with fixed formulae of success. Games are being developed for various digital spaces (online, mobile, consoles, tablets), opening multi-dimensional opportunities for developers. Research firm Ovum predicts that the digital gaming market, which comprises of online games played on the PC, console, or Smartphone, will double over the next five years to $53 billion. Statistics from Entertainment Software Association (Fig. 1) show the popularity of the gaming genres irrespective of the platform. Fig.1   Popular Trends in Gaming The gaming industry is popularly divided between two business models. 1) Free-to-Play Free-to-play (F2P) are games available free of cost for download/play on social media or mobile. The model was introduced in the form of multiplayer online games and helped to fight piracy. F2P further branched out to the Freemium model. Freemium model allows the player to avail and

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Portfolio Management: How to develop your portfolio?

This article is aimed towards beginners but existing professionals can find these tips useful too. Showreel has been a topic of discussion for a long time. People struggle to put their work together for that presentation, which will help them to get an interview call. I look at an interview process as the result of Preparation, Compilation and Presentation. Preparation When it comes to preparation, the prospective employee must be thoroughly prepared. Pitching in studios with a common showreel is not a good idea; the showreel must be studio specific;. A few things that you should find out about a studio before compiling your Final works: What is their portfolio? What they are looking for? How do they expect to see the work (which format)? If possible, a reference in the studio. Most of this information is already available on a studio’s website. Compilation Compilation is all about the selection.

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Hand held gaming devices

Published on September 10, 2012, by in Gaming.

Gaming is not only restricted to children these days but has covered wider spectrum of audience. Games are available on Consoles, phones, personal computers, internet and even on TV. In my previous articles, I had discussed about the various types of games that make up this industry. In this post, I will be discussing hand held gaming devices. Category Currently, hand held games can be put into two categories – touch based and Handheld console games. Touch based games (casual games) Touch based games are casual in nature & targeted at casual gamers. These games have very little learning curve and can be mastered by anyone in a very short period of time. Such games are specifically designed for smart phones and tablets and provide entertainment on the go. Touch-based games have comparatively lighter graphics with rich and attractive color art, short storyline, quicker feedback & overall engaging game play.

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Consoles Gaming

Published on July 15, 2012, by in Gaming.

Ask any gamer about his/her best memory & surely they’ll recount the experience of  plugging in that Xbox or PS3 and spending hours racing cars or fighting wars or saving the earth and so on. Console based games are the original gamers’ toys and they have laid the foundation of the gaming industry. Consoles are dedicated hardware devices manufactured to play interactive media content (games). Play station, Xbox, Nintendo Ds and Play station portable are some examples of popular gaming consoles. Consoles were the first to establish the video gaming industry as a serious business. Console games are particularly considered for hardcore gamers as the console is an expensive powerful machine designed to handle complex graphics and gameplay. Games for consoles require a definite learning curve to get hands on before anyone can actually start enjoying the game experience. This learning curve is sometimes annoying for casual gamers who want

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Mobile Gaming

Published on July 3, 2012, by in Gaming.

Stuck in a traffic jam or waiting in a queue or simply bored? Now, you can play your favourite Angry Birds, FarmVille or Words with Friends anywhere, anytime, thanks to the mobile gaming revolution. Mobile gaming is a craze that has revolutionized the hand held gaming experience on the go. The increased penetration of smartphones like Android devices & the iPhone, etc have made it much easier to download &play these games. Also, they provide a rich, realistic experience similar to computer based or console gaming, thanks to new & improved technology. A study by International Data Corporation, an analyst firm predicts the revenues from dedicated handhelds, mobiles, and tablets to cross $20 billion by 2015.   The leading companies that have dominated the mobile gaming space so far are Glu mobile, Rovio, EA Mobile, cap com, Gameloft, DeNA, and GREE.   Top 5 mobile games 2011   Zynga’s acquisition

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