Animation, Gaming, VFX & Web Designing are not only very exciting fields to work in; they are also sectors of the economy that are growing very quickly, creating great career opportunities for trained & talented people. The industry has seen tremendous growth in the past and is now becoming mainstream in film entertainment, television and the Internet.
The animation industry in India will grow at 22 percent every year, according to the latest report by NASSCOM*.
Many big studios and companies like Walt Disney, Sony Pictures & Turner Entertainment which make animated films, TV ads & computer games, are off-shoring animation content to India.
Today, many Indian animation studios & production houses are packed with work, be it outsourced from abroad or in-house projects for the market in India. Most of them are even working on multiple co-productions simultaneously. Hence, the Indian animation industry is certainly facing a talent crunch. Trained & talented people are required to fill these job vacancies.
Why animation in India?
India is rapidly growing as a major animation outsourcing hub with growth rates of 30 percent per year! The gap between demand and supply is huge as the industry requires more than 30,000 professionals right now.
Indian studios are increasingly being noted for their work in post-production and 3D content development. This surge in demand has created high-paying jobs for many digital artists and other technical specialists.
PWC, an international business consulting service provider, predicts, “Animation, gaming and VFX industry will continue to maintain its growth pace and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 21.4% to INR 82.6 billion in 2015 from its current size of INR 31.3 billion.”
The spread and popularity of animated content has crossed all barriers. Careers in animation are predicted to experience explosive growth for many years, and well-trained professionals are always in demand. This is the best time to enter this industry!
Animation has taken the gaming industry by storm, with a number of Indian companies tying up with international firms to produce and market several PC/ mobile games based on the latest superhit Hindi movies.
Job skills required in the animation field can be clubbed under two broad categories:
- Technical skills
- Soft skills
Drawing skills, design & layout, observation of live characters, animation techniques & training on relevant software, understanding cartoons & caricatures, creating different moods and feelings in characters - are skills that can be acquired through a formal animation training program from an institute of repute.
*Nasscom is the premier organization that represents the Indian software industry.