Animation

Animation Overview

In simple terms, Animation is the process of making the illusion of motion and change by rapidly displaying set of static images that minimally differ from each other. This technique can be used to bring characters to life and make it appear like they are in motion!

  • Traditionally, stop motion techniques have been used to create animation sequences. It involves photographing the subject one frame at a time and then displaying these images in rapid succession at high frames per second.
  • As an animator, you may make use of techniques like- 2D hand drawing, 2D Computer generated, 3D Computer generated, stop motion or model animation techniques to create animation sequences. The method depends on the specialization that you have (through training and courses).

One must possess a set of skills and qualities to thrive in this field. They are-

  • Good observational skills
  • Creativity
  • Drawing / sketching skills
  • Patience and Concentration
  • Ability to get into character
  • Communication skills (to interact with team)
  • Eye for detail
  • Computer and Software skills
  • Teamwork skills

Courses in India for Animation

1) BACHELOR’S DEGREE COURSES

Eligibility: Students who have passed 10+2 (any stream- Science, Commerce or Arts) from a recognized board are eligible to pursue this course. Minimum marks criteria may exist in case of some institutes (around 50% marks).

  • BA in Animation & Multimedia
  • B.Sc. in Animation & Multimedia
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts (Animation)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation, Graphics and Web Design
  • BA in Animation and CG Arts
  • BA in Animation and Graphic Design
  • BA in Digital Filmmaking and Animation
  • B.Sc. in Animation and VFX
  • B.Sc. in Animation and Gaming

2) DIPLOMA COURSES

Eligibility: Students who have passed 10+2 (any stream- Science, Commerce or Arts) from a recognized board are eligible to pursue this course. Minimum marks criteria may exist in case of some institutes (around 50% marks).

  • Diploma in 2D Animation
  • Diploma in 3D Animation
  • Diploma in Digital Animation
  • Diploma in CG Animation
  • Diploma in Animation and Filmmaking
  • Diploma in VFX
  • Diploma in Animation and VFX
  • Diploma in Animation, Video Editing and Post Production works

3) CERTIFICATE COURSES

Eligibility: Students who have passed 10th standard are eligible to pursue certificate courses.

  • Certificate in VFX
  • Certificate in 2D Animation
  • Certificate in 3D Animation
  • Certificate in Editing, Mixing and Post Production Works
  • Certificate in CG Arts

TOP COLLEGES FOR ANIMATION:

RankName of the Institute
1Arena Multimedia
2Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematic (MAAC)
3Zee Institute of Creative Arts (ZICA)
4Global School of Animation
5Whistling Woods International Institute
6Tekno Point Multimedia
7Picasso Animation College
8Apeejay Institute of Design
9Toonz Webel Academy (TWA)
10Massco Media

An animation is a process of making the illusion of motion and the illusion of change through the rapid succession of sequential images that minimally differ from each other. The illusion—as in motion pictures in general—is thought to rely on the phi phenomenon and beta movement, but the exact causes are still unclear. Animation methods include traditional animation and methods that use stop motion animation of two and three-dimensional objects, paper cutouts, puppets, and clay figures. Images display in a rapid succession, usually 24, 25, 30, or 60 frames per second. Computer animation processes generating animated images with the general term computer-generated imagery (CGI). The 3d animation uses computer graphics, while the 2D animation is used for stylistic, low bandwidth and faster real-time renderings.

Animators are artists who specialize in the creation of animation. Animation can be recorded with either analog media, a flip book, motion picture film, videotape, digital media, including formats with the animated GIF, Flash animation, and digital video. To display animation, a digital camera, computer, or projector are used along with new technologies that are produced

Here are some kind of animations:

Traditional animation

  • FULL ANIMATION
  • LIMITED ANIMATION
  • ROTOSCOPING
  • LIVE-ACTION/ANIMATION

Stop motion animation

Computer animation

  • 2D ANIMATION
  • 3D ANIMATION

Mechanical animation

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