Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Jobs for Animation

How to get  Animation Jobs ?
  1.   Don't wait untill you have the optimum package and hardware. Start NOW! 
  2.   Learn the 3D concepts; you can use them anywhere, no matter which software or hardware you use.
  3.    Learn how to use models or buy models or use free and sample models from the web, if modelmaking is not your strength and forte.
Learn the principles of Animation


If you are unable to get a job , even after doing 3D right away itself  then , try doing some pro-bono projects or any other projects that specifically interests  you . If you like Science Fiction then ,  build and animate some spaceships , robots , etc... If you prefer comedy  , then do a take off on Monty Python's Silly Walks routinely , by using a robot or some other models . Just keep creating.

Create an animation reel 

You can create an animation reel ,  which should  not take longer than 5 minutes at its maximum . You can keep it  as short as 30 seconds or as long as you want . Put it on VHS at least ,  since it is the most common viewing machine . Put it on Beta SP video , as well . This is the most professional tape stock and you can get better quality images than you do with just VHS .
Here is the secret to get A JOB ! When you create your samples on your reel  , spend a  little time on creating beautiful scenes or rather spend time on walking cycles or other animation routines , to show that  you have the concepts of animation ready . If modeling is your forte , then you  show plenty of models. You can add music and sound effects to support and complete your animations . These things can help you in the timing . However , most  people who review 3D works ,  say they have turned the volume down while watching the reels . They want to concentrate on the modeling. Yet , music can make a world of difference if you are trying these animation reels  for festivals and contests . 

Team work !

Look for people  who can support and encourage your skills . If you are good at animation , find someone who is good at music and sound effects , or at digital imaging and painting . Build a few virtual teams , that will offer fuller services and  help you learn more .

Look at what others have done

Many companies either put videos or cd-roms or both , that have examples of things , done by artists using their products. Observe what they've done. Try to emulate them. Also, go through magazines that cover your area of interests . Read constantly to keep yourself updated and to be abreast with what's new in your field . You won't be able to understand everything at first ; just let it be , you'll soon  start to pick up more and more of the concepts.

Requirements for  Animation Jobs :

 1 . Broadcast Designing

 2 . Game Designing

 3 . CD-ROM Designing

 4 .Web Designing

5 . Simulation Designing

6 . Film Effects, Characters & Props designing

7 . Television Effects, Characters & Props designing

8 . Location-based entertainment ( for instance ; Spiderman Ride in Florida, or The Race for Atlantis Ride in Las Vegas ,  etc... )

Animation Job Titles
  1.   Modeller
  2.   Animator
  3.    Painter
  4.  Technical Director
  5.   and many more