Your Overall Guide to Animation Career: Do’s and Don’ts

Animation is one great career option as of today. It is one of the most demanding options for most youngsters because it has everything that a young and aspiring professional dreams of. It holds money, fame and also glamour, but the question is, if this career option is right for you.

It is always advised not to follow anything blindly just because of catchy ads on TV or by mere suggestions from your friends. Before taking any career advice from others or picking any option, make sure to give it a good thought and note down all those things that interest you and things that don’t as it will give you a better idea on what you can do better.

How to Be an Animator?

Do a thorough research about the schools, colleges or the animation institutes and also check available online animation courses and analyze them all on their faculty, curriculum, students, their teachers and also on the type of work they perform along with the placement assistance they offer. Also learn about the job placement rate of that animation institute and college for better judgment.

Specify your personal and also professional goals and figure out what kind of work will give you utmost satisfaction. And if you feel that animation is the most suited career option for you then you can opt for it by working in fields like-

  • Broadcast or Film Industry
  • Electronic Entertainment and
  • Professional Visualizations

In detail, some of the options can be-

  • Character Animator
  • 3D Animator
  • Lighting Artist
  • 3D Modelers
  • Animation Director
  • Story Board Artist
  • Character Designer
  • CG Supervisor
  • Concept Artist
  • Creative Director
  • Effects Director
  • Environment Designer
  • VFX Artist
  • Shading TD
  • Game Programmer
  • Video Game Engineer
  • Game Artist
  • Visual Effect Artist

But, here the important factor is that you can decide what exactly you want to do and the most suitable career option for you. You can either go for it or not. If art is something that interests you and you love doing it or even if artist’s work inspires then animation can certainly be something you must follow. But, on the other hand, if you are not an art lover and art doesn’t inspire you, then it is better to keep this aside and look for something else as a career.

Finally if you have decided and made your mind to pick animation as a career then make a detailed plan for your specialization, research institutes and schools to find the best match for your needs and dreams.  

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