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Post-Production & Animation Specialization
This semester concentrates on post-production process in animation & allows students to effectively use the knowledge gained in the earlier semesters to develop a professional Show-reel with specialization in 3D Character Animation.
• 3D dynamics – hair, fur & cloth
• Concepts of visual effects
• Introduction to Motion Capture for animation
• Post-production for animation
• Show-reel development – 3D Character Animation
• MAYA Unlimited 2009
• Motion Builder 7.5
• Adobe Premier Pro CS4 & Combustion/ Final Cut Pro
2D Classical Animation production
In this semester, students apply their knowledge of drawing & concentrate on 2D Classical Animation Production - drawing keyframes, in-betweening, clean-ups, line testing, digital ink & paint to 2D Digital Post-Production by adding dialogues, sound effects, background music & final editing.
• Concepts of 2D, Cel & limited animation
• Keyframing, inbetweening & cleanups
• Digital ink & paint
• Animation scene planning
• 2D animation post-production
• Showreel development
Animation means, literally, to breathe life into some thing. A transformation is
involved, what were still, now moves.
“Animation is that stimulus to the mental, physical, and emotional life of people in a
given area which moves them to undertake a wider range of experiences through
which they find a higher degree of self-realization, self expression, and awareness of
belonging to a community which they can influence”
The term “persistence of vision” describes the optical phenomenon that makes
animation possible. The human eye retains an image for a split second after the
source of the image disappears, so when 24 frames per second of an animated film
zip through a projector, the flow of motion on the screen looks seamless.
WHY ANIMATION ?
The future for animators looks bright. The industry is evolving and expanding into
exciting new areas. technology is becoming more powerful and user-friendly which,
when coupled with the steady growth of the entertainment industry, particularly
within the feature film and gaming markets, indicates that the art form seems poised
on the brink of a breakthrough. It appears there will continue to be high demand for
skilled animators and increased earnings for industry professionals.
Animators seem to be highly satisfied by their jobs. They comprise one of the few
categories of artists well compensated for their art. Being an animator is one of the
most creatively fulfilling jobs one can have. As a whole, animators are extremely
happy with the work they do.
As a career, animation involves teamwork, creativity and innovative problem solving.
It is a career that offers unlimited professional and personal growth as the industry
continues to take on new forms and technological advances enabling artists to
continue pushing the creative envelope while telling their stories.
TRENDS IN GLOBAL ANIMATION MARKET
In addition, about the trend of outsourcing, currently, only pieces of animated
features are outsourced while the bulk of the character animation work remains inhouse
with International studios. However, as animators in outsourced countries
such as India develop their skills, they could potentially take over more of the work
traditionally done in the USA or Europe. Many animators see a bright future for the
industry with a growing need for more animators worldwide.
However, with improvement in technology through better and powerful bandwidth
and faster computers, many animators would be able to freelance more easily and
work remotely from their homes.