Career opportunities in the field of VFX

Posted by Nishtha Sharma on March 29th, 2019

Over the past few years, India’s visual effects industry has boomed tremendously,  leading to create an impact which then has accelerated many job opportunities in the Mass Media industry. Blockbusters movies like the Incredibles, zootopia, Big Hero, Shrek and many more are some of the examples when you are talking about animation. If you aspire to be in this field then enrolling in vfx courses can be a beneficial option for you.

You might not know this, but one of the biggest animation studios such as Disney, Sony pictures and turner entertainment outsource animation from India, due to which you might witness a surge in the upcoming years. Due to which an increase in the number of job opportunities has also been seen. Below are some of the job opportunities that you can pick from based on your interests and creative inclination-

3D modellers: People who are in the field of 3D modellers creates computer modules of a specific object from all angles, so that all consumers can get a better understanding of the object, and what exactly is going on. If you are wondering what type of industry will hire 3D modeller, then the answer to this question is industries like film and video production studios, game design companies, advertising and graphic design firms, and many more.

Character Animator: This field consists of people who develop characters and body movements to tell the given story, and that can be for any medium such as films, mobile applications or video games, etc. In basic terms, a character animator is someone who brings the character to life through various software like Flash, Maya, Lightwave and other available programs.

Motion graphics artist: Then comes the motion graphic artists, they are the ones responsible for the creative process. For instance, they create 2D and 3D images that portray motion. In addition to that, they work in various mediums of media like the internet, movies, commercial ads, movie trailers, music videos, broadcast titles, and content for mobile devices users.

Layout Artist: People who work in this field are responsible for creating a rough draft of what the visual will eventually look like, and this comes under the pre-production and pre-visualisation process. They also analyse the script and storyboard and then create a template for how to transfer the script/storyboard into the visual medium. From scene creation to how the cameras will be placed, all of this is done by a Layout artist.

Compositing Artist: People who work in this job profile make sure that there is no glitch in the background of any movie and everything is smooth and doesn’t affect the viewing experience of the movie goers. You should make sure that there is no flaw between the visuals and the live action.

Lighting Artist: An important thing to keep in mind is that lighting is the most crucial part of any video production. Hence the lighting artist is in charge of manipulating and understanding how the light works and create content accordingly. Moreover, having prior knowledge of how VFX works is essential, and to do that one should enroll in a VFX course in India.

One of the best vfx institutes in India that provide vfx course is ZICA. They have a visual effects programme, and the main of the program is to provide a gateway to the Visual Effects world. The program consists of fundamentals of Film Making & Computer Graphics. Then introduces the students to the topic-3D Computer Graphics for a short period, thereby strengthening their skills in Dynamics, Tracking, Rotoscoping and Compositing, which forms the foundation for Visual Effects.

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