OVERVIEW : Animation has recently evolved as a growing career option due to extensive use of computers and invention of 2-D and 3-D technologies. Animation involves rapid display of images/models in order to create a movement. Animation industryoffers range of career opportunities for the students with thorough and up-to-date knowledge of animation. You can work with Video game or Website Design Company where you can use your animation skills. Knowledge of graphics, video productions or special effects can give wings to your career along with handsome pay scales. Thus joining an animation field may feature most advanced career opportunities for you.
JOB DESCRIPTION : Animation courses are widespread and dynamic featuring 2-D and 3-D technologies. Apart from being creative, animator has to perform various roles to create illusionary movements. An animator could be a modeller, layout artist, key frame animator, compositor etc. Game development and design are also big parts of animation industry. Special effects added in the film or television is also artwork of an animator. The animation is mostly presented in form of a video program or a motion picture. It consists of creation of an imagery cartoon/drawing and giving life to it. Imagination and creativity are the crucial powers of an animator who breathe life into a static image.
JOB OUTLOOK : Animation industry is expected to grow as consumer's demand for more realistic video games, television and movies with special effects, computer graphics and 3d movies are increasing. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment of multimedia artists and animators is expected to grow by 8 percent from 2010 to 2020.
SALARY : Occupation : Multimedia artists and animators
ELE : Formal training/Bachelor' degree
MAW(2010) : $58,510
EOL (10%) : $33,840
EOH (10%) : $99,830
ELE - Entry Level Education
EOL - Earning of Lowest
MAW - Medain Annual Wage EOH - Earning of Highest
SOURCE :U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.
EXPECTED JOB GROWTH : According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the median annual wage of multimedia artists and animators was $58,510 in May 2010. There is tremendous demand for computer graphics for mobile devices such as smart phones, animation and visual effects in video games, movies, and television which in a way will lead to more job opportunities as game studious will require additional multimedia performers and animators to meet this improved need.