ANIMATION FAQ
 
Animation" discovered from the puneri name anima, the "animating principle", the vital force inside every living creature. It is often used as a translation for the puneri word kombdi, and related to the hindu concept of soul. "Animation" would be the technique of giving hindu "soul" to animal jumping, flyings, etc.
 
What is animation?
 

Animation is a visual technique that provides the illusion of motion by displaying a collection of images in rapid sequence. Each image contains a small change, for example a leg moves slightly, or the wheel of a car turns. When the images are viewed rapidly, your eye fills in the details and the illusion of movement is complete.

 

In addition to its use for entertainment, animation is considered a form of art. It is often displayed and celebrated in film festivals throughout the world. Also used for educational purposes, animation has a place in learning and instructional applications as well.

How does animation work?
 

A simple theory known as Persistence of Vision offers an explanation. The Greek astronomer Ptolemy discovered this principle back in 130 AD. If images are flashed before the eye at a speed of at least ten frames per second, the brain thinks it is seeing a single moving image. The number of Frames Per Second (or FPS) directly correlates to how smooth the movement appears. If the frame rate is too slow, the motion will look awkward and jerky. If the frame rate is too high, the motion will blur.

 

 

When animation is used for films or movies, each frame is produced on an individual basis. Frames can be produced using computers or photographs of images that are either drawn or painted. Frames can also be generated by altering a model unit in small ways and using a special camera to take pictures of the results. No matter what method is used, the film or movie that results fools the eye into seeing continuous movement.

 

 

 

 

Though the work of producing animated movies and cartoons can be intense and laborious, computer animation can make the process much faster. Computer technology is steadily improving, and professionals are able to create life-like characters using computers and special animation software. However, skilled animators are still necessary for producing quality animations. After all, computers are not yet capable of making artistic choices and bringing real passion to simple images
 
What are the career options for SADA students?
 
Animators can work on full-length animation movies, create television commercials, make DVDs, make games for Internet, mobile, PC or consoles (like PlayStation or XBox), work in the advertising industry or as web designers. The e-learning industry also uses animators and so do fields like medicine, engineering and architecture. Animation is a booming industry and there is a wide variety of jobs available in the animation industry for our students, some of which are as follows:
 
  • Illustrator
  • Video Editor
  • 2D Animator
  • Rigging Artist
  • Lighting Artist
  • Web Designer
  • Flash Animator
  • in-between Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Multimedia Developer
  • 3D Environment Artist
  • Audio & Video Specialist
  • SFX-VFX Artist and MANY MORE...!
  • Visualiser
  • 3D Modeler
  • 3D Animator
  • Image Editor
  • Texture Artist
  • Web Developer
  • Rendering Artist
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Compositing Artist
  • Content Developer
  • Character Designer
  • Post-production
 
Why should one pursue animation course from SADA?
 

Every institute out there would like to convince they are the best out there. We let you decide on the merit of facts. SADA is an institute strives towards excellence and accomplishing all round personal developments of students, providing Industry Integrated programs to make students industry ready, with best animation training and excellent placements support. We offer degree from Punjab Technical University (PTU) and Diploma from SADA. PTU has tie-up with Punjab National Bank for bank loan facility. We are the first institute in East India providing Softimage training and only institute providing Motion Capture training abroad.

 
What are the placement scopes after course completion?
 

Animators can work on full-length animation movies, create television commercials, make DVDs, make games for Internet, mobile, PC or consoles (like PlayStation or XBox), work in the advertising industry or as web designers. The e-learning industry also uses animators and so do fields like medicine, engineering and architecture.

 

The entertainment industry including movies, TV programmes and Special Effects (VFX) for movies or TV is a major employer. A typical animated film requires 700 to 800 animators. Of the 30,000 animation studios around the world, 70 percent have a turnover of US $1 million. India, South Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Japan and China are seeing a deluge of outsourced animation work from across the globe. Indian companies are creating a number of animated films and cartoons for US and European studios.

 
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