Thursday, June 18, 2009

Animation – The All New Red Hot Computer Field

Animation is the newest craze in the town. Be it learning animation, working on outsourced animation projects or watching recreated mythological animation movies – Animation is the talk of the town.

After the slew of elegantly created movies on Indian mythological characters like Hanuman, Krishna, Rama, Ganesha - animation has been a much sought after course in India. India is emerging as an outsourcing hub for animation and visual effects with large number of international media companies entering into joint ventures with animation studios in India.

Animation market in India was $460M in 2008 and growing at a CAGR of 30-40% annually, it is expected to touch 1.2 billion USD by 2012 (as per a research by ResearchandMarkets group). This growth is stupendous and evidence of this growth can be seen in the mushrooming of computer institutes offering animation courses in wide array of animation tools like Maya, Studio Max and host of other home grown tools.

However a word of caution to people investing in animation courses. You need to do a bit of research and know what kind of animation you want to gain expertise in. There are a wide variety of courses ranging from 2D to 3D to specialist techniques.

Top institutes offering Animation courses in India

1 Tekno Point Multimedia
2 Maya Academy Of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC)
3 Arena Multimedia
4 Zee Institute Of Creative Arts (ZICA)
5 National Institute of Information Technology (NIIT)
6 The Toonz-Webel Academy
7 Whistling Woods International
8 Escotoonz Animation
9 Hearts Animation Academy
10 National Institute of Design (NID), Paldi, Ahmedabad
11 The Birla Institute of Technology (deemed university), Mesra, Ranchi
12 The Film and Television Institute of India, Pune
13 The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in Mumbai and Guwahati
14 The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) centres in Pune and Mohali


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