Learn The Major Career Choices And Specializations in Animations.
The animation is a creative career just like digital marketing, photography, music, and blogging. But for how long do the creative jobs have been ignored and viewed as careers for failures in academics? However, you can imagine some years back our parents couldn’t allow us to talk about music or photography careers. On the other hand, people could even laugh at you when you talk of your career of becoming an artist, photographer or even a Dj. Our parents believed that the best careers were: engineering, Medicine, accounting or even law and this is why our societies are filled up with many unemployed graduates.
What about today?
Many investors in our economy are earning from creative businesses. Look at Churchill show which is a comedy show, check on people like Eric Omondi, check on people like Bahati and many others who are successful in the creative economy.
Parents should reset their mindsets and start encouraging their kids to start developing their skills as early as possible to make them successful in the future creative economy.
Early this year I attended a workshop that was organized by versatile photographers in Nakuru. The speaker was David Macharia who is at the same time is a CEO of Versatile photographers and Versatile School of photography. He discussed the future of business and the creative part of it. Consequently, this mentorship was an eye-opener to me and it awakened the sleeping giants in me.
However, I don’t want to keep the lessons for myself and that is the reason I decided to do a blog on “career options and specializations in animations.” I believe this blog will help other beginners who want to change their careers to animations.
The animation is not a new term to many people since it has been there for many years only the technological advancement has improved.
Anyone can pursue a career in animations but he/she needs to have a personal niche that will make him/her unique within the pool. Have something that will enable you to overcome the competition in the market and be at the top-notch.
The animation is not a standalone industry globally because it supports other industries as well. It supports marketing, advertisement, and entertainment.
Animations have improved to be part of cartoons, digital marketing, commercial advertisements and even filming activities.
There are many innovative and creative techniques that can influence the audiences’ perceptions. But all are driven as a result of the growing technological advancement in the field of multimedia and animations.
Subsequently, there are two important decisions that every student needs to consider and they include; selecting the right course and the right college. These are the major factors that need a lot of consideration or else you will get frustrated after completing your course.
For those who are willing to build careers in animations, it is always advisable to stay informed about the animation industry. Doing a lot of research is required before making a final decision, know the trending subjects. Followed by finding out detailed information about the career to visualize themselves in the animation industry.
After finding clarity on the details of the course, the next step is to consider the institutions that will offer the best courses in animations.
New upgrades are released every now and then in the onset of sophisticated computer software’s. Hence, it is very essential to seek the best institutions that embrace technological advancement.
Consequently, this will facilitate high-end learning and practice on the most critical and advanced tools in animation.
Keeping in mind the view of the flexibility of the animation industry where researchers and experts keep developing modern technologies and methods every day, students must keep upgrading with the latest and trending technology.
There are both positions that require more advanced experience and entry-level jobs in the job market.
Every aspiring animation candidates should ideally expect starting their careers at the lower end of the pay scale. And subsequently progressing to higher-paying levels with the career getting enriched with more experience.
Here are some of the careers in animations that are proven internationally. They options highlight the niches that exist within the wide field of animations:
- 3D modeler
- Scientific Visualization Developer
- Scientific Technical Director(TD)
- Art Director
- Composing Artist
No matter which choice of specialization learners pick in their respective careers, there will be a bright scope after the completion of the course.