There were a lot of challenges that the Indian animation industry witnessed to release a full-featured animated movie in India. Almost nonexistent market, poor professionalism plus minuscule investment in technology are some of them, which needed to be overcome right away in order to put the industry on the path to great success.
Further, the Indian audience is, till date, unconvinced about spending on visiting the cinema to watch an Indian animated movie though you will find quite a few interested in watching the Western ones. The technological improvement and fantastic enhancement in content the India animation industry no longer nascent. The animation industry in India is self-reliant and can produce interesting and engaging films that are great for a mature audience also.
Here is the clip of complete animation process of The Banyan Deer’ (1957).
The history of the film animation story in India is when The Banyan Deer’ (1957) was made by a group of Indian animators under the guidance of Disney Animator Clair Weeks, to establish and train India’s first animation studio as part of the American Technical Co-operation mission. Out of this group, 2 people went on to be animation pioneers in India.
Ram Mohan Sir, known as the veteran in the Indian animation industry today, worked as an animator till the late 1960’s, thereafter, establishing a production of his own. Many years later now after living in anonymity, the Indian animator is coming out loud and strong.
From Oscar-winning outsourced content to ambitious homegrown cinema, the Indian Computer-generated Imagery (CGI) and visual-effects industry is raring to go.
The reasons behind the boom will sound familiar: Indian artists and technicians cost up to 70% less than their counterparts in the US, and communicating with Indians in English was easier than in other developing countries.
The animations, in ‘Life of Pi’ (2012) and ‘Prometheus’ (2012), were impeccably done by a number of artists in Mumbai. Professional main stream education and Skill Development programs in India the Indian Youth have better opportunities to enhance and showcase their skills as Animators and Visual Effects Artists. The future in these Digital Media, Animation & Entertainment Arts looks brighter than ever before.
Indian animation industry is looking for experts in animation and media, professionals who knows the complete in and out of animation having expertise in some area related with animation field. That expertise only can only be meet if you have a strong will for enter in this field with a proper training. Now, many animation colleges or institutions are offering degree courses in animation, but only some of them are capable of providing the required training facilities with expert faculties. P A Inamdar College of Visual Effects Design and Art, Pune has all the facilities and it is one of the best animation college in India.
Have a great career in animation!!
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