Animation: Career options, climb the ladder
Companies Major animation companies in Mumbai
: Pixion, Prana Studios, UTV Toonz, Maya Entertainment Ltd, Rhythm and Hues, Crest Animation Studios and Graphiti. The majority of jobs in animation in India right now are in production working on fully animated Indian and western TV serials and films.
: Entry level Monthly salary: Rs 8,000 to 20,000 for a trainee, rising to Rs 20,to 40,000 after two years. Five years-plus, you could be earning in lakhs.
: As a trainee you are expected to specialize in a particular field such as:
(creating a character's sculpture)
(putting colours and texture on an item)
(puts light and shades on any part of film)
(giving life to the object and enabling it to move)
(designing the environment like trees, roads, lakes)
(putting all the elements together to create a scene)
(creating dust, rain, clouds, storms, explosions)
(adding bones to the model - could be to a human, a cat or even an android)
: Dept lead/lead animator/team leader/supervisor
: Rs 50,00 to 75,000
: Project manager
: Rs 75,000 to lakhs
: Animation director
: Rs 1 lakh and above
: Series director
: Rs 2 lakh and above
You might also choose to specialise in special effects and work on live action feature films. Apart from the big and small screen, animation artists can work as architect visualisers. These artists create animated walkways through buildings before they are built There are also a tiny number of jobs in e-education and web animation.
to find out more about animation, network with animators, find out about events and search for jobs.