An art lover and computer lover ? Want to try something exciting and new ? Keep a desire the change the way you draw ? This is a career option for tech lovers who own a creative eye to see things with a different perspective. They can find a rewarding career as a multimedia artist.
Lets explore what it is all about. Multimedia artists and animators create animation and visual effects for television, movies, video games, and other forms of media. There are ample number of field they can get into. So don’t worry about options within. So basically what they do is help people visualize new and imagined spaces in our world by providing visuals.
Talking about the options, they can work in animation, film, design, or advertising. But one needs to have a strong desire to learn new things on their own. The field is fast-paced and constantly changing which requires someone who can easily adapt to it easily as the time rolls. Creativity and a cool head under pressure are very important.
The job that a Multimedia artist has to undertake in a proper work-space is to make objects or characters appear life-like by adjusting light, color, texture, shadow, and transparency, or manipulating static images to give the illusion of motion. It is all about using animated images and special effects.
The era of Computers has given birth to this profession and as the time is passing by, we all know that technology is taking over every hand-written thing. Because of that only this profession is getting boost, giving a whole new career path to consider. Why to stick to the mainstream ones ? With creativity and imagination, multimedia artists bring dazzling images and new sophistication to everything, from cartoons to commercials.
But the one aspiring to be in this field must not forget the very crucial thing of learning new things by himself as much as he/she can. The basics are important – HTML, CSS, Photoshop, etc. There is a large amount of free online tutorials to learn from. If you find it difficult to learn on your own or not motivated, then this is not the right field for you, because you will constantly be learning and researching new technology on your own during your entire career.
This path is in no way going to be spoon-fed. So build up your mind accordingly before entering this way. Some eminent names in this field are :
He is considered the first animator. He was born on January 4, 1857 in Paris, France. In 1908 he created the first fully animated cartoon, Fantasmagorie, or A Fantasy in English. This earned him the title “The Father of the Animated Cartoon.” After this he continued to make cartoon’s until the 1921.
Seth Woodbury MacFarlane is an American actor, animator, cartoonist, writer, producer, director, comedian, singer, and songwriter. He is the creator of the TV series Family Guy and co-creator of the TV series American Dad! and The Cleveland Show.
3. Akshar Pathak
Akshar (born 20 September 1989) is an artist and a graphic designer who makes Bollywood films posters. His posters have been extensively recognised in the digital world and featured in more than 90 magazines and newspapers.
He has earlier worked with Comic Con India, Happily Unmarried and DSYN. He worked for almost three years at Zomato. Meanwhile he worked with “All India Bakchod” as a Social Media Manager for a short duration. Since November 2015, he is back with Zomato.
4. Sujata Keshavan
Sujata Keshavan was born on 1961. She is an Indian graphic designer and co-founder of Ray and Keshavan, India’s leading brand design firm.
Sujata graduated in 1984 from the National Institute of Design. She also did her Master of Fine Arts in graphic design in 1987 from the School of Art, Yale University.
Colleges/Institutes in India offering course in Multimedia
- NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology)one of the best graphic design Institutes in India. Course – B. Des. (Bachelor of Designing) in the field of Fashion and Lifestyle Accessory.
- Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC)