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GO FOR ANIMATION – Explore the world of animators
And that is why in this post I will explore both paths seeking to give a general idea of what each one entails: the advantages (and disadvantages) that will potentially be presented in these paths as well as their possible implications in the professional field.
Also, I interviewed experienced Indian artists to get their views on the subject and thus generate more global information and from different points of view.
EDUCATION AND ART
The study is a human activity that has been present for thousands of years. Whether it is considered that education began with the Egyptians around 3,500 BC, in Greek and Roman academies in the 4th century BC or until the Middle Ages with monastic schools; the situation is that education has always had the connotation of forging successful people But, when someone moves in artistic areas it is easy to question the advantages of study under the premise: “the techniques are learned, but talent.” And it is here that some people have difficulties: the classic fight between parents who want their children to study and children who would prefer to take advantage of that time in specialized courses in which they are convinced will learn more.
Another point that has been repeated throughout history is that the student has to go to another place to be able to have the necessary artistic education, under the right person or simply because in that region there are no such studies.
So, I hope to lay a foundation that helps you make an informed decision about whether to go to college to study animation, or learn with experienced professional taught.” You cannot ignore that the digital industry is GLOBAL and to be competent at this level the most likely need to migrate to countries.” – Digital Character Animator.
The initial reasons for deciding to learn animation can be many: lack of financial means, lack of time, because “I am not good at studying” teachers “are good”, the curriculum or enrolment “is good” or simply because “everything is on the Experienced Faculty’s”.
The result will always be visual, and the quality depends entirely on the time and personal effort that everyone puts into their art and technical development. There is a teacher, school, instructor, or tutorial that makes you good.
The Animator person is the total owner of his time and his “curriculum”. He can organize himself as he pleases and balances his theoretical and practical needs as best he can. You can also focus on a topic for as long as you need to understand and/or improve it.
Better control of my time and economy. I decide on what I invest specifically after analyzing its value and benefit, but it is focused on a particular subject on which I have already exhausted the free resources available.
Apart from time management, the student will have plenty of options to complement their knowledge, be they online courses, books, magazines, class tutorials, etc. The big advantage for him is that he is potentially not restricted in time (homework, extracurricular activities, etc.) or tuition fees.
Specialize in what one wants/loves
The Freedom of Practice, In short, the idea of being able to devote hours and hours in doing and learning what one likes without having any restrictions or limitations is quite attractive. It is precisely that feeling of freedom to devote to personal projects and to one’s own learning needs that make the Animation degree course method so appealing to artists.
“The knowledge acquired by pleasure and not by obligation is undoubtedly retained for longer and deeper.”
And if someone compares itself, it is relatively easy to see “more advantages” in being animator: on the one hand, attending a classroom with a curriculum with “stuffing” subjects and just learning what one is interested in, or on the other hand, learn from tutorials with the topics that interest you and practice them in personal projects.
It is well known that the practice makes the teacher and as the artist practice more, more experiences and knowledge will be obtained from his area of interest; but knowledge is not acquired with good intentions and with the freedom to practice. If an artist is free to do anything, at any time, as he sees fit, he must have a rigorous discipline to obtain good results.
Faster Entering the World of Work
In some cases, not having acquired a university degree does not cause a lack of interest in it, but the creation of opportunities elsewhere. Some people in the animation industry easily find work and therefore studying at university becomes “taking time” away from what is already a professional career. These professionals, still without a degree or studies, will surpass in recent years of experience (and in theory, in the quality of their work) the recent graduates of a career that go out in zeros to the labor field.
The Animation artist will have the freedom to develop in time and in a way that best suits but he will have to be careful since freedom without a guide will not take him anywhere.
To achieve true and efficient self-learning, one must be disciplined: it is necessary to be strict in time management and focus on objectives so as not to waste time and obtain visible results.
Absence of Discipline
Wandering the internet, wasting time, constantly changing projects, wandering, procrastination, etc. They will be the worst enemies of a self-taught. In short, the self-taught will have to develop a good discipline before being productive. It doesn’t matter that you have freedom of learning, schedules; without discipline, you run the risk of wasting a lot of your time.
In short, the lack of an efficient work routine will never lead to the development of creative productivity. And, the faster the Animation artist realizes the importance of this attribute, the faster he will advance in his learning.
Not be endorsed by a professional degree
The artistic ability and the demo reel are indeed the main letters to get a job as an Animation artist, but it is a university degree that endorses in many other situations that you may not have considered right now. For example, government procedures, immigration procedures, and re-validation of studies abroad, progression to postgraduate studies, etc. These are some examples where the title checks your skills above a portfolio or demo.
Do you see yourself working as an animator? Does those anime characters fantasize about you?
Do you know you can opt for a degree and become a good animator in just a span of a few years?
If yes, then check out our blog “Go for animation” and read about all the aspects of the field to enhance your knowledge of animation.