Hyderabad: Remember the Hulk, or that immortal scene where Neo (Keanu Reeves) dodges bullets fired at him in The Matrix? The T-1000 in Terminator 2: Judgement Day, or the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park, or even better, the masterpiece of it all, the whole new, fantasy CGI world in Avatar? If Sherlock Holmes was around, he would say. “VFX, my dear Watson.”
With the advent of technology, there has been a huge demand for visual effects (VFX) specialists in several domains. The sector is growing from strength to strength and in fact has become a new career path for not just young job aspirants but tech enthusiasts and those in other sectors too.
Gone are the days when VFX was just confined to Hollywood or Bollywood movies. With filmmakers making movies with grandiose budgets along with the rise in web series, there has been rapid development and demand for VFX in the country.
Moreover, VFX has turned to be the backbone for the gaming industry. In this scenario, youngsters and graduates can think on choosing a career in VFX that has great scope to provide lot of employment opportunities and bring a unique identity to those dealing in this industry.
Visual effects involve special effects to create a particular environment, certain objects, animals or any other creatures that look realistic. These could be dangerous, expensive and sometimes impossible to capture on original film and visual effects come as a great help to create them and present to audiences on the silver screen.
Visual effects using CGI have recently become accessible to independent filmmakers with the introduction of easy-to-use animation and user-friendly software. It has job roles such as concept artist, pre-visualisation, modeler, texture artist, animator and others.
As there are not many jobs out in the market that require creativity, choosing a career in VFX would be the right choice, if you have loads of creativity especially. With a decline in conventional jobs and rise of employment through emerging technology, a career in VFX offers high chances to build a strong foundation for your career.
Anticipating its huge growth in future, the Telangana government is doing a lot for the growth of animation, VFX and the gaming industry in Hyderabad. As part of this, it is coming up with the IMAGE Tower in the city, which is set for a launch in the next one or two years.
Those wish to start learning the skills required for VFX can look for various institutes including Pixelloid Studios, Prism Multimedia, Pixxel Arts, Arena Animation and Fly High Animation. All you need to do is choose the best one and start working hard to step successfully in the industry.