Advice from a Game Animator and CG Spectrum Alumni
The Animated Film & Video Game industry is on the rise and so are online computer animation courses. International consumption of digital entertainment is at an all-time high. Think about the currently most popular movies, video games, even mobile apps. Talented artists are using increasingly sophisticated technology to entertain and amaze a more tech-savy audience. With a rapidly expanding market, there is increasing demand for talented, passionate 3D animators and CGI artists.
"My advice is to work as hard as possible and always be on the lookout for alternative measures to increase efficiency without sacrificing quality."
Whether it's beautiful art styles, endearing characters, enthralling story lines, exhilarating game play or a mixture of all of these factors, video games can whisk us away to different worlds and put us in situations we would never usually find ourselves.
For Mentor of Game Programming Michelle Osborne, making video games initially started out as a way for her to couple her art skills and her practical skills together to build the little worlds she had in her head.
"In the end, I came out with about three finished pieces which directly led to me being picked up by DeNA Studios Canada as a Junior Concept Artist."
There’s always a lot of questions when it comes to understanding how to land a job in the game design industry so we’ve summarized it down to the top 5 tips from industry veteran Simon Warwick who’s known for his recent work on Batman Arkham City at Rocksteady Studios.