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Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.
We asked Jason Ruane from Intel to give some advice for people considering this job:
Possibly useful qualities/interests:
A predisposition towards technical problems, such as puzzles or machinery. An interest in the nature of how things work, such as the desire to disassemble machinery/gadgetry to unlock its inner workings.
An inventive side; one who uses the parts of other gadgets, to make a new personalised gadget. Interested in high tech gear: gadgetry of all forms.
A capacity to learn processes for oneself e.g. seeing a puzzle solved and then repeating it.
Skills: Technical subjects such as Maths or electronics. Programming is very accessible to anyone with a basic home PC and some internet connection so try it out and see if you like it.
Values: If you value the solving of an intricate, convoluted problem, for it's own sake and find that rewarding, then any engineering job will come easily.
Education: Firm basis in Maths and the sciences. People are hired into engineering positions here from backgrounds such as science and computing primarily.
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This course covers the full range of topics from preproduction, production, and postproduction in 2D and 3D animation, as well as the theory behind animation to create an in-depth understanding of the work you do. A key aspect of this course is to produce a polished and exciting portfolio over the course of the 2 years to give you the best opportunity to break into the dynamic, and creative animation industry.
During the course, you will learn about The history and theory of animation, Sequential art design and production, Life drawing, Storyboarding and layout, Character modelling, Unwrapping and texturing 3D objects,
3D rigging and animation, 2D asset creation and animation, Creating 3D assets for games, Audio Production, Life Drawing for Animation, Videogame Tools, Entrepreneurship and Narrative and Storytelling.
Animation Studio 1
Narrative and Storytelling
Animation Studio 2
Storyboarding and Layout
Texturing and Unwrapping
Animation Studio 3
Life Drawing for Animation
Animation Studio 4
Video Games Tools and Environments
Sequential Art Design and Production
Entrepreneurship and Business
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