The truth about animation industry in India.
the "ANIMATION" industry in India is going through a very tough time. most of the big animation studios like crest, prana, dq entertainment,
big animation are removing people in huge numbers. most of the studios have reduced to half or less than half of there original strength.most
of the studios don't have any new projects for future. no one knows when any of them might close. but still nobody is telling this to the
students and there parents. the animation institutes are still projecting a rosy picture of the industry. they are the only people making money.
they charge lakhs of rupees from students, selling dreams of working in animation industry and in companies like pixar dreamworks etc.
they give them dreams of working in Hollywood. but in reality there education is so pathetic that the students don't even get selected in
indian studios. and with all the job cuts happening there is no demand for any new people.In fact the people who are working in companies
also don't know when they might be thrown out. but still the institutes are throwing around figures and statements like "Indian animation
industry needs 100000 people" "Indian animation industry is a mutli billion dollar industry" and stuff like that. the truth is that there is no "boom"
in industry. coming to the salary .the salary is disgusting. u get 6000 to 7000 per month after spending about 1.5-2 lakh rupees and have to
work long hours. how can u survive with such salaries in metros(like mumbai,delhi,hyderabad,banglore etc) where all the studios are situated.
and there is no work satisfaction. all the so called animation companies in india are sweatshops for US and europe companies. the main
selling point of the animation education by institutes is "CREATIVITY" "IDEAS" ETC. but u don't get creative freedom in the companies.
and regarding the placement of there students that the institutes say , people should ask them how many students among the so called
"Placed" students work in a actual "Animation" or "VFX" company.
the truth is that most of the so called "Placed" students work as graphic designers at small time companies ranging from photo studios
(where there job is cleaning images of people) to designing pamphlets for coaching classes. and they get salaries about 5000.
The people who are working in the industry are also not in a very good condition.If u ask anyone in the industry about money and salary
they will tell u " It's not about the money, it's about creativity the passion blah blah........" what they mean is that there is no money here.
if u want to have money and a safe future. want to live in a good house, want to send ur kids to a good school and the whole package
anyone wants in life then don't come here. actually a lot of people are feeling STUCK in here. be it the students or the professionals.
So i request all the people who want to join the industry thinking it would be "fun , creatively satisfying and well paying" to think again.
and if u have better options choose them.