What is Animation?
The word ‘animation’ is derived from anima, the Latin word for soul or spirit. The verb ‘to animate’ literally means ‘to give life to‘.
Animation is a graphic representation of drawings to show movement or shape change within those drawings. A series of drawings are linked together and usually photographed by a camera. The drawings have been slightly changed between individualized frames so when they are played back in rapid succession (24 frames per second) there appears to be seamless movement within the drawings.
Animation is an art form which can come from anywhere and which can go to anywhere – from a large production team working in a highly specialised studio or a lone individual working out of a bedroom, to an Imax Cinema screen several metres wide or a mobile phone screen a few centimetres across.
Pass in +2 (Any group)
SEMESTER – I
Regional Language – I
English Language – I
Digital Art & Design – Theory
Digital Art Design – Practical
Introduction to PC skills and Programming
Drawing with computer
SEMESTER – II
Regional Language – II
English Language – II
Advanced Photoshop & Texturing
Anatomy for Animation
Cel Animation – Practical
Principles of Animation, Media laws & ethics
SEMESTER – III
Introduction to 3D Studio Max
3D Modeling in Max
Shading & Texturing in Max
Lighting & camera techniques in Max
SEMESTER – IV
Introduction to Maya
3D Modeling in Maya
Shading & texturing in Maya
Character setup & Rigging in Maya
Lighting & camera techniques in Maya
Introduction to MEL Scripting
SEMESTER – V
Maya Effects, particles, dynamics & Rendering Techniques
Editing & Sound for Animation
Creating Demo Reel
SEMESTER – VI
3D Group project Or Internship
In our Department, we have 3 well equipped spacious Animation labs and class rooms, a Drawing Hall and a Cel Animation Lab with Chroma key studio for our Students.
Our labs are equipped with good sound systems and each lab has one 60 inch LED TV. All animation-lab workstations are installed with the updated software packages such as “Adobe Master Collection (CS6 & CC 2018), Autodesk Packages, Avid Media Composer, Foundry Nuke”.
Cel Animation Lab:
Cel Animation is a traditional form of animation used in the production of cartoons and animated movies , where each frame of the scene is drawn by hand. A full-length feature film produced using cel animation would often require a million or more drawings to complete.
In our department we have one spacious cel Animation Lab with well conditioned Light Boxes.
Chroma Key Studio
Chroma key compositing, or chroma keying, is a visual effects/post-production technique for compositing (layering) two images or video streams together based on color hues (chroma range). The technique has been used heavily in many fields to remove a background from the subject of a photo or video – particularly the news casting, motion picture and videogame industries etc. In our department we have one green matte facilitated studio.
Drawing remains a central and pivotal activity to the work of many artists and designers – a touchstone and tool of creative exploration that informs visual discovery. It fundamentally enables the visualization and development of perceptions and ideas. With a history as long and intensive as the history of our culture, the act of drawing remains a fundamental means to translate, document, record and analyse the worlds we inhabit. The role of drawing in education remains critical, and not just to the creative disciplines in art and design for which it is foundational. In the field of Animation drawing plays a vital role.
The department has spacious, ventilated and well-equipped Drawing Hall with a 60 inch LED TV and a work station.
- Storyboard and Concept Artist
- Character Designer
- Logo Designer
- Web Designer
- Layout and Matte Painting Artist
- 3D Character / Set Modeler
- Texturing and Lighting Artist
- 2D and 3D Animator
- Production Co-ordinator
- Art Director
- Technical Director
- Script Writer
- Setup Artist
- Graphic Designer
- Creative Director
- Interior Designer
- Architectural Designer
- 2D & 3D Game Designer
- Movies and televisions
- Advertisements and product demos
- Interior designing
- Architectural firms
- Medical simulations
- Educational institutions
- Computer-based trainings and Web-based trainings
- Computer / Mobile game development
INTERNSHIP & PLACEMENT
Apart from technical training & project work, SLCS prepares you for a career in the animation, VFX & gaming industry. We provide regular job and recruitment sessions to train our students for job interviews. We also provide assistance to Entrepreneurship Development.
95% students of SLCS received job placements in top companies across India, with many of them starting their careers with monthly salaries above Rs. 15,000.
Our Students were placed at the following companies.
- Criya Innfotainment
- Prism and Pixels
- White Lotus Studios
- Varnam Creative Studios
- Bode Animation
PLACEMENT DETAILS ( 2014 – 2017 BATCH)
The following softwares that we use are the best and utilized in the field of animation. The software covers both 2D and 3D animation.
- 3D Studio Max
- After Effects
- Premiere Pro
- Final Cut Pro
- Pro Tools
On 10th and 11th August 2017 students and teachers from Marry Ann School – Madurai visited our college Animation department. Our Animation department’s “Roy Chowdhury Club” student members and faculties guided them and gave a presentation to them. Seminars were held; Role of Animation and its features were explained…
On 31st August 2017, cheftastic (intercollegiate competition) conducted by the Department of Maritime Hospitality Studies in our college. Mr. Suresh Kumar (Executive chef of Fortune Pandian Hotel, Madurai, Chief Guest of the Competition also Judge of the Contest. Totally 13 teams from various Departments of our college participated in…
On 24 August 2017, 10 Students from Animation Department had participated in the Drawing and Verse writing competition organized by Madurai Isha Yoga Centre with the guidance of faculties Mr. N.Naveendra Kumar (Instructor, Dept of Animation), Mrs. N.Selvi (Asst.Prof ,Dept of Tamil). Mr.S.V.Sekar (Director and Actor) chief guest inaugurated…
A Study and Field Visit tour was arranged for the 1st year Animation students to Alagarkovil to improve their knowledge in Photography and Drawing skills. Mr. P. Thirunavukkarasu (H.O.D, Animation), Mr. V. Chenthil Kumar (Coordinator, Animation) and Ms. N. Selvi (Asst Prof, Dept. of Tamil) were accompanied the…
On 22nd November, 2016, the Department of Film and Television Production organized a seminar on documentary film in SLCS’ auditorium. Our President and Dinamalar Publisher Dr.R.Lakshmipathy presided over the function. The chief guest Mr.Krishnasamy an eminent Documentary Film Director gave a wonderful speech on “Worldwide Tamil Culture”. He explained the…
Student Project 2017