The 7 Best Animated Characters of All Time Who Never Speak
The most memorable animated characters on the screen are often the ones who say nothing at all. These characters have quite vivid emotions and you could easily tell what is going on with them emotionally.
Sometimes the character don’t have the ability to speak, such as animals like Snoopy and Pluto and sometimes they aren’t given vocals at all.
Here’s a list of impressive non-speaking animated characters.
The Mr. Bean series was broadcasted in about all the countries across the world. There doesn’t seem to be a person across the globe who cannot understand or enjoy his character and antics. Mr. Bean’s character was influenced by Jacques Tatia’s Monsieur Hulot, the infamous French silent comedy star.
Pixar’s garbage collecting robot has a modified Mac boot sound. His emotions and gestures were incredibly beautiful and made the character quite enjoyable.
Despite her silent role, she has a distinct depth of character and is the main focus of a great number of episodes of The Simpsons. The baby often proves to be the most genius one in the family.
Shaun the Sheep
Mischievous sheep ‘Shaun’ was silent as creators didn’t want to waste time in lip syncing and voice acting. And that resulted in a global hit of a dialogue-free character.
Tom and Jerry
Silent comedy at its best. Their expressive faces and the physical quarrels are something that remains unmatched since decades.
The most unique in the list is the Magic Carpet from Aladdin. It not only stays silent but also doesn’t even have a face and still we get to know what it communicates with the Aladdin.
Remember the monkey from Aladdin?
Abu loyally accompanies the thief-turned-prince throughout his adventures and is in constant fight with his counterpart, the carpet.
Just because these characters are silent does not mean they don’t have anything to say. The silent animated characters communicates vividly through their gestures and expressions. To animate characters, especially the silent ones, you must not only be imaginative and creative, but also need the length and breadth of knowledge to make your creations come to life. With the right set of skills, you too can create such amazing characters! If you have the passion for animation, click here and check out this Animation Film Design course.
Who are your favourite characters who never speaks? Let us know in the comments below.
A successful animation career continues to remain a mystery to many in India. But it may not be as difficult to discover, after all. The key to a successful career in animation can be found in Three Ps – Practice, Perseverance and Personality. The Three P’s must be developed in order to become successful in the animation industry. Besides the Three Ps there are 3 essential steps, which would guide you on how to begin your career in animation.
Step 1: Research – Getting the Right Information
1. Identify your interest and skills. Analyse if you are interested in developing your creative skills. If yes, what kind of creative activity gives you the most satisfaction?
2. Research about the top animation institutes and schools, their courses, curriculum, faculty, student works & awards, and the kind of job placement assistance they provide to their students.
3. Understand the kind of jobs available in the animation industry and what skills are required to get recruited. Map the type of job that is the best match for your skill, talent, and interest.
Step 2: Essential Skills
The skills which differentiate an average from a good animator help you to climb the ladder of success in this industry.
• Original, innovative ideas and quality work
• An eye for detail or good observation skills
• Creative and artistic skills
• Technically sound in your area of work
• Troubleshooting abilities
• Good communication skills to convey your ideas to others
• Self-disciplined and motivated
• A team player with leadership qualities
An animator in-making has a blend of all the above mentioned qualities that aid his/her progress in the animation industry.
Step 3: Identify Your Field
Animation has become an integral part of many industries and created job avenues for many animators. As per your skill, talent and interest, some of the avenues are:
• Animation & visual effects in movies, gaming, television & advertising
• 3D visualization for medical animation, 3D architectural walkthroughs & product visualization
• Animated e-learning content
• Online animated content for websites & portals
• Games for mobiles, consoles and PCMost of these jobs require both creative and technical understanding. But some are exclusively looking for creative artists. It is up to you to find the requirement and whether it matches your interest and skill-sets or not.
Amid Covid pandemic lockdown and disruption, Arena Animation Sayajigunj campuses, closed the final placement figures at 51 Students Placement till January 2021 end. The achievement comes at a time once industry saw mass layoffs and offer revokes. AY 2020-21 began with a bang with elite recruiters in the Graphic Designing, Motion Graphics, 3D Animation and 3D Designing.
Arena Animation Sayajigunj officials told the institution is looking forward to an aggressive hiring of 3750+ job openings for season ahead. Prospective admission seekers are requested and suggested not to lose a year and opt for admissions at the earliest to be in line with the current academic year.
Our Student Success Story – Atit Patel
Atit Patel comes from a small town called Halol after his initial attempt in the field of Engineering he realized that This is not He can Pursue as a Career Making Choice and Started Looking for Other Options. He always had an Interest in Watching Movies and was Curious about its Process keeping this in Mind He Decided to Pursue his Studies of Editing and Compositing with Arena Animation Sayajigunj.
He had no Designing study background But that wasn’t going to stop Atit. As he learned new skills, his confidence grew. Today, he is honing Editing – Compositing skills. He was Groomed and Trained from the Center for a good Job Opportunity as He was selected as Motion Graphics Artist in BYJU’s in Bengaluru and Continued to Excel and Perform as He Considered this as his dream Job and Now He Is Settled and Growing Steadily with his Profile and work. Genuine transformation isn’t easy, but Atit Patel shows us it’s possible. He Always Consider Arena Animation Sayajigunj as a Guide and Turning Point of His Career and Life.
We have sourced some very good candidates from the Arena Animation Sayajigunj. We were amazed by the immense talent and skills these students possess. Not only the students we were very impressed by the quality of education and training the institute has provided them. The students were confident and very well prepared for the interviews. We wish to congratulate all the students for their future. — DipakPillai (Think Tank Advertising)
Our association with the Arena Animation Sayajigunj has been very fruitful. We have been able to pick out some very capable and confident students for our company. We are very impressed by the hard work that has been done on these students by the teachers. We would love to come back here for placements again. –ShwetaUpadhyay (Dream Foot Studio)
HBO Announces Production Start for Game of Thrones’ Prequel Series
Here there be dragons! We’ve finally gotten an update about Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon that was first teased in announcement over a year ago. The upcoming series, based on George R. R. Martin’s 2018 book”Fire & Blood,” will focus on the rise and fall of the fiery House Targaryen, and has beat out four other potential Thrones series. Now, the official Thrones Twitter account has announced a production start date alongside some fiery dragon concept art.
Apparently, these overgrown reptiles are immune to COVID-19, because production is slated to start in 2021. Since the series will lead into theTargaryen civil war fondly titled the”Dance of the Dragons,” get ready for lots and lots of dragon battles.
House of the Dragon is currently set to air in 2022.
World’s First Animated COVE) Face Mask’ Short
Even though COVID-19 vaccines have finally begun to ship and reach their first recipients, people shouldn’t let down their guard when it comes to wearing masks. Given that most people will not receive their shots until late spring / summer 2021, we must continue our vigilance.
London-based advertising creative and NOMINT founder Yannis Konstantinidis has just released one of his latest projects, The World’s First Animated COVID Face Mask, delivering a dash of colour and an extra dose of hope to the idea of a face mask this holiday season. The ‘animated’ mask takes the form of a beautiful stop-motion short, made from 400 unique cloth masks, animated together to create a parade of colourful moving images.
According to the director, his film is just what Santa ordered to get viewers fired up about wearing a mask! The masks will be sold to benefit the world-renowned London-based Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Masks can be purchased and additional donations to the charity can be made on the project’s Indiegogo campaign.
Christmas Shopping in Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality can transform the online shopping experience, making it safe and frustration-free for consumers.
VR can make Christmas shopping less stressful and a whole lot safer, especially amid the global health crisis. Virtual Reality takes online shopping to a whole new level. Instead of browsing the product categories of retail websites, shoppers can explore virtual versions of brick-and-mortar stores. It tries to recreate in-store shopping experiences through 360-degree views of retail stores.
Take Dior for example. They made a virtual version of their store in Champs-Elysees, Paris. You can tour around the store, then zoom in on the products on the shelves. You can browse a wide range of products that they sell in the actual store, including perfumes, candles and scarves.
Even without a VR headset, shoppers can still take a look around from their smartphones, tablets, or PCs. It won’t, however, be as immersive.
Augmented Reality (AR) & Virtual Reality (VR) are quite commonly heard terms these days. What exactly are they?
Augmented Reality is not a new technology — in fact, it’s just over half a century old now, as it was first developed in 1968 at Harvard University by computer scientist Ivan Sutherland. It has been used for decades through the use of head-mounted displays for simulations in the aviation and military industries, and has been improved by everyone from labs at universities, to corporations and the military.
Augmented Reality or AR enables you to see a real world combined with a digital rendering that augments your current view. The augmentations could be using content such as graphics, music, or animations. With the help of AR, you can not only see the real-life environment right in front of you like your table, trees, or dogs, but also see a digital augmentation overlaid on it.
AR is developed into apps and used on mobile devices to blend digital components. Although the history roots from the 70s, the rise happened when cameras got better and advanced. An additional factor that helped are softwares and algorithms that could render digital content and overlay it live while the user holds the phone in a specific way.
Augmented reality technology has seen unprecedented growth in 2020. Commercial use of the technology has exploded due to use by market leaders like Microsoft, Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon. According to Markets, the market for AR technology is worth $15.3 billion. It’s worth exploring the different avenues and trends that drive the surging augmented reality market. By the end of 2020, AR active devices were estimated to rise to 598 million units and are projected to grow to 1.73 billion by 2024. (Source – https://bit.ly/2MNgkpW )
Microsoft Hololens, a mixed reality device and Epson Moverio Augmented Reality Smart Glasses are examples of next-gen AR devices.
Virtual Reality (VR) refers to a simulated environment created using technology. Instead of viewing a screen in front of you, you will be immersed in the 3D world, and can interact with the elements around.
VR headsets like Oculus, Sony VR, or Google Cardboard are some of the devices that uses your mobile phone to experience VR. Even though Virtual Reality is most commonly experienced with the help of a VR headset, there are other devices like Omni-directional treadmills and VR gloves today that can add to your experience. VR not only creates a strong sensation of virtual content. It can stimulate your senses like touch, sound and sight too. It’s called synthetic stimulation.
Virtual Reality is possible through a coding language known as VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language) that specifies the types of interactions possible with the images or videos.
One of the most arising technologies in this decade is the virtual reality (VR) technology that is not limited anymore to games specifically or the entertainment field in general as the VR applications are expanding to many other fields and businesses .
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AR vs. VR
You could say both AR and VR have similar concepts, but different results. That’s why the fields that have experienced their impact don’t have much in common.
AR has always found a home in more commercial and industrial fields. It first appeared in the work of Caudell and Mizell  at Boeing, who sought to assist workers in an airplane factory by displaying wire bundle assembly through a HMD. AR is currently being used in:
In medical training
In retail, where shoppers can look up additional information on products while they’re browsing Repair and maintenance of complex equipment
For visualization of final products during creative process
In the entertainment industry
As for VR, it has found application in training for real-life environments by creating a simulation of reality where people can practice complex aspects in safer environments. For example:
For training purposes by army, navy, air force, marines and coast guard
In sports, so that the coaches and players can train more efficiently
In medical training, to create a consequence free learning environment
For interactive learning in schools
For product displays in fashion industry
In the entertainment industry
So who’s winning? There’s no right answer to this question. It is only a matter of choice, and your purpose.
Experiencing AR and VR is fun, but to be able to pursue a career in these fields is awesome. With the increasing demand for content in AR and VR, learning to develop Augmented Reality & Virtual reality experiences can take your career a long way.
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Join short duration literacy program after your10th / 12th to excel in the media and entertainment industry.Hollywood, Bollywood, TV shows, and ads – all use latest visual effects designed and created by special effects artists. You can be one of these in-demand, talented artists!
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• Introduction to VFX its History and Evolution of SFX and VFX.
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