Salary Trends in Animation and Related Fields

Film Schools in Virginia September 1, 2015

Virginia Film Schools

Virginia’s history and scenery make it a popular backdrop for many films. In fact, Hollywood has made many trips to the state to film blockbuster movies such as Argo, J. Edgar, Lincoln, War of the Worlds, Hannibal, Minority Report, Mission: Impossible, Patriot Games, Silence of the Lambs, Dirty Dancing, and Coal Miner’s Daughter. Film productions, both big and small, have kept the state’s film community very busy over the years. A large number of television production studios, documentary filmmakers, and global ad campaigns play a significant role in the employment scene as well.

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California

California has the highest population of media professionals in the world. The Bureau of Labor Statistics combines arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations. The number of professionals working in these fields is a hefty 290,160. Even more impressive is, around 11,350 work in media and communications. Just a few popular industries for digital media professionals include advertising and public relations, film and video, web design, photography, publishing, and museums and similar institutions. Digital media artists also teach and they work in consulting, for non-profit organizations, and for government departments, museums and more.

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Illustration Schools in New York

Today’s illustrators have to have more than talent. They have to be innovative, confident and even tech savvy. In fact, according to the Bureau pf Labor Statistics, “increasingly, illustrators use computers in their work. They might draw in pen and pencil and then scan the image into a computer to be colored in, or use a special pen to draw images directly onto the computer.”

As such, today’s aspiring illustrators may find themselves working for a top technology firm, a law enforcement agency, science lab, medical institute, in the academic arena or even an engineering company. However, more common careers for illustrators include advertising, publishing, filmmaking, political cartoons, animation, and gaming. Whether in science and engineering or entertainment, aspiring illustrators in the State of New York will find just about every type of illustration job they can think of, and then some. 

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Florida Animation Schools August 28, 2015

Florida

Aspiring animators in Florida will find that The Sunshine State has a lot to offer. For starters, the state is home to some of the nation’s top art and design schools including Ringling College of Art and Design, UCF School of Visual Arts and Design, and the College of the Arts at University of Florida, to name a few. Florida is also home to dozens of production companies and animation studios as well as the historic Universal Studios. To become a part of Florida’s promising animation scene, it’s best to choose the right training program. Fortunately, Florida is also home to a wide variety of schools that offer top-tier animation programs

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Animation Schools in Texas August 27, 2015

Texas

With a population of more than 27 million, the hearty State of Texas is the second largest state in the U.S. The Lone Star State also has one of the largest collections of colleges in the country (252), the flags of six different nations fly over it, and it is home to some of the largest ranches in the world.

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 Wisconsin Photography

Photographers use digital cameras, computers, mobile communications, and other equipment to capture images. Some specialize in photographing people, while others may specialize in photographing landscapes, merchandise, animals, events, or other subjects. Talented photographers are in demand in many fields. The industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation include professional, technical and scientific services; radio and television broadcasting; independent artists, writers, and performers; newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers, and scenic and sightseeing transportation, water. Colleges, universities, and professional schools also employ hundreds of skilled photographers to help develop the next wave of photojournalists, aerial photographers, fashion photographers, and more. 

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Virginia

The worldwide video game industry rakes in billions of dollars each year. One of the fastest growing areas in the industry, however, is digital games. Sales and profits in the digital games arena have skyrocketed, and this often makes up for lagging sales of console video games. According to numerous reports, even when sales of video games (and accompanying hardware accessories) are down, the sale of games that are purely digital help keep the industry on top. The following are some other interesting game facts to chew on: 

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Illustration Schools in California

With nearly 39 million residents, California has the largest population in the U.S. It is home to three of the nation’s top ten largest cities—Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Jose, and it is home to more artists than any other place on the planet.

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Film Schools in Texas August 20, 2015

Texas Film

Texas is not on the outside looking in. The Lone Star State is as much a part of the film scene as any other top ten state and the industry here is growing. More than 1,000 projects have been filmed in Texas over the years, including some of the most controversial films in history. Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Midnight Cowboy (1969), The Last Picture Show (1971), Apollo 13 (1995), Good Will Hunting (1997), Boys Don't Cry (1999), and Kill Bill (2003) are just a few of the best films shot (or partly shot) in the State of Texas. Some of Texas’s most recent film credits include Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)The Tree of Life (2011),Spy Kids 4 (2011), True Grit (2010)There Will Be Blood (2007), and No Country for Old Men (2007). The television series Dallas (1978-1991)Friday Night Lights (2006-2011), and The Lying Game (2011-2013) filmed in Texas as well.

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Texas

Did you know that around 67 percent of U.S. households play video games? Did you also know that kids do not dominate the world of gaming? It’s true. According to the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), in 2010, just 25 percent of gamers were under 18. The average age of a gamer is actually 34, and the most frequent game purchaser is often around 39. Further, around 49 percent of gamers are 18-49 years of age and twenty-six percent were over 50. What’s even more surprising? Around two out of every five players are female. 

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