Media & Entertainment Academy of Excellence (AoE) in association with Media & Entertainment Skill Council (MESC), is organizing an event ” Mind & Career Confluence – 2018″ and Job Fair in Delhi on 10th and 11th February 2018. The event focuses on upcoming and futuristic industries like Media & Entertainment and Tourism, Aviation & Hospitality which have tremendous scope for employability & Entrepreneurial opportunities in the coming years. This 2-day Confluence and Fair will focus on the youth who are seeking jobs through Job Fair and who are looking to have clarity on their career through Industry Expert Panel Discussions.
Highlights of Mind & Career Confluence 2018 and Job Fair
- Bringing key stakeholders together to deliberate, build consensus, and develop a road map for the future with the objective of developing aspiring youth and making India a prodigious skilled manpower hub.
- The first day will have Panel Discussions, Workshops by industry experts and Career Defining Discussions. The second day will have interesting workshops for students.
- On both the days a MEGA JOB FAIR will be organized, wherein major brands in Media & Entertainment and Tourism, Aviation & Hospitality industry would come over to appoint the deserving candidates out of roughly 5000 youth expected to visit the JOB FAIR.
Target Group: 12th Pass Out /3rd Year College Students /RegularCollege /Correspondence Students/ Professionally Trained Media and Entertainment & Travel Students
- DATES: – February 10 – 11, 2018
- Timings: – 10:00 – 16:00 Hours
- Venue: – Maharaja Agrasen College, Vasundhara Enclave, New Delhi, Delhi 110096
- Expected Candidates: – 5000 approximately
- Expected Number of Participating Companies: around 25
An interview with Mr. Mohit Soni, COO, MESC
On the occasion of this job fair we caught up with Mr. Mohit Soni, COO, Media and Entertainment Skill Council (MESC) to find out more details about the fair and this is what he had to say:
The scope for employment in Media and Entertainment Sector
The VFX industry in India has recorded an unprecedented growth over the years, majorly led by Hollywood studios tapping into the massive pool of VFX professionals in India to work on their projects. While cost arbitrage continues to be pivotal in attracting studios to farm out work to India, improving quality of VFX has also been paramount to the industry. The VFX and post-production industry grew around 19 per cent in 2016, propelled by a 27 per cent growth in the VFX industry. There has been a high demand for VFX in India from hordes of films across different genres.
India continues to be amongst the preferred outsourcing destinations for a number of significant film production houses around the world. A combination of factors, such as availability of exceptional talent at lower costs, high-speed internet and improvement in certain aspects of film production, such as special effects, have led to a surge in companies subcontracting VFX works to India. Over the last few years, Indian VFX artists have been behind some of the world’s highest grossing film productions.
Low cost and expert skill set make India a preferred destination for all the CG requirements globally, creating demand for trained professionals in the country.
Prime Focus World has been the unrivalled leader in hiring professionals and freshers alike. Some of the other leading employers in India are Gener8 India, Double Negative, Deluxe India, Legend 3D, Rotomaker, Firefly VFX, Anibrain, The Mill, Digital Domain, Framestore, MPC, Technicolor, Red Chilles, NY VFXWaala, Drishyam, Prasad Labs, Pixstone, Bot VFX, Makuta VFX to name a few.
The VFX and Stereo Conversion Industry in India is on a hiring spree from September to March as it’s that time of the year when majority of Hollywood Studios start outsourcing their work here in India.
Job roles that are in high demand in the industry and the education and training courses required for these jobs
- Since Indian’s Media and Entertainment Industry is expected to clock a strong double-digit growth in the range of 11-12 per cent and poised to add another seven to eight lakh new jobs over the next five years, as per the report. Being Roto, Color Keying, Matte Painting, 3D conversion a part of Media and Entertainment industry would require real life situations of industry and trade training. There has been a lack of a match between skills required by industries and skill developed by existing programs, on which Prime Focus Academy of Media and Entertainment Studies (PFAMES) step forward to work on the ecosystem.
- All the PFAMES courses are designed by recognized industry experts to make students industry-ready i.e. fully conversant with the latest hardware and software tools. Making them employable from day one after completing the courses with Job Specific Industry Linked Training Programs.
- Courses designed by PFAMES are all based on the 80:20 rule wherein 80% of its content is skill-based training and only 20% is classroom training. Enabling students to gain exposure to the industry workings right from the beginning.
- PFAMES ensures that these all its courses are up-to-date with the latest technology trends prevalent in the industry, while ensuring a strong academic foundation. PFAMES also provides individuals with the opportunity to Earn while Learning along with Placement Assistance.
- With affordable fee payment structures anyone with a creative inclination or interest in learning the art of visual effects is eligible for enrolment in our courses as all the courses are based on the philosophy of ‘Learning by Doing’.
- An individual with minimal exposure to the workings of the industry would get anywhere ranging from INR 10,000 to INR 15,000 subject to factors like output and productivity.
- Currently there is a huge gap between demand and supply of skilled human resources. Although there are a huge number of candidates with some or the other certification, they lack the basic understanding and knowledge of specific job roles and job-related skills. This is the major reason for the low availability of skilled workforce in the industry. Individuals with industry linked skill-based programs tend to be the ideal workforce for the industry with maximum employability.
Advice to youth who want to pursue a career in this sector:
The art form continues to be a platform endowing substantial opportunity. Technology and creativity are continuously improving and becoming a vehicle, that drive the use of computer- generated imagery in live-action films.
The animation and VFX industry continues to steadily gain acceptance with Indian Talent poised to rub shoulders with global counterparts. According to the KPMG India-FICCI Indian Media and Entertainment Industry Report 2017, the Indian animation and VFX industry grew at 16.4 per cent in 2016 to reach a size of INR59.5 billion.
The industry is fast emerging as an indispensable part of film making, and the Roto, Matte painting, Color keying, 3D conversion, etc work carried out by Indian studios had catapulted the country on the global VFX scene. The post production saw a robust growth of 13 per cent in 2016 for Indian projects. International projects continue to account for a lion’s share of the VFX industry revenues at over 70 per cent, with Hollywood studios leveraging the skill set and cost advantages of Indian talent.
Today, India has nearly 300+ animation, 50+ VFX and 85+ game development studios with more than 20,000 professionals working for them. Hence, there is a lot of scope in this industry and plenty of opportunities for the youth so they should consider this as a career option.