What are the equipments needed for a small animation studio setup. I reside in INDIA. A six guys having only FLASH knowledge (all are about five years experienced) have put this small setup. Within a 6 months they have delivered two 5 minute FLASH PRESENTATIONS. They had used only FLASH (and PHOTO SHOP for some Bitmap images). We can get jobs for 8 to 10 minutes short films too. I am a hand drawing artist, having 25 years of Advertising Field experience, resently joined them. Now we are thinking of investing some more money and buy some more materiel for our studio. At presant we have an 8 Number of P4 Computers. All have Intel Mother Boards, 3 Ghrz Processor, 2 GB Ram, 32 mb nVidia Graphix card. I know Photoshop and now learning Flash. None of us know any 3D application. But if we get a 3D job we are prepared to engage some freelance 3D Animators. Comparing to America and Europe things are cheaper here in INDIA. As well as employees. Since we have got western clients we can manage our financial affairs we hope.
I want to know some things. Since I was a manual artist I am more interested in Cel Animation than Flash Animation. So first we are thinking of buying Cel Animation Equipments. Here what I want to know is what all the applications are used in 2D Animation Presentations.
What applications are used in presant day 2D Animation feature films ( not in the Audio side). Don't laugh. I don't have any big ideas. I am just curious and want to learn things. How far the Cel Animation is used in presant day 2D movies. Especially for Back Grounds. Whether they are using scanned hand drawn Back Ground Images or Digital vector Back Grounds. And how many animators would be there in a feature film studio approximately. This is enough for a start. If I show more curiosity I may be ignored I’m scared.
Thank you friends