Rohit Dubey

Where does entertainment field accommodate engineers?

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RE: Where does entertainment field accommodate engineers?

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It’s a well-known phrase that “science is the mother of invention”, a science student when understands the laws and phenomena existing in the universe and tries to implement them to invent a new mechanism, an engineer is born. Anything great that has ever been invented or made has always been a fusion of knowledge and skill.

In this modern era where fusion is the latest trend, the students also prefer to pursue a career which is a fusion of their education and their passion, one such fusion for all the engineers and art lovers is Entertainment Engineering.

Engineers play a key role in the entertainment industry from the light effects, sound mixing and cinematography to stunts and special effects engineers are required everywhere.

Fusion of entertainment and engineering is a very fast growing career perspective that is being opted by our techie students. Now the question arises how to pursue this career and gain stardom?

Entertainment industry basically requires the following types of engineers

  • Software engineers: For all the animated movies and cartoons there is a team of engineers working on the backend creating tools and characters for the cast and making of animated movies.
  • Chemical Engineers: All the action movies with heavy explosions and war movies with all the hi-tech ammunitions would not be possible without chemical engineers working to make them look realistic and fascinating altogether.
  • Mechanical Engineers: Robots, Transformers, Autobots does it ring a bell!!!! Yes, engineers are required for the design and functioning of robots used in movies and shows.
  • Light and sound engineers: All the sound effects, Light effects and placing, Camera angles and shots and sound mixing is done by these engineers.
  • Architects: All the amazing sets and stages are created and constructed by architects and civil engineers.

Students who are pursuing engineering and are fascinated by the entertainment world or have a creative edge or have a deep passion for fine arts can have a promising career in the field of entertainment engineering.

There are two ways in which you can convert your dreams into reality.

  • The students already studying engineering can go for some short term courses after the completion of their degree and then apply for a suitable job in the entertainment industry.
  • There are various colleges that are now offering specially designed course named Entertainment engineering. You can enroll yourself for a bright and successful future.

The Entertainment Industry offers a wide variety of jobs for the engineers such as

  • Software engineers
  • Character animator
  • Video editor
  • Sound technician
  • Art directors and set designers and much more

Not only the film industry, the media industry and gaming industry also have a huge requirement of engineers for designing and editing purposes. The application developer is another field in which you can pursue a career if you are an engineering student.


Eligibility Criteria

The only eligibility criteria for you to be successful in the field of entertainment as an engineer is to be the best at what you do. Also, a little creativity and zest helps the cause as the field of entertainment does require individuals that can think and act differently compared to the crowd.


Perks and pay packages

The perks and pay packages of an engineer in the entertainment field mainly depend upon his/her role in making the movie. For example, a light and sound engineer will be paid higher compared to a chemical engineer if there is a lot of lighting changes required in the movie. For animation movies, people with software engineering degrees will have a much larger role compared to the other people hence they will be paid highly. Also, in sci-fi movies where large equipment need to be built in order to add effects to the CGI, a mechanical engineer will be highly paid.


Some of these jobs are amongst the highest paid jobs in the film industry. If you clear the engineering degree with distinction the chances of you getting a job in your desired field increases significantly. So, follow your heart, recognize your passion and try to pursue a career which is a fusion of your educational qualifications as well as your hobbies and then “the sky's the limit”.

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