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National Science Fiction Day

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Today is 2nd January, and it is a wonderful day indeed! It marks the illustrious celebration of Science Fiction Day, honouring the works and authors of science fiction. Most notably, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, Frank Herbert, Michael Crichton, and Isaac Asimov have significantly impacted the genre of science fiction and influenced future generations of writers. Their works have stood the test of time and remain some of the most beloved pieces in literature.

National Science Fiction Day is celebrated internationally. January 2nd was chosen to tribute Isaac Asimov, a famed science fiction writer born on 2nd January 1920. He published the first science fiction story in 1942 and later coined the term ‘science-fiction’.

National Science Fiction Day was founded by author and editor, Forrest J. Ackerman. He established the day to pay homage to the science fiction authors who have made a lasting impression in the literary world. Indeed, their works have been adapted into successful films, television series, video games and more. While many struggle to comprehend science fiction’s deeper meanings, the genre has been a pillar of innovation in modern society. It is an opportunity to recognize those who have contributed to the genre. It is a time to celebrate our collective imagination and the impact it has had on history and the future.

The elements of science fiction are the foundations on which stories are based. The most common elements include:

  • Time travel
  • Teleportation
  • Mind control, telepathy, and telekinesis
  • Aliens, extraterrestrial lifeforms, and mutants
  • Space travel and exploration
  • Interplanetary warfare
  • Parallel universes
  • Fictional worlds
  • Alternative histories
  • Speculative technology
  • Superintelligent computers and robots

 

Some of the best science fiction movies and series are:

  • Blade Runner
  • Alien
  • Star Wars series
  • The Matrix series
  • Terminator series
  • Back to the Future series
  • E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
  • Inception
  • Gravity
  • Jurrasic Park series
  • Guardian of the Galaxy
  • Star Treks
  • Wall-E
  • Avatar

 

The 5 basic characteristics of a science fiction story are 1) what if; 2) unfamiliar settings; 3) innovative technology; 4) realistic characters; and 5) moral dilemmas.

Nowadays you can create multimedia or graphics or games based on your imagination and creativity by using the latest tools and techniques. It is very easy to get your hands on the latest tools whether you want to become a professional animator/artist or just want to create art for fun/hobby. The main part is to know about the ins & outs of the tools and understand the different techniques that can be used to completely bring your imagination to reality and create great art.

Digital Arts is a very vast field, as anything made using digital media is considered digital art. The most common types of digital art are photography, video, animation, 2D and 3D graphics and animation, game design and development, illustrations, vector drawing, raster painting, UI/UX design, visual effects (VFX), virtual reality (VR), etc.

For that purpose, the best option is to learn from the experts and understand the working of the tools and how to implement them in your work. The way to do that is to go through the tutorials, read articles and practice and practice and practice. 

At Creoverse Animation and Gaming Academy, we help you to discover and enhance your imagination to become successful in the field of creativity. You can choose from a degree, diploma or certification course according to your career goals. Get in touch with our counsellors today to discuss the scope and details of the courses. For more information about our 3-year degree course (affiliated with REVA University) click here…

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