In recent years, the image industry in Vietnam has gained considerable achievements, especially in terms of video games and comic books. The integration of creative industries into local development has risen to various new challenges in developing high-quality human resources in the Image-Creation industry.
Image-Creation Ecosystem in Vietnam – Full of potentials but lack of high-quality human resources
Vietnam is one of the largest gaming markets in Southeast Asia. During the last ten years, the rapid growth of the gaming industry in this market has offered high-skilled programmers and designers a wide range of career opportunities.
Despite positive signals of animation and the comic book industry in recent years, the domestic market has not had any remarkable product. According to Mr. Ha Huy Hoang, Art Director of Dee Dee Animation Studio, most of the domestic creative teams focus on producing and providing services for foreign projects, resulting in a shortage of Vietnamese animated films and comic books.
An impressive product requires specific success factors. Firstly, a good idea and script are required. A competent and professional production team is the second key. The last factor is the domestic team’s constant improvements to reach international technical and technological standards.
Mr. Hoang Viet Tan, CEO of VTC Information Technology and Design Academy (VTC Academy), shared: “In spite of possessing great skills and innovative thinking, Vietnamese talents are facing the lack of an ideal learning and development environment in which they can grow and demonstrate their skills and capabilities, especially their creativity, operative ability, information technology application and language skills.”
Full support for the domestic creative industry and ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Vietnam is a potential market for investors and startups in the image-creation. This industry was not expected to achieve as much in the last ten years. However, the development of an Image-Creation Ecosystem in Vietnam is a predictable trend now.
In order to create an integrated development environment for young talents to exchange, grow and challenge their limits, and to raise Vietnam’s status globally, the French Institute in Vietnam (Institut Français du Vietnam – IFV), the Goethe Institute in Vietnam (Goethe-Institut Vietnam), UNESCO, and other international cultural and educational organizations have cooperated and developed an Image-Creation Ecosystem in Vietnam. This idea was presented in the Symposium: “Visual Creative Ecosystem (AVGC) in Vietnam” on November 27, 2021.
According to Mr. Hannes Rall, Animation Professor at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), those development experiences of the Image-Creation industry in Germany and France will be a great inspiration for building a creative ecosystem in Vietnam.
The idea of establishing this ecosystem is derived from the enthusiasm of leading domestic and foreign experts for a potential market as Vietnam. At the discussion panel, they also shared and analyzed both opportunities and challenges of the Vietnamese creative market. Several most in-demand positions were mentioned such as Character Animator, Production Designer; Visual Effects Artist (VFX) for movies and games, etc.
Mr. Vu Tran Lam, Branch Director of VTC Academy Hanoi, emphasized: “The international modern creative industry tends to apply advanced technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), 3D Design and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Young talents in Vietnam are required to improve and adapt to globalization trends to reach international standards and meet requirements of global partners.”
To build a sustainable ecosystem, it is necessary to educate the public’s perception of modern creative industries. This is also the core mission of educational organizations in Vietnam to build a healthy environment for young people who are passionate about cultures and art.
VTC Academy was the only Vietnamese educational organization participating in discussions with other international cultural and educational organizations to develop the Image-Creation Ecosystem in Vietnam. The mission of VTC Academy is to develope domestic high-quality human resources to meet the demands of the Digital Economy by fully delivering academic and cultural values to the youth and supporting them improving, connecting with experts around the world.
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