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Since its commencement in 2000, Arena Animation, Ultadanga centre offers job-oriented courses in animation, VFX, multimedia, graphics, and gaming industry. The centre is conveniently located within a few minutes walking distance from the Bidhannagar Road railway station. Students who travel by metro trains can get down at Sovabazar Sutanuti metro station, and take an auto rickshaw to the centre. The location is well connected to neighbouring towns and places by buses.
The centre has well-equipped classrooms with state-of-the-art learning technologies including high-end animation tools, art rooms & practice labs that bring education to a new level. Students can use these facilities and practice comfortably as many hours as they would like.
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Arena Animation, Ultadanga centre conducts a range of co-curricular & extra-curricular activities to complement the academic curriculum. Here are a few reasons why students choose this centre for their education:
Every month, the centre hosts workshops & seminars conducted by industry experts. Recently, prominent storyboard artist Rajesh Chakraborty from Bron Studios from Canada conducted a session for the students.
Some of the topics covered in these sessions include: concept & storyboarding, show reel & portfolio making, matte painting, flash animation, visualization, 3ds Max pluggins, Maya Trax Editor, typographic design & portrait, Ajax, basic & advanced rigging, character concept art, bootstrap, webpage designing, basics of VFX, production style & technique, movie & Photoshop Stereo, VRay lighting & camera angles, timing for animation, and acting for animation.
The centre organises 'Insight', an annual event that includes various centre-level competitions and cultural programs. The centre also celebrates festivals & special occasions including Basanta Utsav, Rabindra Jayanti, Saraswati Puja, Independence Day, Christmas, Children's Day, Women's Day, Teachers' Day, and Bengali New Year.
Students participated in competitions like mime act, paper dress making, tattoo making, nail art & vegetable ornament making, during various occasions.
Students of the centre actively participate in various regional & national level competitions. Many students have participated and won prizes at Creative Minds, the flagship inter-centre student competition of Arena Animation. Students compete in the categories of Short Film, 3D Modeling, Web Designing, Character Animation Sequence, Cartooning, and VFX.
Every year, students of the centre participate and win prizes in the mega learning event 'Orbit Live'. One of the notable achievements of the students is the award winning start-up animation & logo animation for Karbonn mobile.
Other major events & competitions where the students of the centre have participated include 14th Kolkata Film Festival, 5th Kolkata Short Film Festival, Hike Messenger's Great Indian Sticker Challenge, Line Sticker Design Competition, and Talent House.
The centre conducts mock-interviews and pre-placement tests to prepare students for technical & verbal interviews for job placements. As a result of this extensive preparation, students of the Ultadanga centre have been placed with top companies - including Red Chillies Entertainment, DQ Entertainment, Tata Consultancy Services, Capgemini, Cognizant, Animatzione, Mayabious Art, Kreative Fingers, VA Studio, Future Group, Presto, Priya Entertainments Pvt. Ltd., Omkar Group, Earnest brothers, Eframe Infomedia Pvt. Ltd., Esolz Technology Pvt. Ltd., MashPoint, Crazy Animation Studio, ColorBar, AFX Animation, Jumonji Inc., and Indian Statistical Institute
Aihita Chakraborty, who is pursuing AAIP-VFX course at Arena Animation, Ultadanga says:
"I appreciate the awesome faculty support and friendly ambience at Arena Animation. I am inspired by animated movies and Hollywood movies with special effects. I aspire to work in the film industry, after completing my course."
Subhro Mondal, who is pursuing AAIP course at Arena Animation, Ultadanga says:
"The best thing about Arena Animation is its faculty. They support us in every step and help us with each and every query that we have. The sessions conducted by the industry experts have helped us gain experience and knowledge. I enjoyed doing some freelancing projects as well as a project for Creative Minds."
Sakshi Bagla, who is pursuing AAIP (Advance) course at Arena Animation, Ultadanga says:
"I chose the field of animation for my career as I believe that I am a creative person. As the faculty of our centre help and support us, learning became easier than I expected. The best thing about Arena is the placement cell that helps us find opportunities to work with well known production houses."
Amit Roy, who is pursuing a VFX course at Arena Animation, Ultadanga says:
"I am a Disney fan and wish to work for the Walt Disney Studios in future. The institute gives us industry relevant training with latest technology and software that will help me get to my dream career eventually. I consider myself fortunate for getting a chance to join Arena, as the faculty here supports us to grow from good to the best."
Ritabrata Majumder, who is pursuing a VFX course at Arena Animation, Ultadanga says:
"I have been watching animation movies from a very young age. I am trying to gain the technical skills, so I can own a production house of my own. The industry exposure that I have received at events like Creative Minds, where I got to meet a renowned filmmaker like Vaibhav More, has really inspired me to hone my skills. It is not just software that we learn here, but also communication skills and professionalism."
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