Festival highlights

Orbit Live provides all participating students with various learning opportunities. Students attend workshops, seminars & master classes conducted by industry experts from national & international studios. These sessions range from the basics to the advanced and help students polish their skills, clear their doubts & receive one-to-one guidance from some of the best names in the industry.

Orbit Live 2016: 11 international experts, 20+ industry experts & 300+ Arena students under one roof, for learning & fun

Interactive workshops, interesting sessions, refreshing Breakfast Shorts, informative Star Lounge sessions, star-studded Awards Night & and awesome parties, Orbit Live creates the perfect platform for fun, learning, and career guidance.

Orbit Live 2016

On 24th January, 2016, Arena Animation concluded the fourth edition of its ground-breaking 'Orbit Live' festival. Organised exclusively for Arena students across India, the 4-day industry-student event was held at a top 5-star resort in Mumbai.

Highlights of 2016

International Experts:

Students attended master classes conducted by international experts who include Max Howard (founder, Max Howard Consulting Group), Tayah Howard (actress & producer), Damian Perea (film producer & director, Animayo International Film Festival), Penny Holton (senior lecturer, Teesside University), Dr. Paul Noble (senior lecturer, Teesside University), Prof. Ulrich Wegenast (managing director, programme, ITFS Festival), Rafael Zabala, (lead modeller, Psyop Productions), and Raul Garcia (CEO, Melon Digital S.L & director - producer, R&R Communications Inc.

Breakfast Shorts:

Students started their day with breakfast shots with Damian Perea & Prof. Wegenast, and enjoyed watching some of the best animated short films screened at the prestigious Animayo International Film Festival & Stuttgart Festival of Animation Film (ITFS). The screenings were followed by interactive sessions with the industry experts, where students discussed smaller details and nuances that made the showcased films stand out.

Star Lounge:

Selected students of Arena Animation got the chance to showcase their work to international experts and gain specific feedbacks for their work.

Star Lounge

Awards Night:

Awards Night is a festive evening to honour the greatest talents and the best works in the industry. For the first time, voice-over talents of India took centre stage at Orbit Live to receive the honorary awards for their contribution to the animation industry. The international student short films received a great round of applause. Among the awardees were professionals from the media & entertainment industry, animation & VFX artists & Arena students. The glamorous Awards Night also witnessed incredible live performances – including flying drum act, fire dance & live bands.

Awards Night

Party Time:

After the day's learning sessions were over, students rocked the dance floor & partied hard. To their amazement, the international experts joined them and danced to the Bollywood beats.

Party Time at Orbit Live 2016

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