Orbit Live – Leading animation industry event where students meet experts!
Orbit Live is a 4-day annual animation industry event organised by Arena Animation. Specially conceived for the VFX, animation, design & graphics industry, Orbit Live offers amazing opportunities for students to meet & work closely with the gurus of animation from around the world. Student delegates get a chance to network & learn from the best of talent from Hollywood & Bollywood, while working on live projects for top companies.
But it's not all work and no play! At the end of a hard day at Orbit, students and industry professionals get to unwind at carnivals, dinner soirees, participate in dance & talent contests, and so much more. In a nutshell, this is one awesome, power-packed event that anyone with dreams of making it big in a creative field, must attend.
Registrations are now open for Orbit Live 2017.
Feb 2-5, 2017
The Retreat Hotel, Madh Island, Mumbai
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Damián is a film producer & director at ANIMAYO International Film Festival, visual effects & video-games. He has given over 200 master classes, presentations, workshops and screenings all over the world.
Deron, the Sr.Flame artist, Method Studios, USA uses Autodesk Flame as a powerful creative tool. He has worked as a digital compositor for the video game - Call of Duty: Black Ops II and the TV Series - Being Mary Jane.
Max is the president & CEO of Melwood Pictures and the founder of Max Howard Consulting Group. He has worked on Disney's memorable films including Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King.
Friederike is the head of international sales and marketing, MAXON Computer GmbH. She has years of work experience in sales and marketing in the automotive supplier & software industry.
Lars is the founder of CyBear, a CG design & training company in Netherlands. He is also a renowned CG artist and Cinema 4D instructor. He works with a select group of freelancers and creates product visualizations and infographics.
Penny, senior lecturer of VFX & animation, Teesside University, UK, started her career in 1991 as a junior animator at Touch Animation. In 1997, she commenced her own VFX & animation studio - Skaramoosh, which had offices at three locations in London.
Dr. Paul is a lecturer at Teesside University, who has been a part of the visual effects team from Teesside who worked on the film 'The Last Man on the Moon' (to be released in 2016). He is currently working on a space-themed documentary, Mission Control.
Prof. Wegenast is the managing director, programme, Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) and the founding member of Wand 5 and Stuttgart Filmwinter. He has published a 6-part DVD edition on German animated film in cooperation with Absolut Medien, Berlin, & Goethe Institut, Munich, which received the Willi Haas Award for the best DVD-edition on German speaking film in 2012.
Rafael is a lead modeler at Psyop Productions, USA. He specializes in human characters & creature modeling and is well-known for his model 'Azog' in The Hobbit. He has worked on various Hollywood blockbusters including Man of Steel, Iron Man 3 & Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
Raul is currently the CEO of Melon Digital S.L. & director-producer at R&R Communications Inc., USA. During his tenure as an animator at Walt Disney Feature Animation, he has worked on movies including Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Aladdin, Lion King, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, and Hercules.
Tayah has worked in the theatre world as an actress and producer, and has recently joined Max Howard Consulting Group. She has done an internship at the Exodus Film Group and has experience in coordinating voice recordings.
Rebecca, global head (Texturing), MPC, London, has worked on popular movies including Life of Pi, Fast & Furious 5 and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.
Jason, look DEV. TD., MPC, London, has worked on Hollywood blockbusters including Man of Steel, Godzilla, Maleficent and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.
Rocío is a journalist and a producer who won the International Media Award, 2015, at the 52nd ICG Publicists Awards.
Doy, Production Associate, Melwood Pictures, works in animated and live action motion pictures and television works for audiences around the world.
Over the years, Orbit Live has emerged as an interactive platform for students where they get to work closely with icons from the fields of animation, VFX, gaming, graphics & web designing. Students enjoy an exclusive opportunity to attend discussions & workshops conducted by top animation studios and work on live projects under their guidance.
Delegates & industry professionals stay at a 5-star hotel where they attend workshops, master classes, seminars & tech sessions-all under one roof. At the end of the four-day event, the best work done by both, industry as well as students, is recognized & awarded.
Each year, more than 500 students & professionals get together at Orbit Live to not just connect, but also to enjoy, work closely & learn.
"Animation is full of people who do amazing things because they never accept that what they do is actually difficult. That attitude is fundamental to success. Don't accept that you have limitations. Rather accept that you have the ability to learn & to push your skills in ways that you never thought you could."
"The industry is always looking for people who have cross-department knowledge. The more well-rounded students are, the more opportunities they have. So even if the job that is open isn't the job that you want, take the opportunity & start working with a company of your choice."
"I thank Arena Animation for inviting me. I have never spoken to a more enthusiastic crowd. I have seen so much talent here who can fill the Indian & global animation needs."
Book your spot now for Orbit Live 2017! Register here