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Arena’s Orbit ’13 - A roaring success in Mumbai !
Arena Animation organized Orbit ’13, a 4-day fun-cum-learning event exclusively for Arena students from all over India from February 7-10, 2013. The venue was the posh Hotel Ramada, at Powai, Mumbai. More than 250 students participated in the event, and received valuable insights through seminars, master classes and workshops with top names from the animation & VFX industry in India and overseas. The fun quotient was covered by the numerous talent contests, the glittering Awards Night, Carnival Night & more!
Close interaction with the industry
Arena students got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work closely with top industry experts, such as Mike Blum (Pipsqueak Films), Vaibhav More (Vaibhav More Films), Soumin Patel (Comic Artist), Virat Khutal (Twist Mobile), Prashant Shahane(CG &VFX Professional), Yogesh Kaushal (Rhythm & Hues Studio), Sandeep Vasudevan (Zed Cube Media), Vaibhav K (Vaibhav Studio), Roto Shah (Sound Designer & Composer), Prosenjit Ganguly (Animation Film Designer), Siddharth M (Void Films), Kirtish Tharthare (Rhythm & Hues Studio), Pete Draper (Makuta VFX) and S Stalin(VenSat).
Job interview selection
12 students were selected for job interviews at one of the workshops organized by Virat Khutal, CEO, Twist Mobile. Students also got hands-on exposure with tips & tricks used in Production, Animation, VFX & New Media.
Orbit 2013 recognized and applauded the best work of students & industry professionals. The various Awards given out under different categories are:
|UI UX Design||Akash Prabhu|
|Character Animation||Shishir Mukherjee|
|Animation||Shaikh Ershad Abdul Shukur|
|Concept Design for New Media||Chandrabhan Yadav|
|Performance in Animation||Shishir Mukherjee|
|Keep it Short-Comics||Srivtasa Pingali|
|Lighting for Animation||Debijyoti Karmakar|
|Category||Star group (Students)|
|UI UX Design||GTA & Farcy|
|Concept Design for New Media||Colors|
|Performance in Animation||Beta|
|Keep it Short-Comics||Curtis|
|Star alumni award|
|Outstanding Achievement in Animated Feature Film||‘ARJUN-THE WARRIOR PRINCE’|
|Outstanding Achievement in Animated Feature Film||‘DELHI SAFARI’|
|Outstanding Achievement in Animated Feature Film||‘SONS OF RAM’|
|Outstanding Achievement in Animated Feature Film||‘KRISHNA AUR KANS’|
|Superstar of Indian Animation||‘CHOTTA BHEEM AND THE CURSE OF DAMYAAN’|
|Unique Animated Adaptation of Indian Icons||‘SHAKTIMAAN’|
|Unique Animated Adaptation of Indian Icons||‘MOTU PATLU’|
|Stunning Visual Effects in Film||‘Life of Pi’|
|Stunning Visual Effects in Film||‘Eaga’|
|Outstanding Contribution to Animated Commercials||E Suresh|
|Lionheart Leaders of Independent Animation||Dhimant Vyas|
|Lionheart Leaders of Independent Animation||Vaibhav Kumaresh|
|Lionheart Leaders of Independent Animation||Prosenjit Ganguly|
|Lionheart Leaders of Independent Animation||Chetan Sharma|
|Lionheart Leaders of Independent Animation||Gayatri Rao|
|Showcasing Indian Animation and VFX on the Global Stage||Prana Studios|
|Showcasing Indian Animation and VFX on the Global Stage||Crest Animation Studio|
|Showcasing Indian Animation and VFX on the Global Stage||Prime Focus|
|Showcasing Indian Animation and VFX on the Global Stage||DQ Entertainment|
|Invaluable Contribution to Animation & VFX Education||Rhythm & Hues|
|International Knowledge Sharing||Dreamworks DDU|
|Braveheart of Indian Gaming Industry||Rajat Ojha|
|Spirit of Indian Indie-gaming||Shailesh Prabhu|
|Brand Ambassador of Indian Gaming Industry||Vishal Gondal|
|Excellence in Animation and Design for eLearning||Tata Interactive Services|
|Innovative New Media Promotion||Jack In The Box for ‘Kolaveri Di’|
After four awesome days of fun and creativity, Orbit 2013 wrapped up with an HR panel discussion between students & industry experts. Arena students also had a great time, indulging in exciting activities like face painting, talent hunt, contests & much, much more.
For detailed coverage of the event, visit www.facebook.com/arenaanimation.
Kudos to all the students who participated - and to Team Arena for making Orbit 2013 such a grand success!