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Arena creative minds 2012

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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.

Awards Night

Orbit 2013 recognized and applauded the best work of students & industry professionals. The various Awards given out under different categories are:

Students Awards

Category Star student
UI UX Design Akash Prabhu
Character Animation Shishir Mukherjee
VFX-Matchmoving Aaron Henriques
Animation Shaikh Ershad Abdul Shukur
Concept Design for New Media Chandrabhan Yadav
Performance in Animation Shishir Mukherjee
Lights!Camera!Sound! Debojit Das
Keep it Short-Comics Srivtasa Pingali
Lighting for Animation Debijyoti Karmakar


Category Star group (Students)
UI UX Design GTA &  Farcy
Character Animation Ripple
Animation Ease Out
Concept Design for New Media Colors
Performance in Animation Beta
Click-a-Film Xmen
Keep it Short-Comics Curtis


Star alumni award
Vijay Raghavan
Girish Masand
Sandeep Nair
Tapon Roy
Joydip Sen

Industry Awards

Category Winner
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!