Orbit Live is an annual animation industry event organised by Arena Animation. In 2017, the festival took place over 4 days, from Thursday, 2nd February to Sunday, 5th February, 2017, at a 5-star hotel in Mumbai, India.
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.
One of the co-founders of the Virgin Group, Nik has won prestigious awards including the European Film Award (European Achievement of the Year, 1993) and the British Independent Film Awards (Special Jury Prize, 1998).
With over 200 credits, Craig has worked in films including Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Excalibur, Superman II, Altered States, The Dark Crystal, The Wicker Man, and The Muppets Take Manhattan.
Elizabeth specialises in human & non-human primate anatomy. She is a frequent consultant to the film, animation and game industry, and has worked with Walt Disney Feature Animation, DreamWorks Animation, SONY Pictures Image works and EA Sports.
Patryk is renowned for his experimental techniques across a skill set of image capture, motion control, VFX & CGI. He has been creating award-winning works since 2010, from abstract short films to commercials.
Penny started her career in 1991 as a junior animator at Touch Animation. She has worked as the VFX lead for the documentary, The Last Man on the Moon. She is currently working on another space-themed documentary, Mission Control.
Juan has worked for studios including Walt Disney Animation, DreamWorks, Ilion Animation & Blur Studios. He has been involved in projects like Frozen, Spiderman, Trollhunters, Planet 51, and League of Legends.
Xes combines his work in the school with collaborations in different projects of VFX, animation & video games with companies around the world.
Considered one of the greatest Italian figures in the field, Luca is a screenplay writer, and a comics & animation expert. He is also an animation journalist for the popular Italian newspaper, la Repubblica
Damián made his first animated short, Could be Worse, at the age of 20, using stop motion technique, for which he was nominated for the Goya Awards. Over the years, he has given over 200 master classes, presentations, workshops & screenings all over the world.
Dr. Paul 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 another space-themed documentary, Mission Control.
Pete has been in the CG industry for almost two decades. He has worked for films like Ghajini, Magadheera, Enthiran, and Baahubali: The Beginning. He also conducts visual effects workshops around the world.
Erik has 10+ years of experience in game art. He has played a vital role in projects with Microsoft, Sony and 343.
Ian has over 13 years of experience in delivering high quality VFX for feature films, as well as design, implementation & facilitation of industry-led training courses. His compositing experience includes the Harry Potter series, Guy Ritchie's RocknRolla, Fantastic Four, The Jungle Book, X-Men: Apocalypse, and Passengers.
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."