Read the rest of Rohit's story in his own words:
I always wanted to get into Animation since I was influenced by my cousins, who are also working and earning handsomely in the same field. Also, since it's an era of dual qualifications, going for an Arena course was a very lucrative option.
Arena has a strong track record of success within my family. This factor alone made me go directly there for admission; I didn't visit any other animation academy.
When I went there for the first time, there were many questions in my mind such as: My job prospects after completing my course and the placements provided by Arena. But my doubts were cleared at the very first meeting itself.
The one-and-a-half years that I spent there were entertaining and educative; the faculty was very helpful indeed - from print to web and from web to 3D, they were always there with me as a strong support system.
Apart from classroom sessions, we had regular seminars on Saturdays along with picnics and parties too. The seminars were what I enjoyed the most, as Arena does have a tendency to rope in the best in the industry for seminar sessions, and it's this knowledge that still helps me today.
If one can see the market scenario today, where would one find placement opportunities as good as those that Arena offers? Besides this, Arena does not concentrate on a particular software or stream. The Academy deals with all the current software used in the designing modules today, so that there are ample opportunities for students to showcase their talent in the field of their choice.
My prime concern was job security and Arena assured me of ample opportunities in the job market. As regards the rest, it's up to the creativity of the student.
A newcomer to any field needs to be versatile. Since I was trained in Arena, the guidance provided at the Academy helped. The only new thing that I had to get on-the-job was 'experience'. The rest, they taught me at Arena.
In any job, creativity is the exciting factor; one has to explore it in each and every minute of one's life, making the journey to success an exciting one.
In terms of experience, I have created various websites, static and flash advertisements for web, print materials like pamphlets, flex, catalogues, card designs, hoardings, newspaper advertisements, graphics for newspaper, magazine advertisements, image editing for brand promotions and also a series of brand labels for a Unani healthcare firm.
My message to newcomers in this field is:
Those seeking a career in animation/ multimedia/ gaming, always stay focused towards your goal till you achieve success, as success at times does arrive late. But never give up.