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Starbiz came for campus placements yesterday. Starbiz is a leading Event management company from the city. It is a decade old company which is famous for the Chandigarh Marathon and many Rose Festivals. They are looking for a Graphic Designer to handle their publicity and marketing presentations. 6 students, Naresh Adhikari, Shubham Saini, Paramjeet Singh, Simranjit Singh, Harshdeep Kaur and Vikas Nayyar were shortlisted for interview. After the interview 3 candidates have been shortlisted for the final interview today – they are Harshdeep Kaur, Paramjeet Singh and Simranjit Singh. The final Interviews are today – Best of Luck.
Meanwhile news from the Placement Fair, held at New Delhi on 13-14 July 2012 has started pouring in. Soumya called last night to inform that she’s been called for another round of interviews. Waiting for other students to let know.
The Placements Fair 2012 was held at New Delhi on 13-14 July 2012. About 200 students attended the Event. 4 companies (Aniguru) turned up on Day 1 and Day 2 was reserved for Digitoonz.
Arena Chandigarh also sent some of its best students for the national level jobs. The students were given assistance in preparing their CV by faculty and their work was reviewed and tips were given before the students departed for New Delhi in the wee hours of 13 July 2012. They reported on time and were able to attend all interviews. Now with crossed fingers we are awaiting the results.
Arena Animation Academy held their 14th Annual Function at Govt. Museum Auditorium Sector 10 on Sunday 12 Dec 2010. The event was attended by the students and their parents. STPI Director Ajay Srivastava, Dr. Mahender Kumar, Chairman Dept of Indian Theatre were the distinguished guests present there.
The event started with a wonderful welcome dance Saraswati Vandana by Nishika. There were solo dances by Tejaswi, Anshum, Divya, Linken, Ishika, Maginder, and Nishika. Group dances were presented by BSc I Year & II Year. Ramandeep presented a rejuvinating Yoga performance. Solo Songs were presented by Mandeep, Prabhjot, Ishika, Mayank, Kartik, Bikram & Charanjeet. Bikram accompanied on the Guitar. Mahesh presented a comic poem.
A play was staged on the educational system. Based on the theme of Sholay and using characters from the film, the actors conveyed the purposefulness of the hard work and effort required to achieve success.
Vineet Raj Kapoor mentioned that the students who dared to show their talent would usually be the ones who make a mark first in their careers as well. A will to take risks and succeed is desired besides talent. An annual report presented by him highlighted this year’s special events. This year Perspectives was held, which focused on the making of the Animation Movie “Lava Kusa”. This also had a seminar by Prosenjit Ganguly famous Animation Movie Expert. A Team of Arena Faculty had worked on the Animated sets and backgrounds of drama “Ashoka” by DPS School. A team of Faculty and students had also worked on the 2D Animation Clip for promotion of the movie “Dreams of Sheikh Chilli”. The Project of creating an Animated Presentation NDPL was successfully commissioned by faculty of Arena Chandigarh. A 5-Day Animation Workshop was also held by Prosenjit Ganguly were students paid a tribute to Ryan Larkins through their work and movie.
A Team comprising of Neelu Kapoor and Vineet Raj Kapoor of Arena Chandigarh also participated in an Exhibition in South Korea. This helped them enter into fruitful partnership that helped increase the brand value as well as quality at the centre. Last year many foreign employees have come to the centre thereby increasing our width and understanding of the field and its scope. This has also resulted in a tie-up under which our students are expected to go abroad for short internship at foreign studios. The first batch of such students are expected to leave Chandigarh within a month.
Many special interest groups and clubs were started by Arena Staff and Faculty which enhanced the learning experience of the students. Some groups like photography and sketching have held many learning sessions and are a regular feature at the centre.
The event was rounded off with a Prize Distribution honouring all faculty and Semester Toppers. It also honoured the best animation and graphics projects by AAASP and BSc Students. Monika Modak was declared the “Outstanding Student of the Year” whereas Parminder Singh was honoured for being the Leading Mentor of the Year.
Dr. Mahender Kumar remarked during his speech, “Animation has been the missing piece in the jigsaw puzzle of storytelling. The picture now seems to be complete.”
June 11th, 2010: Arena Animation – the global leader in hi-end animation training organized, Perspectives, a seminar on : Animation in India: Future & Careers in India held at Govt. Museum, Sector 10, Chandigarh.
The seminar was graced by well known industry experts from Mr. Rayudu V. Shashank, Creative Director & Producer, Lava Kusa, the Warrior Twins along with Mr.Bhanukanth Kesinenni, Animation Supervisor from Rayudu Vision Media Limited (RVML). Also present at the seminar were Mr. Murli Mohan, Regional Head, North, Aptech Ltd and Mr Amit Dua, Area Business Head, Aptech Ltd amongst a host of students and enthusiasts.
Perspectives received an enthusiastic response from over 200 students who received in-depth insights and knowledge about the techniques used to create the animation feature from experts of RVML.
The key highlights of the seminar included a Job Fair by RVML wherein they shortlisted the best students from Arena Animation who may get an opportunity to work in their studios. It also showcased making of the movie Lava Kusa along with short films of the award winning work done by Arena Animation students.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Rayudu V. Shashank, Creative Director & Producer, said, “Animation is one of the fastest growing industries with animated content finding an audience in diverse sectors of Media, Entertainment, Engineering, Medical, Industrial Technology & Education and the Corporates. The animation industry has seen tremendous growth and is now becoming mainstream in film entertainment and television broadcast. Animation as a career offers immense opportunities for the young and talented students in this booming industry.”
Mr. Murli Mohan, Regional Head, North , Aptech Ltd, said, “Perspectives seminars are playing a significant role in educating students on animation as an attractive career option and the various opportunities available to well trained individuals in this promising & high growth industry. It offers an exclusive opportunity for the students to interact and learn from industry experts. I am sure these seminars will be fruitful for all those aspirants who want to make a mark in this industry.”
Mr. Gurtaj Mangat, Zonal Head, North, Aptech Ltd, who had presented the Trophies of the Annual Awards to the Arena Chandigarh Centre, lauded the consistent efforts of the centre for striving to be the best in Academics and overall.
Mr. Prosenjit Ganguly, Animation Film Designer, unvieled the Annual UIANI Awards for excellence in the field of Design (from User Interface to Animation. Prosenjit Ganguly is also holding a 5 Day Animation Workshop at Arena from 13-17 June, 2010.
Mr. Vineet Raj Kapoor, Academics Head, Arena Chandigarh, said, “In continuation of our effort to provide learning platforms to our students, UIANI Awards have been established to celebrate the Creativity of an Organization or an Individual, this is the first award of it’s kind in the region.”
Announcing the program, Anuj Kacker, Global Head, Arena Animation, said, “Animation is one of the fastest growing industries with animated content finding an audience in diverse sectors of Media, Entertainment, Engineering, Medical, Industrial Technology & Education and the Corporates. Arena Animation International Program is an intensive program designed to train students in the latest industry relevant courses and the practical application of the latest technical tools & software. I am confident this program will empower students to make a great career in this new age industry.”
PERSPECTIVES, which has been held across all major metros and mini metros in the last three years, aims to bring together professionals from the Animation Community on a common platform to share their knowledge, thoughts, views and experiences of the animation Industry with the students, helping them to get an insight into the tremendous career options within Animation, VFX and Gaming.
Following Chandigarh, Perspectives will also be held in other cities such as Agra, Amritsar, Lucknow, etc.
She is Magdaleena, from Poland. We call her Magda. She is a well qualified trainer with prior work experience. She graduated her Master degree this year at Wroclaw University of Economics. Her specialization was Human Resources Management. She has half a year of experience in Human Resources Department of international company. She is having an experience of conducting international motivating events. She is currently in India for interpersonal workshops at Arena Chandigarh which help in developing the student’s soft skills. She presented the seminar-workshop on “Time Management” today.
The First Placement Workshop in 2009 for 2008 Batches was held today. The Studio was brimming with students, who thoroughly enjoyed their interaction with Magda and picked up new tips on managing their time. They learnt to identify the “time-eaters” in their daily time schedules and then learnt methods to counter and manage those time eaters. They also learn how to channelize their maximum time to their prioritized activities. For e.g. an animator’s priority should be to learn the animation theory or seeing old classic animation movies, and he or she should devote more time to this, and this time can only come from removing some of the Time -Eaters say like Paying PC Games and gossiping.
(when you check the pictures, do checkout the beautiful interiors of the Arena Disney studio – we call it Disney studio to honour the legendary Walt Disney whose concepts we teach at the studio)
A special placement drive was held at SPICE VAS (Value Added Services) Campus at Parwanoo. The need was their target driven project of more than 1,00,000 ringtones/ songs for their new Song-on-Demand Service.
After an exciting ride up the hills with the Academics Head, Vineet Raj Kapoor, the students landed at SPICE VAS Office near 11 AM. immediately the interviews were held by Vineet Singh and his team (quite a few of them were the Senior Passouts from the same centre, and that did help). Except for technical issues with a foreigner candidate Henry regarding the work permit requirements, immediate offer letters were doled out to the complete students team.
After that the entire team was invited to sample the sumptuous meal served hot in the Spice cafeteria, and boy were we hungry? We dug into the food as fast as we could as all of the students discussed the cool environment of the office amongst the hills. This was surely a company to work for…