Student 3D Character Design and Model – Grub – First Prize Winner!
Arijit Biswas landed the top award for his character Grub.
For the first time ever Arena Chandigarh bagged 3 student film 3D Character Model Awards at the prestigious Creative Minds Awards.
For the first time ever they created a Clay Animation Movie and won the First Runners Up Award at the Creative Minds 2011 Awards Ceremony. The Jury were Yunus Bhukhari (Geon Studios), Vaibhav More, Ajay Pratap Singh (Pixion) and Rashmi Ahad (Krayons).
Head – Geon Studios
A well-known name in the Animation & VFX Industry and considered one of India’s best Visual Effects Producer, Mr. Yunus Bukhari has been associated with high profile Bollywood projects as well as Television series and TV Commercials. To name few Bollywood blockbusters – Koi Mil Gaya, Devdas, Rakht, Khel, Vinta Nanda’s White Noise, AB Corp’s Virudh and Vipul D Shah’s Waqt.
He is a Masters in science, a Writer and an Actor. He started his career with the 1983 Classic serial Malgudi Days. Over the years, he has Executed Visual effects and Animation for many Indian & International Films, Commercials & Television Productions. He has also been an eminent Jury for various national and international film festivals.
Mr. Yunus Bukhari is the VFX supervisor on the first live action cum animation film “Toonpur Ka Superrhero” released last December and this combination is seen for the first time in Indian Cinema.
Presently, he is the Head of Geon studios, (A Sahara India Parivaar division), a Digital Visual Effects and Animation studio based in Mumbai, India. At Geon Studios, he and his team are working on design, development, and delivery of visual effects for feature films for domestic as well as international clients.
AJAY PRATAP SINGH
Head, Animation Division – Pixion Studios (Mumbai)
Ajay started his career as a CG artist in the year 1994 and went on to specialize as a Character Animator & Character Rigging. He has gradually grown step by step to the positions of Animation supervisor, CG supervisor to presently as the Head of Animation Division at Pixion Studios in Mumbai. He brings along a rich experience of 16 years in the Animation Industry, having successfully delivered various CGI projects including, Feature Films, Television Series and Commercials.
Director – Vaibhav More Films Studio, Mumbai
Vaibhav is a a graduate of Sir J.J institute of Applied Art and specializes in 2D as well as 3D Animation. He has worked with MTV India for over 6 years and presently is the owner of Vaibhav More Films Studio. He has also worked with brands like MTV, H1, Nickelodeon, Disney, Zee TV, Star Movies & Cartoon Network. His present works include the making of Peepli Live promo with Aamir Khan and Viral Animations for Yash Raj Films besides animated promos for MTV India.
Ms. RASHMI AHAD
Director HR – Krayon Pictures, Pune
Ms. Rashmi is associated with the leading Animation Studio, Krayon Pictures in Pune as the Director, Human Resources and specializes in managing manpower and training requirement of the studio. She is presently heading the Krayons’ team in marketing and promoting their much awaited 3D Stereoscopic Animated Feature Film “Delhi Safari”. A Graduate in English literature, has rich experience with companies like The Oberoi Hotel, Jet Airways & Swiss Air. With a work experience of over 14 years in Public relations, Quality Customer Service, Counseling and Brand Management in India, UK and UAE, she is also pursuing a Phd. in Psychology.
This year Arena Chandigarh students had gone beyond mere pixilation work and created more arty stop motion, live and 3d animations. Arena Chandigarh faculty came together to inspire their students to create animation films alongwith their studies.
Student Stop Motion Film – The Label – First Runners Up Prize Winner!
The student group Fibre, consisting of Paramjit (Ricky), Karandeep (Bhola), Varinder and Simranjit working under the mentoring of Vineet Raj Kapoor, created a clay animation movie which was highly appreciated for it’s storytelling, animation, as well as lighting.