Prosenjit Ganguly holds 5 Day Animation Workshop at Arena Chandigarh
Prosenjit Ganguly held a 5 Day Animation Workshop at Arena Chandigarh from 13-17 June 2010. The students attending the programme were taken through a simplified look into a vital aspect of animation film making- An Animated Performance. A core essential that can breathe life into a simple pencil line. And the lack of it that can turn a well made character into a plastic toy! They tried to understand a few simple things to make sure their films breathe, feel and live before their audience. Each student working on the project brought to life one character for the Movie “RYUN” – A tribute to Ryan Larkins. And while doing this got the principles of animation etched into their beings.
The students began with an interactive lecture and slowly proceeded to studying various elements and their behavior. The next day they moved on to create basic rigs. The second afternoon they had started their movie. Now the pressure was mounting. A few students stayed overnight to get their work right. The next day, almost everyone stayed on with the girls taking the lead. On the fourth night again there was a rush to book for the night. And there were students who had not gone home ever since the movie was started. They were dead tired when it ended, but the results were for them to cherish all their life!
Prosenjit Ganguly is an alumnus and former Member of the Faculty of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. He is a screenwriter, creative director, IP creator, stop-motion animator, voice artist and media educator. His short films have been showcased in more than 20 countries winning 3 international awards. PJ, as he is better known, has also been on the advisory board of Nasscom’s Animation and Gaming division and presently is in Advisory board of The Animation Society of Kolkata (TASK) and on the Working Committee of The Animation Society of India (TASI). Prosenjit earlier served Toonz Animation India as the Director, Special Projects, creating animation properties for international broadcasters. Presently, he is an independent animation design professional and takes great pleasure in working with children!
Working on the Movie “RYUN – A Tribute to Ryan Larkins” – inital days
Working on the Movie “RYUN – A Tribute to Ryan Larkins” – last days