VFX Arena Perspectives: An initiative to bring animation lovers closer to the industry -

Arena Perspectives: An initiative to bring animation lovers closer to the industry

Arena animation, a leading animation institution in India organised Perspectives 2014 providing a great opportunity for all animation lovers to interact with big names in the animation and VFX industry. The event took place on 19 July, 2014, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in Hotel Rangsharda Auditorium, Bandra Reclamation West, Mumbai.

Industry giants such as Gaurav Malhotra – Artha Animation, Ahmed Naqvi – Gozoop, Kedar Khot – Prime Focus, Suresh Konda Reddy – Prasad Group, Prashant Mukhare – Blink digital, Emraan Kureshi – Active Media Innovations interacted with over 400 animation and VFX enthusiasts that attended the event and shared their ideas and thoughts on pertinent subjects like ‘The Making of International Animated TV Commercials’ and ‘3D Projection Mapping & Augmented Reality’.

At this juncture, Easo Thampy Matthew, head of operations for Arena Animation, said that, “We at Arena are always aiming to bridge the gap between animation/VFX aspirants and the industry. Events such as Perspectives are one of the platforms where enthusiasts can meet the professionals and get access to their insights and experiences. The students met industry professionals and 97 students were shortlisted by companies for interviews at the job fair.  We are also fulfilling our goal of producing world class professionals by introducing programs that have been designed to make our students experts in the latest tools used by the industry globally.”

The event was attended by 800 participants, who enthusiastically communicated with the industry professionals. 242 students attended the job fair, of which 97 were shortlisted for interviews. The industry veterans were extremely impressed by the young talent pool and informed the students of future job prospects.