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Creative Multimedia celebrates International Animation Day – Prestigious Pixellence awards throws spotlight on students of India’s leading Animation mentor.

Arena Animation Dilsukhnagar - International Animation day celebrations.

Creative Multimedia College of Fine Arts – Arena Animation Dilsukhnagar – International Animation day celebrations.

Creative Multimedia, ‘India’s Largest Digital Media Academy’ and winner of the Best Digital Media Academy in India Award celebrated ‘International Animation Day’ on Sunday, the 28th of October, 2018 at Ravindra Bharathi, Hyderabad, Telangana. Leading lights of the Animation, VFX and Gaming industries graced the event to inspire students, share their insights, and present the coveted Pixellence awards to outstanding digital media talent.

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Arena Animation Dilsukhnagar- International Animation Day Celebrations

Suresh Eriyat, Founder of Studio Eeksaurus at Creative Multimedia -International Animation Day Celebrations.

Creative Multimedia has been passionately celebrating International Animation Day every year for the past 15 years with the aim of helping proliferating the craft and driving growth of the Animation sector in India. This landmark event has been attracting luminaries of the Digital Media Industry who have been passionately patronizing the initiative with a deep endeavour to inspire and enlighten the future game changers of the Animation industry. The event aims to bring Creative Multimedia students closer to the industry and to honour and encourage outstanding talent in Animation, VFX, Gaming, Web & Graphic Design.

The CEO & MD of Creative Multimedia Services, Raja Sekhar Buggaveeti delivered the inaugural address and renewed his commitment to ‘Enhancing Employability’. Addressing the students, he reminded them that Creative Multimedia affords the finest infrastructure, mentoring, value-additions and placements in the industry and urged them to take advantage of these privileges to pursue a successful career and bring laurels to the academy and the country.

This years’ International Animation Day Celebrations at Hyderabad had a star-studded invitee list comprising Suresh Eriyat-Founder of Studio Eeksaurus and the man behind the iconic Amaron Batteries Clay Animation Commercial, Peter Draper – Co-founder of Makuta, the studio behind the CGI-heavy blockbuster ‘Bahubali, and Rajat Ojha, Founder of Gamitronics. Rajiv Chilaka- CEO of Green Gold Animation couldn’t make it to the event but he greeted the students through a pre-recorded video and offered his best wishes to Creative Multimedia.

Animation maestro Suresh Eriyat delivers a spellbinding master session

Suresh Eriyat, Founder of Studio Eeksaurus

Pixellence awards 2018 – Arena Animation Dilsukhnagar – Creative Multimedia college of fine arts.

Suresh Eriyat, Founder of Studio Eeksaurus and one of India’s most celebrated Animation professionals was the chief guest of the day. Reminiscing his childhood days and retracing his career path, he said that Animation was always his first love and that during the initial days of his professional career 20 years back when Animation was in a nascent stage in India, he was hard put to make Animation films despite his passion as there was little demand for the craft then. He screened an introduction montage of his best Animation works including commercials for B4U Movies, and Sulekha.com apart from the immensely popular Clay Animation commercials for Amaron Batteries and MTV to a reverberating applause.

Pixellence awards 2018 – Arena Animation Dilsukhnagar – Creative Multimedia college of fine arts.

Pixellence awards 2018 – Arena Animation Dilsukhnagar – Creative Multimedia college of fine arts.

Spelling out his work ethic and citing examples from his past projects, he inspired students to always give their best, saying: “I’m a story teller first and I’ve always strived to do the best with every task, no matter how small or big. As young Animators with a promising career ahead, all of you must explore all mediums, especially the manual versions including stop motion animation and clay animation. Familiarize yourself with these fundamental mediums before mastering the animation software so as to strengthen your skills and build a strong foundation. As future artists, you must build your potential and harness your passion to make films that become benchmarks for Animation, not just in India but globally.”

Pixellence awards 2018 – Arena Animation Dilsukhnagar – Creative Multimedia college of fine arts.

Pixellence awards 2018 – Arena Animation Dilsukhnagar – Creative Multimedia college of fine arts.

Suresh also screened two live action commercials that he created for popular chocolate brands Kit Kat and LuvIt. Post the screening, he recreated the entire post-production process of both films using the behind-the-scenes visuals to give students a glimpse into the process of drawings/sketches, shortlisting ideas, set construction, the lighting set-up, the wire work used to manipulate props and characters and the actual shoot.

His final presentation was a brilliant 12-minute Short Film created by his studio using the medium of Clay Animation. Revealing that the film has been in the making for 8 years now and explaining the extraordinary time and effort it takes to create just one second of high quality clay animation footage, he delved into the depths of the pre-production process with on-set, live-action coverage of the shoot and the behind-the-scenes visuals of the animatronics, the production design, prop design, the puppet mock-ups and their separate proportions for interior and exterior shots, references, miniature set design and the manual lighting and animation. It turned out to be an immersive master session for students who lapped up the presentation and joined their hands in a loud, rising chorus as a mark of honour for the master animator.

Encouraging students to raise questions, he initiated an interactive session towards the end of presentation and addressed a wide range of queries on the Animation process, his professional experience and career in the industry.

Rajat Ojha puts the spotlight on incredible career opportunities in the gaming space

Rajat Ojha, CEO of Gamitronics

Rajat Ojha, CEO of Gamitronics and a highly successful gaming industry veteran graced the event as a special guest. He interacted with students, shared valuable insights into the craft and offered powerful advice on pursuing, building and sustaining a career in the talent-hungry gaming industry.

He delivered a presentation titled ‘Animation in Games and Career Opportunities’. Commenting on the extraordinary potential that the Gaming industry offered for career aspirants he exclaimed: “The Gaming industry is by far the largest industry of all in the Digital Media and Entertainment space, offering 200+ unique career opportunities. The Indian Gaming industry comprising about 450+ Gaming studios is valued at INR 2000 crores, ranked 3rd globally in install rankings and is all set to add 62,000 jobs in India in the next 5 years with a projected growth rate of 16%. The fantastic growth potential of this virtually recession-free industry is enhanced by the vast demand-supply gap. All of you can expect a rewarding, high growth career ahead.”

Pixellence awards 2018 – Arena Animation Dilsukhnagar – Creative Multimedia college of fine arts.

Pixellence awards 2018 – Arena Animation Dilsukhnagar – Creative Multimedia college of fine arts.

Presenting the showreel of Gamitronics and showcasing a range of popular games including Uncharted4, God of War, HeavyRain and MSG4, Rajat took students on a steep learning curve, elucidating with illustrations, the behind-the-scenes of the design, the animation types and process levels, in-game cinematics and new-age tools such as Motion Capture and Euforia which are now being widely used in many games to build virtual skeleton and muscles for characters. Stating that body mechanics and timing are critical skills required to achieving good results, he also dwelt on the vital software skills including Wwise Unity, 3D Studio Max, ZBrush and Photoshop.

Pixellence awards 2018 – Arena Animation Dilsukhnagar – Creative Multimedia college of fine arts.

Discussing career opportunities in the gaming industry, he advised students to follow a multi-pronged approach including registering at leading gaming events, regularly browsing online gaming job portals, joining industry groups and participating in various industry forums apart from other conventional methods. The presentation made for a great learning opportunity with invaluable career tips for students aspiring for a career in the rewarding, roller-coaster world of Gaming.

VFX virtuoso Pete Draper counsels VFX students

Creative Multimedia College of Fine Arts – Arena Animation Dilsukhnagar – International Animation day celebrations.

Pete Draper, the CGI veteran with several VFX-related books/tutorials to his credit and the co-founder of Makuta, the studio behind the CG of the hugely popular film Bahubali graced the event as a special guest. His presence at the event ensured that VFX students of Creative Multimedia got an opportunity to interact with a highly respected, experienced and knowledgeable veteran of the VFX industry.

Pete Draper, the CGI veteran and the co-founder of Makuta.

Pete allowed students a sneak peek into his best CG projects through a crisp showreel and held forth on a range of project-critical tools/effects including mapping filters, lighting, explosions, shading, GI walkthroughs and real time systems. Drawing from his vast experience spanning 25 years, he had several words of wisdoms for VFX students. Stressing on the importance of constantly evaluating oneself to improve skills, he offered: “your ability to create is inversely proportional to your ability to assess.”

Creative Multimedia College of Fine Arts – Arena Animation Dilsukhnagar – International Animation day celebrations.

In his brief yet informative presentation, Pete thoughtfully included a section on how to prep for a career in VFX. He addressed a range of FAQs including: How to get into the industry?, How to stand out from the crowd?, What’s most important to build a career in VFX? and ‘How to succeed? Narrowing down to the key factor – the showreel, he belted out 7 powerful ideas on crafting the perfect showreel that can help one stand out and compete for the big job. Stating that it takes time to succeed, he gave students his formula for success: Practice> Experiment> Fail> Practice> Repeat.

Pixellence awards 2018 – Arena Animation Dilsukhnagar – Creative Multimedia college of fine arts.

Pete wrapped up his presentation by telling students: “Have fun! This is a creative field and a creative career.” And students did have loads of fun with Pete’s presentation, cheering animatedly as the VFX virtuoso left the stage.

Pixellence awards 2018 – Arena Animation Dilsukhnagar – Creative Multimedia college of fine arts.

Pixellence awards 2018 – Arena Animation Dilsukhnagar – Creative Multimedia college of fine arts.

Pixellence awards 2018 – Arena Animation Dilsukhnagar – Creative Multimedia college of fine arts.

Pixellence awards 2018 – Arena Animation Dilsukhnagar – Creative Multimedia college of fine arts.

Pixellence awards 2018 – Arena Animation Dilsukhnagar – Creative Multimedia college of fine arts.

Pixellence awards 2018 – Arena Animation Dilsukhnagar – Creative Multimedia college of fine arts.

The celebrations ended with the coveted Pixellence Awards for excellence in Digital Media Art presented to the winners by Chief Guest Suresh Eriyat, Special Guest Rajat Ojha and Creative Multimedia CEO Raja Sekhar. Earlier on, scores of students submitted entries in various categories of Animation, VFX, Web and Graphics and competed for the awards. The entries were judged on 4 parameters: Concept, Design, Output Quality and Presentation.

Raja Sekhar Buggaveeti congratulated the winners and thanked all the guests for attending the event to make it a memorable success. Speaking to the press, Rajasekhar Buggaveeti, CEO and MD of Creative Multimedia said that Animation as a career is fast gaining ground with conventional streams such as Engineering registering a 70 to 80% failure rate of fresh graduates. Students are looking out for other options and Animation provides a great opportunity given its growth potential and career prospects.

 

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Dilsukhnagar Arena students romp home with 5 awards

Arena Inter-Centre “Creative Minds” Competition-2015

The annual “Creative Minds” Competition witnessed another remarkable performance by students of Dilsukhnagar Arena. Amidst fierce competition from exceptionally talented participants, students of Dilsukhnagar held their own and put up a splendid performance. Their creative brilliance was on full display as they stole the show with a total of 5 prizes. Flashing the V-sign with an air of confidence, the proud winners from Dilsukhnagar Arena accepted the awards from amidst rousing applause.

The 2015 edition of the Creative Minds Contest, Inter-Centre Competition organized by ARENA was held at Minerva Grand, Hyderabad on the 19th of January, 2016. Scores of talented students from Arena Animation centres across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh participated in this annual competition which attracted entries across categories including Graphic Design, 2D, 3D and Stop-motion Animation.

For over a decade now, students of Dilsukhnagar Arena have been consistently winning awards at this prestigious competition which has gradually evolved into an inspirational institution committed to celebrating outstanding creative talent and exceptional training.

RajaSekhar Buggaveeti,CEO of Dilsukhnagar Arena congratulated his students on their winning streak and reaffirmed Dilsukhanagar Arena’s commitment to empowering young digital media career aspirants with the finest training.

Proud winners from Dilsukhnagar Arena

 Digital Art Illustration – FIRST PRIZE
Chittajallu Subrahmanya Srinivas

 VFX Scene – FIRST PRIZE
Jujjuri Suresh

 3D Product Packshot – FIRST PRIZE
Mandalaju Jagasidh Chary

 VFX Scene – THIRD PRIZE
R Shiva Kumar & Team

Animation Sequence – THIRD PRIZE
D Rajesh

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Dilsukhanagar Arena wins “Excellent Performance Award for Blood Donation and Motivation”

Dilsukhnagar Arena, India’s finest destination for world-class digital media education which enjoys a prolific reputation for winning academic excellence awards made news for a different reason: this time for being good human beings.

Students, staff and well-wishers of Dilsukhnagar Arena turned up in large numbers and actively volunteered for mega blood donation camps, thus helping save many precious lives.

In recognition of its contribution to blood donation programs conducted for the benefit of the needy, Dilsukhnagar Arena was awarded the “Excellent Performance Award for Blood Donation and Motivation”. On behalf of the students and staff, Dilsukhnagar Arena CEO,RajaSekhar Buggaveeti accepted the award which included a memento and a cup from the Honourable Governor of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states in the presence of The President of AP Red Cross Society.

RajaSekhar thanked his students, staff and other volunteers at the camp for their generous act and stated:
“I am proud of my students and staff. Their acts of generosity are truly invaluable and I am happy that we are able to do some meaningful work that’s beneficial to society. Our academy is ready to support more such causes in the future. In fact, will be conducting another Blood Donation Camp shortly. The tremendous response to the Blood Donation Camps and the honour from the Governor and The AP Red Cross Society are truly motivating for our students and staff.”

The “Excellent performance award for Blood Donation and Motivation” this year is an acknowledgement of Dilsukhnagar Arena’s unwavering commitment to its corporate social responsibility.”

Raja Sekhar Buggaveeti receiving the Award from Governor Shri. Narasimhan

RajaSekhar Buggaveeti receiving the Award from Governor Shri. Narasimhan

Creative Mutimedia Services Pvt. Ltd. is widely reputed as a game changer in the digital media education industry with its innovative mentoring and recruiter-driven training initiatives. The famed institution better known as Dilsukhnagar Arena has groomed thousands of students over the past 16 years and creating winning careers for them in the Animation, VFX, Web and Graphic Design space.

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Dilsukhnagar Arena 15th Anniversary Celebrations

The leader in Digital Media Education celebrates 15 years of excellence

Dilsukhnagar Arena, the preferred destination for Digital Media Education in India celebrated its 15th Anniversary with great fanfare on Saturday the 3rd of August, 2013. Amidst inspirational moments, a host of cultural programs enlivened the proceedings.

Mr. Ponnala Lakshmaiah, the Hon’ble Minister for IT and Communications, Govt. of A.P. graced the event as the Chief Guest and delighted students with his brilliant speech. He said that his Government was investing Rs. 200 crores to establish a 6 lakh Sft. infrastructure hub called “Game City” in Hyderabad as part of new IT Policy to promote the digital media industry and create job opportunities.

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Acknowledging Dilsukhnagar Arena’s influential role in nurturing job-ready talent, he commended the academy for successfully training 16,000 students in a short span of time and facilitating rewarding placements for them at such world-class companies as Cognizant, Deloitte, HCL, TATA Elxsi and Reliance Digital.

Visibly delighted that a Hyderabad-based academy (Dilsukhnagar Arena) holds the record for the highest placements in the industry, he said that “Game City” once operational will require a large infusion of fresh talent and Dilsukhnagar Arena is well placed to capitalize on the opportunity to the advantage of its students.

He commended RajaSekhar Buggaveeti, CEO of Dilsukhnagar Arena for his tireless efforts in building a world-class Digital Media Academy and said that the country needs more such illustrious institutions which are dedicated to enabling careers for the youth.

RajaSekhar Buggaveeti CEO of Dilsukhnagar Arena, in his customary address, thanked Mr. Ponnala Lakshmaiah for his efforts in promoting the digital media industry in AP and said that “Game City” is an investment magnet that can help generate better job opportunities for career aspirants.

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Mr. Konda Vijay Kumar, Director of “Gundejaari Gallanthayyindey” a blockbuster Telugu film was invited as a Guest of Honour. He shared his industry experiences and insights on the pre-production process of film making for the benefit of students. Mr. Praveen Kilaru from Rhythm and Hues, another Guest of Honour, congratulated Dilsukhnagar Arena on completing 15 years and thanked RajaSekhar Buggaveeti for his generous contribution to the industry. His presentation on the making of the Oscar winning Film “Life of Pi” featuring VFX by R+H was highly engaging. He exclaimed that it was a proud moment for the entire Indian VFX industry.

A proud parent, in gratitude to Dilsukhnagar Arena, praised the academy by reciting a Hindi poem with the leit motif: “In the world of Animation training, there can be none better than Dilsukhnagar Arena.”

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The prestigious Pixellence Awards instituted by Dilsukhnagar Arena to recognize and honour outstanding talent in Animation, VFX, Graphics and Web were presented to the winners by the Chief Guest and Guests of Honour in the presence of RajaSekhar Buggaveeti

As a token of appreciation, RajaSekhar Buggaveeti presented mementoes to the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour amidst thundering applause from the students who thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the evening.

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It’s celebration time!

The Best Digital Media Academy in India-2012

The Best Digital Media Academy in India-2012

Uncork the bottle and let the champagne flow! ‘Creative Multimedia Services’ (CMS) is in a partying mode and for a good reason!

The “Brands Academy Education Excellence Awards 2012” saw ‘CMS’ walk away with the prized trophy of the “BEST DIGITAL MEDIA ACADEMY IN INDIA – 2012”. This recognition bestowed on ‘CMS’ by “Big Brands Research”, New Delhi, a leading ‘market research and brand management’ organization is considered by many to be the final word on the subject.

At a star-studded awards ceremony, in Gurgaon, New Delhi, chief guest, Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Honorable Member of Parliament gave away the award to Mr. RajaSekhar Buggaveeti, the MD & CEO of the ‘Creative Multimedia’ group. It is a matter of immense pride for the people of ‘Andhra Pradesh’ that this ‘Hyderabad’ based organization has emerged as the best in its field, in the entire country.

‘Creative Multimedia Services’ is the ‘Largest Digital Media Academy’ in the country. However, size alone does not matter. The quality of education is the key factor that differentiates one ‘Academy’ from the other. Hence, this acknowledgement by a premier ranking body makes us a behemoth in the field of ‘Digital Media Education’.

Speaking on the occasion, RajaSekhar Buggaveeti said he was delighted with the honor. He sincerely thanked the students, their parents; faculty and staff of his Academy. “But for their efforts, this award would not have been possible today. This award entrusts us with a new responsibility in terms of living up to standards. Expectations would obviously increase and we would strive to live up to them.”

For more information, click here…
http://www.bestmultimedia.com/best-digital-media-academy.html

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Its raining awards for ‘Feel the Punch’.

aThe students of ‘Dilsukhnagar Arena’ have once again brought laurels to the academy by bagging the ‘Best Animation Film Award’ at the 2nd edition of the Hyderabad Short Film Festival (HSFF) 2011.

“Feel the Punch” is a hilarious 3D animation short film in which a beggar outsmarts a bystander. The climax especially leaves the audience in splits and is an indirect satirical reflection on the evolution of technology. Apart from the fact that it has bagged eight awards at reputed film festivals around the globe( excluding HSFF), “Feel the Punch” has another distinction : it is the only animation short film on you tube with nearly nine and a half lakh hits to its credit.

The 2nd edition of the Hyderabad Short Film Festival was a grand affair with a good turnout of fans and aspiring filmmakers. Prominent Tollywood personalities graced the occasion and spent some quality time with the budding filmmakers. In short, the festival which was held on the 17th and 18th of March at Prasad Labs in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad was a memorable occasion.

Mr. Relangi Narasimha Rao, famous film director of Tollywood, gave away the award for “Feel the Punch” to RajaSekhar Buggaveeti, the MD and CEO of ‘Dilsukhnagar Arena’.

Yet another award only goes to emphasize the quality of the training at ‘Dilsukhnagar Arena’ and stands testimony to their expertise in the field of Animation.

‘Best Animation Film Award’ at the 2nd edition of the Hyderabad Short Film Festival (HSFF) 2011.

‘Best Animation Film Award’ at the 2nd edition of the Hyderabad Short Film Festival (HSFF) 2011.

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Pixellence Awards-2012: an event that showed why Dilsukhnagar Arena is India’s most happening Digital Media Academy

Pixellence Awards-2012

Pixellence Awards – 2012

 

Dilsukhnagar Arena, India’s Largest Digital Media Academy celebrated the 2012 edition of Pixellence Awards, an annual extravaganza aimed at recognizing and honoring shining Digital Media talent, at Hyderabad on Thursday, the 26th of January, 2012 from 4. p.m. to 8 p.m. amidst scores of students, parents and staff.

Pixellence Awards-2012 commenced at 4 p.m. with the customary address and presentation on Dilsukhnagar Arena (The flagship of the Creative Multimedia Group-India’s only Digital Media Academy backed by full-service Animation and VFX studios) by the CEO,RajaSekhar Buggaveeti

The prestigious Pixellence Awards which are synonymous with Digital Media Excellence were presented to 31 talented students of Dilsukhnagar Arena in various categories of Animation, VFX, Web and Graphics by the CEO, amidst thunderous applause.

Pixellence was at its enthralling best as students, staff and even the CEO of Dilsukhnagar Arena passionately took to the stage with scintillating performances to make it a truly memorable day. A troupe of tiny tots dressed in silky whites appeared magically on stage like angels and stole the show with a heart-touching song-dance performance.

Post the awards distribution ceremony, RajaSekhar Buggaveeti thanked all the students, volunteers, performers and staff for gracing the celebrations and making it a grand success.

For more information, click here…
http://www.bestmultimedia.com/pixellence-awards-2012.html

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