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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.

Arena Animation- International Animation Day Celebration

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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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 Multimedia 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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Special Contribution. Proud Recognition!

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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.”

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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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…..‘Twisted’ its way through competition to capture the ‘Best 3D Animation Short Film Award’.

ASIFA International Animation Day Celebrations
Asifa India Awards of Excellence-2011, Mumbai

Dilsukhnagar Arena students walked away with the ‘Best 3D Animation Short Film Award’ in the ‘Student Category’ of the ASIFA India Awards of Excellence -2011 for their film ‘Twisted’ which was declared the winner at the awards night held on the evening of Sunday the 6th of November, 2011 at Mumbai.

The award marks the film’s debut at the awards circuit. ‘Twisted’ features a hilarious episode between a master and his pet. The film enjoyed a grand launch by three time national award winner and VFX Supervisor of the iconic Rajnikanth film ‘Robo’, Mr. Srinivas Mohan during Dilsukhnagar Arena’s 13th Anniversary Celebrations.

…..‘Twisted’ its way through competition to capture the ‘Best 3D Animation Short Film Award’ - Asifa 2011

…..‘Twisted’ its way through competition to capture the ‘Best 3D Animation Short Film Award’.

About the festival
ASIFA’s International Animation Day (IAD) is an annual global celebration aimed at recognizing the people involved in the art and technology of animation.

The festival is celebrated every year with great pomp. Since its start in 2002, IAD has been a film festival that has provided Indian animation artists, a platform to interact and build a community. Being amongst the first animation festivals in India, IAD has been actively supported by the artist’s community and the industry at large.

This year, IAD is being celebrated at various locations throughout the country (Mumbai, Indore, Hyderabad, Pune, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Calicut, Thrissur and Trivandrum) between November 6th and November 13th. Some of the cities will have day long events and in some cities, screening of animation content will take place. Several entertaining and enriching programs/session have been lined up for the celebrations. The festival moves to Hyderabad on November13, 2011 .

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Bit film-12 Digital Film Festival, Germany – Dilsukhnagar Arena attracts international nomination

‘Feel the punch’, a hilarious short film crafted by students of Dilsukhnagar Arena Animation was honoured with a prestigious nomination at the Annual Bit Film Digital Film Festival, Hamburg, Germany.

After Monstra-2011 Lisbon Animated Film Festival in Portugal, this is the second international nomination for ‘Feel the punch’. The film has already created a record of sorts by capturing seven coveted awards till date apart from emerging a rage on You Tube with its video registering well over 8 lakh clicks (8,23,401) till date (13 Oct, 2011).

Feel the punch is a 3D Animation Short Film which presents a funny encounter between a youngster, a girl and a beggar.

The prestigious nomination is a testament to Dilsukhnagar Arena’s capabilities in and commitment to grooming top-class Animation talent. Dilsukhnagar Arena is India’s largest Digital Media Academy reputed for its world-class infrastructure and outcome-driven revolutionary paradigms that have afforded rewarding careers for scores of students till date.

About Bit film-12 Digital Film Festival

The Bitfilm Festival is organised by Bitfilm Networks GmbH, based in Hamburg (Germany). It was founded in 2000 as a festival for digital film in Hamburg. In 2011, the Bitfilm Festival will take place on the Internet, in Germany’s media capital Hamburg and in India’s hi-tech metropolis Bangalore.

Bitfilm Festival has been showing films that use digital technology in a creative and innovative way. The Bitfilm Festival takes place on the Internet and in two cities each year: Hamburg and Barcelona in 2007, Hamburg and Stuttgart in 2008, Hamburg and Tel Aviv in 2009. It had guest appearances in Paris, Barcelona, New York, Tokyo, Frankfurt, Berlin and Cologne.

The award categories at the festival include: 3D Space Award: All genres in 3D animation | FM Mix Award: All genres which mix techniques – 3D & 2D animation, live action and Machinima Award: All genres shot live inside a computer game or a virtual world-RajaSekhar Buggaveeti

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