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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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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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Dilsukhnagar Arena students and staff turn saviours. Again!

Blood Donation Camp

Blood Donation Camp

Students and staff of Dilsukhnagar Arena turned up in large number to participate in the Blood Donation Camp conducted by Red Cross Society at Dilsukhnagar Arena’s sprawling campus on Thursday the 19th of July, 2012 from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Such was the enthusiasm at the camp that many students and staff were left disappointed as they were gently advised to refrain from donating blood on medical grounds: low body weight etc.

The camp, conducted by Red Cross Society from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m witnessed one of the largest turnouts of its kind at a single location, thanks to the students and staff of was held as a part of Dilsukhnagar Arena’s social responsibility initiatives.

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