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Arena Animation, the global leader in animation & multimedia training hosted an inter-centre competition “Creative Minds” in Mumbai to foster and enhance the creativity and spirit of their students. The competition received an overwhelming response from over 1200 students for awards to be won in various categories.
The jury included renowned experts from the industry Mr. Ranjit Singh, Honorary Secretary of TASI – The Animation Society of India, Mr. Jateen Thakker, Compositing Lead, Rhythm & Hues, Mr. Perminder Singh and Mr.Vidit Kundra from Prana Studios.
Students were assigned projects from various categories such as Graphics, VFX, 2D & 3D Animation. The students have to do their R & D, select their target audience and come up with an original creative concept.
Ninad Karpe, CEO & MD Aptech Ltd. said, “India is home to some of the world’s best creative talent that has produced work of global standards. At Arena Animation it has been our constant endeavor to nurture and refine that talent and give a platform to all those creative people to showcase their work to the global audience. I am sure this event would be a catalyst for all those aspirants who want to make a mark in this booming animation industry.”
Speaking at the successful closure of the event, D. Venkat, Asst. Vice President, Academics, Aptech Ltd. and the founder of Creative Minds said, “The objective of the competition was to provide a platform for the students to showcase their professional skill sets such as originality, creativity, technical proficiency, presentation skills and time management required in today’s flourishing animation and multimedia industry. This competition focused on enhancing not just the technical skills of the students, but also their ability to do some research and development to produce an effective piece of work.”
Out of the pool of projects, Garima Patni received the award for Stop Smoking, in the Graphics Category, Aditya Yadav won 1st prize in Comic Strip Making for ‘Call’, while the Stop Motion Animation Award was given to Akanksha, Sagarika and Bhavika from Mumbai for Save Girl Child .In the Live Action category the winner’s were Sreela Nair , Krutika Korat and Kuntesh Panchal for Zindagi ki sham while the 2D Short Film Category saw Rigved Sarmalkar for Re Volution and 3D Short Film category saw Sabina , Shruti and Amruta Rane taking away the winners trophy.
Out of the pool of projects made by the students, the few shortlisted projects were awarded in categories like Comic Strip Making, Stop Motion Animation, Live Action, 2D Short Film, 3D Short Film. The