"Pencil to Pixels" A progressive career in Animation and VFX

 
  • Date: July 14, 2012, 11:30 am - July 14, 2012, 12:30 pm
  • Duration: 1 Hours, 0 Minutes
  • Type of Event: Knowledge Session
  • Who Should Attend: Candidates interested in Animation Industry
  • Animation and VFX industry considered as one of most sought-after careers today. Having Myriad avenues in areas like Entertainment, Advertising, gaming and so on, Reliance BIGAIMS, F.C Road offers a warm welcome to all the aspiring youngsters from diverse background with common interests.
 

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Santosh Kumar

Senior Faculty at Big Aims FC Road B U Bhandari Edutainment
Santosh Kumar comes with over 9 years of rich and vivid experience in Animation and Visual Effects in varied roles as Creative/ 3D Lead Artist/3D Supervisor.
Known for his Team Spirit, Santosh spearheaded the 3D Digital Process wing at escotoonz entertainment ltd.(Escort's Group) and delivered 3D animation series named “Tiny Tots”
He moved to Reliance Animation as a lead character artist since then he has never looked back and lent his creative expertise to illustrious projects like Little krishna, Jr. bees, Venetacucin, Canon, Apollo Tyres, WHO, Old McDonald, Wedgits & AMW (Aisa Motor Works) & many more.
At present he is working with BIG AIMS as a Sr.3D Asset faculty. In his endeavor to constantly learn he ensures that his students discover something new every time they interact with him.

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  • nishant kumar gupta: is it necessary to be a good programmer for animation
  • nishant kumar gupta: hi i am a b.tech graduate want to know about prospects in animation for me
  • Santosh Kumar: Hi Nishant, A very good morning to you. For Animation as an industry, the greatest assets are the people and not the machines and the softwares
  • jaya: Can you elaborate on the industries that recruit students who have done animation and VFX?
  • Santosh Kumar: Hi Jaya, we are the production studio and give internship to our students. also we have tie ups with various studios
  • Rahul: Hi Sir, How is the present scenario of job for Animation Industry?
  • Santosh Kumar: There is good growth in animation and VFX Industry rahul
  • anshika: What do you expect the job trends for animators to be like in the future........if we focus current economic scenario
  • Santosh Kumar: Hi anshika, Good talent is need of the hour. There is always opening for the RIGHT candidate
  • Tausif Haque: Is there any training course i should opt for.
  • Santosh Kumar: Hi Tausif, to enter into animation industry you need good mentoring. Reliance BIGAIMS offers career oriented courses for the same
  • Taksh: What are the industries and studios you have a tie up with?
  • Santosh Kumar: We are the production studio and give internship to our students. Also we have tie ups with various studios
  • Vikrant: SIr, i am a Commerce Graduate and I have interested towards Animation, so how can i get into Animation Industry?
  • jasmine: Hi Sir i am in FY Bcom and have intrest in animation, can you brief me about the scope of this industry in coming years
  • jasmine: Being commerce student i dont know if it will really be of great help to me ? is that so students with fine arts have more scope in animation industry?
  • Santosh Kumar: People with a creative bend can pursue Animation as their career. you can contact us on pune.fcroad@bigaims.in to know about the courses we offer.
  • mohit bhandari: Good morning Sir,whats the animation scope in India as compared to other countries
  • Vivek: Hi Sir What is the future scope in animation industry
  • Santosh Kumar: India is an outsourcing hub in animation and VFX industry. There some great opportunities given to the right candidate. Kindly contact us on pune.fcroad@bigaims.in for more details
  • jasmine: Sir is that so a background of BFA that is fine arts is of more relevance in Animation Industry?
  • Santosh Kumar: Animation is a combination of Art and technical knowlege. drawing skills are an added advantage
  • pradeep: what is the future of 3d animation in india.
  • Santosh Kumar: There is undoubtedly good scope of 3D animation in India
  • nishant kumar gupta: with so many animation institutes why should some one joins your institute
  • Santosh Kumar: Highlights of Reliance BIGAIMS are the following:
    Course Content
    Production Ready Skills
    we are backed by our own studio
  • jasmine: Sir as i heard in promotions of Big aims is that we will really get a Tab if we register?
  • Santosh Kumar: yes you will
  • Sanjay Singhania: Hi Sir, Is there any scope for freshers to make their career in Animation Industry or you prefer only experience candidates?
  • Santosh Kumar: There is always scope for the right candidate
  • anshika: Are the roles of graphic designer and animator same?
  • Santosh Kumar: no
  • Samaksh: What is the difference between 2D and 3D ?
  • Santosh Kumar: kindly contact us on pune.fcroad@bigaims.in to know in depth about 2D and 3D
  • Taksh: Can Animation help me in getting into advertising agencies?
  • Santosh Kumar: yes for sure
  • Raj Verma: Do you see any big changes or developments occurring in the future? What are they?
  • Santosh Kumar: Animation industry has gone a long way and the scope is tremendous
  • Kashish: Gud Morning Sir, Are Animation Graduates also hired by Corporate organizations other than the Media Sec.? Like i have a prefer. for Corp. not Media or Production Houses.
  • sagar: Hi sir, i have just passed MCM. so what do you think it's good for me to join animation becouse i am specialiozed in asp.net. i have done my project in ASP. can u guide me....plz
  • B. Sudheer kumar: Good morning sir, which industries are provide best animation courses?
  • jaya: what can be my career prospects if i do a course in animation?
  • Santosh Kumar: Today, animation application include myriad avenues in the following areas
    Business (product promotions, marketing demos and sales)
    Education (Computer Based Tutorials/Web Based Tutorials)
    Publishing (graphics and printing)
    Virtual reality in Defence
    Web designing
    Engineering
    Advertising (commercials and print ads)
    Fashion designing and interior designing
    Development of computer games/mobile gamesa
    Medical, legal and insurance industry (presentations and models)
    En
  • Taksh: What the reason behind we are lagging in animation production when compared to the west?
  • Santosh Kumar: please contact us on pune.fcroad@bigaims.in to know in details .we will surely solve your query
  • ankur saxena: sir 2d animation is good to choose fr carrer??? n in future wats the 2d animator scenario
  • Santosh Kumar: with movies like Chota bhim, Arjun and upcoming 'Krishna aur kans' you surley have a good scope in 2D animation
  • nishant kumar gupta: is CAD and animation inter related
  • Santosh Kumar: yes to some extend
  • Tausif Haque: Is there any scope of animation in Film making in India
  • Santosh Kumar: yes definitely
  • Abhishek Verma: I am far good in photoshop & certain others, is there any corse for me.?
  • Santosh Kumar: knowledge of photoshop is surely an advantage please contact us on pune.fcroad@bigaims.in to know in details .we will surely solve your query.
  • rachit: Gaming Industry is on boom. I want to know will it sustain its rally in future?Courses belonging to this field? Can Java fulfill, animation requirement?
  • anshika: what is the present scenario of job in animation industry ?
  • Prateek Mohapatra: Sir, i've recently graduated with a bachelors degree in computer science. What is the scenario for game programming in India?
  • Prateek Mohapatra: Do leading animation studios, like yours, offer something in the gaming arena as well?
  • Santosh Kumar: The Indian Animation and Gaming industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the country today. The industry is maturing and the career opportunities are quite stable. Highly skilled manpower and dramatic cost-effectiveness have made India a sought after hub of animation industry
  • jaya: Are animation courses full time or can i do the course along with my graduation?
  • Santosh Kumar: you can do with graduation
  • Sanjay Singhania: what are the key software which a candidate should know to make his career in Animation Industry?
  • Santosh Kumar: Photoshop, Maya, Nuke etc
  • B. Sudheer kumar: sir, it is useful for in MBA graduates?
  • Santosh Kumar: it is useful for a person with the artistic and creative skills
  • ankur saxena: sir,i am b.com graduate from gujarat university n i also did "iso" certified course in graphic designing,2danimation n 3d animation from hyderabad...
  • ankur saxena: i want to make my carrer in this field only...i am having good skatching hand n i am intrsted in 2d animation field...
  • Santosh Kumar: We offer advanced diploma courses in 2d with classical animation.
  • anshika: what are the roles of operation that have to be performed by animators?
  • Santosh Kumar: Depending on students personal interest one can opt from various creative roles available to master :
    Modeler
    Layout artist
    Clean-up artist
    Scanner operator
    Digital ink and paint artist
    Compositor
    Key frame animator
    Background artist
    In-between animator
  • Abhinav Gupta: I am B.tech graduate and having interest in animation. What course would be the best to start with ?
  • Santosh Kumar: depending on your interest, you can opt for animation or VFX. For details you can contact us on pune.fcroad@bigaims.in
  • anshika: various places where animation application is used?
  • Santosh Kumar: Today, animation application include myriad avenues in the following areas
    Business (product promotions, marketing demos and sales)
    Education (Computer Based Tutorials/Web Based Tutorials)
    Publishing (graphics and printing)
    Virtual reality in Defence
    Web designing
    Engineering
    Advertising (commercials and print ads)
    Fashion designing and interior designing
    Development of computer games/mobile games
    Medical, legal and insurance industry (presentations and models)
  • Pallavi: Hi ! Do you feel that there are too many or too few of people in this field?
  • Santosh Kumar: there is lack of skilled people
  • Tausif Haque: Hello Sir, I am a Computer Science Engineering Graduate. I am very interested in animation industry. What are the Future Prospect in this industry considering my educational background. Is there any
  • Santosh Kumar: with a technical background learning animation( softwares) would be easy for you
  • B. Sudheer kumar: sir i am interested to join a film animation and which institue provide best?
  • Santosh Kumar: we are an animation and VFX filmaking academy backed with production studio. kindle contact us on pune.fcroad@bigaims.in to know more
  • Santosh Kumar: with films like Rowdy rathore, singham, Ra one and many more VFX is doing really well in India
  • Abhinav Gupta: Sir also can you tell the scope of VFX in India.
  • Santosh Kumar: with films like Rowdy rathore, singham, Ra one and many more VFX is doing really well in India
  • anshika: having knowledge of each software used in animation does it matters that i should have a proper degree?
  • Santosh Kumar: animation always requires good mentoring and hence degree is an advantage
  • Abhishek Verma: what should i do.?
  • Abhishek Verma: Hello Sir, This is Abhishek Verma from Jabalpur. I have just completed my graduation i.e BE in CS but due to lower % in 10, 12, I am getting problem in placements..
  • Santosh Kumar: please contact us on pune.fcroad@bigaims.in to know in details .we will surely solve your query
  • jasmine: Sir what is the scope in India and abroad? for the same? will you give us opportunity to work?
  • Santosh Kumar: you get opportunities to work abroad. we will guide you for the same.
  • anshika: We all aware Cartoon films made in India are not that successful , still Animation is a great career option?
  • Santosh Kumar: With films like Chota Bhim and Arjun, Cartoon films are definitely gearing up.
  • Firstnaukri: Thank You Santosh for your insightful views and sparing time to interact with jobseekers and address their queries. Thanks everyone for logging in. Keep looking into this space for more
  • Santosh Kumar: Thanks for joining. Have a Good day !

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