The year 2021 marks the Silver Jubilee of Arena Animation Sayajigunj . This is also a very special year where the world has recently faced an unprecedented global health crisis. While it’s not a time for celebration, it is still important for us to reflect on the past, and more importantly, to focus on the future. So arrangement is done on a precautionary basis.
Arena Animation Sayajigunj was officially founded 25 years ago, Elsewhere our wealth and service of expertise can be traced back to 1996 .
To Treasure such memorable moments for more than 2.5 decades consistently proving a competitive market in terms of lending education services and enriching lives of youth and guiding many people towards the path of hope has always been a goal for us .
So to cherish such memorable and remarkable journey continued since 25 years our management has inaugurated the day with the motivational speech – by our Centre Director– Ashish Kanojiya and rewarded the employees via his kindhearted words for showing loyalty and Sincerity towards company without sacrificing the ethics strongly accompanied with the successful journey of Arena Sayajigunj . It was quite touching and emotional moments for all as it’s coming from a person of few words. Moreover, we all were stunned with the students’ creativity, as they have decorated the whole centre with colourful balloons, lights, paper work and beautiful crafting skills which was such an enduring experience to watch, as it displays their dedication, strong bond & attachment towards us. Indeed it is one of the most proud and touching moments for all of us.
So As a token of Triumph Our Management has orchestrated a DJ event in a premium disco lounge cloud3 , for all the students and staff members. We have embraced the moment by cutting the giant Red Velvet cake where More than 200+ students have been a part of such an amazing celebration.
Cloud3 is Vadodara’s premiere party place. It was the time for all the Arenians to put their dancing shoes on and step into a world of fun and magic and redefine the lounge experience. All the students were taking pleasure in clubbing. It feels like howl at the Moon is a high-energy bar centred on live trendy Bollywood and Hollywood music, dancing, and a nightlife experience like none other! It was stepping up into a world of fun and magic and redefined your lounge experience in huge LED panels, psychedelic lasers and thundering speakers. We have offered them the best music and sound system, Gala Dinner & beverages for the same.
It is one of the best places where students can have a glimpse of metro city lights, which are supposed to be the best give away for their support and association with Arena Sayajigunj.
All the stars of the Arena were grooving on the music. We were amazed to see the talent as they have some ravishing dancing moves happening on the floor .This day will be gracefully carved in history of Arena Sayajigunj and we hope to continue over service with utmost gratitude by fulfilling the lives of the students and spreading the smile in life of others by offering them best knowledge of education and making them job ready and grab upcoming opportunities towards their bright future.
It is a matter of great pride to cherish the silver jubilee of Arena Animation Sayajigunj successfully completed 25 Years of Academic Excellence. Arena Animation, Sayajigunj is a Pioneer in Animation and multimedia education at Baroda city for more than two & half decades . Arena trains students in the latest industry relevant courses backed by alliances with world leaders. Arena has an extensive network of centers all over India, we stands No.1 in Gujarat and in Top 5 pan India. We have trained over 7000+ students locally since its inception in 1996.
We are into fostering good value system in terms of giving education services in a new technology & opening a world of opportunity for students by providing them with a superior education along with professional hands on training in the field of Multimedia & Entertainment.
Arena Animation has a spectrum of courses for all kinds of audiences ranging from career courses to professional courses as well as short-term courses that offer students a plethora of career opportunities such as
Web & Graphics
Digital Advertising & Marketing.
Arena Animation Sayajigunj’s purpose is to help student build career into creative industry and enhance the individual skills by our experts and mentor them to get professional legitimately as per their interest.
We truly believe that along with prominent efforts and add on skills there are unlimited opportunities to grow mentally and professionally by giving them the culture that pays for your performance and stimulates the passion from within. We are highly proud of each of our Students and make them a skilled and responsible citizen for the country We want you all to GET TRAINED AND GET HIRED & rejoicing the success by placing the students in renowned MNC companies, Studios & Advertising company building creative careers in movies and producing future entrepreneurs for the country.
Recently there has been a significant rise in ‘baby’ characters in animated movies and shows and it’s not a surprise that they are doing exceptionally well not just at the box office but also as merchandise. There are loads of examples to back this up, some of the most popular ones being ‘Baby Yoda’ and ‘Boss Baby’. Let’s get to know the basic fundamentals of creating such attention grabbing characters.
Let’s take Jack Jack from ‘The Incredibles’ as an example for the body proportions. The easily noticeable design is the big forehead and the absence of the neck.
Children have small legs, heads with the same width as the shoulders and a tiny chin. As the character gets older, the head stays at the same size but the legs and neck grow along with other aspects of the body. In animations, little children can have even bigger heads than the adults. Also make note of it that babies are full of folds, simply because they has more skin available to cover the bones than adults. This makes them appear chubby and cute.
Remember ‘Boss Baby’? Even though the voice over was provided by sixty three year old Jack Baldwin, the creators of the movie were still be able to match it with a 2 years old character. And that was possible because Boss Baby was one of the exceptions where the plot line itself demanded a baby to act like a professional businessman and not that of a kid. Normally, responses from a child or a baby to their external surroundings, even though immature but are still extremely varied over different ages. This is due to the transition between childhood and the adulthood and the result of this process is characterized by severe changes in both the physical and social status.
To express the characteristics of this transition, it is essential that you observe children’s behaviour in real life. Babies’ curiosity to explore new objects and kids’ the tendency to be talkative and appearing smart are the defining features.
Displaying emotions solely through facial expressions is something cartoons are well known for throughout the history. The major element of conveying emotions such as anger and happiness lies in the eyes and the movements of the nose.
While babies have very small and closed eyes in real life, in animations they are very expressive and giant, in order to create a better harmony with the big head. This technique works with any character which tries to pass the impression of being cute, so it’s more a matter of style and taste rather than a rule. Also notice how their bodies reacts to external stimuli, how their emotions are expressed and how they see the world differently.
Image Credits: (c)Dreamworks
While drawing kids is a great way to go back and being one of them, creating them with the correct appeal takes practice, time and lots of observation. And don’t forget to always look for creating subtle differences between characters, even if they’re of the same age. We recommend you to watch the following movies to get the
1) The Incredibles
2) Boss Baby
4) My Neighbor Totoro
5) Spirited Away
Remember that it’s best to just work around improving your initial sketches and adding details to it rather than following a strict guidelines. Get trained in the creative and technical aspects of animation with Arena’s career courses in Animation.
Which is your favourite baby character in Animation movies/shows? Let us know in the comments section.
ASIFA India is Celebrating International Animation Day 2021 with three days of power-packed programs running over the 26th, 27th and 28th October. Legends of animation, games and VFX will give masterclasses on topics ranging from traditional art techniques to cutting edge technology, and there will be a case study of the Oscar winning film, Tenet. The events are free and all are welcome to join the online sessions and get inspired! Registration is open on the links below.
ASIFA India is spearheaded by “Vani” Saraswathi Balgam and led with heart by an amazing team of Sanjay Khimesara, Sesha Prasad, Ramakrishnan Vinod, Siva Kasetti , Ramakrishna Polina and Priyanka Ajit. ASIFA India is celebrating 22 years.
On 26th October unreal fellow and tech evangelist at Epic Games Arvind Neelakantan will open up the world of real time pipelines for animation using Unreal Engine. Arvind has been in the games and animation industry for 13 years with industry leading studios such as The Walt Disney Company, Nickelodeon and Unity. Arvind excels in making the technically complex accessible to artists. We can look forward to a fun session.
On 27th October Jigesh Gajjar, Head of VFX at DNEG India, will present a case study of the 2021 Oscar winning film for outstanding VFX, Tenet. Jigesh will go behind the scenes with a 40 minute in depth discussion about how DNEG pulled off the incredibly complex effects for Christopher Nolan’s ambitious film. In his career spanning 18 years Jigesh has worked on Oscar-winning films such as Life of Pi, Blade Runner 2049, and First Man.
ASIFA India’s flagship event on 28th October, International Animation Day, will honor the foundations of art with a special program, for the first time in India, by legendary artist Glenn Vilppu. In the 90 minute session there will be the rare opportunity to witness Vilppu at work with a live demo. Glenn Vilppu is a master of drawing for classical animation and has trained artists at studios such as Disney and Marvel for over 50 years. Glenn’s numerous books and videos are used by universities and art schools around the world. The event will be followed by a raffle where a few lucky fans can win a book signed by Vilppu.
ASIFA International is the oldest organisation globally that supports animation and a commitment to the welfare of art, creativity and the artist.
The past year and a half has been challenging and events like this keeps us all connected and supports the growth of artists and advancements in art and technology in India. Our sponsors – Unreal Engine, Creative Multimedia, DNEG, IACG, Dancing Atoms and Arena Animation – are all committed to this positive momentum..
Additional support is provided by Huion, Citrus Studios, Sxills, Arena Geeta Bhawan (HID) and Destiny Logic. Media Partners for the event are Animation Express, AWN, Women in Animation, Animation Magazine, MESC, Annecy, View, TASI, and vfxexpress. Event partners are THU, Annecy, CTN, and Siggraph Asia.
Master class : Real-time pipelines for animation using Unreal Engine
Expert : Arvind Neelakantan, Technical Account Manager, Epic games
Animation Software that the Aspiring Animators Should Consider Learning
Is there a must-learn software that will help you create the highest quality animation? Of course there is more than one. But the real question is, which software you would be most comfortable with. There are many options out there, but given the time and energy being invested in learning a software, choose the one that will give you an edge over others. Achieve mastery in that tool.
For those who are considering working on animation software, the top four contenders are Autodesk Maya, Autodesk 3ds Max, Blender, and Houdini.
While the first two are advanced software used by professionals, Blender is free and perhaps the best choice for a beginner. Netflix’s ‘Next Gen’ was created in Blender and to quote the director Joe Ksander: “Artists, not tools, yo.”
If you wish to make a career in the animation industry, you may have to use the software that is being used in the studio you join. In such cases, knowing the fundamentals of one software can come handy as the workflow is almost the same across all. Flexibility can help you a long way. Below is a list of popular animation software, and why you should consider learning them.
Modeling, Animation, Rigging & Simulation
Autodesk Maya is the most commonly used animation software! The latest versions have brought in huge improvements. While Maya is an ecosystem, its UI setups can be divided into Modeling, Rigging, Animation, FX, and Rendering. If you choose this software, you get access to plugins, scripts, learning materials, and tons of materials online as large and small studios across the world have been using this software for years now.
Contrary to the belief that Maya is hard, it isn’t. It takes a while to learn, but once you get the hang of it, you can work faster. Thorough knowledge of Maya could be your first step to a career in animation, game development or VFX.
Autodesk 3ds Max
It is an out-of-the-box software for poly modelling. It gives you a more direct and in-control feeling. As compared to Maya, 3ds Max is said to be more user-friendly. It is widely used in the creation of commercials and games than movies. A lot of indie studios are opting for 3ds Max rather than Maya.
Houdini comes into the picture if budget is a concern. Maya is expensive than Houdini. However Houdini has an edge over Maya for dynamic simulations and time efficiency. It has been used for movies like Pacific Rim and the Harry Potter series.
It is an open source software. If you are a beginner, Blender is a good place to start. It supports asll aspects of the 3D pipeline including modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, and video editing.
Nuke is the industrial standard for compositing. It is versatile, customisable, and user friendly. It comes with hundreds of creative nodes including rotoscope and vector paint tools that allow you to master digital compositing. The deep image compositing tools help you to work with images of various opacity, colour and camera-relative depth. The machine learning tools save your time, especially when creating sequence-specific effects. You will not need to explore others if you master this node-based software.
Arnold is an advanced renderer and is used for feature-length animation and visual effects. It is capable of great photorealistic renders. Arnold’s plug-ins are available for Maya, 3ds Max and Houdini.
If you are looking for a single solution when it comes to animation software, the best consideration would be Autodesk Maya as most studios are interested in hiring professionals with expertise in this software. Once you know Maya, you can adapt to any program within a short period of time.