Friday, 8 November 2019
*Arena Animation*, the Pioneer, Trendsetter and Global Leader in Animation & VFX education in India recently organized its Biggest "*National Student Meet 2019**" **in Goa -* an opportunity where Arena Animation students across India witnessed exceptional work done by the Industry stalwarts.
*National Student Meet 2019*Arena’s National Student Meet (NSM), an annual meet of students had participation from across the country. NSM was held from 16th October to 18^th October 2019, a 3-day event designed to provide multiple benefits to the students.
*Arena Animation Presents NSM 2019 | The First Ever National Student Meet*
Industry stalwarts representing the leading studios in India conducted sessions on Visual Effects executed in the movie “*The Lion King*”. This session was conducted by *Agnus Dung Dung & Babu P.* (MPC). *Nikhil Parab* (DNEG) conducted the Hollywood VFX Showcase “*Men in Black: International*” session. This was followed by an experiential talk on “*The Making of Animated TV Commercials*” by *Vaibhav More* (Founder & Director, Vaibhav More Films, Mumbai). Hands-on workshops were covered by *Prashant Shahane *(Co-founder & Director, Occult Studios, Mumbai), *Roto Shah* (Independent Music producer & Composer) & *Vaibhav More* on Character Design for Animation & Games, VFX Photography & Cinematography, Big Ideas, Short Films, Neon Puppet Music Video & Mobile Cinematography.
Other than Academic attractions students got a fun-filled experience by being a part of early morning Zumba sessions, Adventure games, 24/7 Gaming zones. The students were given multiple opportunities to compete, learn & win exciting goodies such as VR kits & branded merchandise. Last but not the least Goa, as a venue also contributed to make this event a one of its kind experience for all the Arena Animation Students.
The industry experts lent their guidance to the students and also provided them with useful career tips, for them to be job ready. The students were exposed to the latest industry trends and at the same time they were able to apply the learnings to their individual projects.
Congratulating the participants, *Mr. Pravir Arora, Group Chief Marketing Officer, Aptech Ltd. *said, “Arena National Student Meet is an initiative that offers a holistic benefit to the students. On one hand they receive quality insight including tips and tricks, and on the other, they receive quick and comprehensive learning. With such creative learning platforms, we want to establish a stage for students to network with the industry experts. I would like to thank the industry experts for taking their precious time out and heartily congratulate the participants of Arena National Student Meet, 2019”.
Arena Animation believes that the growing demand in the Media & Entertainment Industry (Animation VFX, Gaming, Broadcast and Design) can only be met by skilling the youth and nurturing their creative minds to make them industry-ready. Initiatives like NSM by Arena Animation aims towards creating a strong community of skilled professionals.
*About Arena Animation*
Arena Animation is a Pioneer, Trendsetter and Global Leader in Animation education. Arena has an extensive network of centers and has trained over 4,50,000 students globally since its inception in 1996.
Arena offers industry relevant courses on Media Entertainment Industry such as Animation VFX, Gaming, Broadcast, Design and Multimedia to students aspiring for global careers in this New Age industry. It trains students as well as professionals in the latest industry relevant courses backed by alliances with world leaders, a world-class faculty and the latest technical educational tools.
Career prospects in India’s animation sector are booming. As per FCCI Report 2018 - Indian M&E industry is providing employment to more than 5 million people – including direct and indirect employment. The Media and Entertainment Industry is projected to be more than Rs. 2 lakh crore by 2020. Indian Animation & VFX industry is expected to grow to Rs. 11,360 crore by 2020. The Online Gaming segment is expected to grow to Rs. 6,830 crore by 2020.
The demand for excellent animated content and animators is constantly on the rise. With top animation studios like Pixar, Disney, DreamWorks and others churning out quality content on a massive scale, the animation industry is scouting for fresh and dynamic talent to cater to the ever-increasing demands.
Arena’s students are placed as Graphic Designers, Web Designers, 2D/3D Animators, 2D/3D Designers, AV Editors, Technical Trainers, 3D Modelers, Multimedia Programmers, Compositors, Visualizers, VFX Artist, Game Designer, Content Developers and Pre and Post Production executives in blue chip animation, VFX, Gaming studios and entertainment companies like Dhruva Interactive, Mindbox, Nukebox Studios, Lakshya Digital, Prime Focus, UTV, Ramoji Film City, Green Gold Animation, Sony TV, Google India, TOI, DD Sports, Discovery Channel, Divya Bhaskar, Asianet Satellite Communications, ETV, NDTV, Zee Sports, and Zee TV to name a few.
*For further information,* please visit www.arena-multimedia.com.