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DAY 1 – 15th August 2008
WELCOME ADDRESS & INAUGURATION
10:00 am

Ram Mohan

Ram Mohan

2D PRINCIPLES OF ANIMATION
Ram Mohan
10.45 am
A live drawing demonstration explaining the fundamentals and 4 – 5 simple a basic principles of classical animation. Animation exercises that every animation trainee or student is expected to attempt and the importance of these exercises -how they incorporate some very significant laws of physics that we often tend to forget or overlook. This will be supported by animated clips.

Prakash Moorthy

Prakash Moorthy

ANIMATION ART APPRECIATION
Prakash Moorthy
12.25 pm
Discussing merits of artistic value with examples of films made in India. To see how cinema always tells the story of “loss of freedom” or “celebration of freedom” while reflecting its’ times. How authors use the good , bad and the ugly. Two case studies, Paradise by Ishu Patel & Roberto Enrico’s An occurrence at the Owls bridge . A light hearted session, the presentation looks at animation as an expression of the people and an inherent quest for identity, reflecting a society, its goodness, its wants, ills and most importantly, its desire for change.

Vinayak Pawar

Vinayak Pawar

2D PRINCIPLES APPLIED TO 3D ANIMATION
Vinayak Pawar
3.15 pm
An interactive exercise for staging and silhouette by playing with shadows while focusing on shapes to emote feelings. Working with the audience and discussing the thought process behind the shown poses. This presentation will show the importance of staging and interpretation of silhouettes by involving members from the audience and translating their actions interactively into 3d.

Manu Ittina

Manu Ittina

ACTING FOR ANIMATION
Manu Ittina
4.55 pm
Principles of acting as applied to animation. Using real situations, the class will explore how to derive memorable performances in the most mundane situations. The session will look at how to bring these performances alive using animation. A further brief look at various ways to add layers of meaning to acting. This session is interactive and audience members will be expected to perform on stage.

TVCA SCREENING & VOTING
Student Short Films
7.15 pm

DAY 2 – 16th August 2008

Krishnakant Mishra

Krishnakant Mishra

VFX CASE STUDY
Krishnakant Mishra
9.30 am
An in-depth look at the visual effects in the Hollywood blockbuster ‘I Am Legend’ starring Will Smith. Behind the scenes, shooting techniques, chroma tricks, matte paintings, set extensions, CGI and more. A surprise presentation has also been added which will be revealed at the festival.

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Sandeep Sethi

Sandeep Sethi

MOTION CONTROL TECHNOLOGY
Sandeep Sethi
11.10 am
Motion control in an interactive session on use and capabilities, presentation of before/after reels with essential tips & tricks. The session will discuss requirements for pre-production as well as post-production and will demonstrate the capabilities of the RIG, MILO and their limitations. ‘How to’ of integration with CGI and across different media. A must see for all directors and visual effects enthusiasts.

Santosh Sawant

Santosh Sawant

2D PRINCIPLES OF ANIMATION
Santosh Sawant
2.00 pm
Beginning with the principles of animation such as stretch, squash, wave, anticipation, action, reaction, weight, settle and cushion the session will showcase examples from films to illustrate these principles in a frame-by-frame study. This will be followed by a live drawing session to show how these principles are applied.

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IP CREATION & DISTRIBUTION – Session canceled due to unavailability of speaker
Rahul Bakshi
3.40 pm
Presenting ‘Dashavatar ’. A case study from script to screen, highlighting various aspects of animation film making, marketing & distribution. A frank discussion on what worked, and what didn’t. A never before look at the things to watch out for, pitfalls, strategies & schemes to ensure protection & promotion of your IP.

Sanjiv Waeerkar

Sanjiv Waeerkar

STORY-BOARDING
Sanjiv Waeerkar

6.00 pm
An interactive discussion and demonstration of the need, importance, advantages and disadvantages of story-boards. The story-board as an invaluable aid for the Director and the entire production. You too can make an effective story-board even if you can’t draw. It’s about the story and not about your drawing skills.

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TVCA SCREENING & VOTING
Professional Short Films
7.40 pm
DAY 3 – 17th August 2008

Vinnie Reddy

Vinnie Reddy

MOTION CAPTURE TECHNOLOGY
Diwakar Vashisht & Vinnie Reddy
9.30 am
Discussing trends in motion capture worldwide with footage of motion capture based movies. Followed by a live demonstration of motion capture technology using members from the audience to perform for animation of digital models.

Sekhar Mukherjee

Sekhar Mukherjee

COMIC ART
Sekhar Mukherjee
11.10 am
Introduction to Comic Art. The trick to surviving on passion, pencil and paper. The medium as an aid to films as it involves concept art, camera angles, story-boarding etc. History of comic books and the advent of storytelling. Showcasing great artists and demo of how to do research. Followed by a live demonstration of the process of the creation of comic art.

Delwyn Remedios

Delwyn Remedios

SAND ANIMATION
Delwyn Remedios
2.00 pm
Screening of ‘Chai Break’ followed by a presentation on the film. Exercises including the creation of a small sequence. This will introduce the medium, its possibilities, advantages & the process. Volunteers will be invited to animate one frame at a time to create a truly interactive film. The basic purpose is for people to see the process & also get a feel of doing it themselves.

Ranjit Singh

Ranjit Singh

PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT & CONTROL
Ranjit Singh
3.40 pm
A non-technical session presenting simple ideas to ensuring efficiencies in productions irrespective of scale. File naming, production tracking & effective communication, including organising & maintaining a structured work-flow. A look at managing art & scheduling using common sense & a proactive approach.

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Sudip & Mohan

Sudip & Mohan

VFX CASE STUDY – THODA PYAAR THODA MAGIC
Mohan Krishnan, Sudip Chatterjee
4.35 pm
An interactive presentation on the visual effects behind the making of Thoda Pyar Thoda Magic. Behind the scenes, integration of live action with CGI, chroma shooting and more. Directors’ perspective on importance and effective integration of visual effects into mainstream Indian film productions.

TVCA SCREENING & VOTING
Commissioned Films
6.10 pm

VIEWERS CHOICE AWARDS CEREMONY

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