TASI recently went to Hyderabad to conduct a session on Animation film appreciation where school children were introduced to different mediums of film making, followed by an interactive pixillation workshop.
The event began with introductions by Bhakti Deepak who coordinated the entire event in Hyderabad, and a creative skill and personality development session by a Brahmakumari Mentor. Vaibhav Kumaresh and Tony Singh then screened a variety of animated short films for the kids and parents in attendance.
After a delicious and healthy lunch organised by the Brahmakumari Centre and sponsored by Mozilla Hive India and Collab House, everyone got into the mood for some animation-action. Vaibhav invited 2 volunteers, one little girl and a granny, from the audience to participate in a quick demo of what Pixillation is. The result was screened within minutes by compiling the images from the shoot and that got all the amazed participants excited to be part of a much bigger Pixillation sequence.
The final Pixillation animation comprised of kids as young as 6 and ‘still-kids-at-heart’ adults in their 60s. It was directed by Vaibhav and filmed by Bhakti while Tony played the role of ‘villain’ in the film. Our friends joined in as well – Deepak enthusiastically clicking away with his camera, capturing all the action as it unfolded, and Prajakta skilfully guiding the participants in acting for the camera.
Finally, the film was quickly compiled and edited on the spot while the Q&A session went on. The young audience asked such intelligent questions, they left us awestruck by their awareness and eagerness to learn. The event ended with the screening of the final film, and the participants were thrilled to see themselves animated on screen.
The success of the event was evident in the number of people asking when the next such session would be held. With enthusiastic participants like this and the support of organisations like Mozilla Hive, Collab House and the Brahmakumaris, as well as the untiring efforts of Bhakti, supported by Deepak and Prajakta, we would be happy to conduct many more such session in Hyderabad in the future as well.