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The Art of Sculpting & Colour Art for Animation

The Art of Sculpting & Colour Art For Animation

SESSIONS: The Art of Sculpting by Vichar BN & Colour Art for Animation by Bala.
DATE & TIME: 4th March, 2017 – 11am – 5pm
VENUE: Karma Hall, 1st Floor, Whistling Woods International, Filmcity COmplex, Goregaon (East)

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Part 1 with Balasubramanian Rajasekaran ‘Bala’: My Journey as an Artist – Art & Technology, The fundamentals of art, and colour art for animation.

Part 2 with Vichar BN: Fundamentals of digital sculpting – how to read an image while sculpting, negative space positive space and how to sculpt using basic geometer in zbrush.


Balasubramanian Rajasekaran ‘Bala’ is an Art and Animation Director with 20 years of experience and numerous animated shows to his credit. Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts and Visual Communication he had a head start in animation industry in India earning credits with the prestigious BAFTA for the very first series he worked on ‘Pablo The Little Red Fox’ which paved the way to work for noteworthy clients including The Walt Disney Company on ‘Higgly Town Heroes’.

His short film ‘The Bad Egg’ travelled the animated film festival circuit in the year 2006 and won the Outstanding Film Award at Digicon 6+2 Tokyo, in Japan and World Gold Medal in New York Festivals in 2007 and has also directed the multiple award winning TV series ‘Little Krishna’.

See Bala’s work here.

Vichar B N lives and works in Bangalore, India for Technicolor Animation and Games. Vichar currently holds the role of Asset supervisor for the Games division but also has the opportunity to work on Animated TV Shows and Films. At Technicolor Vichar is considered the traditional sculpting expert and often provides instruction and mentoring to the other cg modelers.

Vichar’s career started as a traditional sculptor 18 years ago. Early in his career he had the privilege to work as a personal sculptor for The King of Mysore and many of his sculptures are still in the Kings residence at the Mysore Palace and Bangalore Palace (2003 to 2005). The craving to learn new things led Vichar towards Computer Graphics. Vichar is self taught on the computer using ZBrush and Maya as his primary tools. The idea of bringing sculptures to life using technology was very alluring, almost like playing God. His digital art experience now spans the last 12 years modeling for animated television shows, films and games. His experience includes sculpting Characters, Sets and Props in addition to hard surface Modeling.

See Vichar’s work here.

Discovering a Freshly Brewed Animated Story

Tasi event Jan 2017 with PJ

SESSION: Discovering a Freshly Brewed Animated Story – Small, Regular and Large
PRESENTER: Prosenjit ‘PJ’ Ganguly
DATE & TIME: 28th January, 2017 – 11am – 5pm
VENUE: Karma Hall, 1st Floor, Whistling Woods International, Filmcity COmplex, Goregaon (East)

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Part 1:
Presentation of the subject in talks and audio & video clips, along with interactive exercises and short games.
Time Duration 2-3 hours

  • Mysterious home of Stories
  • Songs of the Impossible
  • Tiny & mighty, Big & Beautiful- various structures.
  • Showing Vs Telling

Part 2:
Participants work on tight time bound Assignments and present to the audience
Time duration: 2 hours

  • Build a Character – Create an Impossible Gripping Character.
  • Dialogue – How inanimate things would converse in a storyline.
  • Create a unique animated storyline on the spot.

Part 3:
Q and A

Participants creation:
Participants are invited to create short 20 second animated fillers based on a given set of themes, that culminate in the Anifest India/ TASI logo. Best selected ideas (submitted by the next deadline) will be guided by Professionals (TASI members) online and selected films will be screened at Anifest India 2017.

Participants are required to bring along:

  • A4 paper
  • Stationery
  • Surface to write/doodle on

AI 2016 Sessions

Please note: Programme subject to change based on availability of speakers.
Also note: Membership Fee DOES NOT include cost of food/snacks at TASI events. 

Anifest India 2016 - All Sessions

26th August (@ Whistling Woods International, Goregaon East, Mumbai):

  • India Premier of Laika’s latest stop motion film ‘Kubo & the Two Strings’ – 11:00 am

27th August (@ Jai Hind College, Churchgate, Mumbai):

  • Welcome Address & Inauguration – 10:00 am
  • Interactive Light Animation Workshop* – 10:30 am
  • LUNCH BREAK – 12:40 pm
  • Blender and its potential with Niyal Parmar and Pratik Solanki from Weybec Studio – 2:20 pm
  • Photogrammetry 3D Scanning and its Application in the Film and Gaming Industry with Anant Haldia from I-C-E Studio – 4:00 pm
  • TEA BREAK – 5:40 pm
  • Behind the Scenes of The Jungle Book with Amit Sharma from MPC – 6:20 pm

28th August (@ Jai Hind College, Churchgate, Mumbai):

  • The Art of Storyboarding & Visual Development* by Chetan Sharma- 10:00 am
  • Independent short film showcase > Every Drop Counts by Dhimant Vyas – 12:00 pm
  • LUNCH BREAK – 1:00 pm
  • Life-cycle of a Gaming Asset with Shyam Deshpande and Arnab Roy from Zynga Games – 2:45 pm
  • Vote of Thanks & Volunteer felicitation – 4:45 pm
  • TEA BREAK – 5:25 pm
  • Student short film showcase > Chaaya by Debanjan Nandy – 6:00 pm
  • India Premier of Anima Instanbul’s Turkish animated feature film ‘Bad Cat’ – 7:00 pm

*We regret that the sessions with Hans Bacher & Dattaraj Kamat have been cancelled due to unavoidable reasons.