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Anifest India ’08 – Feedback

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i had an awesome time at anifest, …i cant wait for it next yr …and i was really upset when it ended …i just wanted more ….thanks a lot for all ur help and support…even though the stage was so huge and i was sweating and at times, i felt that i was talking to myself coz i couldn’t see the audience at all…..but when ppl told me how much they enjoyed the session…there couldn’t be a bigger reward than that ….till we meet again …thanks once again!

Delwyn Remedios
Speaker 2008 – Sand Animation
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I compliment you on the manner in which the TASI managing group has organised Anifest India 2008. For a prospective as well as a practising artist an important need is the ability to interact with other such artists and to share experiences of those who have done great work. Anifest India is already established as the place that will happen. This year, Anifest India has also shown the animation industry has come of age. Much more than 1000 people attending the programs each day of the 3-day long week end showed how intent the individual artists are. The participation in Q&A was another revelation since there were so many questions which were relevant. The presentations were well done and were informative and enjoyable at the same time. The venue was very apt but I wonder if most of the participants got to enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the IIT Campus, considering the event went on so late into the evening every day.

You have to now anticipate you will soon run out places to hold Anifest India as the response is going to become even more overwhelming in future.

Great effort, great result! Best wishes!

Kanakasabapathy Pandyan
Director
Graphiti School of Animation
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Hi Guys,

I enjoyed myself at the event and thank you very much for organising this religiously every year and for allowing me to talk my brains out for 1.5 hours on something that I love talking about.

My main comment would be to make the sessions more interactive. I have myself never been to an animation lecture and don’t think would be able to sit through one. The only way to talk about animation is to discuss it in a forum. I understand that there are too many people to hold a meaningful discussion but then we should try for some higher degree of interactivity than the Q & A. Maybe you organise a class on stage with 10-20 senior students or professionals or a discussion session between 3-4 members of the industry where its not all presentations. The other comment would be the AC. Its too hot in mumbai :)

Just my 2 paise.

Great event! Great vada pav.

Manu Ittina
Speaker 2008 – Acting for Animation
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Hey,

I think Anifest India should roll as it does. progress and inventiveness will happen on the roll. I think you guys are the best thats happening to animation in India, specially so because it allows multi faceted concerns of our trade to be voiced. There is a far more serious part that this event is playing. Unlike the tomfoolery of other blighted enthusiasts, Anifest India and TASI are the front line recorders of our animation industry and its coming of age. I like this!
I would like to join TASI

Prakash Moorthy
Speaker 2008 – Animation Art Appreciation
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dEAR Maniacs
I agree completely…kudos to you maveriks and keep the ball rolling. Best thing about TASI is it’s truly democratic and non bias and more of all the “laughter in the air” spirit of true animmaniacs…a rare site as some other glossy seminars and events I experience the ‘BOREDOM”.

Sin(cirely:)

Viva Solidarity,Viva TASI.
Sekhar
Speaker 2008 – Comic Art
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Anifest India 2008 was a rocking success, as usual!! It is only at events like these that one realizes that our Indian animation industry is almost doubling in size every year. Kudos to the Anifest India organizing committee and volunteers for their selfless contribution in making a difference.

Tehzeeb Khurana
MAAC Junior Toon Club
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AniFest08 was Superb …If i did not came there to attend, it could have been a loss for me…last day when every one left the hall…it was very hard to leave all the friends and that location….It was so touching for me….It was that amazing….This is my first tasi event I was attending….Hopefully i will be attending other events too….for that am planning to shift my stay here to mumbai sir….I was that much taken away with animation…Very well organized event…I attended FICCI FRAMES 06 AND 07…But I never felt that closed than ANIFEST 08….TASI And all Volunteers Efforts need to be Appreciated…….Still Please convey my best regards and congratulations for all other TASI Members….I was so sure that I WILL NEVER GET DISAPPOINTED COMING ALL WAY FROM HERE KOCHI FOR THIS 3 DAY MEGA EVENT…..Thanking you once again…

Sreejith From Kochi
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I am a student from IADAS institute,Pune. I had attended Anifest 2008 and I really liked the festival and especially the Sand Animation and your anchoring!

I would like to know if I could subscribe to your website so I would get to know the information to upcoming events about animation organised by TASI……..

Hanish Vinod Tejwani
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The Indian Academy of Digital Arts & Science Pvt.Ltd.(IADAS) congratulates you all for the wonderful event of Anifest India 2008.It was professionally organized, disciplined & fully controlled knowledge sharing event. Our 33 students / staff enjoyed it

Rajesh Khele
Director
IADAS, Pune
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I would like to take d opportunity to express my heartfelt thanks for conducting a rocking event…it was fun being wid u’all… anifest india was simply amazing.. and ppl were supportive n helpful and co operative hope to see u’all again …and looking forward for more n more events..

Taher husain, Pune
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Congratulations!! for the successful TASI fest. Sumeru students enjoyed the workshops.

Vishakha
Vice President
Sumeru Academy of Digital Arts
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Registrations

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In an unprecedented development, Anifest India 2008 received over 1900 pre-registrations. The online process was closed at 6.00pm on the 14th of Aug and spot registrations desks were opened at 8:30am the next day.

Overall the response to this year’s event has been tremendous. A total of 4500+ people attended and thoroughly enjoyed the various sessions. A volunteer team visited most training schools, colleges and institutions a week in advance and encouraged students to attend the festival.

This year TASI introduced centralised registrations for all training schools and colleges to ensure smooth and hassle free entry for students at the venue. Each institute was requested to open a registration desk and complete the required formalities. A comprehensive list was then sent to TASI and this enabled efficient management of traffic on all 3 days of the fest.

Sponsors & Contributors

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Anifest India is possible every year due to the support and generosity of our sponsors and contributors. The funds received during this festival also enable the Society to conduct its monthly events over the next 12 months. The Society thanks all those who make it possible.

intel
frameboxx apple
radio mirchi
HP NVIDIA Manipal Universal Learning
Big Animation Autodesk
Sony Imageworks arena
Microsoft
TASI
Rhythm & Hues Toonz Academy
Toon Boom Softimage
Corel Wacom
Digital Academy

Speakers and Session Details

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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

SAANSKRITIK RANGAARANG KAARYAKRAM