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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

Script. Shoot. Edit. TASI in Indore

Script. Shoot. Edit. TASI & 48HFP
22nd May to 24th May
Screening of the films on 25th May

Pritamlal Dua Auditorium, Indore

Become a TASI Member to attend the event. Click Here.

22nd May –
9:30 am to 10:00 am – Event Registrations
10:10 am to 10:15 am – Showcasing Short film by Visual and Vocals
10:15 am to 10:45 am – Introduction to the event and discussing the plan with Yogi Chopra
11:00 am to 1:30 pm – Writing for Short Films – An interactive session by Ramendra Vashisth
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm – Lunch and Networking
2:40 pm to 4:00 pm – Story building and story finalisation
4:15 pm to 5:30 pm – Understanding the DSLR. How to make your shot look good. Understanding basics of lighting. Using Lens and live demo of the footage
5:40 pm to 6:40 pm – Editing: How to use Premiere effectively
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Formation of Teams and 48 Hour Film Project Kick off (Teams will get Props & Characters)

23rd and 24th May – 48 Hour Film Project.

25th May – Screening of films.

Exclusive screening of The Boxtrolls and a look behind the scenes with LAIKA

The Boxtrolls are coming to Anifest India 2014!!

LAIKA Studio’s Steve Emerson – Co-VFX Supervisor on The Boxtrolls, is flying down all the way from Portland, Oregon to Mumbai to present:

“The fusion of stop-motion and CG in the upcoming film The Boxtrolls and the challenges faced when integrating new technologies into LAIKA’s hand-crafted, stop-motion worlds.”

Date: 11th October 2014
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Venue: Pelicula Auditorium, Whistling Woods International, Filmcity, Goregaon East, Mumbai

The presentation will include:

  • An introduction to LAIKA and stop-motion animation.
  • Rapid Prototyping/3D Printing: The challenges of implementing LAIKA’s groundbreaking facial animation techniques.
  • Digital Crowds and Set Extensions: How inter-departmental collaboration and attention to detail enables the expansion of LAIKA’s worlds.
  • Visual Effects for Stop-Motion: Why creating effects for stylized, hand-crafted worlds is a tricky endeavor.
  • Trailers, shot breakdowns and behind-the-scenes footage from LAIKA’s latest feature The Boxtrolls.

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About The Boxtrolls (In Theaters September 2014):
LAIKA’s third film is The Boxtrolls, based on Alan Snow’s bestselling novel Here Be Monsters. Introducing audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award® winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie (Elle Fanning). Together, these soft-boiled detectives uncover the hidden connections in Eggs’ past and devise a daring plan to save his unique family.

About ParaNorman (2012):
A misunderstood boy who can speak with the dead takes on ghosts, zombies and, worst of all, grown-ups, in order to save his town from a centuries-old curse.

About Coraline (2009):
Coraline was the first stop-motion feature to be conceived and photographed in stereoscopic 3D. Written and directed by Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach), Coraline is based on a novel by Neil Gaiman.

About LAIKA:
LAIKA is an animation studio that produces award-winning films. Travis Knight serves as President and CEO of the Oregon-based company, which is owned by Nike co-founder and Chairman Philip H. Knight. LAIKA has produced two Oscar-nominated features: Coraline (2009) and ParaNorman (2012) as well as the CG short Moongirl (2005). LAIKA’s next animated feature, The Boxtrolls, will premiere in theaters on September 26, 2014. For more information:

Exclusive Screening of ‘Goopi Gawaiyaa Bagha Bajaiyaa’ & Behind The Scenes

Exclusive Screening of Goopi Gawaiyya Bagha Bajaiyya & the making of the film

Speakers: Shilpa Ranade (Design & Direction), C P Narayan (Music & Sound), Soumitra Ranade (Screenplay, Script & Production), Mayank (Animation & Effects), Aashish Walzade (Editing) and Rohit Gahlowt (Dialogues & Lyrics)
Date: 28th March 2014
Time: 10:30 am to 5 pm
Venue: Karma Hall, 1st Floor, Whistling Woods International, Film City, Goregaon East, Mumbai

Session Details:

  • Screening of the Film
  • Behind the scenes with the Director – Shilpa Ranade & the Animation Team
  • The music of GGBB with music composer CP Narayan
  • A brief intro to the Children’s Film Society India (CFSI) and ‘How to pitch your film/TV Series to CFSI’