This Kolkata institute is changing the dynamics of placement in Kolkata.

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Of late the art of Multimedia has taken over almost all the Indian media sectors and have been creating a plethora of job opportunities for the skilled animators and the rapid buildout of this phenomenon stirred many young hearts to take up Animation as their viable career option. Hi-Tech Animation Academy over two decades have been generating hundreds of Animation professionals every year to meet the growing need and also giving them placements through organizing recruitment drives, several times a year. Our recent recruitment process was carried out by Knowledge Podium, a digital interactive company, for their Dehradun work unit.

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Ritabrata Banrejee- Kolkata graphic designer got placed at Knowledge Podium (Dehradun).

Ritabrata Banerjee, an alumnus of our academic institution, is one among the other successful students having secured a placement in their company as 2D animator, spoke to us on his journey of an Animation enthusiast and his experience with Hi-Tech Animation.

Interviewer : At first, congratulations Ritabrata, may you always succeed in what you love to do.
Ritabrata: thank you.

Interviewer: alright, I’d like to ask you how it all started? When did you decide to learn Animation.
Ritabrata: I grew up learning sketching and I’ve always been very fond of Animation whether it’s cartoon shows or 3D movies. So after my 12th I decided to enroll myself at Hi-Tech Animation in 2013 to learn Multimedia, a course of one and a half year.

Interviewer: Do you have any working experience before this job interview?
Ritabrata: yes, I have been working as 2D animator since I passed out from Hi-Tech, two and half years ago to be precise. So far I have worked for 4 companies and this is my 5th job I’m going to join. Out of 5 companies Hi-Tech Animation has placed me in 3 companies. I can remember my first job at Chennai, where I worked for one year. I got that job through the help of the placement cell of my institution.

Interviewer: How was today’s experience at the interview?
Ritabrata: Though I have earlier appeared in 4 interviews as an animator still I was a bit nervous. They asked me some tricky questions but I managed to answer all of them. It was a nice experience altogether.

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On-campus interview at Hi-Tech Animation

Interviewer: Does the curriculum you studied helped you in your professional field?
Ritabrata: of course, the course I studied a couple of years back was already designed to keep ourselves astride of the latest developments​ at that time. I learned Photoshop,  flash, Maya, Adobe Flash, Premiere, After Effects and many more.

Interviewer: Where do you see yourself in 5 years down the line?
Ritabrata: I have a long cherished dream of working outside of India. I had already applied​ for two overseas companies but both of my applications were rejected since one needs at least 6 years of work experience to fulfill the first provision of working outside of India. Still I’m determined to bag my overseas job offer in couple of years.

Interviewer: Can you share me some of your animation learning experience here?
Ritabrata: When it comes to learning experience the first thing pops up in my mind are faculties of my institute, who are really very helpful and experienced. I still remember all of my teachers there and through this interview I’d like to express my gratitude to them for their proper guidance to place me on my dream pavement of career.

Interviewer: well, thank you Ritabrata, it’s nice to talk with you. Hope you work overseas once you completed the 6th years of working as professional. Wish you all the best for your better future.
Ritabrata: thank you so much.

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Bahubali-2, Relive the shooting experience.

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SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus, ‘Bahubali- 2: The Conclusion’ has created history in with its magnificent opening and massive weekend collection. According to a report on boxofficeindia.com, Prabhas and Rana Daggubati starring multi lingual epic drama amassed a whopping INR 506 Crore from all releases worldwide. The amount soars to INR 520 crore which includes collections from preview sources.

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Also Read: Animation industry is growing faster than ever

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The movie garnered a mighty amount of INR 385 Crore over the weekend from India only. Reportedly, the film smashed all business records in US, Canada, Gulf and Australia.

After the phenomenal success of ‘Bahubali: The Begining’ in 2015, ‘Bahubali 2: The Conclusion’ has been the most anticipated sequel in the history of Indian cinema. Both prequel and the sequel with its robust story-line, indomitable actors paired with state of the art visual effects has hypnotized all its audience irrespective of age and linguistic barriers. The release of sequel had fans flocking to theaters in pursuit of knowing ‘why Katappa killed Bahubali?’. The frenzy transcended Indian borders and  recorded a gargantuan collection of INR 121 Crore from overseas.

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The film opened at 9000 screens worldwide, with almost 6,500 screens in India alone, becoming the first movie to get such a drastic release. Repudiating all criticisms Bahubali: 2 The Conclusion lived up to its hype. The film raked in Rs 121 crore in India on day one of its release, and a total of Rs 217 crore worldwide. But for an industry still obsessed with entering Rs 100-crore club, that’s not all.

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Also read: Scope of Animation in Kolkata

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Superstar, Rajinikanth himself, tweeted to congratulate the Baahubali 2 team. He wrote, “Baahubali 2 … indian cinema’s pride. My salutes to God’s own child @ssrajamouli and his team!!! #masterpiece.”

Bahubali 2: the Conclusion is an eye opener for the nation. Mediaglobal wishing success to the entire team of Bahubali franchise.

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Animation, gateway to media industry.

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When it comes to films and entertainment, Kolkata is not far behind our much hyped Bollywood & Tollywood (read south Indian film industry). Revered as one of the most creative community within Indian territory, Kolkatans have always proven their spunk in film, advertising or any other creative industry. Gradually, Kolkata have started gaining momentum in 3D animation and VFX industry as well.

Students here in Kolkata are very much focused, creative and skilled in advanced 3D technology. This is the reason we are banking on these resources with the help of other production houses. – Stephen Mascarenhas, GENER 8, Prime Focus World

With growing demand in media and entertainment industry, animation is now the most sought after career in India. International directors and production houses are also looking forward to Indian professionals for Hollywood productions.

Recently we have noticed a surge in talented applicants from myriad backgrounds who are willing to curb their niche in animation and VFX industry. Orthodox bangalis are finally seeking credible career alternatives for their children. Finally, Bengali parents are thinking of something beyond engineering, MBA and sarkari chakri (government jobs). –Indranil Roy Sharma, senior faculty & graphic designer at Hi-Tech Animation.  

Last December Hi-Tech Film and Broadcast Academy did conduct one of the biggest recruitment drive in Kolkata. Numerous students from West Bengal, Bihar & Orissa have got successfully placed in one of the most revered production houses in India.

Education is important, job is ‘Important-er’. Since our production house is one of the oldest in Kolkata, we try hardest to maintain our legacy of outstanding placement report. Firstly, we recruit most of our students in our own production house, while we also provide HR support to some other leading production houses in India. We impart Error Line training, which gives our students an unique edge in industry and professional fraternity – Subhadip Ghosh, Head of Digital Communications. Hi- Tech Animation. 

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While Donald is trumping on techies with ban on H-1B visa and dwindling manufacturing industry in India is compelling engineers (both BTech and Diploma) switch their career trajectory- Animation is an evolved Engineering.

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Demand for animators in India in next 20 years is colossal. Animators today are required in several industries other than films and entertainment. Biomedical image processing is a forte enjoyed by skilled animation professionals.

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Other industries like architecture/ real estate, manufacturing, automobile and even in space research.

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Indian entertainment industry banks on animators and VFX artists. Even hollywood production houses are also relying highly on Indian animators. Post production of some of the legendary films like Shrek 2, Avatar, Gravity, Skyfall were done by Indian experts.

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In 2015, india signed a co-production treaties with South Korea. India aready has similar agreements with China, Brazil, New Zealand and in Europe with Italy, Poland, france, Germany, Spain and the U.K. In 2016, Assemblage Entertainment completed its first full- length animated feature co-production titled ‘Blinky Bill The Movie’, with Computer Graphics Imaging (CGI) being co-produced out of its studio in Mumbai. And another studio, Digitales Studios entered into a multi project deal with U.S based Splash Entertainment for the Lionsgate franchise Alpha and Omega to be produced by Splash. DQ Entertainment and Method Animation, U.K have joined hands to co-produce TV series ‘5 & IT’. Sphere Origins (the original production house behind Balika Vadhu), animation studio HopMotion and Colours (GEC) have joined hands to co- produce new animated show ‘Chhoti Anandi’. Artha Animation is working with South African company MY Child TV in developing a new 2D animation series called ‘My Child’. Toonz  Animation signed a deal with Gummybear International Inc which sees Toonz and Gummybear International, owner of the globally recognized Gummy Bear IP, extend the brand into entertainment and merchandising.  DQ Entertainment will be co-producing the third season of ‘The Jungle Book’  along with France’s Ellipsanime and will be supported and co-produced by ZDFE, Germany; ZDFTV, Germany and PIWI (Canal+), France. Though there few shows and movies which were co-produced in India, the overall potential of this segment remains untapped.

Extract from FICCI-KPMG reports in Animation and VFX industry.

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“With growing demand for animation and VFX, we are working hard on acquiring talents or potential resources vastly from Bengal, Bihar, Assam, Orissa and other East Indian states. We train them in our own institutes with the objective of producing better talents and animation professionals. Thousands of our students are now working in reputed national and international production houses. Hope to make India global destination for animation and VFX industry.– Subrata Roy, Director, Hi-Tech Film and Broadcast Academy.

With advent of advanced technologies like 3D printing, Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR); animation and VFX industry is the rising giant of Digital India. It is emerging as the key industry for digital generation. If you are planning for a career in this rapid emerging industry, join our industry right now.

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Bahubali: trendsetter in global VFX industry.

S.S. Rajamouli is all set to celebrate sequel of his magnanimous success on 28th April 2017. According to industry experts, Bahubali 2- The Conclusion is most likely to outdo all past box office records till date. As per FICCI-KPMG Report 2016, ‘Baahubali-The begining’, is not only considered to have cost INR 3000 million but importantly, a movie where INR 850 million were spent on VFX only. Bahubali-2 has already garnered a gargantuan collection of Rs.500 crores only through the sales of theatrical rights. Karan Johar is going to present the hindi version of the sequel under his banner Dharma Production.

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Ramesh Bala, the industry tracker, disclosed Bahubali’s pre-release break up of more than Rs 120 crore. Bahubali 2 has fetched over Rs 130 crore in Telugu states with its theatrical rights’ sale alone. Whereas in Tamil Nadu the amount is around Rs 47 crore and is counted as the highest price paid for a non-Rajinikanth starrer. This 2017 film has collected Rs 10 crore and Rs 45 crore in Kerala and Karnataka, simultaneously. (ALSO READ: Tips to be a good VFX artist)

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The North American distributor, Great India Films’ Sudhakar Reddy K M, who with his partner Soma paid a record $7 million-plus for the theatrical rights in all languages, predicts Bahubali 2 will gross $15 million.The first Bahubali fetched $9 million in North America from 750 locations.The prequel, Bahubali: The Beginning (also known as Bahubali) went on to become the first south Indian film dubbed in Hindi to rake Rs 100 crore at the Bollywood box office. The 2015 film’s satellite rights of all three versions had brought in Rs 45 crore. Due to this the cost for the second installment’s satellite rights has skyrocketed already. (Learn: The prospect of video editing and VFX in Kolkata)

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This massive pre-release business makes is clear the kind of interest and popularity Bahubali enjoys from around the world. Industry insiders asserted- Bahubali 2’s visual effects (VFX) will be much superior than the prequel, which has already set a benchmark in history of Indian cinema.

The Conclusion has apparently employed 33 VFX firms across the world. The film’s VFX supervisor, R.C. Kamalakannan revealed the same on social media.

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Currently, the Prabhas and Rana Dagubatti film is in post-production stage and more than 33 studios from all over the world have been working on its special effects.

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Bahubali 2:The conclusion starring Rebel star Prabhas, Tamannah Bhatia, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Ramya Krishna and Sathyaraj. With soaring expectations and excitement Media Global wishes succes to Team Baahubali. (Also Read: Only production house teaching Advanced VFX in Kolkata)

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