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: 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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