Jay ShusterLegendary Animation Guru, Jay Shuster, Art Director, Pixar Animation Studios is in India to address budding animators at the Seminar held by BIG AIMS (Animation Infotainment & Media School), a premier animation and VFX training academy of Reliance Animation. With rich experience of over a decade in handling movies like CARS 2, WALL.E, Star Wars prequels, etc, Jay will take the students through his experience on the projects he has worked on.

The ‘Cool Guru Series’ seminars will be held in Delhi, Indore, Pune and Kolkata with the very first schedule for May 14 in New Delhi, followed by Indore on May15, Pune on May 18 and Kolkata on May 21, 2011. Other industry stalwarts addressing the students at the event will be Ashish S K, CEO, Reliance Animation; Sathish Narayanan, Academic Director, BIG AIMS; Anand Gurnani - Co-Founder, C.E.O & Managing Editor, animationxpress.com; Chetan Sharma - award winning animator, Co-founder & Director of Animagic & Aijaz Rashid - Business Head Commercials, PIXION.

Speaking on the forthcoming of Cool Guru Series Ashish SK, Chief Executive Officer, Reliance Animation said, “Education at BIG AIMS is about laying a strong foundation on the art of storytelling and film making. Going by our ideals, the upcoming seminars will focus on giving the students a clear understanding of the industry, the opportunities, key secrets of becoming a successful animator, and of course the success stories along with case studies enriching their interest and knowledge base so that the students can take informed decision about taking up a prospecting career in animation and VFX. There is no doubt of the fact that India is full of talent in the field of animation and there is no dearth of opportunity, therefore these seminars will also help bridge the gap between the two,” said Mr Kulkarni.”