Interviews - Producers / Managers

Sathya Narayanan the Senior Production Coordinator of Amskray Visual Effects Studio, Chennai, India. Dasavathaaram (Tamil) was the first project handled by Amskray, and it began what was to be a stellar reputation for the company. Previously, Mr. Narayanan was affiliated with the Opener School of Arts and Animation in India, Digital Juice Animations, and was Technical Lead and Coordinator for Prasad Video Digital, also in Chennai. He has been involved in animation, special effects, teaching, television, software, movies, and graphics for sporting events. It is our pleasure to find out more about Mr. Narayanan’s career and projects.

Sathya Narayanan - Senior Production Coordinator at Amskray Visual Effects Studio

CG Today : Mr. Narayanan, in such a competitive business as animation, how do you keep your work inventive and cutting edge?

Sathya : ‘Every day is new’ – seems the mantra. Also, I prefer not to have an agenda for every day, except for important & business related chores. I make myself open for any surprise or alarm during any part of the day. I presume this naturally gives that pep to stay abreast and also kindles the creative person in you.

Mukul started his career as a freelance 3D modeling artist after completing a course at Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC). During this period he had an opportunity to work on several top level brands including Sony, Lee Cooper, Cipla, DLF and Hero Honda a few to mention. He started moving ahead working in several companies as an artist, project lead and creative head. Today he is heading the product design, animation & simulation department at Level One Communications. Level One Communications is based in Germany with branch offices in more than 20 countries offering products such as Wireless LAN, Home-Plug LAN, POE LAN, Broadband Router, ADSL Router, Printer Server, IP Network Camera, NAS series, Projector Server… oh… and a lot more… We are very pleased to introduce Mukul Singh to all our readers.

Mukul Singh – HOD (Product design,animation & simulation) at Level One CommunicationsCG Today : Hello Mukul it’s really great to know you, can you please brief your journey from MAAC till Level One Communications?

Mukul : It’s been great journey being part of creative world; I started my education with ZAP, where I did my first course on E-Commerce. After completion I felt incomplete as something was missing. The curiosity turned me to Arena Multimedia where my journey on creative media career started. I did a multimedia package course there. On completion again, I felt I should learn MAYA.

I had again got an opportunity to learn, this time at MAAC, Kamala Nagar. I really wish to mention and thank Mr.Cedric, my teacher who not only thought me the software but helped me to start seeing things in 3 Dimension. At MAAC the final practical test will be conducted for 40hours (5hrs x 8 days) and all our showreels will be sent to Mumbai for evaluations. Across Delhi it was 110 students attending the test and I was very happy that I got passed out with higher grades; I was one among the top 5. I am very thankful to my teacher and I would suggest all students to listen your teacher’s perspective, it helps.

A commerce graduate with modern management skills, Muthu Raman started his career as a Digital Artist at CompuDyne. His management skills and detailed knowledge on production management have opened up several opportunities including his services at Whizworks, Maya Entertainment Ltd, Ittina Animation Studios, Saanra till Anibrain. Being an expert in production management, today Muthu Raman serves as an independent animation VFX production consultant in parallel working with Anibrain Technologies.

CG Today had an opportunity to invite Mr. Muthuraman. A (alias) Muthu for a short interview with us.

Muthuraman. A - Animation & VFX Production Consultant.


CG Today : Its great to have you today for an interview Mr.Muthu, how are you?

Muthu : Doing fine. Thanks for asking.