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  • Interviews

Interview - Artists

Arunkumar Boyidapu - Lig

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Mr. Arunkumar Boyidapu is a lighting and composting artist at Sparky Animation. Boasting of Jedi

Saturday, 23 April 2011 Comments

Interview - Managers

Interview with Sathya Na

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Sathya Narayanan the Senior Production Coordinator of Amskray Visual Effects Studio, Chennai, Indi

Monday, 4 October 2010 Comments

Interview - Schools

Asadul Islam – Student V

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Asadul Islam is one of the bright new entrants in animation arena. Possessing a Master’s Degree in

Friday, 1 July 2011 Comments

Interview - Studios

Dominic Chander – Head o

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Dominic Chander is the Head of Animation Production at Sun Animatics India Pvt. Ltd. In the past h

Saturday, 2 July 2011 Comments


Shajan Samuel is currently the Divisional Head of IIJT Education, a venture of India’s leading staffing company team Lease. He has also been the Business Head of Learning and Training at Ikya Human Capital Solutions, Sales Head of media and entertainment programs at Manipal Education, Zonal head of N-Power / Regional Head of Aptech and Arena, Head at Aptech, Ltd., State Head at JK Tyre, Mid level Manager at MRF, Ltd. and started his career as Sales Executive at Kelvinator. Shajan Completed his Advanced Management Program at the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and graduated in commerce from St. Xavier’s College Kolkata. He has completed his MBA in Marketing.

Shajan SamuelCG Today : Mr. Samuel, welcome to CG Today, and thank you for speaking with us.

Shajan : Thank you.

CG Today : You now find yourself in the vocational education business. How is this assignment going?

Shajan : Vocational education is a very challenging industry, candidates who come to us are predominantly the ones who realize that that there is a significant gap between college curriculum and industry needs and understand the significance of polishing their skills in specific areas to get jobs. We cater to the bottom of the pyramid; therefore, we need to be delicate in handling our students. Should we take job to the candidate or candidate to the jobs is an important reflection point. Managing students and providing wholesome and rounded education is central to the success of the students who come to us. Needless to say, providing training which is evolving and centric to industry requirements is an important aspect of the value which a vocational training Institute can provide. We have identified seven strategic Priorities for IIJT (sales, marketing, IT, Customer Service/ Operations, Placements, Institutional Partnerships and Academics) and our effort is to ensure that we execute these chosen index well.

Prakash Nambiar is the founder and CEO of Kathaa Animations, a pioneer in Indian animation industry, having created the adorable cartoon characters of Hum Tum. Prakash had also served previously as the Creative Head at Morpheus Media Ventures and Animation Dimensions. His career graph includes a lot of experience at various levels including being Technical Head at Image Software and a member of the faculty at Image Mac Academy. Prakash shares a great passion for storytelling and making of short films.

Prakash Nambiar - Founder and CEO of Kathaa AnimationsCG Today : Prakash, Thank you for agreeing to speak to us. Please accept out warm welcome.

Prakash : Thanks a lot.

Technical Director at Alvina Films, Sreedhar has also held the position of Animation Supervisor /Technical Director at Virtual Valley Studio, Technical Animator at Aurona Technologies, Animation Supervisor at Skyworks Studio, Freelance Animation / 3d Pipeline In charge, SyncereArts (Canada.), Assistant animator, DQ Entertainment Limited, Final Cleanup Artist, Penta Media Graphic Ltd., Drawing Teacher, Rishi Public School, Hyderabad. He attended Osmania University.

SreedharCG Today : Sreedhar, welcome and thank you for agreeing to speak with us.

Sreedhar : Thanks with pleasure.

CG Today : Music Director Aadesh Shrivastava had recorded the title song for the 3D animated feature film Bo Mamo with 10 known singers - Sonu Nigam, Shaan, Neeraj Shridhar, Kunal Ganjawala, Aadesh Shrivastava, Vijeta Pandit, Roop Kumar Rathod, Juhi Chawla, Richa Sharma and Kailash Kher. Aadesh Shrivastava has said “This is first time that ten known singers are singing for a 3D animation film” and yes, this is really BIG. How do you feel working in such a magnanimous project?

Sreedhar : First of all it is a challenge for my career to work with this project, Thanks to Mr. Shabuddin Chowdary, Creator and Director of Bo Mamo. I am proud to be a part of the unit, working with a mix of a young and enthusiastic team and also with some experienced and well renowned technicians in the Bollywood Industry. And regarding the song, yes it has happened for the first time in the Indian film industry and that too for a 3d Animation film. This is certainly an added advantage for this project. The lyrics are good, and all the world knows about the compositions of Aadesh Shrivastava. The song is good and our technical and animation team is currently working on the song to live up to the expectations of the audio.

Viraj Kalra is an Independent Consultant in the areas of Marketing, Corporate Training, Market Entry Management & Strategy, and End-to-End Services for Media, Education, Cinema, Animation & Entertainment Companies. He has also served as CEO at Planman Marcom Pvt. Ltd., Director at Planman Motion Pictures, Vice President at Planman Technologies and Manager-Media-Services at Perfect Relations. Viraj’s education includes masters in Marketing from Belgium, a post graduate diploma in Planning and Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Human Resources from the Indian Institute of Planning and Management and a Bachelor of Commerce from Delhi University.

Viraj KarlaCG Today : Welcome, Pleasure to have you with us today.

Viraj : Thank you.

At a time, when most children of her age are competing to get high marks in school examinations, miles away from deciding what they want to be, Sindhuja Rajaraman already has a resume that will make top achievers go green. India’s youngest 2D animator, youngest digital caricaturist as certified by Corel Corporation, fastest 2D animator as certified by Nasscom Animation and Gaming Conclave, 2010 and one of the youngest CEOs with Seppan, she is all of 13 years old and had incredibly started out with animation only a couple of years ago.

Sindhuja Rajamaran the youngest CEO and 2D Animator of India

CG Today : We are almost awed by your achievements. Please accept our warm welcome.

Sindhuja : Thank you.

CG Today : Your dad, Mr. Rajamaran is credited to be the first digital caricaturist. How big an influence is he in your life in and out of animation? When you submitted your first 2D project, was it your own choice or at his encouragement?

Sindhuja : My father’s paintings are my real inspiration, I born among them and started observing his work since my early childhood days. I started learning and practicing by observing his works, on seeing my interest towards painting my father started teaching me while the same time he worked on his animations. I slowly grabbed the techniques of animation through him. Even though the process of 2D animation is tedious I was very attracted on the output. That’s the way it started. In case of my first 2D animation project, I had a tremendous help from my family. My sister gave voice, my father worked on character designs and my mother helped a part in tracing while I did the major tracing and animation. It was late mid night before the submission day when my father helped me in video output. But the second project was totally different!