Productivity in Solidarity

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Greetings to all,

Let me start by a short introduction. My name is Vidhi Saraogi. I am pursuing Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata along with Graphic Designing and video editing course from the eminent institute, Arena Animation, Park Street.

As we know the destitute stage that the world is facing right now, Coronavirus (COVID-19) which is an transmissible disease, has called on the public to join a “collective national effort” and follow social distancing guidance to control the stark numbers, and control the acceleration by staying at home.

The intention of writing this blog is to tell you all what I have been doing during this lockdown period, this is my first blog writing experience. Personally, I am a procrastinator so the first thing that I have been trying to do is to be calm and focus on getting everything on track.

I have started utilising this period by connecting to a positive energy by meditating and practising yoga. My day starts with Surya namaskar where various asanas are performed followed by meditation. It helps me focus on my chores the entire day.

Besides that, is my online course where I have been learning, various softwares in graphic designing and video editing: Photoshop and Premiere pro respectively. I am very grateful to my institute, Arena Animation for providing me this platform as well as my mentor Miss Pooja in motivating me to be consistent with my work and constantly reminding me the upcoming challenges that we have to face in this field.

I have started gaining interest in some tactful games like chess and business cards. Reading has proved to be a very influential skill during this time of leisure like I have started following various doyens and reading their inspiring stories. While stepping out to kill the boredom is not a choice anymore, staying indoors and enjoying Netflix shows is the safest option.

When was the last time you used your kitchen over to bake muffins or the rolling pin to roll out a pie? If you can’t recall, maybe this is the time to put on the masterchef hat and rock.

Ending my teens in Quarantine will be a tale to tell to our forthcoming generations. As to how we saved the world we live in by staying indoors close to our family and loved ones. Reconnecting with my old friends and laughing over the same jokes is quite an entertainment itself.

Lastly, I would like to conclude by saying that looking at the bright side of any difficult situation is sometimes the answer to all the worries. How we had been abusing the world we live in and this lockdown is the perfect detox the Earth needed right now. We all are in this together and this too shall pass.

Vidhi Saraogi

Student of Arena Animation- Park Street

Skydance Media and Spain’s Ilion Team for Animation Fare

Skydance Media and Ilion have formed an animation pact.

New animation tasks are in the works from Skydance Media

Ilion Animation Studios, a dedicated CGI feature animation studio based in Madrid, to develop and produce a slate of high-end animated feature movies and television series.

The slate will begin with two animated feature movies presently in advancement, to be produced in Spain. The first, which will be released in 2019, is being composed by Linda Woolverton (Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent). Still without an official title, it informs the story of Elian, a teenager who comes of age utilizing her magical powers to protect her family when the opposing forces of light and darkness threaten to divide her kingdom. Woolverton will work as a producer on the film alongside David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Ilion’s Ignacio Pérez Dolset and Jose F San Román.

The second animated function film, Luck (working title), is a funny that pulls back the curtain on the millennia-old fight between the companies of all the best and bad luck that secretly impacts our daily lives. Jonathan Aibel & & Glenn Berger (The Kung Fu Panda trilogy, Trolls) are writing the script and will function as manufacturers on the movie, alongside David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Ilion’s Ignacio Pérez Dolset and Jose F San Román.

“It is incredibly pleasing to see among my inmost passions come to life as we get in the animation business with Ilion,” says Skydance Media’s Chief Executive Officer David Ellison. “Together we aim to combine the most imaginative visionaries, the best-in-class production skills, and the greatest degree of technological development in the service of terrific stories.”

“In animation the possibilities to produce imaginative new worlds are unlimited and we are enjoyed broaden the Skydance household to consist of Ilion and a few of the most gifted artists working in animated movie today,” adds Skydance Media’s Chief Creative Officer Dana Goldberg, who will supervise the slate.

“The combination of our tested creative group and our production capabilities with the deep film market knowledge from David and his team at Skydance is a formidable setup from which to introduce this new collaboration,” says Ignacio Pérez Dolset, President and Chief Creative Officer at Ilion Animation Studios.

“In addition to being understood as among the absolute best houses for artists in all of Hollywood today, it is their great track record of making films with large global reach that attracted us to Skydance,” adds Jose F San Román, President of Ilion Animation Studios. “Together with our exceptionally gifted writers and the experienced group at Skydance, we can not wait to obtain started on the production of these very first 2 animated movies.”

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20 Contenders Advance in the VFX Oscar Race

20 Contenders Advance in the VFX Oscar Race

20 contenders advance in the VFX Oscar race The Academy of Movement Picture Arts and Sciences today revealed that 20 movies are in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 89th Academy Awards.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

Alice through the Looking Glass
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Captain America: Civil War
Deepwater Horizon
Physician Weird
Great Beasts and Where to Find Them
Self-reliance Day: Revival
The Jungle Schedule
Kubo and the 2 Strings
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Kid
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad
X-Men: Apocalypse

The Academy’s Visual Impacts Branch Executive Committee figured out the preliminary shortlist. Later this month, the committee will select the 10 films that will advance to nominations voting.

Elections for the 89th Oscars will be announced on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

The 89th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre ® at Hollywood & & Highland Center ® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Tv Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars likewise will be telecasted live in more than 225 nations and areas worldwide.

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Acting schools will soon train students for VFX shots: Sushant Singh Rajput

Sushant Singh Rajput tasted huge success when his last release, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, fared well at package workplace. While various innovations were utilized to reveal Sushant as Dhoni on video of his important matches, the actor says filming in front of a green screen was one of the most important techniques used in the film. He feels that the training for acting before green screens will quickly be part of the curriculum at acting schools. Discussing the innovation used to replicate his face over Dhoni’s during important sequences, Sushant states, “Face replacement isn’t too tough. You have to rest on a chair and keep in mind 10 various expressions that have actually to be provided for a single shot. It is an entirely different art. What you saw in the movie is not deal with replacement. It is in fact body replacement.”

And while Sushant has actually been accepting compliments happily, he describes, “Body replacement is very hard, as you have to match your whole body language [with that of the character] I really played all those shots, and did wicket-keeping too. If people think it’s just deal with replacement, I take it as a compliment, since that means I have actually done a great task. There are couple of shots where I am holding Sachin (Tendulkar) and Yuvraj (Singh) is jumping on me– just those are face replacements. We have actually just begun doing this in Bollywood, so people will gradually understand the distinction. Soon, all acting schools will have a different topic, as part of which students will be taught ways to act in front of a green screen.”

Indie Music Film ‘Empty Box of Wine’ wins Best Animation at the 12th Annual Action on Film International Film Festival

Michael C. Perry at ACTION on FILM

PASADENA, Calif., Sep 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chart-topping musical artist and Los Angeles-based filmmaker Michael C. Perry today announced that his film “Empty Box of Wine” has won first prize in the category “Best Animation” in the 12th Annual Action on Film International Film Festival. Perry is the lead singer in Jour Majesty, who last year rose to #2 on the indie folk charts; his entry into the film festival accompanies the upcoming Jour Majesty album, “Empty Box of Wine.”

This lushly animated film follows the romantic complications of two musicians as their troubles unfold against the rain-slicked streets of San Francisco. Inspired by a chance meeting in a hotel lobby that stirred up one of Perry’s favorite lines from Hemingway’s classic “A Moveable Feast” — “She was very pretty with a face fresh as a newly minted coin if they minted coins in smooth flesh with rain-freshened skin, and her hair black as a crow’s wing and cut sharply and diagonally across her cheek” — the film captures the spirit of San Francisco as seen through Perry’s eyes that day: wet, ephemeral and very much alive.

Famed UK music journalist Alex Faulkner has compared Jour Majesty’s music to the “rootsy Americana” of The Band as well as more modern artists, such as Ryan Adams.

The organic result of Perry’s successful commercial career in film, animation and audio engineering, combined with his band Jour Majesty’s many recent successes, “Empty Box of Wine” sparks a captivating conversation about the fleeting infatuations that compose the days, months and years of our lives.

The Action on Film International Film Festival ran September 2 through the 9th; screenings were held at the Krikorian Monrovia Cinema 12 & LFX. The black tie awards dinner was held on Saturday, September 10 at the Westin Hotel Pasadena.

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About the Filmmaker:
Michael C. Perry is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker and musician; currently he is the lead singer of chart- topping indie folk band Jour Majesty. A graduate of the USC School of Cinema, Perry has enjoyed a successful career in both commercial film and audio engineering.

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Michael C. Perry Filmmaker/Artist 323-403-0232

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Caption: Michael C. Perry at the Action on Film Awards Dinner.

Caption: Michael C. Perry of the Jour Majesty Band.

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