“BELIEVE, TOIL AND RE-DISCOVER”

“BELIEVE, TOIL AND RE-DISCOVER”Debdatta Pal

Debdatta Pal, GWDD, 2nd SEM (APS)

Hello readers! I am Debdatta Pal, a student of GWDD. While my course here is at the verge of completion, I would like to share my experience with you all.

Often there comes a moment in life when we may become so clueless about the path to continue our journey with, that our frustration and disappointment reaches a pinnacle. Well, I did face such moments and I guess many of you have as well. When stumbling among options to take forward my career with, one fine day I came across this very course, GWDD in Arena Animation – Park Street’s website. Even though I had some knowledge of Graphics but initially I was not much aware of the entire procedure of Web Design and Development. But when I gradually started learning it here, a new liking towards this subject started growing in me. You can say the subject is kind of addictive. The more I am engaging myself into it, day after day I am getting attached with it.

As everyone says, learning never stops. Whatever might be our passion towards, believing in ourselves and working hard immensely for it, is the ultimate key.

I have learnt that while trying to meet the deadlines, I could bring out the best of myself. Through learning GWDD, I have started to acknowledge so many of my positive sides I never knew I possessed. It’s as if I am able to unlock a new aspect of myself every day and thus re-discovering myself in the process. Also in the past months, I have got an opportunity to participate in a logo contest organised and certified by the Uttarakhand Government which has further motivated me to work harder.

A journey is associated with proper guidance and support. And my journey here wouldn’t have been possible without my parents’ support and my mentor Somnath Chakraborty sir’s guidance.  His vision and knowledge are what making this journey enjoyable and resourceful for me.

In today’s fast forward world, everyone thrives to get a work done within a blink of eye and thus making things as digital as possible. Hence, a career in Graphics, Web Design and Development is a perfect choice where there is scope of utilizing the gained knowledge in making a better tomorrow.

 

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“DANCE – A MELODRAMA OF LIFE”

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BY SANCHITA SHARMA,ARENA PARK STREET – KOLKATA

To start with the common concept of dance being the body movements,the postures ,the grace etc the set pattern in minds generally,and my normal self agrees with that too.But unfortunately my abnormal side would call dance as life.For me dance is nothing but me in the best form revealing my emotions,my passion,my dedication,my thoughts and every little thing in my day to day life.

My life’s very early stages itself was dedicated to my love ,my passion giving me recognition in my school and giving me a boost overall to present myself confidently in front of others ,we all need it ,don’t we?

Moving ahead with my life when I had to take a pause for my board examinations life had taken a weird turn making me a fat chubby girl which was not even the last thing i would want really .Thereby after finishing up my exams I planned to join back giving me fresh vibes and positivism all around because it was getting back what I loved,and within 6 months life took the biggest turn of making my passion my ticket to self independence .yes I was offered to join as an instructor,training happened appointed too giving my parents “THE MOMENT”of being proud parents .Studying went together too struggled hard to manage both now I am about to finish my 6th year as a head dance instructor of one of the most reputed dance institute “SANGVI” which yes promotes and preaches the mantra of DANCE TO EXPRESS.Dance has really twisted my life in the best way making me what I am today confident,independent and a better person for sure.“DANCE _A MELODRAMA OF LIFE”

SURPRISE PROJECT ON DIGITAL MARKETING

Kamlesh Patel writes about a Surprise Project that he participated in at APS

On 20th November 2015, as we entered the Pinocchio Lab for our normal class, instantly a surprise test was taken and we were divided into two teams Team A and Team B. I was a member of Team B. We were then assigned with a surprise group project by our respected Somnath Sir.

The topics were as follows :

  • Team A – Peace Foundation.
  • Team B – Digital Marketing.

I was representing Team B and the project which we received was Digital Marketing. We were assign to create :

  1. Web Template for a company.
  2. Logo for the company.
  3. Visiting Card for the company.
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My Team Members

None of us had any proper knowledge on how to present and promote a product or a service digitally to the consumer. Then as a group we conducted a thorough research on what is Digital Marketing and how to promote a product or a service digitally.

We found that Digital Marketing is very innovative and wonderful concept in today’s world. It helps to promote the product and services with the help of Digital Marketing Channels to reach the consumer in an appropriate manner. Digital Marketing has become a powerful network of advertisement. With the help of Digital Marketing promoting any product through internet has become convenient and cost-effective.

I think that with such technology, marketing of any kind of products has become a lot more easier, the consumer’s conveniences has become possible.

At this point more or less we all had a concept on how to promote a product digitally through Digital Marketing Channel i.e Web. And we started our project Digital Marketing on Coco Café Restaurant. We wanted to promote Coco Café Restaurant by the services it provides the customers such as:

  • HAPPY HOURS
  • HIGHLIGHTS
  • CLAIM OFFERS
  • HOME DELIVERY
  • ADVANCE BOOKING
  • UPDATION OF LATEST OFFERS.

Now it was time to implement the ideas . We distributed the work. So while some were making the Web Template for the company, others were making the logo and the visiting card for the company. And finally we succeeded in our given task.

Following are the works:

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The Logo that we designed

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The Visiting Card

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The Web Template

After completion of the project we were instructed to upload it to the social media like facebook etc. to get a positive or negative feedback from the audience point of view to evaluate our skill, knowledge and performance.

-Kamlesh Patel

Participting in Activities at APS

Kanishka Saha feels that participating in activities at APS has helped him to discover a new potential in himself

Being a student of APS I had learned a lot. Its not only given me technical knowledge to enhance my career as a web designer and developer , but it also taught me to be a key team player, to do things differently and how to work within a team.

 

Few months back, we had started doing team activities. During these activities, I discovered a new potential within me. A hidden talent once can say. Working in a team for the first time was a big challenge. Especially working with the one whom I do not know and never interacted with them . Thanks to our respected Sir for giving me the opportunity to lead the entire team. That was a great experience. Yes during my first activity as team leader, I was nervous. However, thanks to the entire team member who really coordinated in a perfect manner making the activity a success. I also got a huge support from my mentor. Without his support, I would not be able to complete the entire activity as a team leader.

After that, we had a number of activities. With every activity, I grew in confident and I become more comfortable with my team members. During this period, I learnt how to overcome various hurdles in order to complete a certain task. This experience will be very helpful in my coming year.

The last activity, which I participated in, was a magazine for APS. In this magazine, I had highlighted most of the students work, and given brief information about APS. I wish that, this magazine should be carried on as a legacy telling the success story of APS students. It should become a tool of motivation for the coming generation.

It has been a wonderful experience being a student of APS. The support and motivation, which I receive here, is awesome. It has been a superb experience.

Thank you APS.

-Kanishka Saha

How a class is conducted at APS

Bhartesh Jajoo shares how a class is conducted at APS

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At 9am, our class starts with a 30 minutes typing speed practice in MS Word to increase our typing speed.

After that, Somnath Sir talks to us for 10 to 15 minutes to give us all the necessary updates which are important for us like whether there is any seminar or any competition organized by Arena.

Next, we plan with Sir about what we will learn on that day. Sir teaches us according to that plan. At the end of the class Sir conducts a Q&A session to clear our doubts. This is followed by a 10 minute break for refreshment before starting another topic. This is our daily class routine at APS

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Somnath Sir’s Class at APS

We end the session with a group discussion and plan on issues like what to do in next class or for some kind of activities.

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With my classmates at APS

Activity Sessions

When we do any activity, we follow all the things which we have discussed and planned in our group discussion. We reach at 8:30am and start our work. In that activity, each of us has some responsibility. We tell our Respected Somnath Sir that we will complete the work within a specific time. According to that, Sir always reminds us of timing that how much time is left. It gives lot of encouragement from our Sir when he guides us in that manner. He allows us to switch on the music for some refreshment and fun. Activities at APS are lots of fun and enjoyment.

-Bhartesh Jajoo

Sharing My Experience on e-Portfolio

Sneha Lakhotia shares her e-Portfolio experience

On 28th September, 2015 , A Seminar on e-Portfolio was held at Arena Multimedia – Park Street under the guidance of Somnath Sir. He shared his view and opinion on e-Portfolio and also discussed the benefits & importance of an e-Portfolio. Here, I want to share and discuss about what is an e-Portfolio…..

e-Portfolio is an electronic portfolio i.e. it is a medium to communicate and showcase skills, experience and learning. In simple way we can say, that it is a way of presenting oneself online.

In an e-Portfolio we can showcase our best work to present evidence of our expertise and accomplishments to a specific audience such as an employer or teacher. An e-Portfolio is a process of learning to achieve our desired goals and activities and also encourage detailed learning through collaboration and reflection. Creating an e-Portfolio is a professional and educational opportunity. It can also prepare you for your Job.

Four steps you should follow to prepare your work and information:

  • Start collecting the experience of your life i.e. the work you have done or thoughts which have been written down. The collection becomes your personal database.
  • Give time to yourself and think who you are and what you want to be. Identify your goals it may be short –term or long-term and come up with action plans.
  • Follow your plans.
  • Prepare your work and reflection, and put them in your database.

An e-Portfolio consist of four different sections:

  1. Profile: Personal details, short description about yourself, values and beliefs, Interest and hobbies.
  2. Summary: Target audience, Purpos, Goals and Action Plans.
  3. Showcase: Show work and share experiences and also organise them with description and reflection.
  4. Qualifications: Educational Background, Scholarships, Awards, Co-curricular Activities, Work Experience and other information.

Overall the Seminar was beneficial to all the Students and we understood the Scenario of e-Portfolio that we intend to implement in our near future.

Thanks to Sir , for conducting this Seminar.