Experiences That Matters

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Hello everyone! I am Shrrija Das 2nd sem student pursuing DADM course from Arena Animation,Park Street.

This is my very first blog which basically pens down my experiences I have had so far in these very four walls of Arena Animation. I can undoubtedly assure you that the last 10 months of my 1st sem(comprising of Digital Advertising Design) here were nothing but an enriching experience about learning something new and assimilating my thoughts and ideas into one place.

It is before joining Arena, that I had this idea, that someone who has great knowledge about painting and designing could only go for these type of courses which wasn’t totally wrong but wasn’t totally right either. This course will not only allow me to learn something new in the fields of designing but also help me out with marketing as I am pursuing Bachelor Of Management Studies from St. Xavier’s College,Kolkata and would also become an icing on the cake for my resume.

It is also believed that –“Knowledge is the only thing that this world can’t take away from us”. And I always go by this notion.

Coming to the faculty members, my 1st sem mentors were Sayani Ma’am and Deepak Sir. They taught me Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere, Adobe Audition respectively. Both of them were equally supportive and it is because of them that I could learn how to get my scattered ideas and creativity together.

Often, Ma’am used to say –“ Make it simple, but significant .” Trust me, this saying works wonders if you understand it.

Talking about the 2nd sem(comprising of Digital Marketing) taking place in the “Thor” lab, it has only been 5 days with Somnath Sir and I can tell that he is one of a kind. He is also known as ‘Singham’ for a reason, but he is very persistent in his work and that is to teach us the right ways in building a great core straight for the industry, which shows that he truly cares for his students. From the very first day, he has told us that Digital Marketing is not going to be as easy as what we have learnt in 1st sem and that it is not about tools but he will be there for us whenever we need him only after we try to solve the problem ourselves in the first place. I believe, with his support by my side and by listening to what he says I can work on my loopholes.

I have also attended a seminar conducted by him which proved to be an effective one and I am also looking forward to attending more of it. Meghna is my classmate, we have started our classes together and she has always helped me out with the problems I have faced so far.  A wonderful initiative was also taken up by the seniors, Burhan Mullamithawala, Mariyam Dharar, Rupankan Bhattacharya & Salini Pal to welcome us as the freshers to the Thor lab, where we learnt many things about the lab and got to know about sir a little more and that what we should do and what we should not. Overall, so far it has been a great experience and I am really happy to be a part of Arena Animation, Park Street. I am looking forward to having more great experiences as long as I am here.

Always remember to “Be thankful for everything that happens in your life; it’s all an experience” – by Roy T.Bennett.

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Ajab GWDD Ki Gazab Kahaani

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Hello guys! I am Burhan Mullamithawala from 2nd semester, GWDD, Arena Animation, Park Street.

This is my second blog. I would like to share with you my experience in the past 3 months of coming in the 2nd semester of GWDD, Arena Animation, Park Street and my latest experience in participating in our exhibition Pratibimba2019.

As I shared with you in my last post how I have changed in the last 8 months, only this time I would like to tell how responsible I have become as a person.

Learning HTML language in GWDD has widened my perspective of how little I know about today’s technology. Its vastness blew my mind but it didn’t stop me from taking it as a challenge. Instead I understood its concepts and logic that is to be used while designing a web page. As our mentor Sir Somnath Chakraborty tells us that Web is a vast ocean and it can never be learnt in a limited time. Every day it’s changing and expanding through its boundaries. Only we can do is to keep learning and adapt with it. Currently, I’m progressing in learning this vast language and I have already begun in designing my first webpage for my first GWDD Project. It has been a challenging experience but I have the support of my teacher, my family and my seniors Koushik Dalui, Salina Marandi and Ausmita Pal. Apart from being just seniors, they have become friends as well. We share a great bond and no one could tell that we have a senior-junior relationship.

Coming to Pratibimba2019, it’s an experience that cannot be explained in words. We all worked hard for it to be a success. We made short funny clips where we enacted different roles. I for sure got to see a different side of myself. I got to play Gabbar (Macchar) Singh and it was a fun moment. I also got to see my funny side where I enacted in a funny interview. And that funny side did also come out mainly because of one person, my senior Sattwik Banerjee who played my interviewer. His acting chops are a class apart but more so are his funny gags which made us laugh out loud. We also got to play roles where we were smitten by Tanushree Roy’s playboy character and we ended up having fun due to Koushik Dalui and Sandip Mondal’s hilarious acting.

All our videos were on display for our parents, friends and other esteemed guests to see and we definitely got a great feedback. These videos showed people that our lives just don’t revolve around studies but we also have fun. It showed that we break the monotony of living a robotic life and do something opposite where we end up enjoying and learning from each other. We got to interact with people during the exhibition and it helped us in learning how to present ourselves to different types of crowd.

All in all it was a great experience for me. I learned how to take charge of my life and present myself in front of the camera and people. But all of this would not be possible without the guidance and support of our mentor Sir Somnath Chakraborty. He truly brings out the best in us. He is many a time harsh on us but that is only because he knows our capabilities and he wants us to get out of our comfort zone. He sees a great potential in me and I know I will reach my destination because I have his unconditional support.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. Hoping to share more of my experiences in GWDD, Arena Animation, Park Street.

 

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“Tum GWDD activity ke piche ,GWDD activity tumhare piche, too much fun”

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Sattwik Banerjee,Arena Animation,Park Street,GWDD,_2nd_Sem

Hello readers!, a very warm welcome to all. I am Sattwik Banerjee, student of  Arena Animation Park Street, GWDD(2nd) Semester, wants to share my experience with you all about our recent GWDD monthly activity. which was  on 25th January, and the theme  was ” 70th Republic Day Celebration “.

Every month we decide a topic for our activity, make a proper layout regarding the same and execute it to the best on the final day with my GWDD family. Every month I wait for our monthly activity. This is not just an activity, it gives us refreshment which is needed after a full month of frantic schedules and work pressure. We start planning our activity a week before the activity date, an event is created on social media platforms and every student of APS is invited to the upcoming activity. This time, we got a golden opportunity to show our love and passion towards our nation India . If you missed my first blog check it out in the link below :

https://arenaps.wordpress.com/2018/08/10/my-gwdd-is-my-identity/

Now let’s see how me and my family execute the work. As usual all of us gathered in our  “Thor Lab” (our classroom) by 09:00 AM under the strictly informed by team leader and we started unwrapping our props and bags. We started, clicking a snap and posted it on social media, warmly inviting everyone to join with us. All of us already had a proper planning in mind, according to which we all were supposed to proceed.

My job was to make a perfect base and make a tricolor flag. My team mates were busy with their respective work. Our team took part in the activity with an energetic approach. After a while, we took a chai-break ( Source of our energy ) which was needed to maintain our energy levels for the activity. We were listening to patriotic songs while working .

” Aye mere pyaare vatan, Aye mere bichhade chaman
Tujh pe dil qurabaan ,
Tu hi merii aarazu,  Tu hi merii aabaru Tu hi merii jaan…”

When clock struck 1:30 PM , we had lunch break. This was the foremost part of our activity because we took lunch together including Somnath Chakraborty Sir. After completing our lunch together we were again back to our work, but this time with little pressure because time was passing by like speed of bullet, and Somnath Sir warned the deadline time that we could completed our work within our deadline at 5 PM. But we break the myth by completing our work within time. After completion our day activity, we take a group photo with our model.

Our team worked really hard and we paid our tribute to our country through our activity . Our final work was executed well as planned.

Get a glimpse of our Activity here :

We the students of Arena Animation, Park Street GWDD ( 2ND SEM ) marked our january month's activity with the…

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This activity gave me some very important lessons of life. Our activity was well executed because of  team work, team bonding , dedication, passion and love. This activity felt like a fresh air of breath in our mechanical lives . In future if anyone asks me what you will miss in my life , I positively say my ” APS Monthly activity “. I am really proud to be an Indian & GWDDIAN . Jai Hind!

This video is the results of our creativity and love towards our nation :

Activity Video

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Idea jo badal de aapki

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Burhan Mullamithawala , GWDD, 2nd sem,Arena Animation  Park Street

Hey guys! My name is Burhan Mullamithawala and I am a 2nd semester student in GWDD. I know it’s going to be tongue twister for everyone to pronounce my surname but you will soon get a knack of pronouncing it properly.

This is my very first blog which I have written in my life. I would like to give you a sneak peek into these past 8 months in Arena Animation, Park Street.

Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” – A quote which has changed me for the better in these past months.

I am a B.Tech graduate from Netaji Subhash Engineering College, Kolkata.  Then my mother came to me with this idea about website designing as I had earlier shown interest in my school days. I read through a lot of other job prospects and I found GWDD to be most prospecting, so I joined Arena Animation after careful consideration. After joining Arena Animation, Park Street I saw what I was missing out on after my school days.

During my 1st semester my faculty were Deepak Sir and Sayani Ma’am. They taught me Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Coreldraw very efficiently .They are one of the coolest most supportive teachers I ever got. They helped me in every step of the way. But I didn’t know whom I was going to come across next.

My teachers did say that my 2nd semester is not going to be a walk in the garden as the course was going to get tougher and more over the teacher helming it is someone I have not met in my life before. I hoped for the better and it’s been one month now in my 2nd semester of web designing and I can easily say that I have found a great teacher in Sir Somnath Chakraborty. He is very diligent towards his work and more than that he truly cares for the future of his students. He’s strict when it comes to completing our work but that is only because he wants us to push our boundaries and expand. He has an unconventional way teaching. Something I have seen very rarely in my life. He scolds us with his bizarre eye and hand gestures when we are not concentrating on the things assigned to us by him but he pampers us too with all his love. I have already started making brands for my portfolio and I believe I’ve become more hardworking under his guidance.

I have also attended two seminars till now under Somnath Sir, and they have been very productive for me. He makes sure that each student gets the most out of it and challenges us to ask more questions.

He also tells to us to connect with our seniors for our work issues or any matter that’s riddling us. My seniors Kaushik Dalui and Salina Marandi have guided me in my problems related to my brand and portfolio designing. Mariyam and Annapurna are my classmates and they’ve been very helpful too when I had problems in Adobe Flash. We have become a good team in this past one month. We joke around too which eases mollifies the stress as our Somnath Sir says that bookish, robotic life will not help us in life and we should live a little outside our academic life.

I can easily say that I’m very happy to have joined Arena Animation, Park Street and more so I’m very fortunate to have got such supportive mentors and classmates who are always there to help. I have become more open about my problems and I do not have to look far for their solution anymore.

Thank you for taking the time to read my first blog. I hope to write more in the coming months. Stay tuned!

 

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Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna..

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Sumaiya Rahman, GWDD-Plus, 2nd Semester, Arena Animation, Park Street

After a long time, typing to share own experiences is a different feeling altogether. This is not the last blog I am going to write, but definitely one of the most important and longest one till date.

No one can take what Arena Animation ,Park Street has given me. I am not that proud of my college life or never built any special moment there to cherish later. After third year I gave up on the thought of making good, fun memories in educational life or even later. Somehow, I was struggling to build my career and the rest seemed secondary. If I say that my first semester was boring I would be wrong. I did make many new friends and participated in events. But that became common when I came to 2nd Semester of my course. It took me time to adjust to the new ambiance, discipline, routine and lots more. Slowly and gradually I got used to it. And now, at present, thinking of leaving everything I am living here is a nightmare.

The first and foremost thing that Pinocchio lab (classroom of 2nd Sem) has given me is a family of six, not by blood but by relation. And I hope to carry forward that as long as possible. I agree that we fight, we get mad at each other, we stop talking, show our craziness, and sometimes unintentionally hurt. But we stick together and make it till the end.

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Family By Relation, Not By Blood (Scroll Down To Know About Sixth Member)

Here, let me talk about one of the most interesting character of the family. He is renowned as Singham (Sir Somnath Chakraborty) and for a reason. He is that alchemist who brewed the elixir out of us. For me he is that “Silent Guardian” who protected us and made us who we are.

Yes, he gave us home tasks which took us sleepless nights to finish, assignments for which we had to work continuously for 5 to 6 hours without a break. That gave me an opportunity to start with a job in a company as Web Designer after I got selected in the machine test and personal Interview round. But it is here, in the same lab that we learned to upgrade ourselves everyday to become better than yesterday. And so, I upgraded to Digital Marketing to become a complete package before stepping out.

So now I know I am standing where I should be.

This reminds me of my first day in APS. I was sent to Rhythm Lab (our first classroom) and I noticed a wall painting, big enough to be looked at by all the people present in the room. It had a saying, “I may not have landed up where I wanted to be… but I have landed up where I needed to be”. First few days I took time to understand what it really meant. Being from Math background somewhere I still found ways to go back there. But today, while typing these lines I know and can say it proudly that I have landed up where I needed to be.

In my previous blogs I have already spoke about the monthly seminars and activities that we conduct, the lessons they taught, and benefits I received. Co-ordinating the activities and seminars not only taught me to organize the team but also myself which had an impact on my personal life too. In the movie “Spiderman” I still remember a dialogue,

“With great power comes great responsibilities..”

But in my case, my responsibilities helped me to discover the inner power I never realized I had.

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Whenever the albums of those events got posted and the alumni commented, I could never understand what they missed when looking at those pictures. But today, when it is time for me to pass on the activity box to the next generation of Pinocchio Lab, hand over the “Satta” I can feel how painful and nostalgic it must be for them. And now it is like I want to collect as many sea-shells of memories as possible before leaving the lab forever.

Four walls make a classroom. The bonding between the students and the teachers of that class make it lively and a second home for each one.

After I leave, everything will be the same, the chairs, the monitors, the CPU’s, the floor, the walls. New people will take over my responsibilities, curriculum will proceed as they should. A new chapter will begin with new stories. And just like me, the lab will again start making new fighters. But my life will change for good, and with everything I got from here I’ll set out for another journey to another destination.

Life moves on, time goes by. After all, no one in this world is indispensable.

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GWDD Na Milegi Dobara

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Tanushree Roy, GWDD  2nd Semester, Arena Animation, Park Street.

Hello readers! I’m Tanushree Roy from GWDD 2nd Semester of Arena Animation, Park Street, writing my first blog to share my experience about my journey so far.

After passing my diploma from Siliguri Govt. Polytechnic I didn’t know “what to do next”. One of my friend told me about Arena Animation, Park Street. I researched about it in Google. After going through its reviews, I decided to take admission in Arena Animation, Park Street. Though it’s a completely different path for me being as a polytechnic student but there was an urge from within to do something new in life.

My faculty at 1st semester was Sayani Ma’am. It was a good experience with her. She taught us Graphics in an interesting way.

During my 1st semester, I heard a lot of rumors about Sir Somnath Chakraborty, who is now our mentor in 2nd semester. Mostly I heard about his strict and disciplined nature. Before entering the class I was really nervous because of the rumors. The first thought that came to my mind was “Will I be able to complete this course?” But when I attended few classes of sir, the negative impact that I had in my mind was slowly fading away. He is not only a good mentor but also a perfect guide. I have learned to keep track of my daily performance, started accepting situations in a positive way as I know it’s for my benefit. Coming to class everyday is no more for attendance only, but to learn something new. And now the classes have become more interesting for me. With the progression of the class we have gained knowledge and got motivated in an innovative way. Our seniors have guided us and inspired us too with this course.

Now I have become more responsible and self-confident, and always try to submit work in deadline. I feel very lucky to be a GWDD family member. I want to continue the class in Pinocchio Lab, to improve myself further and to achieve my aim in life.

And at the end, I would like to say that  “I’m starting everything new again.”

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CHANGE IS THE ONLY CONSTANT

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Jasmine Kankaria,GWDD,2ND SEM, Arena Animation,Park Street.

Hello readers! I am Jasmine Kankaria and I am writing this blog to share my journey in Arena Animation,Park Street. This is my 1st blog ever, so please do give it a read!

I am currently studying BBA (Hons.)  from JDBI . And since I always had interest in Graphics and Web Design , I decided to join Arena Animation ,Park Street. In my 1st sem I learnt graphic designing under Deepak Sir. The 8 months there was fun and knowledgeable.

So just like any normal day I entered the class and he told me that he would take me to Somnath Sir and my 2nd Sem would begin immediately, on top of that I was the only student in the batch then so I had mixed emotions running of fear and excitement. Then we entered the famous “Pinocchio Lab” and Sir greeted me very warmly and took my orientation class, explaining me how my 8 months journey would unfold. He also explained me about the rules and regulations to be followed and was ready to solve all my doubts with a smile.

My first day of 2nd Sem at Arena Animation. Park Street had a great meaning to me. It was the beginning of my dream to be a successful graphic & web designer and developer. I had so many emotions running through me, that of excitement as it was the first class of the semester ,and most importantly eagerness to experience the transformation that I knew was bound to happen because I was told that I would learn under Somnath Sir, who was a very strict and senior teacher and popularly known as SINGHAM which also made me a little nervous.

Later, some of my friends also joined my batch and we became a team. Then we had freshers where we interacted with some of our seniors who were very helpful and friendly and spoke to us about their journey here. They welcomed us lovingly and told us that we were now a part of the GWDD family, which created an invisible bond between us.

Though not much time has passed in this Sem, still I have undergone some positive changes in me. Like, I have become more punctual, organised and focused in my work.  I also learnt something, “The pain of discipline is lesser than the pain of regret.”. I know this for sure that if I inculcate these positive habits in future, it will act as a ladder for my success.

Now, my dream of becoming self-independent and making my near and dear ones proud seems possible and this mission has got a proper shape and direction. However, this could only be possible under the guidance of a mentor like Somnath Sir.

“A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.”

 

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