Posted in Activities, Arena Park Street, Kolkata, Uncategorized

“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”

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Posted in Career, Graphic Design, Kolkata, Students

Graphics as Imagination

An Article by Bhartesh Jajoo (Student of Arena Multimedia – Park Street)

Graphics is not only an art, but it’s also imagination which makes you see the unique things which are not available in the world, but available in the mind of the people which makes them available in the world. Day by day, we see the new things. How it comes is from the ideas of different people. People are representing themselves as artists by their unique drawings.

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A Drawing by me

There are some people who can’t express their feelings in words, but they can let you feel it through their imagination by Graphics. From the normal drawings on the paper to the legendary paintings are the types of graphics. Graphics are not only the software, but the creativeness of the people in any kind of thing which can let you see those things are graphics. Graphics are alive in the mind of the people.

Posted in Alumni Success Story, Arena Park Street, Graphic Design, Kolkata, Student Success Stories, Training, Web Designing

Vinay Jason Haridas’s Story

Hi, my name is Vinay Jason Haridas and I am a Graphic and Web designer. I specialize in logo design / brand identity/web template designing etc. From a young age I have been fascinated by art and design and by my teen years started following Japanese style of ate i.e Anime / Manga.

After passing my class 12, I enrolled myself in Academy of Fine Arts and followed that up by learning designing software’s like Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel Draw & Flash from Arena Animation Park Street. A year later in 2010 I was living my dream when I got my first job as a designer in Dream Infotech Gangtok, Sikkim. This is where I improved my skills as a designer for Web & Graphics

In 2012 I got my big break by landing a job in Dubai U.A.E as a lead designer for Graphic International Centre where I gained knowledge about print media, it was a completely new experience for me here with the change in life, people, culture and so on. The biggest challenge here was to learn what happens next once we design that poster or brochure, the different printing technologies, media, inks etc.

Graphic/Web design has broadened its reach dramatically over the past decade, expanding from a specialized profession to a widely deployed skill. More designers are becoming producers, authors, publishers, and entrepreneurs actively employing their creative skills as makers of content and shapers of experiences.

Today, graphic design has become second nature. In fact, most people do not
even realize that every day they are viewing thousands of visuals from the
label on their tea in the morning, to the hoarding on the way to work, to when we open our phones or computers, to watching TV, or the advertisement on public transport, to the toothpaste packaging before they go to sleep.

Being a web or graphic designer is always about being at par with the latest trends and software’s, to improve yourself in all aspects and give yourself that edge from others and not just another face in this world of designs. That is why I have come back to where it all started here in Arena Park Street to improve myself once again and start a new chapter in my life.

Posted in Animation, Arena Park Street, Kolkata, Students, Training

Why Animation & Why APS?

Rajkumar Pan’s thoughts on the subject.

I choose Arena Animation Park Street because it has been producing the best animators. I am an entrepreneur (An Interior Designer). Working for many years, establishing myself. Now, I decided to make my dream come true.

Animation……A totally different culture. Culture that help us learn together, work together and finally to be together. When I decided to learn this subject, my first thought was that it is another computer based subject, working with software; but today after one and a half years my opinion has totally changed. Now I have learnt the value of working together, and the bonding in life.

Animation……An ocean of knowledge. When you are learning animation you have to gather knowledge about each and every single details of this universe i.e. Architecture, Interior Designer, Engineering, Space, Physics, Underwater, Nature, Sports and so on. So studying animation would be a great opportunity for those who really want to earn knowledge. It’s a world where perfection of your work makes you learn more and appeals to your audience.

Animation……It helps to discover the aesthetic value of everyday human life and togetherness. Not only these, it also helps you to grow and start up your career with a great opportunity in the up-growing Animation Industry.

So, if you are ready to fly with the leaders then fasten your seat belt with the leader to be a leader.

-RAJKUMAR PAN

Posted in Activities, Arena Park Street, Graphic Design, Kolkata, Students, Training, Web Centric, Web Designing, Workshops & Seminars at APS

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

Posted in Activities, Arena Park Street, Kolkata, Uncategorized, Workshops & Seminars at APS

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

Posted in Activities, Arena Park Street, Kolkata, Students, Training

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

Posted in Activities, Arena Park Street, Kolkata, Students, Training, Workshops & Seminars at APS

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.

Posted in Activities, Animation, Arena Park Street, Kolkata, Special, Student Success Stories, Students, Training

See beyond and find the real you

Swarnali Mondal had a dream. Did it come true? Read this blog post to find out.

My dream was clear for me – an Astronaut. Well you must be surprised.

Now here comes a U-turn. Curious!!?

Here, who is writing the article is not an astronaut rather she is a learner, few steps away to be an Animator.

My life is not going to be a nerdy one anymore.

Whatever is meant for you, is yours and it comes to your way by hook or crook. Animation came to me as a new hope, it’s a life changing decision I’ve made in my life. I joined Arena Animation Park Street branch since, it has been producing one of the best Animators around the world. I stepped inside a whole new world, whose few particles was already within me; but didn’t realized before.

My interactions with teachers and pupils made me realize the bond between them. The principle goes like – Be YOURSELF, WE are just making you learn the tools, it’s YOU who will choose the path through.

  • I made many new friends here.
  • I got one of the best teachers to guide me.

 

After few months of joining I got to know about an event called ORBIT LIVE. A wonderful experience so far. All kind of exclusive stars of animation are here to welcome your talent. They are ready to gift you the spotlight. The caption is cool – Hear The Stars, Meet The Stars, Be The Stars. This event really raised my confidence up.

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Swarnali receiving a Certificate from Mr. Gurtaj Mangat at Orbit Live, Mumbai
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Swarnali receiving an award at Orbit Live from Mr. Easo Matthews

 

This (APS) is such an institute that will hold up your creativity rise up high. We are always having one or the other event throughoit the whole year. I got so much appreciations and even got inspired from few of my friends’ work.

At the end, it’s like whatever you deserve you will get, may be the better one; so at present it’s a bit tough but in future you may have a blast if you give your 100% to your work (audience).

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A wall painting on our APS classroom wall done by me

 

I MAY NOT HAVE GONE WHERE I INTENDED TO GO,

BUT I THINK I HAVE ENDED UP WHERE I NEEDED TO BE.

– Douglas Adams.

Life doesn’t go the way sometimes you thought it might, you need to go on to see beyond.

-SWARNALI MONDAL