Perks of being a APS DADM Student

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Hey everyone! I am Meghna Gupta2nd sem student pursuing DADM (Digital Advertising Design & Marketing) course from Arena Animation, Park Street. Along with this I am doing my B.COM  (bachelors of commerce ) from J.D Birla Institute.

I’m very excited to write this blog as it is the first time ever I’m ever writing a blog. My journey in APS has been beautiful and life-changing. Every day I learn something new and interesting. In this blog I will share my experience about the recent seminar I attended in APS on the topic ‘Digital Marketing benefits in GWDD (Graphic, Web Design and Development).

As interesting as the topic, the seminar was also exhilarating. The seminar was held on 21st June 2019, and was conducted at the ‘Thor Lab’. We all know how marketing has evolved globally by going digital and it has become an important part of every organisation. With India going digital more the concept of digital marketing has come into the picture. The seminar was conducted by my mentor, Somnath Chakraborty Sir. He has a different approach and doesn’t believe in teaching theoretically. He makes us understand everything practically and has always been preparing us for the industry. He explained exactly what is digital marketing and what are the different aspects connected to it and how it is useful in every career and why every firm today needs a digital marketer. He often says, “digital marketing is an ocean”, an ocean of techniques.

A firm requires a digital marketer for it’s promotion, brand building and buying and selling of goods efficiently and many other activities. He made us acquainted with the term “SEM” (Search Engine Marketing) and “SEO” (Search Engine Optimisation) which are major parts of digital marketing.

He further explained the various ways to optimise a website and the factors such as text, content, images, videos and inbound and outbound links affecting the rank of website in a SERP (Search Engine Result Page).We also had the honour of having our centre head, Ramesh Ruia Sir to share his knowledge with us, which was extremely useful. He told us how the population is distributed among X,Y & Z generation and how to hit the right target audience using a right digital platform.

He unfolded the importance of ‘content’ in a digital platform. He said, “At the end everything comes back to the content.” He also gave examples from his own life and what role did digital marketing play and also explained the concept of Google Analytics. Both of their discourse on the topic was very engrossing and enlightening.

Between the seminar, we got a break in which we all classmates seniors and juniors really bonded with each other and had a nice time. The day ended with a relaxing chai and samosa session with my seniors and Somnath Chakraborty Sir.

Thank you APS for arranging this captivating seminar. It made feel that I chose a right career for myself by choosing DADM as my course and made me realise the need for a  digital marketer in the society.

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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.

Thank you for all your time to read my first blog. I hope you like it and stay with me for my upcoming blogs.

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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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Woh Zindagi Hi Kya, Jisme Koi Namumkin Sapna Na Ho

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Koushik Dalui, GWDD, 2nd Semester, Arena Animation, Park Street

Hello everyone! This is my first blog where I would like to share my journey so far in GWDD (Graphics Web Designing & Development), 2nd Semester.

The true value of an asset is realized when we lose the asset. As far as I was doing a job I didn’t understand what contribution it had in my life. After working for 5 years in a telecommunication company, I lost the job when the company collapsed, leaving us jobless overnight. I reached a state of null void which seemed endless and infinite. I was clueless about the next steps in my career. But I knew I had to work for my family, not just any work but something where I could give my heart and passion. Since I started working from the college days, I didn’t get time to upgrade any other skills. Thus, I knew at first I have to update my technical skills in a very short span of time. That’s why I went for the suggestion by my brother and took up GWDD in Arena Animation, Park Street.

The reason to take this course was to get a job at the end of it, by any means. Our classes started with first semester. When it started, classes were just for two hours a day, thrice a week, as it should be. I knew my destination but not how to reach the destination. I worked but mostly I spent times with friends, not taking studies seriously. I really miss that life and the fun I used to have. Why? Because now , that life is nothing but a mirage to me.

At the end of first semester i got information that we will be sent to another faculty for 2nd Semester, to the man who was famous for his rude and tough nature, words he used and most importantly, his success in building up a student’s future. His reputation always preceded him. He was none other than Singham ( Somnath Sir). When our whole batch was ready and we had a small session with him. I cannot express what I felt like that day. We all were scared and nervous. Since my communication skills are not so good, I was afraid even more about how I would answer his questions. As the classes started, I took some time to get used to the class timings, working principles and environment. Every second I lived in the threat of getting scolded or committing a mistake. Slowly, sir explained me my faults and analyzed me. He told me to work on important areas and other loop holes I had. He told me to work for myself and not just to complete the syllabus. When I understood why I had to take the pressure or work so hard on my assignments I started working on them wholeheartedly. After spending the whole day in classes I still got home tasks which I had to complete after returning home late night. It became difficult to adjust with the late night working hours and waking up early in the morning. But with time I got accustomed to the new routine and loads of work. Of course, the pressure I took wasn’t for my teacher, my friends or anyone else. It was for me and my bright future. It was for the dream and the battle I was fighting to leave the null void behind and start a new life.

The best part of this semester is the changes I went through. I heard a lot of stories about other’s experiences. Now that I feel them myself, I understood the real taste of it. Sitting in a position for hours wasn’t something I could do before. But now , the coding keeps me engaged for hours and I don’t even realize time passing by. Gradually I learned to calm my mind and think before acting. I learned to organize my thoughts, my life, and also my folder system. Our classes became self-sufficient with the fun and entertainment right inside the classroom, among my batch mates. I have to agree, that they were as refreshing as productive and informative. Whether it be monthly activity or monthly seminar, Pinocchio Lab (our classroom) has always presented me with a gift and teachings that changed me as a person. I know I have a long way to go. But now, I have started enjoying walking on this path and know that this will lead me to my destination.

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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 Safar Hai Suhana

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Arindam Bhowmick, 2nd Sem, GWDD, Arena Animation, Park Street

Hello readers! I am back with my another piece of experience  in GWDD PLUS  journey in Arena Animation, Park Street. Hopefully it will put an impact on all of you  and help to learn from my mistakes. If you haven’t checked my experience on internship, then check out the link below: –

https://arenaps.wordpress.com/2018/06/09/koi-bhi-dhandha-chota-nahi-hota-dhandhe-se-bada-koi-dharam-nahi-hota/

Only 1 month left to complete this course. Now I feel lucky to choose this course to achieve my dream job as Graphics and Web Designer. GWDD taught me so many lessons which really helped me a lot to overcome challenges which might have been impossible for me to manage. Working as a Design Intern I really like doing graphics design but it’s not easy enough to manage web programming classes at the same time. At first I only stayed within the class timings (TTS 11-1pm only ), but now it takes an entire day in the class. The important thing is researching and updating myself with the latest trends (Graphics & Web Designing  2018 onwards) so that I can compete with current competition I have to face in the market. I tell you, web programming is not easy as a subject. For this I must be focused and passionate to learn these languages in more details .Day by day, I am sacrificing to do everything to achieve my target.

My mentor  Singham Sir( Somnath Chakraborty) is really motivating me through this challenging time I am dealing with everyday. At evening, when I reach home, I work on my Internship till midnight or sometimes longer. After that I do my research work on web, complete assignments and projects in the course. In spite of all these I also participate in competitions like Creative Minds, GWDD monthly activities and seminars.

Check Our last activity on APS FIFA MANIA in the link below: –

( https://www.facebook.com/groups/727106617412875/permalink/1621699851286876/  )

Check out our last Seminar on GRAPHICS AND WEB DESIGNING in the link below: –

( https://www.facebook.com/groups/727106617412875/permalink/1610809839042544/ )

I got all the inspirations from my seniors/alumni’s, from their efforts, hard work and success stories which are motivating for me. All my alumni are well settled and succeeded to achieve their dream jobs. Whenever I get frustrated and feel weak, I always think about them, their struggles. If they could, why can’t I?

With this internship I am getting an idea what I will face in the job and thus helping me to have good communication skills, planning, organized work and maintaining the deadline. It’s never easy at first but I never like to give up.

At times I really feel very over-pressured handling both together. Sometimes I do lose my temper and become frustrated. But one thing never came in my mind, i.e. to quit. The experience that I am getting here, the struggles that I have to do and extra load that I am taking will pay off in the near future, I can feel it. I can feel the changes in me and improvement in my skills. GWDD PLUS  is not just a course but a full training session where I got trained to broaden my thoughts, to come out of the well, to think out of the box, to see the world and live like how I want to live, different from the crowd, deviated from the rat race. The ethics and moral are now in my veins, which will never leave me. And thus, as life moves on I will move on with all these valuable riches.

I know I have to take risks. If I win I will be happy, if I lose I will be wise.

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“Bimari se dar nai lagta sahab, GWDD class miss karne se lagta hai”

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Hello readers, I am Diksha Singh from GWDD , 2nd sem of Arena Animation, Park Street, writing my second blog to share my experience with you all and it’s been 6 months since I started my GWDD 2nd semester.  If you missed my first blog check in the link below:

https://arenaps.wordpress.com/2018/05/18/tum-hi-ho-bandhu-sakha-tumhi/

My work has made an important contribution in my life. It has shaped me into a punctual and disciplined person. Within a few days i got addicted to my work. I have been a regular student in 2nd semester, but “honi ko kon taal sakta hai ?“. I was attacked by a health issue, and i was not allowed to work for long hours by the doctors. Since then each moment passed like a day. I was advised by doctor to take absolute rest for two weeks. Though i was very delighted that the case didn’t turned out to be a serious one but my conscience for my work was in equal proportions. I always used to think about my days at Pinocchio lab, which increased my urge to work and get well as soon as possible. I was missing my important classes, the lessons which were taught during the class premises. The most troubling thing was that, I was unable to get my work approvals, which is really important for me to get ahead with my course.

Within those two weeks, i realized the importance of my work. I was in touch with the regular activities taking place inside my room, through my batch mates , during my absence. During my illness, my mentor, Somanth Chakraborty Sir, was a supporting figure, and so were my batch mates. After a few days of rest i felt revived and my enthusiasm reached its zenith when i realized that i would be continuing with my work soon.

On the last day of my recovery i got acquainted with the fact that i can’t live without my work. Working gave me satisfaction and always keeps me away from the chaos of day to day life. I find peace in working. Moreover, I feel very relaxed and satisfied whenever i think that my decision of pursuing with this course is turning out to be the most fruitful one.

When I was at home during my illness, i use to plan about how to recover all the classes which i was missing, I made a planning sheet, and listed all the important things which was important for me to learn and complete. I became more determined and dedicated towards my class and career.

Conclusively, this was a bad experience which made me realize that how much my work means to me. Whenever i remember those days, it brings shiver down my spine.