Posted in Arena Park Street, Social Media, Students

The Effects of The Social Networking Sites On The New Generation

An article by Soubhik Nandy

Today’s World is a global village. Everyone is connected to one another by the internet. In the past, the communicating and sharing among people was restricted by distance. But now, that procedure is very fast. This is the period of social networking. There are many social networking sites. Such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and so on.

Social networking is a tool used by people all over the world to communicate and to share everything. However, this kind of technology is more harmful than good. Social networking affects our lives in many ways, including our communication, self-expression, loneliness & friendship.

A lot of students love to spend time with social networking sites. Because, social network provides them the freedom to do whatever they want. They can upload whatever they want. They can talk to any other persons. This is the why they can’t concentrate in their studies. Social networking sites are affecting the students largely.

The excessive use of these sites, is affecting their mental as well as physical health. Students don’t take their meals on time and don’t take proper rest. The parents should check their children when they use the internet for wasting their valuable time. They should be on guard about its usage. The thing to remember is that a student’s life is about studying, learning, and gaining variety of knowledge. They should be good person. But they are getting involved in social media.

One of the main problems arising out of social networking is identity crisis. The type of actions taken by the users and the kind of information they are adding to their profiles are forged and they tend to lose their own identity. Many cyber experts are worried about this identity problem. The lives of people, especially students is largely influenced. So we should eliminate its overuse.

 

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Posted in Arena Park Street, Students, Travel

Beautiful Nature Site at Shantiniketan

Soubhik Nandi urges you to visit Shantiniketan

Hi, I Soubhik Nandi from Shantiniketan, Bolpur, student of Arena Animation, Park Street, am going to share with you about my beautiful native place. There are a lot of trains for travelling to Bolpur from Howrah. Shantiniketan is situated 157 km distance from Howrah. You will get 36 trains.

Shantiniketan is a very small town near Bolpur in Birbhum District of West Bengal. It is famous due to Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Shantiniketan has becomes a spiritual center. There is a good market place, where a variety of handicrafts are easily available. There are many places for fooding and Lodging

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Ghanta Ghar at Shantiniketan

Rabindranath Tagore formed Visva Bharati University. There are many beautiful sites in Shantiniketan. Such as, museum of Rabindranath Tagore, His Ashram, Upasana Griha, Khoai, Sonajhuri Jungle, and so on. Throughout the year you will get to experience a lot of cultural and social events organized at university campus like Basanta Utsav, Barsha Mangal, Sharadotsav, Nandan Mela, Poush Mela etc.

 

PLACES YOU SHOULD VISIT

  •  Prakriti BhabanLocated at Ballavpur. It is near to Khoai. India’s second museum that has sculptures made by nature. The language that nature speaks, one can listen and cherish.

 

 

 

  • KhoaiWelcome to all of you in Khoai. Now a day’s many film directors preferable place for shooting is Khoai in Shantiniketan. There are many trees of Sonajhuri. Every Saturday you will find a market for handicrafts in Khoai. This market is the famous for “Khoai Haat”.
Khoai Haat
Khoai Haat

 

 

 

  • Poush Mela & Basanta UtsavRabindranath Tagore started Basanta Utsav and Posh Mela at University campus. These two events are the main attractions of Shantiniketan. At these times a lot of tourists visit here from around the world.

 

Thank You…. Visit Again.…

Basant Utsav
Basant Utsav

 

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Route to Shantiniketan

 

 

 

 

SOUBHIK NANDI

Course- GWDD

Arena Animation -Park Street

Posted in Arena Park Street, Graphic Design, Students, Web Designing

why I choose Graphics and Web Designing as a career

Samrat Ghosh explains:

WHY I CHOSE GRAPHICS & WEB DESIGN AS MY CAREER

I am a student of Graphics and Web Designing from Arena Animation, Park Street.

This is my first blog. The theme is why I choose Graphics and Web Designing as a career. Hmm! Being a creative person it was my dream to do something in creative field. It may be Freelance Painting, maybe it’s Animation or it may be Graphics. Before joining this course I studied B.Com (Honrs.) from Vidyasagar Evening College but somehow I thought that the stream is not for me. I was studying but not learning anything; going to College every day, solve the equation, match the Balance Sheet but there was something missing in my life and I recognized that my “Heart” was elsewhere.

My parents always say that whatever you do if you don’t do it from the heart it becomes useless. So, after completing my graduation I discussed & shared my views with my parents & teachers who are my guider, motivator, & friend and finally decided to join Arena Park Street.

But the question is why GWDD? Actually Painting is my passion & hobby from childhood & I tried to join Govt. Art College; gave an entrance exam but didn’t get a chance. Here was another option for me to join GWDD because when I was reading the courses overview, I seemed it would be perfect for me. I would try to complete my course very sincerely & can get a job in a short time period. I am still undergoing my course, Graphics part is almost over, now I step forward to Web World and I try to my level best.­­

Last of all, it is a great pleasure to talk something about my teachers. Saptarshi sir who is my Graphics teacher, providing excellent education quality to his students. He is very helpful & friendly. Now I join Somnath sir. He is a wonderful person; outside is very hard but deep inside it’s transparent. Thanks to him for inspiring me to write a blog.

Posted in Arena Park Street, Graphic Design, Students

WHY I CHOSE GRAPHIC DESIGNING

Oyindrilla Biswas shares her thoughts on the subject

My interest in Graphics kindled from where I was working earlier. Earlier I neither had any idea nor knowledge about Graphics Designing. After completing of my graduation I joined a private company as a junior accountant. The company was into print media. The whole day I used to see other employees busy playing with colours. Though I was a junior accountant over there, I used to get mesmerized and attracted towards those colour games. Ever since I have been eager to learn this game. However, no one helped me to learn the ropes.

Despite knowledge about the Industry I lagged behind and I kept following the senior graphics designer. After observing my passion and dedication towards graphics, one day my manager called me up and offered me to join as a junior graphics designer. Within a fraction of second I accepted the proposal and this was my beginning.

Then I got a project to do Mahabharata in the form of digital painting which has now been published in the form of a book. I worked very hard under the guidance and supervision of my senior. Till then I had very limited knowledge on graphics but I learned the tricks of the software through intense suffering, on my own.

But I wanted to gain more knowledge in Graphics. Then with due permission of my parents I joined Arena Animation Park Street. Many people suggested me to go to Arena Park Street as it provides best graphics course in Kolkata. Through this source I came to Arena Park Street and joined GWDD (Graphics, Web Design & Development). Though I am not a good artist and also I don’t have any drawing skills, but I loved to think about new designing. I used to research on the internet about the latest trends in graphics designing and their technologies. Today I love Graphics more than anything else. I enjoy playing with colours, I enjoy doing Graphics and now Graphics has become my Best Friend and a best part of my Life.

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 Arena Park Street, Graphic Design, Responsive Web Design, Students, Training, Uncategorized, Web Centric, Web Designing

Web Designing & Development as Career

An Article by Ankita Bhattacharya (Web Student at Arena Multimedia – Park Street)

The 21st Century saw an explosion in commodities and services. Our growing economy has created millions of buyers. In today’s hectic and complex lifestyle websites provide one of the most powerful tool to connect buyers with sellers. This is more relevant in light of our PM Narendra Modi’s “Digital India” programme and Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s vision of connecting every Indian village with internet by 2020.

As per Google survey of 2013 only 45% of small business houses in India has their own website. Hence smaller businesses are not maximizing the benefit of their internet presence, but it should be pointed out that those taking advantage of it are really experiencing significant gains. So why are so many still missing the boat? The main reason that it is important for business to have a website is how people are likely to find one. These days most people will go online search for a product or a company before they make a purchase. The points above justify the selection of web designing and development as a profession of today as well as tomorrow.

The World Wide Web was introduced by Tim Berner’s Lee in the year of 1989. Sir Tim Berners Lee is a British Computer Scientist. The different areas of Web design include Web Graphic Design, Interface Design, Authoring, including Standardised Code and proprietary software, User Experience design and Search Engine Optimization. On the other hand, Web Development involves in developing a website for hosting via internet or intranet.

This unique profession which calls for-

  • Graphic Design Theory
  • Communicative Skill
  • Business Sense
  • Creativity

is taught at- Arena Animation, Park Street.

One may take up the course considering both job opportunity as well as satisfaction of a creative soul.

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, 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.