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“A SUDDEN INSPIRATION”

blog_ritika_gupta“A SUDDEN INSPIRATION”

Ritika Gupta,GWDD,Arena Animation,Park Street

Hello Readers,

I am back with yet another different story up on my blog (an inspirational one this time!).As we all know inspirations can come in the form of anything and anytime. Be it small or big, an inspiration will always leave a lasting impression on your mind. Sometimes, they become the reason for changing your viewpoint towards certain things in life. They empower you in ways manifold and enriches you with enthusiasm.

Here’s one such story from my end that I would love to share with you all. As known to all, these days women are matching steps with men in all the spheres of life. Be it career, business, education etc., women have excelled in all these platforms. But still in our Indian Society ,male majority has continued to be on the dominating side. A few days back I went to a personalised gifts store for my personal work. As I entered the store I found lots of varieties of gifts and items neatly kept and arranged, three men stranded to attend us(one out of them I mistook to be the owner). I went ahead and told them my requirement, on knowing so the person attending us told me to follow him to the office as he wanted me to meet the owner of the shop. As soon as I entered the office I found numerous staffs busy working on their computers. Few peons loitering here and there. And a stern-looking middle-aged woman instructing everyone. I was amazed to see the lady, as each one of the staffs were being led by her among which the majority were males. Soon I was in the lady’s chamber sitting face-to-face with her. She told me she was the owner of this firm and she has been handling it all alone since 10 years, has 27 male employees under her and 4 female employees. By today she has spread her business in almost all the major regions of India and that too solely. I was taken aback by her achievements, works and her leadership quality.

I even told her that she must be an inspiration to many women in our society and congratulated her on her achievements. After certain discussion and negotiation, I left the place, but her words and works accompanied me along.

I felt extremely inspired and motivated after my encounter with her. She came as a sudden inspiration to me, that will have a lasting effect on my mind. She is definitely an example of women empowerment in today’s time. Even I wish to run my own business someday and put my skills to the best use. I would also like to add that she was somewhat around 45-50 years of age, and is a big example for all the women of her age-group.

 

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Skydance Media and Spain’s Ilion Team for Animation Fare

Skydance Media and Ilion have formed an animation pact.

New animation tasks are in the works from Skydance Media

Ilion Animation Studios, a dedicated CGI feature animation studio based in Madrid, to develop and produce a slate of high-end animated feature movies and television series.

The slate will begin with two animated feature movies presently in advancement, to be produced in Spain. The first, which will be released in 2019, is being composed by Linda Woolverton (Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent). Still without an official title, it informs the story of Elian, a teenager who comes of age utilizing her magical powers to protect her family when the opposing forces of light and darkness threaten to divide her kingdom. Woolverton will work as a producer on the film alongside David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Ilion’s Ignacio Pérez Dolset and Jose F San Román.

The second animated function film, Luck (working title), is a funny that pulls back the curtain on the millennia-old fight between the companies of all the best and bad luck that secretly impacts our daily lives. Jonathan Aibel & & Glenn Berger (The Kung Fu Panda trilogy, Trolls) are writing the script and will function as manufacturers on the movie, alongside David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Ilion’s Ignacio Pérez Dolset and Jose F San Román.

“It is incredibly pleasing to see among my inmost passions come to life as we get in the animation business with Ilion,” says Skydance Media’s Chief Executive Officer David Ellison. “Together we aim to combine the most imaginative visionaries, the best-in-class production skills, and the greatest degree of technological development in the service of terrific stories.”

“In animation the possibilities to produce imaginative new worlds are unlimited and we are enjoyed broaden the Skydance household to consist of Ilion and a few of the most gifted artists working in animated movie today,” adds Skydance Media’s Chief Creative Officer Dana Goldberg, who will supervise the slate.

“The combination of our tested creative group and our production capabilities with the deep film market knowledge from David and his team at Skydance is a formidable setup from which to introduce this new collaboration,” says Ignacio Pérez Dolset, President and Chief Creative Officer at Ilion Animation Studios.

“In addition to being understood as among the absolute best houses for artists in all of Hollywood today, it is their great track record of making films with large global reach that attracted us to Skydance,” adds Jose F San Román, President of Ilion Animation Studios. “Together with our exceptionally gifted writers and the experienced group at Skydance, we can not wait to obtain started on the production of these very first 2 animated movies.”

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20 Contenders Advance in the VFX Oscar Race

20 Contenders Advance in the VFX Oscar Race

20 contenders advance in the VFX Oscar race The Academy of Movement Picture Arts and Sciences today revealed that 20 movies are in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 89th Academy Awards.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

Alice through the Looking Glass
Arrival
The BFG
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Captain America: Civil War
Deadpool
Deepwater Horizon
Physician Weird
Great Beasts and Where to Find Them
Self-reliance Day: Revival
The Jungle Schedule
Kubo and the 2 Strings
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Kid
Passengers
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad
Sully
Warcraft
X-Men: Apocalypse

The Academy’s Visual Impacts Branch Executive Committee figured out the preliminary shortlist. Later this month, the committee will select the 10 films that will advance to nominations voting.

Elections for the 89th Oscars will be announced on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

The 89th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre ® at Hollywood & & Highland Center ® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Tv Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars likewise will be telecasted live in more than 225 nations and areas worldwide.

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Acting schools will soon train students for VFX shots: Sushant Singh Rajput

Sushant Singh Rajput tasted huge success when his last release, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, fared well at package workplace. While various innovations were utilized to reveal Sushant as Dhoni on video of his important matches, the actor says filming in front of a green screen was one of the most important techniques used in the film. He feels that the training for acting before green screens will quickly be part of the curriculum at acting schools. Discussing the innovation used to replicate his face over Dhoni’s during important sequences, Sushant states, “Face replacement isn’t too tough. You have to rest on a chair and keep in mind 10 various expressions that have actually to be provided for a single shot. It is an entirely different art. What you saw in the movie is not deal with replacement. It is in fact body replacement.”

And while Sushant has actually been accepting compliments happily, he describes, “Body replacement is very hard, as you have to match your whole body language [with that of the character] I really played all those shots, and did wicket-keeping too. If people think it’s just deal with replacement, I take it as a compliment, since that means I have actually done a great task. There are couple of shots where I am holding Sachin (Tendulkar) and Yuvraj (Singh) is jumping on me– just those are face replacements. We have actually just begun doing this in Bollywood, so people will gradually understand the distinction. Soon, all acting schools will have a different topic, as part of which students will be taught ways to act in front of a green screen.”

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Indie Music Film ‘Empty Box of Wine’ wins Best Animation at the 12th Annual Action on Film International Film Festival

Michael C. Perry at ACTION on FILM

PASADENA, Calif., Sep 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chart-topping musical artist and Los Angeles-based filmmaker Michael C. Perry today announced that his film “Empty Box of Wine” has won first prize in the category “Best Animation” in the 12th Annual Action on Film International Film Festival. Perry is the lead singer in Jour Majesty, who last year rose to #2 on the indie folk charts; his entry into the film festival accompanies the upcoming Jour Majesty album, “Empty Box of Wine.”

This lushly animated film follows the romantic complications of two musicians as their troubles unfold against the rain-slicked streets of San Francisco. Inspired by a chance meeting in a hotel lobby that stirred up one of Perry’s favorite lines from Hemingway’s classic “A Moveable Feast” — “She was very pretty with a face fresh as a newly minted coin if they minted coins in smooth flesh with rain-freshened skin, and her hair black as a crow’s wing and cut sharply and diagonally across her cheek” — the film captures the spirit of San Francisco as seen through Perry’s eyes that day: wet, ephemeral and very much alive.

Famed UK music journalist Alex Faulkner has compared Jour Majesty’s music to the “rootsy Americana” of The Band as well as more modern artists, such as Ryan Adams.

The organic result of Perry’s successful commercial career in film, animation and audio engineering, combined with his band Jour Majesty’s many recent successes, “Empty Box of Wine” sparks a captivating conversation about the fleeting infatuations that compose the days, months and years of our lives.

The Action on Film International Film Festival ran September 2 through the 9th; screenings were held at the Krikorian Monrovia Cinema 12 & LFX. The black tie awards dinner was held on Saturday, September 10 at the Westin Hotel Pasadena.

More information is available online at http://www.emptyboxofwine.com and http://www.aoffest.com.

About the Filmmaker:
Michael C. Perry is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker and musician; currently he is the lead singer of chart- topping indie folk band Jour Majesty. A graduate of the USC School of Cinema, Perry has enjoyed a successful career in both commercial film and audio engineering.

Media Contact:
Michael C. Perry Filmmaker/Artist 323-403-0232 michael@jourmajesty.com

Video (Vimeo): https://vimeo.com/134903231

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Caption: Michael C. Perry at the Action on Film Awards Dinner.

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Caption: Michael C. Perry of the Jour Majesty Band.

News Source: Michael C. Perry

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