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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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 :

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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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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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My GWDD Is My Identity…

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Sattwik Banerjee, GWDD (2nd Sem), Arena Animation, Park Street

Hello readers! I am Sattwik Banerjee and it’s been near about 2 months since I started my GWDD 2nd sem in Arena Animation, Park Street. I am writing this blog to share my story of transformation from 1st sem to 2nd sem.

“Untill you don’t share your story,

                             There is no value for that kind of life story.”

After the miracle of birth and facing the light of earth there are lots of unknown things which we all have to face and learn. Gradually we all get accustomed to every unknown thing. This became a common question in life that after taking the traditional education, and then graduation, ‘What next in this life of rat race?’ Everybody chooses traditional line but choosing GWDD in APS  is just like “ Zarasa Hatke ” career option.

When the time was very close to the end of my graduation, the most disturbing question came in my mind, “now what next?”. At that time it was a very critical decision to go for right options along with dealing with questions like ”how could I get a job very quickly?”. After searching for the answer everywhere I decided to take GWDD (Graphics, Web Design And Development) course. My well wisher suggested me the name of “Arena Animation, Park Street” for taking the admission. Even though I had no idea or knowledge about this field, I got some positive vibes from inside which encouraged me to go for it. In my First semester I was under Saptarshi Sir, and after that Sayani Ma’am. I learned mostly everything about graphics in 1st semester. That time was like soft cloud nature , floating in air however I want but it didn’t take much days to turn the tables.

At the time of ending 1st sem I heard so many rumors like “Ek Bar Jake Dekho, Puri Duniya Ghum Jayegi” and more such things. Though they scared me initially, it also made me eager to experience the journey. We four students were going in “Pinocchio Lab” with our ma’am at the end of  our 1st sem class. Suddenly, the atmosphere turned from Arena Park Street to “Jurassic Park”, throat became dry , chairs were shaking , lots of atomic questions were coming to us & blasted in mind. We all faced those questions like cricket shots :“Front Foot Cut” ,” Hook ” ,” On Side Slog ” ,”Cover Drive” ,” Square Cut ” , “Helicopter ” shots. We all introduced ourselves  with brief description. Sir knew me as “Jomdut”(In english “King of Death”), credit goes to a drama “Jomalaye Jibonto Manush” in which I played the role of that character in APS  Spring festival.

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After that day three consecutive days we had orientation classes, we all had been getting ideas about our course , class system , rules & regulation , discipline , manner, way of talking, etc . Unexpectedly, one day we had senior and freshers orientation programe . Somnath Sir introduced us with seniors & talked about seniors’ perfection , duty , process of work and lots more. Seniors gave all of us a surprise gift that we liked. They made us feel special in their way and we felt more enjoyable in the room than before. In this room “I” got replaced by “we”, a team , a bondage . After that we all got some lone time to talk with seniors . All of them are very responsible , dutiful, sharing their experience with us, told us about the rumors, class system , how to present work to sir, in short, a trailer of our upcoming journey .The day ended well with a ‘group-fie’ (Group photograph)

Finally, after one day sir started our classes . Under his guidance we got more involved in this course . Each new day we learned a new lesson. All of us are really motivated with each passing day.

I am really fortunate to be a part of GWDD family , everyone helped us in every aspect . And we got our Singham Sir(Somnath sir) in “Pinocchio Lab”(our classroom).

And now, I believe:

“If you want to see the world, you have to be GWDDIAN  and not a frog in a well.”

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Carpe Diem (Seize the Day)

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Deepshikha De ( 2nd Sem GWDD )Arena Animation,Park Street.

Hello everyone,  my name is Deepshikha De. I am a 2nd semester student of GWDD at Arena Animation,Park Street. Along with this I am also pursuing a graduation course in Mass Communication from St.  Xavier’s College .This is my first blog. I would like to share my experience as an almost two month GWDDian of the second semester.

After finishing my first semester, there was an orientation program where Sayoni Ma’am (1st sem teacher) handed us over to Somnath Sir.(Our 2nd sem teacher/mentor popularly Known as Singham ) Honestly we had heard a lot about our “ Singham ”, we had heard he was strict and the only way to please him was by completing all the work he assigns on time. All this was true, but we also discovered Sir had a keen sense of humor , he always encouraged us to enjoy our lives. We were inspired by Sir as he told us of all the students who have transformed their lives. We realized with hard work and determination, we can also go on to do well and achieve our goals in life .Our seniors were also very friendly and helpful, they helped us to get accustomed to this course. We learnt a very valuable lesson from the seniors, they always did their work in harmony, and there is a sense of co-operation and unity among them, which is very essential for us as well.

Our seminars are a lot of fun too, sometimes our stomachs hurt from laughing. One incident that stood out was the “interview”. In our workshop, we were all being made to give our interviews to Sir, it was a nail biting experience, but it prepared us for what will come later in our life. Although I missed our first activity, I was lucky to be part of the second one. It was a great experience to work as a team in harmony to honor the brave soldiers who gave up their lives so we could have a better life. We celebrated Kargil Vijay Divas with a lot of pride as proud Indian.

I get inspiration from my class mates, they wake up at ungodly hours and travel such long distances to attend classes, they motivate me . Our love for samosa , elaichi chai and group discussions have increased in the past two months. Some of my bad habits has also reduced marginally. I don’t bite my nails anymore, at least not in front of Sir. I have stopped slouching while typing , I have learned to stop interrupting someone while they are speaking. I have also discovered I love html so much more than Flash. (Thank God Flash is redundant in my field.)I am working harder, at first I thought handling college and web designing together would be impossible, but I have learnt the art of time management. The most important lesson I have learnt is that failing is much better than not trying, so we don’t lose any more, either we win or we learn.

I have also noticed how reluctant our seniors are to quit ”Pinocchio Lab” they were very upset. Well, we can’t freeze time, one day we will be in our senior’s position, till then all we can do is live in the now and enjoy our ”today” in Pinocchio Lab .

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Zindagi Badalni Haito Uski Zimmedari Uthao

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Salina Marandi, GWDD, 2nd SEM, ARENA ANIMATION, PARK STREET

Hello everyone, I am Salina Marandi, a student of Arena Animation, Park Street. It’s been two months since I started a new journey as a student of GWDD (Graphics, Web Design & Development) 2nd Sem. And I am writing my first blog to share my experience till now with you all.

In July 2017, I became the part of Arena Animation, Park Street. I joined GWDD course with a firm motive to make my dreams come true, to be independent. The 1st semester classes were very fine and I was happy to receive the classes given to us. Our faculty taught us the software with proper guidance and solved our queries with care and patience. But now I have realized that just by attending classes, learning the software tools, being a self-centered person will not be enough to achieve what I ever wanted to.

And this realization came when a new chapter was unfoldedin my life. One fine day on 2nd June 2018, I came to my 1stSemester class, after few minutes our faculty told us,

“Time to go to 3rd floor, Pinocchio Lab”.

All of a sudden we started preparing ourselves for the introductory meeting, wearing ID card, turning mobile to silent mode, wishing each other good luck. As we all knew, we will be meeting the famous person known for discipline and regularity in Arena Animation, Park Street ,  Somnath Sir.

My first introduction with Sir was very “ darise hmisi” .And why not?Meeting the ‘SINGHAM’ of Arena Animation, Park Street for the first time.Additionally heard so many-rumors about him. I was as meek as a lamb. But towards the end of the meeting I was confirmed that to be a part of this lab and to achieve success, hard work and proper planning is very essential.

Our three days orientation taken by our mentor was genuinely an enlightening experience. I built self-confidence within me. Those days were the self-evaluation days, very much needed before proceeding in this course.Again giving me a realization that it’s I who can build my future and destroy my future too.

Our seniors have always been an inspiration to us with their team unity, confidence and straightforwardness towards their dream job.

The after class group discussion with the seniors and with my team members have turned out to be a fruitful one. Spending quality time with my team members, learning team coordination, helping each other in need was never a part of me but now it holds a great importance in my life.

The last two months have honestly brought a lot of change in me. It has taught me to be patience with my work, proper planning, time management, research, carry positive attitude everywhere and to be happy with the work that we do. I remember our mentor stated in one of the orientation days that,

“Aaj se 8 mahino baad tum apne aapko dekhkar yakin nahi kar paoge ki tum pehle kyathe or ab kya ho.”

I belief this whole statement, when there is a change in me within 2 months, then I am ready for more changes in me in the upcoming 6 months.

My life in Pinocchio Lab is going well and it will go well too. As the negative blockage from my mind and heart is slowly fading away. My dreams are visible now. And my motive has been inspired and motivated again to take real actions.

Thank you everyone, that’s all I have to write. And soon I will be back again in my next blog with interesting and exciting topics. Till then be positive and spread positivity  Goodbye!

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