TRIVANDRUM, INDIA — Toonz Media Group’s 2019 Animation Masters Summit has concluded its profitable, two-day version in celebration of the Artwork of Animation. Below the theme, “Connecting Content material: Seeing the Massive Image,” this 12 months’s summit introduced collectively an thrilling line-up of grasp audio system from the worldwide animation trade, who each offered and networked with rising artistic skills and artists in attendance.
The AMS Cocoon Idea Lab is a program that encourages genuine storytelling and concepts by offering individualized idea improvement for up and coming idea creators and writers with a TV/Digital sequence thought or screenplay. This 12 months, the summit acquired 74 entries from world wide. The tasks have been offered to a jury made up of representatives from key broadcasters throughout India.
The winner of the Cocoon Idea Lab was Narayn Talakudar, for his animation mission: The Adventures of Detective of Dodo Dumdum.
The opposite finalists have been:
Mr. Inventor created by Narayan Talikdar
Kalu & Bhooto by Aruit Ghosh
Talakudar was acquired on stage by Bernard Boiteux, gross sales supervisor for the Asia Pacific Area at Toom Increase Animation. Talakudar was awarded a money prize of 50,000 rupees and may have the chance to develop his mission and current it to the worldwide market below the Toonz banner.
Established in 1999 as the primary animation occasion in India, Toonz celebrates animation by bringing collectively specialists and main figures from internationally. Aspiring artists and inventive skills are impressed by masters who showcase their work to animation professionals, entrepreneurs and the media, sharing their data, experiences, insights and inspirations.
This 12 months the occasion honored Anu Sikka, head of content material, Children Leisure Cluster, Nickelodeon India and Viacom18, who acquired the Jury Award for Excellent Contribution to Indian Animation.
Professor Raman Lal Mistry, animation guru and movie designer, credited for creating the emblem of Indian animation channel, Doordarshan, was awarded the Legend of Animation Award. The professor is a legend within the Indian animation Trade – he has impressed artists and skills throughout India over the many years.
The next grasp audio system attended AMS, sharing with and provoking the 450 attendees:
Christian Schneider, CEO of Gummybear Worldwide Inc., and the creator of the YouTube international success track ‘I’m a Gummy Bear.’ Schneider spoke on the significance of the thought and getting it off the bottom.
Anu Sikka, head of content material, Children Leisure Cluster, Nickelodeon India and Viacom18 mentioned localizing content material to interact and join together with your native viewers.
Debbie Sterling, founder and CEO of the interactive children’ video games firm, Goldieblox, gave perception on re-inventing girlhood and making a 360-degree view.
Vivek Ram, head of Vaanarsena Studios, and a modeling and visible results knowledgeable with 20 years of expertise, gave a presentation on dynamic storytelling and recreation. Ram has labored on international blockbuster movies similar to The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, The Unbelievable Hulk, and Alvin and the Chipmunks. He’s presently engaged on an progressive and dynamic retelling of Indian mythology, in a recent method, at Vaanarsena Studios.
Peter Dodd, author, animation artist and director, went by the steps on how you can construct an idea, create it, and remodel it right into a viable mission. Dodd has labored on tasks similar to Watership Down, Frankenweenie, Unbelievable Mister Fox and Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride.
Uttam Pal Singh, the top Discovery Children India, centered on connecting the creator and the viewers and how you can get to know children and hold them engaged.
Mayur Puri, screenwriter, lyricist, actor and filmmaker, empowered attendees on how you can localize content material with out dropping the flavour, and how you can strike the proper chord. Puri was entrusted by Pixar, Disney and Marvel in localizing content material for India.
Srinivas Mohan, visible results supervisor, centered on the function VFX performs within the story-telling and narrative course of. With 25 years of expertise within the movie trade, Mohan is among the most well-known figures each in India and overseas.
In step with Toonz’s legacy of preserving native tradition, the two-day occasion was rounded off with actions encompassing numerous types of each conventional and up to date regional artwork types, together with the puppet dance artwork of Tholpavakoothu, which was a part of this system.
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