Chris Webster attends Arena’s animation seminar

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MUMBAI: Arena Animation Academy, the leader in hi-end animation training, presented Perspectives: A seminar on Animation at Satya Sai Auditorium, New Delhi. Over 500 enthusiasts attended the seminar.

Perspectives aims to bring together professionals from the animation community on a common platform to share their knowledge, thoughts, views and experiences of the animation industry with the students, which would enable them to think beyond the obvious and get an insight into the tremendous career options within Animation, VFX and gaming.

University of the West of England, Bristol head of animation provision Chris Webster was the celebrity speaker and delivered his thoughts on ‘Movement without Meaning is Pointless’.

In this talk and screening, he aimed to explore how the underpinning nature of individual creativity is central to animation as a medium. Animation is a unique visual art form that entertains, informs and educates, though without meaning – it is reduced to a form of dynamic wallpaper.

Using examples of work drawn from students studying on the program at the University of the West of England, he aimed to explore the creative nature of animation and look at creativity as a transferable skill that we can all learn and develop.

Says Aptech Ltd. executive director R. Krishnan, “Arena Animation launched a series of seminars – Perspectives – Animation in India: Future & Careers, to create awareness among students of the unlimited career opportunities in animation. This is a unique opportunity for the students to interact and learn from Mr. Chris Webster who has such profound experience and knowledge of the subject.”

Aptech Ltd. regional head (North) Sameer Bhattacharjee said, “It is very important for budding animators to reach out to the industry. Through Perspectives we are trying to bring to a common platform industry experts and the student community to share their knowledge, thoughts, views and experiences. This kind of interaction would enable the students to step into the industry with more confidence and zeal.”