I had a great time at Orbit Live 2017. An Annual event organized by Aptech Limited in Mumbai.
In their words : “Over the years, Orbit Live has emerged as an interactive platform for students where they get to work closely with icons from the fields of animation, VFX, gaming, graphics & web designing. Students enjoy an exclusive opportunity to attend discussions & workshops conducted by top animation studios and work on live projects under their guidance.”
Day 1 / Seminar, Screening
On Day one, I gave a seminar on the Making of Schirkoa. I discussed the overview of each aspect, challenges and fun trivia while the 4 year journey of this film. At the end they screened the film. It was quite fun to interact with keen students and industry professionals after the screening.
Day 2, Panel Talks
An invite-only event for professionals in media & entertainment, ‘The Future of Media Entertainment Conclave’ was a B2B event hosted as part of Orbit Live 2017. This daylong event on Saturday, 4th February featured expert panellists bouncing ideas, and sharing insights into the future of technology, content, consumption & monetization in this exciting industry. I was part of the panel – “Emerging Trends in Indian Animation”.
Day 2/ Awards Ceremony
Later that evening there was a Bollywood style Grand Awards Ceremony. Full of colorful dances, performances and industry professionals, it was a rather unique cocktail. I was awarded ‘Pride of Indian Animation’ under the ‘Industry Honors’ category. Double Negative, MPC, MTV India, Youtube Kids were among the other award winners.