Creative Multimedia @ Indiajoy 2019

Pencils & Pixels Art Competition make an impressive debut at India’s largest digital media and entertainment event.

Creative Multimedia Group, India’s largest and best digital media career catalyst participated in the 2nd edition of Indiajoy and made its presence felt with its new talent discovery initiative: The ‘Pencils and Pixels Art Competition’.

Indiajoy is the largest congregation of Gaming, Animation, VFX, E-Sports and Entertainment Events in India. A digital entertainment revolution of sorts, Indiajoy attracted over 30,000 visitors from 50 countries and was held for 4 days from 20 – 24 November 2019 at HICC, Novotel, Hyderabad.

One of the biggest attractions at Indiajoy 2019 was the Pencils and Pixels Art Competition. Conceptualized and executed by Creative Multimedia Group, the art competition turned out to be a favourite among the crowds with heightened participation on all the three days (20 – 23 Nov. 2019). The competition was sponsored by reputed digital media and entertainment companies including Digital Domain, DNEG, DQ Entertainment, Firefly Studios, Green Gold Animation, Makuta, MPC, Purple Talk, and Rotomaker.

The ‘open-to-all’ traditional and digital art competition challenged participants in 15 categories including Face Painting, Manual Sculpting, Traditional Painting, Sketching, Cosplay, Photography, Origami, Digital Concept Art, Digital Matte Paint, Rotoscopy, Matchmove, 3D Lighting, 3D Animation, Digital Sculpting, and Particle Dynamics.

People across age groups and professions including students and professionals participated enthusiastically in this three-day, traditional and digital art competition. Veterans from diverse verticals of the digital media and entertainment industry were invited to judge the entries and give away the prizes. They spent quality time with participants, especially students from various multimedia academies and appreciated their art skills. A total of 69 winners and runner-ups took home prizes, award certificates, cash vouchers, and even job offers.

The special guests from the industry who graced the competition, inspired students with their pep talk and gave away the prizes included: Mr. P.C. Sanath – Founder, Firefly Creative Studio, Mr. Srinivas Mohan – VFX Supervisor, 4-time national award winner and member of the prestigious Academy Awards Committee (Oscars), Mr. Seth Crofton – Vice President, Chillar Games, Mr. Madhav Reddy – Founder & CEO, Rotomaker, Ms. Sonali Joshi – Senior Recruitment Manager, Digital Domain, Mr. Dileep Varma – Founder, Cirqus Arts, Mr. Asish Dantu – Pipeline Supervisor, Digital Domain India, and Mr. Srinivas Vasanthala – Head of 3D, DQ Entertainment.

Thanks to the overwhelming response garnered by Pencils and Pixels Art Competition, Creative Multimedia Group is chalking out plans to initially organize the event at multiple locations across the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, followed by a national roll-out in a phased manner.

Despite growing demand for CG artists, there are scores of talented freshers across the country, ready to be employed but are missing out on job opportunities due to various factors including poor visibility and access. The Pencils and Pixels Art Competition seeks to bridge this gap by creating an invaluable talent discovery platform with benefits for both career aspirants as well as recruiters. Essentially, Pencils and Pixels will leverage Multimedia Group (India’s largest and best digital media career catalyst) to afford valuable job opportunities the vast placement network (comprising leading CG studios and MNCs) of Creative for winners of the art competition.

Intensive Character Design Workshop for Animation, VFX & Gaming career aspirants…

part of the many on-going value-additions for B.A. Visual Arts Degree students of Creative Multimedia College of Fine Arts.

Thursday, the 2nd of May, 2019 proved to be an inspiring and fruitful day for students pursuing their 1st-year B.A. Visual Art (Animation & VFX) and B.A. Visual Arts (Applied Art) programs at CMCFA, one of India’s finest destinations for Creative Arts education. CMCFA organized a day-long, participative character design workshop.

The workshop was conducted by Aditya N Chari, a fine arts graduate and gifted artist with over 18 years of experience in character design, caricatures, comic illustrations, and paintings. He worked as a Concept Lead, Character Designer, Graphic Designer, Visualizer, Animator, and BG/Layout/Pre-Production Artist. He also freelanced for many reputed companies. His professional associations include Prana Studios, Virgin Comics, Reliance Infocomm, Grey Worldwide, Leo Burnett, Lintas, McKann Ericsson, Ogilvy & Mather, Aurobindo Society, Forbes, Hungama.com, ISCKON, and MTV, to name a few.

He is the best-selling author+Illustrator of three books on figure drawing. As a character sketch/concept artist, he worked for many films including Bahubali (Bhallala Deva character) and frequently holds portrait demonstrations, one-man shows (exhibitions) and group shows. As a mentor, he earlier taught figure drawing and character design at Animation Art School-Goa and is currently teaching design fundamentals at Gurukul School of Design apart from delivering guest lectures frequently.

Bringing his vast experience to the workshop, Mr. Aditya took students on a steep learning curve, covering different facets of the craft, while offering the techniques and tips vital to creating professional character design. Commencing at eight in the morning, the workshop was split into three sessions and wrapped up at four in the evening. Students had many takeaways from the workshop: step by step, hands-on methods to draw; using a reference to improve drawing skills, developing character from rough sketches to developed concepts, line & stroke techniques, building versatility and key skills needed to create a fully illustrated character.

The workshop was conducted by Aditya N Chari, a fine arts graduate and gifted artist with over 18 years of experience in character design, caricatures, comic illustrations, and paintings. He worked as a Concept Lead, Character Designer, Graphic Designer, Visualizer, Animator, and BG/Layout/Pre-Production Artist. He also freelanced for many reputed companies. His professional associations include Prana Studios, Virgin Comics, Reliance Infocomm, Grey Worldwide, Leo Burnett, Lintas, McKann Ericsson, Ogilvy & Mather, Aurobindo Society, Forbes, Hungama.com, ISCKON, and MTV, to name a few.

The workshop was dedicated to Satyajit Ray – one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century, on the occasion of his 98th birth anniversary.

The workshop was organized by CMCFA as part of its multiple initiatives aimed at helping students acquire vital job-skills. This focus on producing highly-trained, job-ready artists is one of the many defining features of CMCFA’s training and its spectacular placements result in every year. Leading recruiters in the animation, gaming and VFX sectors prefer CMCFA students and frequently conduct campus drives at the college due to the high concentration of highly trained creative talent. The biggest advantage that students of CMCFA have over their peers at other colleges is placement excellence.

Creative Multimedia College is one of India’s leading fine arts colleges offering the in-demand 3-year B.A. Visual Arts (Animation & VFX) and B.A. (Applied Art) Degree programs in association with the famed Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University (JNAFAU) – Hyderabad. These are industry-focused, up-to-date career programs acknowledged by the industry. Upon successful completion, students receive a prestigious degree from JNAFAU: a veritable passport to the job market with transferable skills, global employability, rewarding jobs, and good career growth opportunities.

Ever since inception, CMCFA has been committed to “Enhancing Employability” of its students and helping them gain the competitive edge in the job market. The college has shaped scores of winning careers and is considered a springboard to career success for students aspiring for a bright future in the global digital media and entertainment industry, especially the Animation, VFX, and Gaming verticals.

Creative Multimedia.

We are Creative Multimedia Group, a revolutionary digital media education powerhouse with two decades of rich experience in Animation, VFX, Graphic Design and Web Design training, imparted through our institutions – ‘Dilsukhnagar Arena Animation’ and ‘Creative Multimedia College of Fine Arts’. With first-class training and top-class placements, we are widely acknowledged as the Best Digital Media Academy in India by career aspirants and recruiters alike.

We are as old as India’s multimedia industry. We established our training centre way back in the year 1998 with only a couple of students. In a short span of time, we’ve emerged as India’s largest and best digital media academy with a string of unrivalled academic achievements and placement records.

We’ve revolutionized digital media education in India with the singular focus on “Enhancing Employability”. Our inspiring campus offers a supportive learning environment with production-grade infrastructure and extensive learning resources apart from exclusive and full-fledged interview facilities for campus recruitment. With first-class training and top-class placements, we are the preferred destination in India for students seeking to build careers in Animation, VFX, Graphic Design and Web Design.

On the sheer strength of our mentoring prowess and the passion with which we own our student’s dreams, leading companies across India prefer our students and travel all the way to our global-standard campus at Dilsukhnagar-Hyderabad to conduct recruitment drives. Placements are our biggest strength. Our placement cell builds and nurtures lasting relationships with leading recruiters in the country on a continuous basis, thus affording excellent campus interview opportunities for our dear students.

In the last two decades, we have shaped the careers of 26,000+ students and afforded rewarding placements for them at leading MNCs, animation and VFX studios, web design companies, digital marketing firms and advertising agencies. Our alumni can be found at top organizations such as MPC, Technicolor, Digital Domain, Prime Focus, EA, Tata Elxsi Limited, Green Gold Animation, DQ Entertainment, Firefly, Makuta, Thomson Reuters, Infosys, Microsoft, HCL, Cognizant, Amazon, Deloitte, TCS, Tech Mahindra, Cyient and all leading TV Channels and Film studios. Many of our alumni are part of Oscar award-winning teams.

For more details visit our site: https://www.bestmultimedia.com/

Awe-inspiring Art Show by new batch Visual art students of Creative Multimedia College – Hyderabad

India’s leading Digital Media career catalyst, Creative Multimedia Group, acclaimed for its job-oriented Animation, VFX, Web and Graphic Design training, conducted the 2019 edition of its immensely popular annual art show at Ravindra Bharati-Hyderabad on January 21, 2019.

New batch Animation students of Creative Multimedia College of Fine Arts (CMCFA) – Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad conducted the art show titled ‘THE WALT DISNEY RETROSPECTIVE’ as a befitting tribute to, and in fond remembrance of Walt Disney – the legendary entrepreneur and pioneer of Animation on the occasion of his 117th birth anniversary. Mr. Alan Phillips, President of VanArts – Vancouver, Canada graced the event as the Chief Guest and had many words of praise for CMCFA students.

The art show featuring 114 true-to-life illustrations showcased the artistic depth and creativity of students who created stunning artworks by experimenting with a range of interesting mediums including coffee on paper, graphite dust on ivory sheet, nails and wool on wood, pencil on corrugated board, etching on mirror, colour engraving on foil, plaster of Paris on cardboard, mixed media on glass and paper and glitter on paper and paper collage.

Students also used mixed media and such conventional mediums as soft pastel on paper, poster colour on paper, watercolour on paper, colour pencil on ivory sheet, charcoal pencil on paper, oil on canvas, acrylic on paper, crayons on mount board, and sketch pen on paper to craft true-to-life illustrations and artworks of Walt Disney.

Addressing the press on the occasion, the Chief Guest Mr. Alan said: “It’s inspiring to see students come up with such brilliant works of art by exploring a variety of creative mediums. This reflects their passion for the craft. It gives me great joy to note that these budding animation artists of Creative Multimedia have captured the essence of Walt Disney through these wonderful exhibits.

CMCFA offers the updated BFA (Animation) Degree Program in collaboration with the famed Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture & Fine Arts University, Hyderabad – perhaps the best course in the animation field. Committed to ‘Enhancing Employability’, CMCFA combines the best of training infrastructure, learning resources, curriculum, mentoring, career-centric value-additions and outstanding placement initiatives to open up a world of exciting career opportunities for students at leading companies.

Animation Students of ‘Creative Multimedia – Hyderabad’ showcase their drawing skills with an impressive art show

Creative Multimedia Group – India’s driving Digital Media career catalyst, acclaimed for its activity situated Animation, VFX, Web, and Graphic Design preparing, led the 2018 edition of its immensely held the art show at Hyderabad from 31 May to 2 June. The art show indicate is an intentional activity went for giving a stage to Animation and Applied Art understudies to sharpen and exhibit their illustration abilities while upholding an honorable motivation. The current year’s art indicates ‘Mahanati – The Retrospective’ — a tribute to South India’s first female superstar and incredible performer ‘Savitri’ was propelled by the runaway accomplishment of her biopic ‘Mahanati’ which opened to a splendid reaction at theaters over the globe in May 2018.

Nag Ashwin, director of the film ‘Mahanati’ and the film’s maker Priyanka Dutt were welcomed as boss visitors to the occasion. S.N. Vikas, Director Academics and Planning of JNAFAU, graced the occasion as the visitor of respect.

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Creative Multimedia – Mahanati savitri Art Gallery
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Mahanati savitri Art Gallery – Creative Multimedia college of Fine arts

Over 70 true-to-life portraits of ‘Mahanati Savitri’ created by first-year students of Creative Multimedia College of Fine Arts (CMFCA) were on display at the gallery. CMCFA is part of the Creative Multimedia Group at Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad. The exemplary drawing skills of students were evident as they passionately explored a range of traditional and contemporary art forms. Deploying varied media to create realistic portraits of the thespian Savitri, students splashed the gallery walls with abstract art, photorealistic paintings, pen and ink sketch, chalk work, Thermo cool-carved 3D relief work, collage work, bindi-work, crushed foil with glass painting overlay, paper-quilling work, and post-impressionism style drawings inspired by the most influential figure of western art ‘Vincent Van Gogh’. The portraits on display at the gallery are up for sale and the entire proceeds will benefit the needy members of the Movie Artists Association (MAA), Hyderabad.

BFA Animation new batch students of Creative Multimedia College of Fine Arts put up a spectacular art show, drawing big praise for their skills.

HYDERABAD, NOVEMBER 27, 2016 – Creative Multimedia College of Fine Arts organized an impressive art show in tribute to the legendary martial arts icon Bruce Lee on his 76th birth anniversary.

The show was inaugurated by Mr. M. Jayanth Reddy, Grandmaster – Taekwondo and Guinness World Records holder who himself is a fan of the legendary Bruce Lee.
Mr. K.K. Senthil Kumar – Star cinematographer, Mr. S. Pradeep Kumar – Director, Academics & Planning, JNAFA University, and Mr. S.N. Vikas – Principal, College of Fine Arts, JNAFA University were the Guests of Honour at the event held at the Nehru Art Gallery, JNAFA University, Masab Tank, Hyderabad.

The art show featured extraordinary, true-to-life pencil sketches, paintings and abstracts of Bruce Lee by first-year BFA Animation Arts Program students of Creative Multimedia College of Fine Arts, Dilsukhnagar.

Mr. Jayanth Reddy, Grandmaster – Taekwondo appreciated the students on the outstanding works of arts, saying it was commendable that BFA Fine Arts students were able to demonstrate such artistic finesse in their very first year which indicates the high training standards of Creative Multimedia College of Fine Arts. Inspired by Bruce Lee to take up Martial Arts after watching his first film, Mr Jayanth Reddy said that he travelled to over 100 countries to participate in various martial arts competitions and won over 46 world records, all thanks to the legendary Bruce Lee’s inspiring achievements and profound philosophies which propagated martial arts as not just a physical ability but also a mental skill.

Mr. K.K. Senthil Kumar, cinematographer of such epic films as Magadheera and Bahubali congratulated students on their brilliant work and their special initiative. Remembering the legend, he said that Bruce Lee invented a new genre of martial arts films and ‘never-say-die’ spirit and his deep, life-enriching philosophies serve as a fountain of inspiration to people across the world, even 43 years after his death.

Mr. S. Pradeep Kumar – Director, Academics & Planning, JNAFA University was delighted at the high standards of art displayed by the Creative Multimedia College of Fine Arts students saying they have done an excellent job and that the art show was a fitting, thoughtful tribute to Bruce Lee who not only revolutionized martial arts but also introduced the world to a new dimension of mind and body control.

Mr. S.N. Vikas – Principal, College of Fine Arts, JNAFA University said that we all remember Bruce Lee to this day only because of his inspiring personality. Referring to the exceptional drawing and painting skills of students, he said that he saw great potential and a bright future for all the BFA Animation students of Creative Multimedia College of Fine Arts. He had special words of praise for one student who created an extraordinary abstract painting of Bruce Lee and said that Bruce Lee is a character that everyone can take inspiration from to become as successful like him.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Raja Sekhar Buggaveeti thanked the guests of honour for their encouragement to the students. Commenting on the observation of the guests that the portraits were of a very high standard, he said that BFA Animation students at Creative Multimedia College of Fine Arts are required to create portraits as part of their extensive skill enhancement programs every year and students chose Bruce Lee as their subject this year to honour the icon on his 76th Birth Anniversary.