Mr. Srinivas Mohan, acclaimed VFX Expert of Indian Artists graced the celebrations as the Honourable Chief Guest. He was instrumental in creating the spectacular VFX of India's most expensive, graphics-laden, sci-fi blockbuster 'Robo' starring superstar Rajnikanth. His impressive oeuvre includes such VFX-heavy box-office hits as 'Bharateeyudu', 'Sivaji' and Boys.
Mr. Srinivas Mohan delivered a brilliantly-structured, knowledge-catalyzing presentation on the behind-the-scenes of the Rajnikanth blockbuster 'Robo' which he proudly exclaimed was a milestone in Indian cinema. It was an in-depth, step-by-step presentation that proved immensely enriching for students of Dilsukhnagar Arena, especially, the Animation and VFX students.
He later launched the latest 3D Animation Short Film 'Twisted' which was crafted by interns of DNA Inc. Addressing the 3000-strong crowd, he was effusive in his praise for the film and commended the student team for the outstanding quality. He said that even if one has talent, one needs a platform to showcase it. That's where the careers of many deserving Artists fail to take off. Fortunately, for Dilsukhnagar Arena students, Mr. Raja Sekhar has created a superb platform for talent to thrive. DNA Inc. is a path-breaking CG internship initiative from Dilsukhnagar Arena and the brilliant quality of the student short film 'Twisted' proves this fact beyond doubt.
Addressing a press-conference convened at the venue, Mr. Srinivas Mohan congratulated Mr. Raja Sekhar B on the occasion of the 13th Anniversary of Dilsukhnagar Arena.
Fielding a volley of questions tossed by a battery of reporters with regard to the future of the Animation and Visual Effects industry, he quipped: "in the last 6 to 7 years, Hollywood has churned out several VFX movies riding on the wave of patronage for these technologically advanced methods of storytelling. India has now picked up the baton as film makers increasingly employ VFX to enthrall cine goers."
Citing the example of the films like 'Robo', he said: "there is a huge market for VFX in India and well-trained talent is the need of the hour. There is a big boom and the career opportunities are overwhelming."
As the day drew to a close, Mr. Raja Sekhar B, CEO of Dilsukhnagar Arena thanked all the invitees for attending the celebrations and for making it a grand success. He presented mementos to the Chief Guest, Guests of Honour and a few staff members of Dilsukhnagar Arena.
Mr. Raja Sekhar urged students not to get influenced by any external developments which at times affect the training programs and reassured them of Dilsukhnagar Arena's commitment to world-class education. "Your career is more important than anything else, so Focus, Achieve and Inspire", he thundered, as the audience turned into a symphony of claps. An Eye-for-Detail, Technical Competence and Good Communication Skills are the three pre-requisites for a successful career: qualities that will help you earn rewards and awards he said, before announcing the much-awaited award-distribution ceremony. He personally presented the prestigious PRODIGI Awards to all winners signaling the end of the most eventful Anniversary Celebrations in the history of India's Largest Digital Media Academy.
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