YAIAM – Yet Another Indian Mythology based Animated Movie

Yesterday i attended a seminar organised by RVML Production House making Luv Kush Movie and ARENA (some animation art school) agra.¬† As i want my career in game development, i thought attending this might be helpful…

While we were waiting in the hall for Art director and Producer to arrive, some teacher from ARENA was trying hard to entertain us.
Soon Art director and Director/Producer joined us and the show begun with ARENA student showing small projects “for which they have worked very hard – day n night”. I don’t have a clue about how can somebody require HARD WORK and lots of days to make such cheap projects.

They showed us claymation,stop motion and finally flip book animation. One can wonder where is the digital animation after all that must be the major part of ARENA course. Their instructor had to explain to the audience in each movie clip – what was going on?…
Now isn’t animation supposed to be self-explanatory or if they were trying to be all mysterious … if that’s the case then let me tell you, that’s not the way, how seminars work.

I had camera on my mobile but i couldn’t snap the crap.

Then they show us their movie trailers – Luv Kush and kept ranting that its the highest/the biggest/the largest budget movie.
Then they played the five tracks from the movie – exclusively for us.

Afterwards there was QA session:
Some of the good queries were
Audience] Why all indian animated movie have to be based on indian mythos?
Answer] Because mythos sells and thats how we can bring audience to the cinemas.

Audience] Where does Indian animation industry stand in today’s world?
Answer] In beginners phase…this is highest budget movie about INR 25 crores

Audience] How did you guys spend that huge amount of money on this project?
Answer] ……

I genuinely hope, their movie works

As for ARENA students god help them¬† (seriously…How?… lot of hard work and time)