C B Arun Kumar has been working in the Animation & Broadcast Industry in India since 1985 and has has over 26 years of professional experience. He did his Masters from the Mass Communication Research Centre (MCRC Jamia) in 1989.
Since then he has worked with Television18, Business India TV (TVI), Aaj Tak (Living Media), Doordarshan and Vijay TV (now Star Vijay).
In 2001 he set up the Moving Picture Company's Animation Division and worked on the first Indian 3D animation series, Jungle Tales (for Cartoon Network)
In 2006 he shifted to Mumbai as Vice President of Maya Entertainment after which he worked as Head of VFX and Animation Operations in Pixion.
He is one of the leading Virtual Reality photographers in the world specializing in digital panoramic imaging.
He was awarded the National Award for Best Director (Rajat Kamal) of an Animation Film (2005) for Kachua aur Khargosh.
A “look and feel” specialist, Atanu Roy has over 17 years of experience in CG and Visual Effects. He has worked in leading companies such as Prana Studios, Pixion, Pentamedia, Blowfishfx Limited, Fat Lizard Entertainment and Maya Entertainment Ltd. He has been a Lighting Lead on feature films such as Dungeons and Dragons, Belka Strelka, and Mangal Pandey; TV Shows such as the BBC's The Tale of Jack Frost (which was nominated for the Children's BAFTA); and games such as Disney Princess and The Cat in the Hat.
Mazdiar has many years of experience as a VFX artist with leading production houses such Prime Focus, Eyecube and Reliance Media Works. The Hindi feature films he has worked on include Guru, Shootout at Lokhandwala, Welcome, Chandni Chowk to China, Love Story 2050 and Blue. He has also worked on major Hollywood films such as Tron Legacy, Moby Dick, 28 Weeks Later and Agent Crush. In addition, he has worked on many international TV serials. His key strengths are BG Preparation and compositing CG with Live Action footage.
Aparna Patade has always excelled in the arts. Her fascination for beautiful images with a creative twist led to her interest in Photography and Photo Manipulation. She has worked in the Photography industry for more than 7 years. As a freelance photographer, she has done many Fashion and corporate portfolios. Her travel photography work has been published in Asian Photography Magazine. Aparna tries to take her creative photography skills to the next level by playing with images and creating mesmerizing photo art.
Meera Sukhathankar Thakur is an accomplished and experienced VFX artist who has worked in the industry since 2008. She has worked in companies such as EyeQube, Pixion and Riva Studio. The films she has worked on include Tron Legacy, A Lonely Place to Die, Barfi, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Don 2, PK, Dil Dhadakne Do, ABCD, Airlift and VFX award winners Krrish 3, ABCD2 and 24. Meera also enjoys photography, crafting, painting, nail art & mehandi designing, acting, dancing, travelling and playing the tabla.
Abhineet Gogne is a writer, director, producer and editor, whose first Hindi Feature Film, DOORS, was selected for the prestigious Work-In-Progress Lab at NFDC's Film Bazaar.
Indraneel Shelar is a passionate photographer who also loves to travel. He completed his Photography Diploma from FX School, Mumbai. Though a prolific event photographer, his real passion is in documentary photography, especially monochrome work. He was the only Indian whose work was featured in an International Collective Exhibition held at Putignano, Italy in 2012. He was also featured as a Youth Icon on AOL online magazine. He was awarded Best Landscape photographer by Lavasa city in 2013 and was featured as one of the top 6 Documentary photographers of 2015 India by Tamron and Better photography.
“The art of story telling was something that prodded me early on, leading me down a roller coaster career journey that always made sense in hindsight. Whatever the medium... you will find a way to tell your story...”
An FX School alumnus, Karen began her professional career in the FXS Post Production team for RGV Films like Psycho and Department. She went on to work with Phantom Films on several projects and was an associate editor on the award winning film Queen. In addition she has worked on a variety of industry projects ranging from ads and trailers, documentaries, independent films and corporate films to wedding films. She also enjoys other aspects of the filmmaking process and constantly involves herself as a conceptual & storyboard artist/illustrator in different projects involved in preproduction & design.
Lipika has always had a strong inclination towards the creative field since childhood. She started developing design concepts and creating illustrations since a young age for various events. She has learnt Graphic Design from FX School, Mumbai. Her colorful sense of design and creative drive has immensely helped her in shaping her unique design style that is portrayed through the various projects in her portfolio. After having dabbled as an illustrator in Doodle Art and Graffiti, she found herself mesmerized by the field of Graphic Design. She has worked as a freelance Graphic Designer on various projects with startups and established Companies on creating their Brand Identity, conceptualization, Ideation, UI/UX Design and merchandise design.