Business opportunities galore at CGA World 2004

Animation expo aims to act as a catalyst for the 2D cartoons, games, special effects studios providing business opportunities for global sourcing.

nullMUMBAI : Studio Systems, a leading technology journal on Audio Video Broadcasting, is organising CGA World expo 2004, which claims to be India’s first dedicated global show on computer graphics, animation and interactive techniques. The three day expo commencing 19 May is to be held at Mumbai’s Nehru Centre. The show supported by all major Animation societies and groups of India boasts of an ambitious line-up. The exhibits will focus on all market segments which utilise CG. Apart from that CGA World in association with TASI is also hosting a conference with sessions on Animation in Advertising, Special Effects and Game Development. Other highlights include Hi tech demos from Alias which will exhibit it’s latest release of Maya, screening of animation films at The NFDC theatre and a display of art and graphics by studios, artists and computer geeks at the Nehru Art Gallery. Following is a list of participants Vendors and manafacturers who have confirmed participation 1. Discreet : A 100% subsidiary of the Montreal based parent, which will display its entire range of popular softwares like 3Ds max, flame, fire, inferno and the latest release of its digital colour grading software, lustre. 2. Rahul Commerce : The Indian distributor for popular software and hardware such as Toon Boom Technologies, Alias Maya, Kaydara, US Animation and HP workstations 3. SHAF Broadcast : Popular products from Softimage, Leitch, Omnibus , DPS and IBM will be on display here. 4. Benchmark : viz rt, Matrox, Inscriber, Snell & Wilcox will be displayed at the booth. 5. Apple : Apple in a major presence will display the FinalCut Pro on the G5 Mac workstation that suits the demands of DCC today using heavy graphics and animation. Participants at the conference Session 1 Animation in Entertainment and Advertising This session will critically analyze any proof of successful animation in India of Indian content and will debate the facts about animation entertainment growth in India. Moderator : Sanjeev Waeerkar (Director- Dream forest films. Ex-UTV Toons – Director.) Speakers : Prahlad Kakar (Ace Ad-man) Ram Mohan (India’s Pioneer Animator) Jyotirmoy Saha(Head- UTV Toons) Nikhil Mirchandani (Cartoon Network) Bill Dennis (Head- ASIFA India and former CEO of Toonz, Trivandrum) Rajiv Sangari (President, ZICA Padmalaya) E Suresh (Creative Director, Famous Animation) Session 2 Special Effects in Indian Cinema This sessionwill discuss the potential of Indian cinema in launching special effects oriented films. Experienced speakers will relate to their creative work in special effects in recent films that have been marked by success. Moderator : Ranjit Singh Tony (Director- Dream forest films. Ex-UTV Toons – Director.) Speakers : Biju D (Free Lance – VFX Artist) Pankaj Khandpur ( Creative Director, Visual Computing Labs) Kireet Khurana (CEO ,2nz Animation) Ramesh Meer (CEO, FX Factory) Namit Malhotra (Managing Director, Prime Focus) Session 3 Games Development and Interactive Techniques This session will focus on all the aspects of the games market from hardware to software and current market scenario. Moderator : Ranjit Singh Tony (Director- Dream forest films. Ex-UTV Toons – Director.) Speakers : Arish Fyzee (Prana) Sachin Naik (Milestone) Anurag Khurana (Paradox) Rajesh Rao (Dhruva Interactive) Vishal Gondal (Indiagames) Particpant’s Expectations! Visitor response ! Check Animation Express regularly to keep abreast on the latest at CGA World expo 2004.