Friday, December 31, 2010
Posted by ArunVijayan

'Supershot' animation breakdown / my  Work-flow .

I added an article about my work-flow based on a body mech: assignment 
i finished recently.Please click here....


Monday, December 27, 2010

Xmas commercial for KISSFILMS India.

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KissFilm's X-Mas commercial ....

 A funny X-Mas special commercial film done by HYDERABAD ANIMATIONS for KISS FILMS.......
 Responsibilities :  Artistic Supervision,  Screenplay  &  Character Animation.

My recent assignment in Hyderabad Animations to make an add: film for KissFilms India.
Based on a basic idea given by the producer Mr: Dalbir (KissFilms), i wrote a screen play with a small difference in the beginning part of the story.In first version, the story starts from Girl-Lip opening boxes n then from one of the boxes Man-Lip springs out....
                 I thought of making the story more dramatic and interesting. Here it starts...
Shot_01 : (Closeup-jinglebells) GirlLip finishes decorating tree by putting the last pair of jingle bells. 
Shot_02 : (Long Shot) GirlLip cherished by the beauty of Christmas tree....suddenly one of the gift boxes starts shaking n jumping.The curiosity leads her near to the box...

Shot_03 : (Medium Long Shot-from back side of the box) GrilLip coming closer to the box n tries to open.....
Shot_04 : (LongShot- Camera Slowly zooming in )While GrilLip trying to open the box, the box starts shaking and the ManLip springs out from the box like a 'Jack In The Box' . From a proud pose ManLip pulls the exited n shocked GirlLip for a looong Kiss......The Camera Pans up for the end titles......

I finished animation in 2 days and the commercial was done in just 'five' days and am totally happy with the quality of  Output.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

PIXAR SUCCESS : A very good article from Animationmentor.....

Posted by ArunVijayan


Toy Story 3 animators Aaron Hartline, Victor Navone and Matt Strangio shares their story of how they came to Pixar to work on the top grossing animated film of all time. A good article u got to read if u missed  from Animationmentor news letter nov 2010 , especially for freshers and animator wannabes....

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Super Shot!!!

Posted by ArunVijayan

A short animation clip i have done recently in ma free times.......Hardly took 3 days for completing animation of seven seconds. Soon i will be posting a short breakdown and the details about my work-flow right from planning to final animation....

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The dino walk....

Posted by ArunVijayan

Just finished the final pass animation and i think its done....n here is the final rendered output of dino walk....
Tkz to ma friend jeevan for lightingup the shot....

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Happy Diwali - Kiss Films....

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A short clip done by Hyderabad Animations for KissFilms India.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Journey : Dino Walk.....

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 A practice animation done in ma free times from production with Dino and Norman rigs....
Time taken :  Less than three days.....n you may plz post ur valuable comments HERE.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

RALPH BAKSHI - An inspirational talk.....

Posted by ArunVijayan

A Writer, director, producer, cartoonist.....i would call him a genius artist!!
I watched this video in cartoonbrew recently and i thought of sharing it in ma blog...
This talk may inspires and give courage for some new entrepreneurs and artist, to come up with new initiatives, creative ideas , short n future films and stuffs like that....
well...these are my personal opinion and u can read more about him here....

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

ASIFA(INDIA) - International Animation Day @ Hyderabad.

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Woow...what a great weekend i had....Participated in ASIFA-IAD, attended master classes from Ed Hooks and MaxHoward and lots of fun....Here am posting some photos from the day....

From my presentation on making of the ShortFilm "Feel The Punch" in ASIFA-International Animation Day 2010 Hyderabad.

A Great moment in ma life....with the great acting teacher and Hollywood actor
Ed Hooks(Author of Acting for Animators).

With MaxHoward - Former senior vice president at WaltDisney Feature Animation,Former president of WarnerBrothers Feature Animation and Executive Producer @ DreamWorks Animation. Currently President at Exodus Film Group.This photo was taken when he visited our studio last week....

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

ELEVEN comes to life......

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I just started a  new thread in 11SecondClub (ELEVEN comes to life......)  for Animators around the world to discuss about ELEVEN rig (Beta version). It would be great if all of us contribute our ideas to make the rig better.
Please click on the image below for the discussion..... 


This is a small animation test done by me with "ELEVEN-RIG"(11secondclub new rig-Beta Version).The final version yet to release with blend shapes, extra controls and lot many exiting add-ons....neway character lookz awesome and thankz for all the artists who worked for ELEVEN...You guys r doing a great job!!!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Double glory for DNA INC.....

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Best Animation Film Award for HUGOvsLINO and Special Jury Award for FEEL THE PUNCH at the
prestigious Short & Documentary Film Festival of Hyderabad-2010....... Congrats DNA INC!!!!!

DNA INC CEO Mr: RajashekarBugaveetti(3rd from left) receiving award from D.Rama Naidu(Lead film producer)and Parthasarathi(APFDC Chairman).

Film crew with the prestigious trophy.....


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 HUGOvsLINO won the best animated short in the Short & Documentary Film Festival of Hyderabad-2010

 Congrats to DNA INC and HNL team....

“Feel the punch”, a hilarious 3D Animation short film crafted in High-Definition by students of Dilsukhnagar Arena bagged the prestigious TASI Viewer’s Choice Award (TVCA)-2010 in the “Student Films Category” pipping 10 Indian films and 5 foreign films to the post. A truly prestigious honour at India ’s biggest International Animation festival-Anifest India. Congrats DNA INC and the FTP team for this great achievement......

For more details plz visit  DNA INC

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Posted by ArunVijayan

An interesting discussion inspired from the great master Ed Hooks( author of Acting For Animators) article "WHY DO U ANIMATE???"  from AWN. Animators around the world sharing their own animated story which is really interesting and inspiring , especially for freshers and animation students to get some good advices from their journey from student to a professional artist/Animator. Just head over to do u Animate???/ n join us for sharing ur animated story if u have :)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Advice for animation students and freshers....

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A brief advice for the animation students and freshers by Dana Boadway from  “Get out there and get work… anywhere....." Straight forward 
words from this great artist to boost up fresh minds to get their first job with out being particular
about where the first starting. Read further here....

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

How to Break Into Animation...

Posted by ArunVijayan

 A quiet motivational speech by Steve Hickner-Dreamworks Director, from CTN Animation Expo 2009.Going through his past 30 years of experience in the industry, he gives lots of practical advice and hints on how to get into the animation industry, pitfalls to avoid in it and surviving as well. I really like the way he explained all the incidents with a touch of humor and the points or advices like 'always ask for opportunities not money' and the smart ways of convincing employers, interacting with colleagues etc.....Even though its a bit old video...i would like to share in ma blog because it really motivated me and if u missed to watch.....the video is right here....


Saturday, August 7, 2010

Tim Burton's Masterclass

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I would like to share TIM BURTON'S masterclass from, an hour long masterclass hosted by Margaret Pomeranz, they discuss Burton's growing up in the suburbs, his time working at Disney, his films including PEE -WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE, BEETLEJUICE, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, ED WOOD, BATMAN & BATMAN RETURNS, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET and ALICE IN WONDERLAND. Click here for the video

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Perfect Imperfection

Posted by ArunVijayan

I came across an interesting article from Cameron Fielding's blog  FLIP, a small research done about the
body movements, arcs and spacing from live action to animation. He is digging into the details of arcs and pointing out some imperfections in perfections of arcs from live movements that we animators used to avoid
in the final polishing of animation. I personally  feel like this article will help animators working in games n live action movies because this studies can be applicable in some kinda animation styles. I think its worth while to read this very informative article and have to say thanks to Cameron for sharing.... :)

Friday, July 16, 2010

RANGO Trailer.........

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Lookz very intresting....

Friday, June 11, 2010

Disney's Tangled Trailer ......

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Monday, May 24, 2010


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  Pixar short film show before Toys story 3 - Day & night Teaser

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Latest Trailers....

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Here are some of  the recent updates from the world of animation.......a number of interesting films are in production and some r ready for release like ToyStory3....Chk out the trailers ....Really intresting....especially Bluesky's RIO and  DreamWorks MEGAMIND......

Friday, May 7, 2010


Posted by ArunVijayan

Replay of Webinar on Timing and spacing by the two pixar animators AaronHartline and VictorNavone is available for those who missed the live. This is really really great and a lot of thankz to Aaron and Victor for shearing ur experiences and giving tips on character animation.Unfortunately I missed the live webinar last month because the registration was full by the time i tried,but here it is the replay in Please watch now if u haven't watched!!!


Posted by ArunVijayan awesome shortfilm done by an animationmentor student Daniele Zannone.A great idea n awesome animation.

Helium. from Daniele Zannone on Vimeo.

Saturday, May 1, 2010


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 I just saw this short recently.......PIXELS!!Woow... what a great concept and execution from PatrickJean...
If someone missed sayin..U Got To Watch!!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010


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This is an animation and design quality test for a movie project "Holymonks" by Digital Rebel Studio .I think design quality and animation is awesome.The story & the sets simply resembles KungFuPanda.....Especially the first shot, the house and the walls r similar to the Jade palace and the Master shifu's training arena.The news says that story and script works are in progress and i hope it will be a fresh one. Neway....its fun to watch....

N they have a cool website.....

Saturday, March 20, 2010

How to train your dragon

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Preview show is over and the comments from the people are to watch in imax,it will be great experience for sure...Now i cant really wait......

Thursday, March 18, 2010
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Pixar's new Short 'Day & Night' Showing This Summer...

The story and the characteristics of these two characters 'Day' & 'Night' really sounds intresting. According to the reviews which i read, this will be a 2D movie and the images shown inside these characters are CG. Day & Night is directed by renowned Pixar character designer TeddyNewton and is releasing in this summer before ToyStory3.

For more news :

Monday, March 8, 2010
Posted by ArunVijayan

And the oscar goes toooo........

Nothing unexpected!! Thankz to pixar for giving the world such kinda buetiful movies...and CONGRATULATIONS!!!! :)

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Elk Hair Caddis

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This is a student graduation film by Peter Smith from the Animation Workshop in Denmark is really Awesome.One specialty of this film is, the combination of Miniature and CG.All the characters are CG and the set used are miniatures.The real thing which attracted me is the stylized designs and the super cool animation.A great creation and inspiring!! Watch the making below.

Personal "Making of" from the Student graduation film "Elk Hair Caddis" by Peter Smith, at the Animation Workshop.

Opening in theaters on May 28!!

And Then There Was Salsa!!!!

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An awesome add: i have seen recently with the theme "salsa".But the style of dance & music is called RUMBA, not salsa.Neway this piece of work is really great and inspiring....Try to watch in Vimeo too...its really creative!!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Toy Story 3!!

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Another Movie From Masters.......

The Lady and the Reaper

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An Excellent Shot movie!!! cant stop laughing.....