Vishwa Animation
A Profile
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Amidst the despair and debris of that old technology dream of the 1990s, as epitomized in the dot.com dream-turned-nightmare of Y2K & Y2K1, computer based creative practices have stood out as an island of calm, quiet and profitable slog,.. even resurgence.

A recent Gartner report has for example projected a surge in animation exports from countries like Inda ~ specifically 2D/3D animation and special effects to the Hollywood blockbusters.

Indian animation companies are having the ride of their lives: e.g. 2D major UTV Toons is presently in the process of recruiting 300 animators, and has its plate full till 2003; Pentamedia Graphics is sitting on an 18 month order book worth $180 million; Crest Communications, who're concurrently making a full-length animation film called "Automation" with Columbia Tristar, alongside ongoing job-work for Warner Brothers and Disney, etc., reckon they can stretch workload to any limit!

A lot of this revolution is obviously also about companies like Vishwa Animation Pvt. Ltd. ~ a tight and talented team of 40 animators In Mumbai, combining experience exceeding 2,00,000 man-hours.

And ~not surprisingly~ a lot of that experience has to do with jobs for heavyweight international studios like Disney, Warner Bros., Rich Animation, Dic Entertainment, etc.

Here's a quick profile:

The team at Vishwa is spearheaded by the following core-group:

  • Vijay Raut is Creative Director and the moving force behind Vishwa. He's been animating for more than a decade, winning several awards along the way for creative innovation and pioneering work in animation. Has earlier worked with reputed ad agencies as an Art Director, Visualizer & Illustrator, and also trained more than 100 animators in India.
  • Arun Udmale is Art Director ~ with over a decade of experience in storyboarding, layouts, backgrounds, color-keys, etc., he's also specialized in extreme key animation.
  • Yeshwant Chavan ~ Animation Director. A very senior key animator with exceptional directional skills. Also specializes in character designing. Experience of more than a decade.
  • Ashish Padlekar ~ Character Designing. An excellent character designer and senior key animator. Expert in animatics, with experience of about a decade.

The philosophy at Vishwa:

"Indian Vision - World class Animation". This means eventually developing a unique "Indian style" of animation, maintaining international standards of excellence, with the key words being - Creation, Dedication and Perfection.

Infrastructure:

Continuously upgraded high-end systems running softwares such as Animo, Softimage, 3D-Max etc. to take care of the needs of animation, 3D 6raphics, special effects etc.

The company also maintains a fully equipped Stop-motion and Claymation department.

Facilities:

Cel Animation:- Story boards; Character designing; Layouts; Backgrounds; Digital-Ink & paint & compositing; Animatics

Graphics:- 3D character modeling; 3D animation; Special effects; titles; Walkthroughs

Others:- Clay & Foam modeling; Armature design & construction; Miniature set designing; Live action; Creative consultancy

Services ~ for Commercials / short films / TV series in Cel animation / Live action /Graphics. Stop-motion or in any combination of the same.

Partial client list:

Star TV; GMC Exhaust Fans; Anchor Vaporub; Sapat Parivar Tea; Kisan Annapurna (Levers); Farm Fresh tea whitener; Yoko pens; Nutrine Honeyfab; Maggie Noodles (Nestle); Kit Kat chocolates (Nestle); Reliance Gas; Doordarshan; ETC TV; Clubgreetings.com; Rotary club of Mumbai; Air India; DSP Black whisky; MTNL; Tata Tea; etc.

Inhouse projects:

"Louse & Bug" ~ Cel animation, 150 seconds
"Beauty & Beast" ~ Stop-motion,150 seconds
"The Tortoise" (under production) ~ Cel animation, 180 seconds

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Vishwa Animation
55 Manjrekar Compound
Off Dr. E. Moses Road, Opp. Shah Nahar Industrial Estate
Worli Naka, Worli
Mumbai ­ 400 018 (India)
Tel: (91-22) 491 9748, Fax: (91-22) 491 9751
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