On 7th of April, 2016, 35 students from Animation and Gaming department of ICAT - Bangalore, accompanied by 4 faculties visited Technicolor, Bangalore. Technicolor is a leading technology-driven company at the forefront of storytelling, connecting and entertaining the world. It is one of the best companies in Vfx and Animation for more than 25 years with leading facilities across the globe. Some of the blockbuster projects of Technicolor are Godzilla, X-Men and Life of Pi.
The visit started with an intro speech from the Creative Director of Technicolor, Mr. Sean Muller. He gave the students a clear insight to the industry and to the kind of projects their company is currently handling. Followed by him, the Head of Production Mr. Prabhakar explained the students what the industry is looking for and what the students should focus in their learning and in developing their skill set. Then, there was an interactive session in which students clarified their queries about the industry.
Once the students were made familiar to the industry, the students were taken for a studio tour. During the studio tour, the students met supervisors of the different departments, like animation, modeling, texturing, and lighting effects, who explained each process in detail. Throughout the studio tour, the students got a chance to see how people work in production, thoroughly saw the production pipeline, the software they use and so on.
The students were then played promos of the upcoming movies and games that Technicolor is working on. Then, an interactive session with Gaming supervisors, Mr. Vichaar and Mr. Bhanu and Technical Director of Gaming Dept, Mr. David Kern was organized. The dignitaries further explained the nuances of gaming Production process, like asset modeling, sculpting, coding, scripting and so on.
Overall, it was a very good learning experience for the students. They learned a lot from the real-time environment and are looking forward to more such studio tours.
Sushruti,Animation dept 1st yr - "The industrial visit to Technicolor was amazing. We were given knowledge on how everything works in an industry and what professionals expect from us. When we were watching different things at the studio, the first thing that struck my mind was that whatever taught in the college is actually used in the industry in a much larger scale."
Peeyusha, Animation dept 1st yr - "Our visit to Technicolor was an exciting experience. Our day started with inspiring words from Mr. Sean, Creative Director. We went through different levels and departments where we saw live projects from Hollywood and games. At the end of the day, we understood how the industry actually works. Our visit was very informative and it was very much fun. I thank my dept faculty, Mr. Senthil & Ms. Navinder and ICAT College for arranging this wonderful opportunity."