There are lot of careers in the animation industry . One of the most interesting among them is voiceover. It’s amazing to see how a person can have so much talent in voicing a character that it shapes the character and makes an impact on us.
Of all the voiceover performances in the animation industry, these ten seems to be the most amazing.
Robin Williams, Aladdin
The voice of the friendly blue Genie in Aladdin is that of Robin Williams. The fact that he not only did the voiceover, but improvised nearly all his dialogue boggles our minds. Probably, without Williams as Genie, this Disney movie would never have enjoyed the popularity it achieved.
Jeremy Irons, The Lion King
Do you agree if we say that the perfect Villain should sound like cigars, and old oak furniture? Well Jeremy Irons has the ultimate voice for any sophisticated villain. He was able to bring a deep grittier tone for the greedy villainous lion ‘Scar’ in the classic animated movie Lion King.
Steve Carell, Despicable Me movie franchise
Steve Carell’s Russian accent for ‘Gru’ is dead on and matches the personality of the criminal mastermind-turned hero perfectly. In Despicable Me 3, he also does double duty voicing the twin brother of Gru, Dru!
Pierre Coffin, Minions movie franchise
Co-director of the movies Despicable Me and Minions Pierre Coffin do the vast majority of voiceovers for minions. It is important to emphasize the relevance of voice work is in these movies. The minions’ appeal to a great extent comes from their adorable and absurd little voices.
Ellen Degeneres, Finding Nemo & Finding Dory
Ellen flawlessly delivered voice and comic timing for Dory, the neurotic bright blued fish having short term memory loss. There were moments in Dory’s tone and light optimism which certainly resonated emotionally well with the audience.
Tom Hanks, Toy Story movie franchise
Tom Hanks who voiced Woody, the leader of Andy’s bedroom has been highly regarded as the best voiceover artist for Pixar till date. And also it turns out he didn’t do it alone. He once revealed in a talk show that whenever he didn’t have the time to voice, Disney had often turned to Tom’s younger brother Jim to do the job instead.
Mark Hamill, Batman: The Klling Joke
Unarguably the best Joker voiceover for DC animated movies is that of Mark Hamill. Hamill’s take is characterised, appropriately, by equal parts madness and silliness, quick transitions from high pitches to low, and different insane laughs for different occasions which forged the Joker character exactly like in the comics.
Johnny Depp, Rango
Rango is a chameleon that changes its colour pretty much like Johnny Depp adapts himself to different role. It is brilliant to see how he is able to constantly shift his voice from being brave to a total coward and thus giving life to the animated character.
Jack Black, Kung Fu Panda movie franchise
Jack Black gave a comedic presence to Po, the oversized slow Panda who later realised his potential and became the Dragon Warrior. Black has done justice to this role and is irreplaceable in this franchise.
Amy Poehler, Inside Out
Amy Poehler’s stellar performance in Inside Out is worth mentioning as she was entrusted with much of the narrative in the movie. With her complex voice work, Poehler transformed her character Joy, one of the five emotions of an eleven year old girl, into the film’s heroine.
Can you think of any other exquisite voiceover performances? Let us know in the comments!
Though Indian movies may be running a bit late to catch up with the global CGI and VFX, many of the popular Hollywood movie production houses choose companies in India for their visual effects works.
Don’t believe us? Here are some VFX companies in India that are becoming hot favorites among Hollywood filmmakers:
The visual effects of the chart topping Hollywood superhero movies like Deadpool, X-men Apocalypse and Spider-man: Homecoming were all made possible by Digital Domain.
It is a leading VFX company today, and have created the awesome transformations of robots to cars for Michael Bay’s Transformers franchise. Along with it, they have worked on some other movies including The Avengers, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Ghostbusters.
When watching Game of thrones most of you would at least have had one awe struck moment viewing the majestic fire-breathing Dragons. Well, the next time you watch those dragons, don’t forget to tell your friends or family that it is the work of Indian visual effects artists.
Since its inception in December 2010, the Bangalore division of Moving Picture Company (MPC) has delivered high quality visual effects for Hollywood movies. The team has contributed VFX for movies including X-Men: Days of Future Past, Godzilla, Guardians of the Galaxy, Cinderella, and The Martian.
Avatar, one of the most expensive movies ever made, with a budget of Rs. 1,100 crore was revolutionary in terms of its visual effects. 200+ VFX shots for this movie was done by none other than the Indian company Prime Focus.
Prime focus founded by Namit Malhotra has now proved itself worthy enough to be the world’s largest independent and integrated media services powerhouse. To their credit are Hollywood entertainers like Gravity, Interstellar, Shrek, and Tron: Legacy, among others.
After winning the Oscar for the Best Visual Effects in 2010 for Gravity, in 2015 the team again got their well-deserved win for the same category for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar!
A year later, Prime Focus again received five Oscar nominations for their works in Tree of Life, X-Men: First Class, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and Hugo.
These simply prove that the VFX studios in India have already made their mark in the global cinema. The industry needs more and more trained VFX professionals to create such marvelous films. Now is the right time for you to enter the industry. Arena’s Vfx career course can definitely help you get started.
Which is your favorite VFX-heavy film till date? Let us know in the comments below.
EFFECTIVE ONLINE MASTERCLASSES AND TECHNICAL WORKSHOPS BY ONLINE TECHNICAL EXPERTS…
Due To the Current Covid 19 Situation and Lockdown teaching and training has Shifted online and Arena Animation took the Initiative to provide Non Stop Learning to Student in these Challenging Times by arranging Knowledge enhancing Webinars and Workshops from industry experts as they interacted with students through online platforms and Provided them some great knowledge and information about topics like Trends In Animation & Vfx,Script to Storyboarding, Simulation and Fx, Career Opportunities, Pre Production in VFX, Animation Principles. It provided Students some very useful Knowledge in these Conditions.
JOB Placements Provided to Students
Arena Animation Sayajigunj Keep the Momentum going by providing Quality Training and Fulfilling Job requirements of Companies operating During Lockdown and Provided right Candidates by properly Evaluating Them and Training them for the New Techniques and procedures as per lockdown requirements and guidelines. Around 10 Students Got Job Placements in Top designing Firms and studios and Students were recruited as 3D Artist, Motion Graphic Artist, Graphic Designers,3D Generalist, Social Media Designers and Video Editors. Hence Making a Great Start for their Prosperous Careers.
Knowledge Enhancing Webinar on Game Production Pipeline conducted by RAH Amar Trivedi,Industry Expert.
Game Development and Designing are the Upcoming Fields and the need for Trained Artists in these Industry is in Constant Boom Mr. Amar Trivedi ,RAH and Industry expert Conducted Webinar Gaming on its Production Pipeline and Career Opportunities in Gaming.He shared Some Very Useful Tips and Information to Online attending Crowd and they got a new Field to explore as a Career.
Special Seminar on “How to Be a Multi Millionaire Entrepreneur” by Motivational Speaker Mr.Bhavin Shah
MrBhavin Shah a Well Known Motivational Speaker conducted a Very Effective and Important Webinar on “How to Be a Multi Millionaire Entrepreneur” and How one can Convert his or Her passion into her career .He shared Some Very Useful Tips and Information to Online attending Crowd and they got a Chance to Think about their Skills and How it can be a Progressive Career.
Creative Minds Workshops was Conducted By Mentors.
Mentors at Arena Animation Sayajigunj Provided Students with Some Useful Additional Knowledge by Providing them Workshops on Advance Topics like Minimalistic Poster Design,Magazine Cover Design,Creating a Stop Motion Animation,VFX shot, Character Animation sequence Conducted by respective Mentors as per the Students participated in the Creative Minds 2020 and its respective categories using the Online Platform to give students Advance Knowledge during these Online Studies.
Special Guest Workshops was Conducted By Experts.
Special Workshops were arranged for Students at Arena Animation Sayajigunj as they can explore some New Skills and enhance there Knowledge about the latest Techniques in Gaming and Vfx Film Making.Session on Creating Game Textures was Conducted by Industry expert Mr.Viral Shah for Gaming Students and Workshop on Creating Cinemagraph by Mr.Avdhoot Virkar,Professional Artist.Both Sessions Were Knowledge Enhancing and Useful for Students
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Pixar has just announced their next original feature, Luca, directed by Oscar-nominee Enrico Casarosa (La Luna) and produced by Andrea Warren (Lava, Cars 3), scheduled for a release in the summer of 2021. Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, Luca is a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta, and endless scooter rides.
Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply held secret: he is a sea monster from another world just below the water surface.
Luca releases on June 18, 2021.
Pixar Announces New Animated Movie ‘Luca’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOA6s5Iwj9Y
Art imitates life, it seems. Keanu Reeves (The Matrix, John Wick) is penning his first comic book series, and if the pop culture legends are true, it may be autobiographical. After all, the main character is an immortal who looks very similar to the prolific actor. Reeves is teaming up with New York Times bestselling writer Matt Kindt (Folklords, Spider-Man), acclaimed Italian artist Alessandro Vitti (Marvel, DC Comics), colorist Bill Crabtree (BRPD), and letterer Clem Robins (Hellboy) to create ‘BRZRKR’” a 12-issue limited series about a demi-god contracted by the government.
The comic series will be distributed through Boom! Studios alongside ‘Power Rangers’ and ‘Bill and Ted.’ Print copies of BRZRKR #1 will be available from October 7, 2020 in comic book shops or digitally at the BOOM! Studios web store.
KEANU REEVES | Keanu Reeves is the Demi God ‘BRZRKR’ in his new Comic Book https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xihe3sq2Lb4
The dark menace is coming and the war for the fate of existence begins! Following Guillermo del Toro’s eight-time Emmy Award-winning Trollhunters and 3Below, DreamWorks Tales of Arcadia: Wizards marks the final chapter in the trilogy that brings together the three disparate worlds of trolls, aliens and wizards. In the newest installment, wizard-in-training Douxie (Colin O’Donoghue) and the heroes of Arcadia embark on a time-bending adventure to medieval Camelot that leads to an apocalyptic battle for the control of magic that will determine the fate of these supernatural worlds that have now converged.
10 new episodes of Wizards premiere August 7 on Netflix.
ઇન્ટરવ્યૂમાં બેઠેલા નિષ્ણાંત તમારા વિષે પ્રથમ 10-15 સેકન્ડમાં જ એક છાપ બનાવશે તેથી યાદ રાખો કે તમારું શ્રેષ્ઠ કાર્ય / ક્ષમતા શરત માંજ રજુ કરો.
તમારો પોર્ટફોલિયો 2 થી 3 મિનિટનો હોય છે જો તમારું કામ 60-90 સેકન્ડ જેટલું શ્રેષ્ઠ હોય તોતે જ પ્રદર્શિત કરો.
તમારા ડેમોરીલમાં આર્ટવર્ક સ્કેચ અને તમારા અંતિમકાર્ય વિશેની ટૂંકમાં સમજ આપો અને તમારા વિચારો અને કામ વિશેના કોનસેપ્ટ ડેવલોપમેન્ટ પ્રદર્શિત કરો.
જો તમે સ્ટુડિયોમાં કોઈ ચોક્કસ પ્રોફાઇલ અથવા ભૂમિકા માટે અરજી કરી રહ્યાં છો, તો ફક્ત તમારા રીલશોમાં તે કાર્યનો મુખ્યભાગ શામેલ કરો.ઉદાહરણ તરીકે, લાઇટિંગ આર્ટિસ્ટ તરીકે તમારી ડેમો રીલમાં કોઈ સંગીત ઉમેરશો નહીં. ડેમો રીલ જોતી વખતે નિષ્ણાત અવાજ બંધ રાખશે, સિવાય કે તે કેરેક્ટર એનિમેશન ડેમો રીલ છે જેમાં સંવાદ બોલતા કોઈ પાત્ર હોય છે.
જ્યાં સુધી તમે મોશન ગ્રાફિક્સ પ્રોફાઇલ માટે અરજી નકરો ત્યાં સુધી, તમારી ડેમોરીલની શરૂઆતમાં શીર્ષક એનિમેશન ઉમેરશો નહીં. શરૂઆતમાં એક સ્થિરફ્રેમ, તમારું પૂર્ણ નામ અને વિશેષતાનો ઉલ્લેખ કરવો અને તમારા ડેમોરીલના અંતે પૂર્ણનામ, ઇમેઇલ, સંપર્ક નંબર આવશ્યક છે.
સુનિશ્ચિત કરો કે તમે તમારા રેઝ્યૂમેની સારી પ્રિન્ટકોપિ રાખી છે. તમને તમારા ડેમોરીલમાં પ્રદર્શિત વિશિષ્ટ કાર્ય પરનાપ્રશ્નોપૂછીશકે છે, તેથી ખાતરી કરો કે તમે તેના માટે તૈયાર છો.
કલાકારોમાટે, તેમની ડેમોરીલ તેમના રેઝ્યૂમે કરતા વધુ મહત્વ પૂર્ણ છે.
તમારા શ્રેષ્ઠ કાર્યોને કાળજી પૂર્વક તૈયાર કરો અને તમારા શિક્ષક અથવા કોઈ પણ વ્યવસાયિક દ્વારા મોકલતા પહેલા તેની સમીક્ષા કરો.
મીડિયા અને માનિરંજન ક્ષેત્રે તમારી મનપસંદ નોકરી કેવી રીતે પસંદ કરશો?
મનપસંદ નોકરી પસંદ કરવા માટે કેટલીક સૂચનાઓ:
નોકરી માટે અરજી કરતા પહેલાં ઇન્ટરનેટ પર કંપની / સ્ટુડિયો વિશે સંશોધન કરો.
એક સરળ છતાં સર્વગ્રાહી રેઝ્યુમ તૈયાર કરો જે તમારા વિષે માહિતી પુરી પાડે
કંપનીની ભરતી પ્રક્રિયાને સમજો અને તમારા વિશેની પ્રોફાઈલ એ મુજબ તૈયાર કરો.
આ બધી માહિતી ઉપરાંત તમારે એક સ્ટુડિયો પરિસરમાં સ્ટુડિયો ટેસ્ટ આપવો પડશે તો એની માટે સુસજ્જ રહો.
તમારી પહેલી જ છાપ છે એ ખુબ મહત્વની છે માટે વ્યવસ્થિત રીતે પોતાને ઇન્ટરવ્યૂ માટે તૈયાર કરો.
કુશળ રીતે પ્રત્યાયન કરો કેમ કે ઇન્ટરવ્યૂ લેનાર તમારા પ્રત્યાયન કૌશલ્યને પણ ચકાસશે
ઇન્ટરવ્યૂ દરમિયાન એચ આર તમારી વિનમ્રતા, ટીમવર્ક, કાર્યનીતિ, અને કાર્યકરવાની ઇચ્છા શક્તિ વગેરે પણ ચકાસશે કેમ કે જો જરૂર પડે તો તમને વધારાની જવાબદારી પણ આપી શકાય.
ઔગ્મેન્ટેડરિયાલિટી અને વર્ચુઅલરિયાલિટી – એક ક્રાંતિકારી વર્ચુઅલ વિશ્વમાં પ્રવેશો:
એ આર / વી આર ટેકનોલોજી એહવે પછીનું ખુબ મોટું પગલું છે. અને એમાં ઉદ્યોગના દરેક પ્રકારના સંભવિત વિકાસની ક્ષમતા છે. અહેવાલો અનુસાર ઓગમેન્ટેડરિયાલિટી અને વર્ચ્યુઅલરિયાલિટી બજારોનો 2022 સુધીમાં 6.5 કરોડ જેટલી વૃદ્ધિ થવાની અપેક્ષા છે.