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C B Arun Kumar
C B Arun Kumar
Ex-Academic Director, FX School, Select

C B Arun Kumar was a founding member of FX School and responsible for creating and establishing its unique and powerful pedagogy which enables students to achieve world class results in an extremely efficient time frame.

He has been working in the Animation & Broadcast Industry in India since 1985 and has over 37 years of professional experience. He did his Masters from MCRC, Jamia Milia Islamia in 1989.

He has worked with TV18, Business India TV (TVI), Aaj Tak, Doordarshan, Vijay TV, Maya Entertainment and Pixion.

He worked on the first Indian 3D animation series, Jungle Tales (for Cartoon Network) with Moving Picture Company.

He was awarded the National Award for Best Director of an Animation Film (2005) for Kachua aur Khargosh.


Aparna Patade
Aparna Patade
Senior Faculty, Photography

Aparna Patade has always excelled in the arts. Her fascination for beautiful images with a creative twist led to her interest in Photography and Photo Manipulation. She has worked in the Photography industry for more than 7 years. As a freelance photographer, she has done many Fashion and corporate portfolios. Her travel photography work has been published in Asian Photography Magazine. Aparna tries to take her creative photography skills to the next level by playing with images and creating mesmerizing photo art.


Abhineet Gogne
Abhineet Gogne
HoD, Writing & Direction, Film Making

Abhineet Gogne is a writer, director, producer and editor, whose first Hindi Feature Film, DOORS, was selected for the prestigious Work-In-Progress Lab at NFDC's Film Bazaar.

 
Previously, Abhineet independently made short films that were screened/nominated at film festivals like Great Lakes Independent Film Festival, U.S.A., Regent Park Film Festival, Canada, Bricklane Film Festival, London, Short Film Festival of India etc. Abhineet has assisted director Kaizad Gustad, as well as National-Award winning directors Rahul Dholakia and K. P. Kumaran.

Sahdev Dave
Sahdev Dave
Senior Faculty, Art & Design

Sahdev Dave holds a Diploma in Fine Arts from Sheth C.N. College of Fine Arts, Ahmedabad and a Diploma in Digital Art From FX School, Mumbai. He has a strong base in painting and visualization and has worked as a concept artist and matte painter on TV shows such as Mahabharat, Ekant, Dev Lok (Season 2), Lost Recipe and Mid Wicket Tales. He also worked as a digital artist with Wacom India.


Ruth Mapgaonkar
Ruth Mapgaonkar
Senior Faculty, Animation
After completing her Masters in Mass Communication from the California State University at San Jose, USA, Ruth followed a career in Media and Advertising for 8 years.
 
In the US she worked on TV networks and brands such as NBC11, Dish Network and Western Union. On moving back to India she joined Draft FCB, a leading advertising agency, after which she worked with Miditech and Applause Entertainment on TV shows for Pogo and Sab TV.
 
To add to her skill set, she completed her Diploma in CG Animation at FX School and had a life-altering moment where she figured out that CG was her passion. An avid gamer from her early years, she got to live her dream at Kreeda Games, working on games across various platforms notably F1 for iOS and Yoville for Facebook.

Baidujya Saikia
Baidujya Saikia
Faculty, Film Making

I started my career with the intention of becoming an engineer. However, my first DSLR camera changed my direction in life, making me discover my passion for all things Art.

 

I shifted gears from Engineering to Computer Graphics, where I followed my love for playing games into actually making games. But it wasn't until an off chance excursion into photography that I discovered my true passion in life - Cinematography.

 

I learnt and mastered cameras such as RED, Canon DSLRs, Sony A7 series and Panasonic GH series. The projects I have worked on as a cinematographer include films such as Gandhi No Golmaal and Kalakaar, Ad films for Asian Paints and a web series, The Adventures of Abbaas Mastan for 'Arre'.


Bhavita Shah
Bhavita Shah
Faculty, Art & Design

Bhavita Shah holds a master's degree in marketing from NMIMS and a Diploma in Art and Design from FX School.Her experience in the field of Art and Design began with promotion of luxury products from top brands such as Gucci, Prada and Celine. She has also worked with brands and organizations such as The Yoga Institute, Maharashtra Police, London Bubble Co., GBC and Sammy Sosa. Her design experience consists of brand identity, packaging, UI/UX and merchandising. She enjoys communicating through design, digitally and otherwise, believing in the philosophy that “everything you can imagine is real." She aspires to make the world a beautiful place by doing her bit and motivating all those who seek the same.


Karen Williams
Karen Williams
Faculty, Film Making

 “The art of story telling was something that prodded me early on, leading me down a roller coaster career journey that always made sense in hindsight. Whatever the medium... you will find a way to tell your story...”

 

An FX School alumnus, Karen began her professional career in the FXS Post Production team for RGV Films like Psycho and Department. She went on to work with Phantom Films on several projects and was an associate editor on the award winning film Queen. In addition she has worked on a variety of industry projects ranging from ads and trailers, documentaries, independent films and corporate films to wedding films. She also enjoys other aspects of the filmmaking process and constantly involves herself as a conceptual & storyboard artist/illustrator in different projects involved in preproduction & design.


Pooja Mukadam
Pooja Mukadam
Faculty, Photography

With over 10 years of teaching experience, Pooja was first bitten by the teaching bug at the age of 16 while doing a summer job with a camp for children called Smart Potato. She went on to pursue a Bachelors degree in Mass Media specialising in Journalism. After completing her degree she earned her Professional Diploma in Photography at FX School with a specialisation in Fashion Photography.

She then served as a Photography Instructor at FX School after which she went on to set up the Photography academy  with Rohan Shrestha, Leap School School of Photography, and she has also worked on an education project with the company Schbang. Pooja enjoys teaching and continues to freelance teach for master classes as well. She also freelances as a photographer and has done shoots for corporate, weddings and events. As a Fashion Photographer she is constantly doing beauty and model shoots.

Photography for her is a constant learning process and even through her teaching she is constantly learning.


Ranajoy Ghosh
Ranajoy Ghosh
Faculty, Motion Design

I was always fascinated with the idea of the impossible, things that do not happen in our everyday life - like a man flying in a metal suit or cars transforming into giant bots. I wanted to know how all of this is brought to life.

After graduating with a degree in commerce, I knew pressing calculator buttons was not going to work for me so I joined an animation course. After that I worked at Cinemad, a post-production studio in Kolkata. But I found that I still wanted to learn more. That’s when I found FX School and completed my course in Visual Effects, which was an awesome experience.
 
Now as a Motion Design instructor at FX School, I combine my Visual Effects and my Design skills and apply it animating static Graphic Design elements in order to tell a more powerful story.

I find that helping others really pushes me to learn more about the things I have always been fascinated with, and gives me a sense of satisfaction.


Ruchika Khilnani
Ruchika Khilnani
Faculty, Art & Design
Since the day I picked up my first crayon, Art and Design became the language with which I explored the world. I sketched and doodled my way through my teens, till Graphic Design studies at FX School helped me go pro. Over the last few years, I have created design strategy and graphics for top brands including Godrej, Mahindra, Future Group, LinkedIn and Marico.
 
I am a creative problem solver who enjoys working with new styles and has experience across all mediums both online and offline. I follow design trends and have a passion for bringing brands alive through great visual language - across brand identity, UI/UX, packaging design, merchandising etc. I want to use Design to engage, empower, and educate across print, screen, and space.

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