New Delhi: AAFT School of Animation celebrated International Animation Day on web with the faculty and students of the institution. International Animation Day was first celebrated on Oct 28th, 2002 in honor of Emile Reynaud’s first performance of Theatre Optique.
“Every day we witness the importance and beauty of animation in a variety of media. It spreads in commercial theatres – featuring 3D animation and special effects, on TV, publicity, music industry, cross media, internet, but, and most specially, it develops and grows as an art form, through shorts, multimedia and feature films, created by independent authors, artists, students, and children from all over the world,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah Chancellor of AAFT University of Media and Arts while inaugurating the exhibition.
“Animation includes an impressive range of approaches, techniques and goals. Created by drawing, painting, animating puppets and objects, using clay, sand, paper and computer, working with multiple narratives and non-narratives, reflecting a diversity of themes and performances, presented on a variety of platforms. All of this confirms that ANIMATION is an extraordinary and powerful medium of art, cultural expression and communication. And, as a visual storytelling medium, animation can communicate across cultures without verbal language. It truly is a means for cultural connection,” added Dr. Marwah.
Later Dr. Marwah went through the exhibition of animated pictures, posters, games, short films prepared by the students of School of Animation and congratulated faculty for their sincere contribution.