The Curious Case of Baboons in Ghana

Since 1970 human population has doubled while, Earth has lost 52% of its biodiversity.

In Ghana, lions & leopard are at risk. Loss of habitat, & illegal trade, trophy hunting has led to an explosion of baboons. Watch this animation to learn how this is harmful for the human survival. Don’t mess with nature. We are the only threat to biodiversity.

A simple change in our attitude can make a big difference. 100 Pipers“The Good You Can” campaign encourages people to make a small shift in lifestyle to bring about a momentous change in the world.

Client: 100 Pipers India (Pernod Ricard)

Storytelling Workshop at Daulat Ram College (DU)

We create and we impart. We discuss and we implore. As a part of our “Initiate the Future” programme, we are conducting a visual storytelling workshop for the students of Daulat Ram College (University of Delhi).

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The Storyboard for “Live More with Neropure” Video

Client: Neropure | Motto: Live More
Product: Stainless steel water tanks
Target: Institutions, schools, hotels, hospitals and homes
Clientele: Shiv Nadar School, Indiabulls, DLF, CK Birla Hospital, Radisson, Ramada, Uppal’s and et cetera.

The initial frames foregrounds the importance of the motto “live more” by depicting different scenarios where people are ‘living it up’. Moving forward it showcases how Neropure fulfills the motto by focusing on the three aspects of ‘health’, ‘comfort’ and ‘ease’ idealised within the images of drops of water. The next frame equates quality of life with water. After a technical know-how about the stainless steel tanks, the storyboard ends with a glimpse of the brand’s clientele.

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Watch the final animated video of the storyboard above: https://youtu.be/1CnP49nmDNE

 

The Importance of a Storyboard

A STORYBOARD is a consolidation of the various aspects of the concept. It is the fable depicted in frames. The concept that was revolving in imaginary worlds is now given a lineal story line to inhabit. The characters which were created with  inherent movement have now taken a path to express.

A storyboard is a sequence of illustrations with intended dialogues and direction. A storyboard is the master plan. It is the blueprint. It is the stage where each feather of the wing is put into its place.

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The above storyboard was created for an internal presentation at FUJITSU.

Enabling the Underprivileged Children: Ropio (CSR Project)

#India is a world of possibilities yet not all get into the same playing field. #Deprivation and #denial harms the #innocence and crushes #hope.

#ROPIO #Foundation works to free the #children, gives them a sense of #belonging and guides them to the farther reaches of life.

This #animation showcases how the #NGO works and finds a way for us to chip in. The foundation inculcates the values of #COURAGE, #UNDERSTANDING, #RESPECT and #COMPASSION.

This video is crafted under Corporate Social Responsibility (#CSR).

Join ROPIO to Reach Out & Pass It On.

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Baba Toon Interviews Himanshu, the Animator

Born in the god town of Mathura, lack of inspiration turned Himanshu (aka Aeolus Ikki) into a dull boy. Though he was bullied several times yet he failed to realize. And thus eventually his bullies became his friends.  A self-confessed shy guy, he studied from Grace Convent Senior Secondary School, and recalls being “scared of girls”. One of the founding members of the Bat Hunting Gang, he would often be seen chasing bats with sticks, paper guns and CD frisbee.

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Baba Toon: How did you get into the world of animation?

Himanshu: As a child I was hooked to cartoons at the first sight. Ninja Robots, Pokémon, Gundam, Digi Monsters, Captain Planet, et al.  But in Mathura, one either becomes an engineer or a Chartered Accountant. I moved to Delhi to study CA. It took me two years to convince my parents to allow me to drop the course and join animation.

Baba Toon: What is animation?

Himanshu: It is the world that I inherited from my childhood. Living in an imaginary world, moving in different dimensions. The possibilities are endless- both good and bad. Animation allows one to become the creator. It is an illusion of reality while interacting with other worlds. It encompasses everything.

Baba Toon: What is your experience in the animation industry?

Himanshu: Relying on my institution was a big mistake. The method of instruction was outdated by 10 years. The teachers kept leaving all the time. My zeal for traditional animation got me interested in motion graphics. I have worked in three different companies before I found Brainpan Studio. I was betrayed and was overworked. Yet I got to wear many hats and weave over hundred projects.

Baba Toon: What part of your life involves animation?

Himanshu: I relate personalities to myself. I live my life according to that code. I create images to reflect personas that I hold. I build original characters for my own self. Who wouldn’t want to live in an animated world?

Baba Toon: What are the markers of a good animation?

Himanshu: Precision, quality, motivation, experience and skill are essential in developing good animation. It changes according to mood. Happy and motivated animator creates good animation. One needs to enjoy, imagine and create/destroy.

Baba Toon: What else other than animation excites you?

Himanshu: Music, maybe.

Baba Toon: Do you have any last words?

Himanshu: You don’t live in one but many worlds. Each world carries a destiny, from a peasant to a king. What you choose to become is something for you to decide. For everything is illusion or reality.

 

Check out Himanshu’s work in the 100 Pipers’ “The Good You Can” Series.

Read other interviews with members of the studio.
We will love to read about your views on animation, please comment.

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How to End the Wars?

Holy Wars. Colour Wars. Class Wars. Caste Wars. Gender Wars. Language Wars. Age Wars. WORLD WARS. How do we stitch the world back together?

Our motto is to Simplify Complexity. This Animated Short shows how our attention to differences is breaking this world.

Deny the Difference, Rebuild the World. Share this post to create a momentum of change. Do the good you can.

100 Pipers’ “The Good You Can” campaign encourages people to make a small shift in lifestyle to bring about a momentous change in the world.

Client: 100 Pipers India (Pernod Ricard)

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