Aug 19, 2019
John Buckley, CEO MovieTech at Pinewood Studios, UKFilmography: Avatar, Transformer: The Last Knight, 13 Hours, Green LanternMark Furssedonn, Group Operations Director, Panavision, EMEA.Ken Ashley Johnson, Chairman, Grips Branch , UKFilmography: Test Case (2019), London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony, MTV Europe Music Awards 2011, Stevie Wonder: Live at Last, Madonna: ConfessionsTour Live from London
Animathon - Your window to the Animation World
Jul 24, 2019
Second edition of Animathon training was held at premises of BlackBox Academy for students of Himlayan College of Engineering. 52 students graduated from the training.
This two months course focuses on an introduction to 2D/3D character creation and movement and is geared towards AR lenses for Android and iOS, similar to ones used by Snapchat and Facebook.
This course focuses towards providing students with a taste of the Animation and Gaming skills currently being used in the industry with the hope to provide guidance if the students are interested in pursuing a career within such programs. Students were guided by specialists for 2 hours daily where they participated in different creative art tutorials, augmented reality intros and programming sessions. At the end the students had perfected their skills or begun to learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Lens Studio and Maya 3D.
This course is meant for everyone, students that have never been introduced to such technology and also to those who want to open their mind to things beyond what they already know.
Interview at Sujhaab Chautaari
Oct 28, 2018
Pioneering Animation Industry in Nepal: Artist-Entrepreneur Suyogya Man TuladharSuyogya Man Tuladhar is founder and CEO of Black Box Academy of Art and Technology. Black Box Academy provides Bachelor degrees and Diploma programs in Animation and Game Design.
Suyogya is one of the pioneers in establishing the modern animation industry in Nepal. He has been working in the creative industry for the last seventeen years, starting as a textile designer and then heading various technological and creative enterprises. In 2007, he partnered to set-up Incessant Rain Animation Studios, an exemplary initiative from Nepal, that worked with international studios such as Columbia Pictures, Sony, Nickelodeon, Disney TV, and Paramount Pictures. Under his leadership, his studio has done visual effects for more than 200 films.
In this podcast interview, we talk to Suyogya Man Tuladhar about his journey into animation industry of Nepal and about the animation industry itself, as he is one of the pioneering veterans in the field. He shares that he started BlackBox Academy after he identified the need for an academic institution for animation since we, as a nation, lack qualified animation professionals. Lack of critical mass of professionals limits our possibilities regarding what we can do as an individual studio and what we can do as a national industry. He gives examples of India, Philippines, and Vietnam and emphasizes how entrepreneurs and government need to understand the potential of the animation industry. Though having successfully led various ventures, his ultimate dream is to see Nepali animation industry delivering world-class original projects. Both an entrepreneur and artist at heart, he is optimistic and believes that we have all the necessary ingredients to realize that dream. Nepal is a youth-centric country and we have diverse cultures rich with stories told to us by our grandparents through generations. He wants to dedicate himself in creating this ecosystem where our youth can animate our own stories.
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We have created a community of alumni, students and friends with a commitment to invest in the future of BlackBox and to cultivate strong relationships between us in order to support history, traditions, accomplishments and initiatives. Access to Placement cell at Student Service Support will be very crucial between the of Alumni and Student Support. There could be arrangement to give access to library to Alumni in future.
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Cardiff Metropolitan University (Cardiff Met) is proud to be associated with BlackBox Academy – a high calibre College offering our BA Animation and BSc Computer Games Design & Development programmes in Kathmandu, Nepal. As a forward-thinking institution, Cardiff Met believes that students will nurture job specific skills and expertise through our well-thought-out programmes. Our objective is to develop creative, resilient and sought-after graduates with aptitudes, skills and experiences that enable them to make an impact in their chosen profession or pathway. Students’ experience is at the heart of Cardiff Met and we aim to provide them with a quality educational experience that lasts for a lifetime. Our academic teams are at the forefront of their fields and are supported in developing their knowledge and skills through the University’s staff review and development scheme. In closing, Cardiff Met would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to BlackBox Academy for giving us the valued opportunity to position ourselves in the higher education sector at an international level. With that, we look forward to a lasting partnership with your esteemed College.