Trained in Graphic Design from the prestigious Kalanikatan Mahavidhyalaya, Kolhapur, Uday has an impressive professional experience of over 17 years in diverse areas of Animation, Advertising and Visual Art. Uday has worked for commercially acclaimed projects such as Little Krishna, Krishna aur Kans, Shaktimaan and others. Uday has a strong interest and an 'EYE FOR COLOUR'. Uday sees himself as a strong concept artist and have extensive experience in presenting things graphically.
The Company is helmed by Vijay who pioneered animation processes early in his career with traditional (hand drawn) animation with more than 22 years of experience. Vijay has Animation and Pre production directing credits on a wide variety of International projects. He has held the position of studio animation director for UTV Toons, Big Animation Studio and August Media Holdings (Singapore) before setting up his own company. Vijay served as Director and Animation Director for several award winning animated projects. Additionally, he has held the position of Jury member for a host of national and international awards within the animation industry.
Awards & Credits
BIG BEES Finalist at ATF Animation SUPERPITCH 2011, BIG Animation.
FICCI FRAMES BAF Award 2010 - Best Animated Promo for the movie GHOST STATION, BIG Animation.
FICCI FRAMES BAF Award (2010) – Best Animated Film [ Direct- to- DVD (Home Video) for Little Krishna –The Darling of Vrindavan, BIG Animation India Pvt. Ltd. & India Heritage Foundation.
TASI - Best Viewers choice award for Bee Zee Bees (2009), BIG Animation.
FICCI BAF Award - Best Animated Feature Film for KONG - return to the jungle (2007), UTV Toons.
FREEJ (2007), gained international exposure when picking up the Special Country Award at the Hamburg Animation Awards.
Screen Award - Best Animation Award for the movie HUM TUM (2004), Yash Raj Films.
FICCI FRAMES BAF Award 2014 & 2015
World Skills India (N.S.D.C) 2015
10th Annual 24FPS Animation Awards 2013
BANFF 2012 WORLD MEDIA AWARDS(Animation category)
BANFF 2011 WORLD MEDIA AWARDS (youth programs 13+ fiction category)
6th Annual 24FPS Animation Awards 2009.
Co Founder & Business Development
Armed with a degree from L.S Raheja School of Arts, Mumbai, Mohana has honed her skills in the industry while working in leading studio like Crest animation Studio Microcell Multimedia and Learnet India Ltd. She has combined her experience of working in the industry with akin sense of business making her adept at developing the business whilst managing a tight reign on quality and creativity.
Director and owner of Vishus Productions
Vijay is a highly skilled professional, who knows how to deliver quality work under high pressure deadlines. As one of Vijay’s international clients, I felt confident and assured that my projects were in very good hands. Vijay has a refined directorial eye and a strong sense of design. His illustration work is lovely! He also led the storyboarding team for 108 minutes of 2D animation for one of our projects (Larry the wonder Pup) with minimal retakes.I fully endorse Vijay and would highly recommend him and his studio (Varchas Animation Studio) as a rock solid Pre- production facility that won’t disappoint!
I was the director of 78 x 6 min episodes of Ella Bella Bingo for NRK TV, Norway. I worked with Vijay Raibole (Varchas Media) very closely for two years on this project. He was in charge of the design, the storyboards and the layouts. The work he provided with his team was accurate, inventive, well thought out, always on time and very professionally produced. I also found that Vijay was very easy to work with. I would happily work with him and his team again and have no hesitation in recommending Vijay and his company to other Directors and Producers.
Vijay Raibole had worked on the Animation for Yash Raj Film's hindi feature film HUM TUM, in the capacity of Animation Director. Vijay & Mohana has also done the entire art for the 'Hum Tum Cartoon Strips Series' campaign, which was published in 'The Times of India' newspaper across 8 cities in India, as part of a 9-week promotional campaign for our film HUM TUM. His key creative and animation inputs helped us make both the animation as well as the strips series a success. Yash Raj Films wishes him all the best for his future endeavors