Prashanth Pandurangaiah

Ever since he was first introduced to a personal computer in the early 1990s, he has been playing PC games. To him, games taught how to win and nothing but to win, as opposed to mere entertainment. He thought that game developer is what he is going to become. As a child, he enjoyed watching Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy cartoons. He was also thrilled to watch various Disney animation movies including Alice in Wonderland and Lion King. Primarily he loved the cartoons because there was always a happy ending. He then thought this is what he is going to do, make cartoons and make kids happy, like he used to be. He was always amazed by the fantastic visual fx in various blockbuster movies and dreamt of creating these visual fx.

He acquired a Bachelor in Engineering degree in Computer Science from BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore, India. During the course he studied various aspects of 3D graphics, various programming techniques and languages. He even began working on academic projects utilizing computer graphics. But he quickly realized he needed to acquire more knowledge and more experience in working on live projects.

He worked for 3 years as a Programmer Analyst in Cognizant Technology Solutions India Pvt Ltd, Bangalore, India, where he discovered the numerous facets of working in an actual industry, working on live projects with hectic deadlines. He not only learnt the importance of time management, but also the difficulties involved in working as a team and on how to resolve them.

After gaining the necessary IT industry experience, he finally decided to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a visual fx animator and thus he joined the Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) as a graduate student. He has an ardent interest in fx animation and programming and wants to work on visual fx in movies.

Educational History

Bachelor of Engineering (VTU, Karnataka, India) BMS College of Engineering