Take a glimpse into the world of Technicolor through our newest feature, where we shine a light on Rukmani Shukla, Principal Artist, Animation who has been with Mikros Animation for the last 15 years. Learn about her noteworthy career moments, her significant accomplishments, her dedication to staying abreast of industry trends, and her unwavering commitment to continual learning.
What piece of advice would you like to give to your younger self?
Animation is a constantly evolving field, with new techniques, software, and tools appearing on a regular basis. Keep up with industry trends, try out new software and techniques, and never stop learning. Embrace curiosity and keep pushing your creative boundaries.
What’s that one thing that you can’t live without?
Well as an animator, I would need a computer with sufficient processing power, memory, and storage. As a person, balance in life and family are two things I could not survive without.
Your career highlights to date ?
A memorable moment in my career occurred when I was two years into my career and was given the opportunity to work on a high-quality project, Marvel DVD, and my Hulk Smashing shot was recognized and praised by clients and superiors.
In the past year, I have also worked on the feature film Ozi, and that’s also an experience that I find quite memorable.
How did you get into the industry?
I remember watching the first animation commercial, Ek Chidiya Anek Chidiya, on Doordarshan when I was a kid, and I can still remember watching it over and over again. Every evening I would wait for the clock to strike five in the evening and then run to the TV to see what Tinky-Winky did or what Baloo from TaleSpin was up to. The whole process of animation fascinated me and I wanted to learn more about how they do it ever since I saw it back then. It was after I graduated high school that I became interested in animation, and now I am part of the industry.
What would your dream project involve?
I am a big Bollywood movie fan. I want to create animated version of popular Hollywood actors with Bollywood flair, incorporating their signature styles and mannerisms. Not only will this make the characters more relatable but it will also provide a delightful fusion of two film cultures.
What is the best thing about Mikros’s culture?
Mikros Animation strives to create an inclusive and diverse workplace where every employee feels valued and appreciated, as well as recognized for their unique talents and contributions.”
Seniors and leaders are encouraged to mentor juniors to promote learning and growth, so that employees can advance personally and professionally.
Your achievements so far ?
I believe it is still on the way and will arrive soon.
Share something u learnt this week?
Blender skill enhancement
What’s the best thing about your job?
We all know, as animators, bring our imaginations to life.There is no such thing as monotonous work; every day brings something new to create or work on. The best part is that we work to entertain others while being entertained by our work.
If you were not in this role ,what would you be doing?
I haven’t given it much thought because I enjoy what I do. My interest in the entertainment industry would have piqued if I were not in my current role.
What can’t you put down?
Any recent personal goals ?
I’ll tell the world once I’ve accomplished it
Tell us a humble brag.
My journey has been smooth and rewarding due to the gifts I’ve been given. I recognize my accomplishments and am grateful for the blessings I’ve received along the way.
What would your one super power be ?
I believe that each of us has a special ability, which reveals itself during dark times. My inner strength, positivity, and my family are among my superpowers.
When you are not working on a project ,you can be found..
With my family or making reels on Instagram!
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