C B Arun Kumar has been working in the Animation and Visual Effects industry for over 30 years. He started, when he got his first BBC Microcomputer and used it for creating graphics for India’s first Science Fiction TV Series – Space City Sigma. He also worked on the very first Indian 2D animation series for Doordarshan called Ghayab Aaya!
He graduated from the Mass Communications Research Institute in Delhi and has worked in various capacities in the Film and Television Industry in India for companies like TV18, Business India, TV Today, Vijay TV, Moving Picture Company, Maya Entertainment and Pixion.
In 2005 he was awarded the National Award for best director of an Animation program for “Kachua aur Khargosh”, an episode from India’s first 3D Animated Series for Cartoon Network based on the Panchatantra.
C B Arun is passionate about teaching and was the Co-founder and Academic Director of FX School, a leading Film and VFX institute based in Mumbai, where he pioneered the use of DSLRs in low-cost feature film production working with noted filmmaker Ram Gopal Verma.
He is a Unity Certified Developer, an Unreal Engine fanatic and ardent Blender 3D Enthusiast as well as an award winning 360-degree VR photographer. His current obsession is Virtual Production using Unreal Engine which he believes to be the most important developments in Visual Effects for movies since the development of Computer Graphics.