There maybe many animation enthusiasts or professionals who 'think' that they know enough about animation and are filled with the necessary passion within. But the first module of masterclass by Ram Singh Kumaresh (a six hour privilege of hearing from the three genius) was sufficient enough to witness the fundamentals that are so important but are still overlooked. A session that saw the magician of pencil - Vaibhav Kumaresh, ninja of anatomy - Vivek Ram and wisest of all - Ranjit Singh deliver a spell-bounding performance of hands on art that will remain in my memories forever. The first module of the three planned sessions covered the basics of animation (good to see Vaibhav choosing the beloved Lightbox over Flash for demonstration), anatomy study (I can bet Vivek Ram has surely bisected a human body before) and the art of storytelling (yes Ranjit Singh, whose Top Ramen TVCs were aired when we used diapers).

The best part was that the masterclass was planned to be interactive, which gave the opportunity to every student to clear their doubts by putting up questions anytime within the sessions. We are also back to home with heaps of assignments that we need to complete and bring along in the next session.

I am not so sure if I will remain in Mumbai for coming weeks and will be able to attend the remaining modules, but I highly recommend it to the localities that this is an opportunity never to be missed.

Here's a small tribute artwork for RamSinghKumaresh, heartily wishing them success with this enterprise. For details about the RSK masterclass, please visit: