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Native Puppets is an online program focused on providing high quality training in Character Animation.


Everything about the program, right from the curriculum, the character designs and the rigs, has been designed and developed by leading working professionals from the industry.


The program features an interactive ‘social network-kind’ platform and this enables a student to learn and network with professional animators who have years of industry experience working on international quality projects.


This format also allows for increased peer-to-peer interaction, wherein once a student posts his assignment on his ‘student wall’, his classmates and buddies within the entire program are notified and they in turn can leave feedback. This helps in polishing an assignment before you submit your shots for review by your mentor.


About the Founder: Anand Baid

Anand is the Founder and Director of Native Puppets, India’s first and only Online Animation School.

He has worked as Senior Animator at DreamWorks Animation’s India Unit and has worked on Madagascar and Shrek feature-films based projects. He has also supervised animation on the ‘How to Train your Dragon’ tv-series, which was aired on Cartoon Network. He has over 15 years of industry experience. He has also been awarded for enhancing the art of animation at the DreamWorks Animation facility in Bangalore. In his earlier job with Tata Elxsi’s animation division, he worked on character development and animation supervision in the Walt Disney – Yash Raj Films animated feature ‘Roadside Romeo’. Parallel to working on this feature full-time, Anand studied and graduated from AnimationMentor in 2007.

He has collaborated in organizing animation related events in India like, Bengaluru GAFX, ABAI-Fest, Asifa ‘International Animation Day’, Siggraph Bangalore Chapter, CG Tantra Meetups; apart from giving lectures at events, animation studios, animation institutions in India, including conducting workshops at premier institutes like National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad and Bangalore, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore.

His passion extends to manufacturing of PVC Pipes and traveling, where he is the only Indian family to have driven from Bangalore to Paris By-Road in 111 days, covering 22,780 kms.

Anand Baid’s profile on LinkedIn.

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