Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Transition:Quiet Men Studios Owner to Amar Chitra Katha VP

Well,its been about 6 months since my take-over.

For people who dont know me..my name is Arjun Gupte.

I used to run a small gaming and animation design studio called Quiet Men Studios since 2004(self-funded) in Bangalore,India.


We had a pretty good run for 4 years, working on game design and animation production for majors like Sony and Warner Bros. and (lots) of unnamed minors.We learnt a lot about animation,game design in general and clients(!) in particular.We broke even in our 2nd year and were a cash profitable company since 2006,so things were humming along.

Along the way, I built the team from 2 to 8 people and we started focusing more on game design and character IP.

Our one and only Indian client, Amar Chitra Katha(www.amarchitrakatha.com)came calling for some character redesigns in 2007 and liked our work.Before we knew it they were our only client and we pitched them a game concept, which was a MMO proposal using the IP that they had built over the last 30 years.

The founder of ACK Media, Samir Patil who had aqquired all of the older ACK catalogue proposed a buyout wherein I and my team could as a core for the new creative studio that they wanted to build out.

It seemed like a good fit, and we started talking seriously from Sept. 2007.They got a pretty good studio at a scale that they could satisfactorily manage and we got a great channel to push our ideas into the marketplace.

I am now the creative head of ACK Media Pvt. Ltd. and am directly responsible for creating and overseeing all the new IP and media production that ACK Media produces.Ill post on some of these new creations as we go along...including a lot of the behind the scenes stuff that goes on.

1 comment:

raoul said...

Arjun, we have been in touch about 2 years ago. Please contact me at raoulterberg at hotmail dot com. Hope you read this, thanks!