Shaaz Ahmed

Associate Professor

Shaaz is an innovative storyteller and an explorer in methods, mediums and ways of visual narratives. Having studied Animation Film Design from NID – Ahmedabad, he founded Mud n Water, a Communication Design Studio producing Animations, Urban Art, Space Design, Ad Films, Short films, Documentaries, Performance Art, etc. He is also passionate about education and is associated with various institutes as a visiting faculty including NID, Ahmedabad on Experimental Animation and IIT Mumbai. He is a regular invitee at FICCI Frames and on the Interview Board for MCRC Jamia to boot.

Shaaz is constantly driven by original ideas, has a natural flair for out of the box visualization, with a belief that since every narrative is unique on its own, its representation in the retelling has to be that unique & true to its essence. He has a passion for performing live Paint Animation and is associated with various theatre groups.

Selective Accomplishments:

· Urban Space Design for various clients namely Lite Bite Foods P Ltd., Gas Authority of India (GAIL), Miditech P Ltd in the space of Restaurants, Cafés, Colleges, Hospitals etc.
· Produced, Directed and Animated Ads and promos for Coke, India Post, Jack Daniels, Mankind, Addiction, Ebenzer, etc
· Design, Execution and Animation of 35 episodes of Elmo’s World for Gali Gali Sim Sim (Sesame Street India) along with a team.
· Pre Production for an Animated Feature film VIJAY 707 Script, research, treatment n a 2 min animated promo.
· Channel packaging for ZEE MUSIC in association with Tungstun Film. Production of Channel packaging, program packaging and channel ID’s
· Animated packaging for Baidyanath
and Horlicks

Honors / Awards

* Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) 2016
Talking Walls :: Second Best Animation Film* FICCI Frames 2016-Panel Discussion on “Animating In Style – 15 years of Indian Animation”

* Animation Masters Summit, Toonz Flying Elephant Awards 2016
Talking Walls :: Best Animation Film

* FICCI (BAF) Award 2015
Talking Walls :: Nominated for Best Animated Short Film (National) and (International)

* FICCI (BAF) Award 2015
Talking Walls :: Nominated for Best Animated Short Film (International)

* Goldensun Short Film Festival, Malta 2015
Talking Walls :: Nominated- Best Animated Short Film

* Delhi CG Animation Awards, 2015
Talking Walls :: Gold Winner-Best Stop Motion Short Film

* 3rd Indian Advertising and Corporate film Festival, 2014
Talking Walls :: Creative Excellence Award

* Asian Television Awards -Promax GOLD, Singapore, 2002
Channel V IDs :: Gold Winner

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