Anupriy Kanti

Creative Consultant, E-Dutainment Unlimited
Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

About Anupriy

Bio

EDUCATION

Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore
Advance Diploma Program with Specialization in (EMA) Experimental Media Arts
May 2013

(SIES) South Indian Education Society Colleg, Mumbai University, Navi Mumbai
(BMS) Bachelors of Management Studies
April 2011

(DAIS) Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai
Grade 12 - (IB) International Baccalaureate
July 2008

(RIS) Riverdale International School, Pune
Grade 10 - (ICSE) Indian Certificate of Secondary Examination
March 2006

WORK EXPERIENCE

JWT (Ad Agency), Mumbai
Trainee
July 2011-August 2011

Worked on story boarding of the script for a proposed feature film for pitching. Also assisted in Graphic Designing work.

RedStreet Productions Pvt. Ltd. (Film Production House), Navi Mumbai
Creative Team Member
June 2008-June 2011

Associate/ Assistant Director in pre-production (including story boarding) and production for corporate films, product application films & 5 TV commercials.

Equus (Film Studio), Mumbai
Intern
June 2010-July 2010

Assisted the ad filmmaker Piyush Panjuani in an ad project with an international client.

Clay n' Colors Communications (Ad Agency), Navi Mumbai
Creative Assistant
July 2009-April 2010

E-dutainment Unlimited (Animation and Graphic Institute), Navi Mumbai
Creative Consultant
June 2008-April 2010

Created the Concept, story and characters for an animated TV series (26 episode) which is under development. Created concepts, script and directed a Republic Day Filler which was aired on CNBC Awaaz Channel on 26/01/2009. Created a script for Energy conservation for a known Corporate CSR and overseeing the development into a 3 minute animated film.

Rotract Club of (SIES) South Indian Education Society College, Navi Mumbai
Creative Head
July 2009-April 2010

RCSIES Is a part of Rotaract, youth wing of Rotary Club. Elected as a Creative and Cultural Head. Had worked in several Fund-raising projects for Charity. Also was incharge of the creative aspects (brainstorming, poster designing etc.) in college activities like Treasure hunt, Debate Competition, Rotract Premier League.

Freelance
Concept Development, Graphic designer, Storyboard Artist
June 2008-Till date

ORGANZING AND PARTICIPATION

Granfalloon (Art Gallery), Bangalore
Artist, Organizer
April 2013

Crack of Condom...social glitch (Art Gallery), Bangalore
Organizer, Curator, Artist
September 2012

No Point Being (Art Gallery), Bangalore
Organizer, Artist, Curator
April 2012

Indian Art Fair 2012 (Art Gallery Event), Delhi
Artist Team
January 2012

Part of the ArtScienceBangalore team, who exhibited an artwork involving a mobile laboratory and some DIY equipment in the international event.

(KIFA) Keon Internation Film Academy
Participant
May 2009-June 2009

Attended a 6 week Intensive Filmmaking course of Keon International Film Academy conducted by a team of Hollywood Directors & Technicians. Was one of the five students, whose script was selected and made into a short film (The Bigger Picture), which was sent to Toronto Film Festival by KIFA.

Talk to me about

I am interested mostly drawing sketches, reading, researching, listening to music...But what fascinates me is the extent to which human creativity can go to...

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Anupriy Kanti
Posted over 3 years ago
Where does our identity as being "human" come from?
A very interesting and a complex question - one that cannot be answered with simplicity perhaps. But scientifically, it could be our sense of cognition, biological similarities and potential of evolving behaviour. Anthropologically, it could be the desire to satisfy not just our physiological needs but to develop our emotional and intellectual self too using culture as a tool. However, the irony in this is that, we yet need to segregate ourselves not just other species, but our own using culture, religion or nation. In doing so over time, we automatically forget that it is not nature that creates this distinction but us (i.e. it does not didactically tell us we are different from apes, we do that). Since it is us, the lines never seem to be very clear as they are done within a context of place and time. Would like to leave with something I had written a while back - http://heyimalive.blogspot.in/2008/11/who-am-i.html WHO AM I? Am I just a fusion of different chemicals, formed miraculously by some divine intervention? Am I just a biological species, happening to be composed of cells and tissues? Am I just an individual, who loves socializing, traveling and sketching? Am I just a Mumbai-ite, with a happy family and great friends around the place? Am I just an Indian, living in a metropolitan city? Am I just a teenager, vainly trying to figure out life and relationships? Am I just a human being, doing my time on this planet seeing if I make a difference? Am I just a carbon speck, in this infinite universe soup somewhere in the span of my existence? Or Am I just...Anupriy? We may be everything, but is it right for us to think within a context to a degree that we forget the rest. Perhaps that is why there is never a clear answer about the origin of our identity.
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Anupriy Kanti
Posted almost 4 years ago
If you could do a TED talk, what would you talk about?
'Revisting our concepts of Problems and Solution'. Did a small presentation with a friend for a Rotary Club in Mumbai, India. It was on the lines of how we have traditionally seen 'problems' (or obstacles, questions etc.) - as something that is 'bad', difficult to understand due to the complex or subjective nature - and 'solutions' (or answers) - as something that is 'good', eliminates the problem, brings happiness. By trying to just give an alternative view, we left everyone with a thought they can not just carry back with them, but can use and apply in the daily life. The idea has developed further and we are planning on writing a book.
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Anupriy Kanti
Posted almost 4 years ago
What's your TED habit?
Since I got introduced to TED a few years back, I have been watching it on a regular basis (2-3 'new' talks every couple of days). I always make it a point to open a TED site atleast ones a day, just to see if there is a new one has come out. If the name and the description catches my eyes and interest, I watch it there and then - no matter how long. However, if I am in a hurry, or taking a short break from other work, I look for one of the 'Less than 6 minutes or 3 minutes one'. I make it a point to download the once I feel are really good once and send the link to a group of people who may find it interesting too (though I am sure some of them must have got irritated with me flooding their inbox with TEDtalks). Apart from that, I have 'like'd the TED page on Facebook, so I get a constant update of the current happening on the site.
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Anupriy Kanti
Posted almost 4 years ago
Lauren Zalaznick: The conscience of television
Amazingly insightful talk. It is nice to see a new perspective on Television shows and how it affects our psyche. But I do have one question - In the statistic regarding 'Fantasy/Imagination' and 'Unemployment' (A seemingly weird but interesting comparison, I must add), there seems to be a crude relation between the two as if both are directly proportional. How and Why? Is it to say that this particular genre may have contributed in creating unemployment? Or is it the this genre becomes the 'most viewed' when one is unemployed?
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Anupriy Kanti
Posted about 4 years ago
Why don't people believe in God?
First of all, I would like to clarify that when it comes to religion and god - I am agnostic i.e. a doubter. This is after years of being an atheist. But my passion of philosophy and mythology made me revise the concept of why religion (and God) exists or atleast why people believe them to be. Most of us believe or want to believe in idea of God because it gives the world around us a sense of order and purpose. But does God really exist? And how important is it for us to find out? As you put it in your open line 'if it were even the slightest....that God does not exist or does?'. Personally I believe that even if you do you will be going to hell (or something similar) - atleast according to the religions that you didn't follow. Each religion or faith ultimately prescribes a way of living that they believe is the right or optimum way. And who is to say which one got it right or wrong? Perhaps in this process of thinking, I realized that the best way is to keep an open mind about all this...
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Anupriy Kanti
Posted over 4 years ago
What makes me deserving to know the Truth about anything? Does questioning and contemplating make me worthy enough to know?
I do not think that I am unworthy, that question is moot because one can always conjugate reasons of why one does not meet certain criteria or conditions making him or her unworthy. Besides, you are answering a question by questioning its negation. Besides, the point of me asking what makes me worthy is that besides, my own curiosity and knowledge seeking attitude, I can't think of any other reason why I should get to know truth about anything. The idea was to ask - what makes anyone of us better deserving to know something about the world more than others?
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Anupriy Kanti
Posted over 4 years ago
What makes me deserving to know the Truth about anything? Does questioning and contemplating make me worthy enough to know?
A very thoughtful answer... The point of me asking this was because I see around me a world full of diversity - people with different outlooks, beliefs etc. It made me wonder 'How am I to understand the world if I am limited by my own perception?'. So I thought that few ways to knowledge, as you aptly put it, was Open-mindedness, humility, acknowledgement etc. However, it raised me another question - Does a loss of subjectivity get to closer to the truth (or truths)? If yes, then our emotions and perception are not something to be felt, but overcome. If yes, then it is as good as saying that objectivism is perhaps the only way to go. Then it's better to be 'Wikipedia' then a 'human being' if one wants to pursue knowledge or truth..
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Anupriy Kanti
Posted over 4 years ago
Where do our thoughts come from?
I too have wondered this for long, I even asked this question on a blog - Does an idea or a concept orginate or materializes when it comes in a form of a thought or feeling? Or does it exist independently, using us as only medium or vessel to be expressed? While conventionally, thoughts and ideas are believed to be a refined manifestation of mental activity, or consciousness, recently a new field of Memetics speaks about how thoughts or ideas transfer and replicate themselves from one being to another via 'memes'. This is analogous to the way genes work. There is a lot of debate and speculation about the credibility of this field. But nonetheless, it is another way of looking and understanding the concept of 'thoughts'.
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Anupriy Kanti
Posted over 4 years ago
Denis Dutton: A Darwinian theory of beauty
Interesting Insight. Amazing and fascinating presentation. But I have a question, regarding the Darwinian explanation of beauty - it says that beauty is beyond 'what lies in the eye of beholder' but then what about the subjectivity of beauty? The idea that beauty is cultural concept was take into account of the context in which it is being judged. The subjectivity of beauty cannot be ignored. Even to two people of the same culture, may not agree upon something or someone being beautiful. Evolution may explain an aspect of beauty (It being "one of the ways that evolution has of arousing or sustaining interest") but does not explain the reason for its subjectivity.