Get your head in the game with Travellers Tales animator Opinder Singh Chaggar masterclass on 20 February

13 Feb 2020

SAE Liverpool is looking forward to welcoming Opinder Singh Chaggar back to their campus on 20 February for an SAE Extra masterclass covering how to break into the Animation and Games industry. 

The masterclass will take place from 11.00 am, and will cover tailoring showreels, different styles of animation, and in-game footage of test levels which will show students how professionals test their own animations, with a chance for the attendees to ask questions at the end of the session. 

Opinder currently works at Travellers Tales, a Warner Bros Games Studio, where he has worked on a wide range of popular games, including Lego titles such as Lego Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter, Avengers, Batman and more. 

He has previously worked on AAA titles such as Heavenly Sword, The Bourne Conspiracy and Motorstorm Apocalypse for other renowned studios in the US and the UK such as EA, Ninja Theory, High Moon Studios, Trion World Network, and Sony Entertainment UK. 

SAE Liverpool Programme Coordinator for Animation, Web and Games, Firdaus Khalid, said: "Opi has been a great speaker and good friend to our campus for a couple of years now, and more importantly, he has a really great reputation with all our Game Art Animation students. His talk has been very motivational for our students, and they are really inspired to start their expedition into the creative content industry. The content of his talk for this upcoming session is nothing less than sheer brilliance from years of his industry experience, and we are always honoured to have him sharing his knowledge and journey with our students. I highly recommend Opinder's talk session to all, as I am sure it will be beneficial to everyone who attends it, right here at SAE Liverpool, The Home of Creatives."

Having been mentored by some of the best in the Animation industry (including Don Crum from Pixar Animation Studios, Jason Schleifer from Weta Digital/PDI Dreamworks, and Steve Cady from Weta Digital), Opinder understands the value of learning from others, so his talk will place a strong emphasis on the value of networking. 

Opinder said: “I hope the students can take away that it’s possible to have a career in the Games industry if you apply yourself, stay active socially and keep that discipline in your niche area.” 

Opinder delivered a talk at SAE Liverpool last year, and students felt that the session provided invaluable insight into the current climate of the games industry, including the social and political aspects of the world of work. 

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We’re looking forward to welcoming him back to the campus soon. 

To attend Opinder’s masterclass, register here.