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Go to thread The more I want to refrain...the more i am pulled to this forum...I am loving it (Universal), Wednesday 04/09/14 01:50:06 UTC

The more I want to refrain...the more i am pulled to this forum...I am loving it

What is the criteria to get selected at DDU...can someone explain in detail.
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Go to thread Anonymous7175, Thursday 03/27/14 21:20:01 UTC

Oriental DW can't get here fast enough...

I can't wait to stop reading this Bangalore madness! China is taking all of our jobs so relax.
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Go to thread Anonymous6648, Tuesday 03/18/14 12:05:43 UTC

Fall of dream works

Fall of dream works Mr Peabody & Sherman Flop
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Go to thread Mr. Peabody & Sherman is another feather in DDU’s (Not Fixing Job), Monday 03/17/14 06:09:37 UTC

Great DDU Lighter

We delivered shot work on 6 sequences out of 28 (16.46 minutes run time) including the complex climax sequence which featured a large number of characters coming together. Handling the sheer volume of the climax sequence was a huge challenge. That apart, the CFX team was also involved in 10 crowds’ sequence, simulating cloth of 2700 crowd characters. The CFX department at DDU expanded its tool base to handle the complexity involved in the hair & fur simulation – Houdini was added to the host of proprietary tools and pipeline being used. ‘The unique look of each era coupled with the stylized treatment that the Production Designer expectedmeant that straightforward physical simulation was not going to suffice; we achieved the desired art direction through an iterative and collaborative creative process. It was a very stimulating, both technically as well as artistically.
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Go to thread Anonymous5755, Monday 03/03/14 04:10:59 UTC

Oscar

Nope, not happening.
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Go to thread Anonymous4961, Saturday 02/22/14 07:12:54 UTC

dreamworks bangalore office

what's the culture over there in bangalore?
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Go to thread Anonymous4510, Thursday 02/13/14 17:23:09 UTC

Visual Development Artist Salary

Hey - Anyone knows how much DW Visual Development Artists make now days (base comp and bonus/incentives)? Thanks in advance!
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Go to thread Anonymous4503, Thursday 02/13/14 14:48:34 UTC

Nothing, zip, nada

VES Awards. Won ZERO of them on 12th February.
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Go to thread Anonymous4340, Monday 02/10/14 10:09:20 UTC

Re: Layoffs

Just wait, you are next.
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Go to thread Layoff, Wednesday 01/29/14 05:43:05 UTC

With March not far away whats the status of Layoff this year? can anyone explain.

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Go to thread HatsoffVishwas, Monday 01/27/14 14:41:34 UTC

Who is the person you are referring to. Name please?

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Go to thread Anonymous1750, Wednesday 12/18/13 13:56:07 UTC

ddu

A studio like DDU is shot down because of some production people and immediate leads . They paint a very pretty picture about themselves in front of Higher ups and act all Gentleman/womanly in Parties. If only those higher ups could see the ugly truth of how they behave with the subordinates, things would be much better.
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Go to thread Anonymous1721, Tuesday 12/17/13 08:17:36 UTC

The below article is very true.

DW has a very bad habit of not putting checks on half baked leadership. We do tons of reviews but never analysis on how many people voluntarily leave under each Producer. These would be fascinating statics but would uncover the ugly, protected leaders. Oh well. We get free lunch.
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Go to thread Dreamworks Dud Unit, Sunday 12/15/13 05:27:23 UTC

Why Good Employee Leave? David W Richard

A study came up with the surprising finding: If you're loosing good people, look to their immediate supervisors. More than any other single reason, he is the reason people stay and thrive in organization. And he's the reason why they quit, talking their knowledge, experience and contacts with them. Often, straight to the competition. "People leave managers not companies" write the authors Marcus Buckinggham and Curt Coffman " So much money has been thrown at the challenges of keeping good people-in the form of better pay, better perks and better training-when in the end, turnover is mostly a manager issue." If you have a turnover problem, look first to your managers and supervisors. Beyond a point, an employee's primary need has less to do with money, and more to do with how he's treated and how valued he feels. Much depends directly on the immediate manager.
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Go to thread Anonymous1421, Thursday 12/12/13 06:43:34 UTC

http://www.glassdoor.com/Salary/DreamWorks-Animation-Salaries-E36343.htm?sort.sortType=BP&sort.ascending=false

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Go to thread Anonymous1357, Tuesday 12/10/13 23:26:54 UTC

do animators have weekend off?

please let me know? what about vacation?
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Go to thread al-anon (al-anon), Sunday 12/08/13 19:46:30 UTC

Hans, from DW to Yahoo - translation - loser, from one loser company to another!

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Go to thread NotAnonymous, Saturday 11/30/13 11:48:11 UTC

Tehalka, when you write be specific what you mean. We are not able to understand what you mean to say.

Tehalka, when you write be specific what you mean. We are not able to understand what you mean to say. Do you mean to say that we follow the guidelines??? The guidelines says following: Sexual harassment includes such unwelcome sexually determined behaviour (whether directly or by implication) as: a) Physical contact and advances; b) A demand or request for sexual favours; c) Sexually coloured remarks; d) Showing pornography; e) Any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature Hope this gives clarity to you, we have educated our people
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Go to thread Tehalka, Friday 11/29/13 06:53:19 UTC

How many Tehalka's have gone under carpet??? can someone throw light on this???

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Go to thread Anonymous940, Tuesday 11/26/13 07:53:17 UTC

n/a

Boy there are a lot of sour grapes here. Listen boys and girls, no matter where you go, there will be dead weight. There will be dead weight in management, there will be dead weight in production, there will be dead weight in administration. It's a natural distribution even at the best organizations. There is dead weight at Google. There is dead weight at Jet Propulsion Labs. There is dead weight at Pixar. There are idiots in Harvard, Stanford, ILM, Weta, and any number of places that require smarts to get the job done. So this whole "let's name names" game I'm seeing in these posts is just petty and small. It's a simple business model. As long as the conveyor belt of bags of cash keep feeding the company, people keep their jobs, bonuses get paid, and you get to keep paying your underwater mortgage. When the bags of cash stop flowing in, the company has to reduce its costs. People get let go. It sucks, but it happens everywhere from sea to shining sea. India isn't to blame, Obama isn't to blame, W. Bush isn't to blame. Business just has its ups and it has its downs. I see a lot of fingers being pointed and if need to get it out to feel better, then go ahead and rat on your coworkers for taking long breaks but it only makes you look cowardly. Big picture is that layoffs suck, people's lives get up-ended, and the company has to fight to survive for the ones who remain on board. I wish the company well. It has performed well for a very long time and it took one slip-up with an underperforming big-budget movie to bring it to one knee. It is a powerful reminder of how high the stakes are in feature animation. Prepare for the worst, save money, and be ready when the company hits a difficult period and you're out of a job. Don't spend all your paychecks on German sports cars and trips to Vegas. That's show business.
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Go to thread Anonymous939, Tuesday 11/26/13 07:52:31 UTC

solution

The problem with DreamWorks, is that people on top think that a great idea of a movie is 90% of the solution. They forget that it takes an incredible amount of talent, creativity and polishing to create the great products we do. Of course, it will take a couple of more years (or less) for them to run the company down to the ground. Whenever you have a monopoly in a product, such as animated movies, you keep repeating the same solution over and over again. The people that get promoted are those in marketing, and people involved in sales, management. They forget to innovate, and therefore people that are let go are those who are a pain to manage, but are creative. Eventually competition catches up, and their marketing and sales forces can't deal with a market in which they have no monopoly. This loop is common in companies involved with innovation. Managers at DreamWorks are expert in process, not in content. They follow the tip of the ship about to hit the iceberg. Not something you want to do in order to save a company.
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Go to thread Anonymous938, Tuesday 11/26/13 07:51:41 UTC

DW

Guys, Please note that our friends in Dreamworks are not bull dozing you but telling you plain truth. Those of you who are staying in false hope and not accepting the reality , please go and do some reality check. Check your offer letter and answer few of my question. a. Does your offer letter say that you are employee of Dreamworks? b. does it say that you will be paid by Dreamworks? c. Who has signed the document, any dreamworker? d. does any of the Dreamworks representative bound by DDU policy(I mean Technicolor policy)?? e. are you bound by any of the dreamworks policy??? f. does the movie credit list showing your name says that you are Dreamwork(It says Dreamworks Dedicated Unit at Technicolor) g. Even when we visit DDU the dog tag says Technicolor India.............. there are few more questions which are legitimate but will only cause heartburn to DDU, so let us agree to the fact and not shy away that DDU is not Dreamworks but an exclusive unit of Technicolor working on Dreamworks project...which means any day Dreamworks feel that DDU is not affective as a contributor they can walk out of India without any legal complication. If you guys really wants to be called a Dreamworker ask the management for following things to be done a. let your offer letter say Dreamworks employee b. let your email id be Dreamworks instead of ddu-india. c. let the movie credit list say Dreamworlds India...get the following in place and then you can come and participate in the forum. till such time lets have peace and get going with our primary job. Some of you may claim that they have dreamworks mail id so let me tell you being in IT department that they have been given the dreamworks id as vendor, so don't come and say you are dreamworks. Request you all to maintain harmony and peace.
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Go to thread Anonymous849, Saturday 11/23/13 20:05:16 UTC

Presidential visit on the 26th - playing fiddle while Rome burns?

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Go to thread Anonymous634, Tuesday 11/19/13 06:42:55 UTC

dude what the hell did you write? makes no sense. but dw wastes money all over the place. thank god!

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Go to thread Native puppets, Thursday 11/14/13 16:24:03 UTC

DDU NATIVE PUPPETS

DW/DDU Native puppets  proprietor is a furniture in der. Two years and claims to be a senior Animator still does cycle animation & no actual production shots.. He jus come to work for time pass.. And DDU pays him for tht. DDU & native puppets pays him decent enough to buy him a new car fiat linea.  I wonder if this cycle animator is ruining students life muggin thm.. is he really teach thm animation & help thm Get jobs..
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Go to thread Anonymous, Friday 10/18/13 08:56:20 UTC
When does the next JK/AD/BD bomb come out in theaters?
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Go to thread Anonymous, Monday 10/07/13 19:43:13 UTC
PDU I like it..
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Go to thread Anonymous, Wednesday 10/02/13 00:51:27 UTC
Part time leaders taking the company to the bank. Love it.
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Go to thread Expanding PDU Globally, Tuesday 10/01/13 16:14:44 UTC
Philippe Gluckman Dedicated Unit at India (PDU) Next Unit china (expanding PDU globally)
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Go to thread Anonymous, Friday 09/27/13 05:09:43 UTC
These DDU monkeys are almost as dumb as DW leadership.
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Go to thread Anonymous, Monday 09/23/13 02:07:01 UTC
Dude Wish him all bad that has happened with the laid off best artist & lovely people and the families have been through.
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Go to thread arbeola, Saturday 09/21/13 06:49:00 UTC
Would you guys please open a new forum focusing on DDU and leave this thread for us DwA folks? Thank you!
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Go to thread Anonymous, Saturday 09/21/13 06:41:38 UTC
Summary so far....total number of post: 168.....total on DWA: 53....total on DDU: 115.....Highest number of abuses:Mr MS(92 times) followed by others who are far behind by many miles....Good things about DDU: Only 4 posts......Free advice: 24 posts..... Implementation from top bosses on free advice: None.....well you guys may add any additional info which has been missed by me.
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Go to thread Anonymous, Friday 09/20/13 22:07:59 UTC
ps - Thank you very much Jeffrey. Come again.
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Go to thread Anonymous, Friday 09/20/13 22:06:40 UTC
Does a person care we are slave labour to another country even though we sleep in our own beds? They make many world dollars on our backs and we are whipping each other with verbal weapons. We must appreciate each other for this.
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Go to thread Anonymous, Friday 09/20/13 00:06:19 UTC
It's going to be great when we don't have to read this Technicolor BS anymore and all the work goes to China. We'll still have to fix all the work coming back from China too, but at least we won't understand the crying posts. YES!!!
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Go to thread Anonymous, Thursday 09/19/13 10:52:15 UTC
DDU is way better than the last studio you were in ????? Seriously guys entire management is defunct they fired very talented artists Aayush Sharma, Sumesh kumar etc
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Go to thread pseudonym, Thursday 09/19/13 02:33:07 UTC
I agree with that. I doubt if DDU layout lead has 1% of layout sense.. I even over heard him couple of times saying tht he was there just for the heck of it. And has plans to move and lead a better dept or direct his own movie.. ROLF..
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Go to thread Anonymous, Wednesday 09/18/13 20:39:32 UTC
Totally agree you & your thought process. I know What I am best at thanks. And believe me I have my opinion and view point. But then isnt funny, dodgy or what ever is interpreted when "n" number of people are laid off from a dept in DDU and all of them well educated in that particular field. Who are doin good outside in same dept field. And you say they are not suitable. Then you get a so called self proclaimed modeler as a lead of that department. As he was not capable enough to be a modeling lead in DDU for the first time. Given a second chance can manage camera & has an eye for Layout & cinematography. Gimme a break dude. This is all ass licking business. Who licks the best stays in the best position. Definitely there were better people than VIVEK RAM
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Go to thread Anonymous, Wednesday 09/18/13 19:12:55 UTC
What the hell are you guys cribbing about? Wake up and look at the big picture! Look around you!! You have the best equipment to work on. Some of the best people in the industry to work with, on great shows. Can it get better than this? Really? Can YOU run a better studio? Can YOU make better movies? If yes, do it. What's stopping you? No place is perfect! Every studio or company has its flaws. I'm sure you know this because DDU is way better than the last studio you were in. what matters is how you deal with it. You can complain about it or come forward with suggestions to solve issues. You will never be successful at anything in life by bitching about other people. Things are not always going to work out your way, grow up and deal with it. As an artists, this is the best opportunity you will ever have in your life to practice your art. Create, Draw, tell stories, make short films, spend your time doing what you love. We are in animation because we fell in love with art. And art is beautiful. Spread beauty. So many artists were rejected because they were not considered to be good enough for DDU. You are in DDU because you are the best in India. Make India Proud. For you and your future generation. This is our world, we need to protect it. Make it better. Jai Hind
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