MALIK GILLANI'S CREATIVE DEN!

 

MALIK GILLANI:

An animator, a graphic designer, an aspiring film-maker, a creative-enthusiast. Always inclined towards the inventive & vivid vicinity of life. While in His early days when most of the kids are involved in ancillary measures and games/sports, Malik on the contrary used to observe nature and the activities around Him and make sketches, drawings & paintings at the tender age of 12. Got distinctions in drawing exams, used to participate in drawing and writing competitions on school level. Soon after He discovered that Art is the medium predestined for Him. To advance His arty skills, later on He joined Karachi School of Art and studied Computer Graphic Design (Digital Media) with majors in 3d Animation. In His career of 13 years He has worked on many National and International projects like an Oscar contending Netflix Original Shortfilm Sitara, Big Ass Spider (Hollywood Movie), Ajwan (Saudi Sci-fi Series), Mansour, Shabiyat & Health Matters With Dr. Adam (Emirati 3d Series), The Chronicles of Umro Ayyar (upcoming Pakistani 3d animated feature film), 3 Bahadur, 3 Bahadur: The Revenge of Baba Balaam & 3 Bahadur: Rise of The Warriors (1st Pakistani 3d Animated Feature Film Trilogy), Commander Safeguard, Bankay Mian Ki Qawali, Dettol Warriors, Waar and Seedlings (Pakistani Movies) & variety of commercials.


Now Malik Gillani is working as Lead Animator at Ingenuity Productions.

PROJECTS:

International:

  • “SBC | Ramadan Idents”- (2022) – A series of short idents developed and produced by Barajoun Entertainment for SBC Saudi Channel. I have made character animations for this project

  • “Health Matters With Dr Adam”- (2019, 2021) – An initiative by UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention, Pfizer and Emirates. I have made character animations for this project

  • “Ajwan”- Season 01 (2021) – Saudi Television Series in 3d. I am responsible for character animations & rigging. A project by Barajoun Entertainment, who made feature film BILAL

  • “K&N’s DLand”- Season 01 (2021) – An International Tv Series in 3d. I am responsible for character animations

  • “Sitara” – An Oscar contending Netflix original short-film by Waadi Animations. I have worked as a Lead Animator for this project
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11064862/fullcredits
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf8bP-bt8aM

  • “Courage of a little heart” – A project by UNICEF Afghanistan to protect children from armed conflict. I have made all the character animations & camera setup for this project
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UFmantNBNM

  • “Mansour- Season 01” – Emirate Television Cartoon Series in 3D. I have lead the project for few episodes & made character animations & camera setup for this project
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rB3mvkR_2YU
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5471188/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm

  • “Mega Spider” – International Feature Film (2012). I have made Character animations for this movie
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1830713/

  • “Hanuman’s Ride” (2011). I have made Hanuman’s character animations for the indoor roller coaster ride based on (Disney’s) Simpson’s Ride

  • “Dino”- Game (2011), Dinosaurs animations for game

  • “Dino Istanbul”- Roller Coaster Simulation Game (2011). Dinosaurs animations for game

  • “Space Phoenix”- I’ve done creature Animations for Emirate TV ID

 

Local / National:

  • “The Chronicles Of Umro Ayyar” an Ingenuity Productions 3d animated feature film. I am responsible for animations and some rigging (Lead Animator / Team Lead), also to ensure high quality animations from the animation team, keeping in mind the aesthetics and requirement of the project.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EycPqW3Y2E

  • “Team Muhafiz” an ISPR production. ISPR’s first ever 3d animated series. I am responsible for animations and rigging (3 Episodes).

  • “Heera” An Urdu feature Film by Skyspin Studios. I have animated few scenes for this movie

  • “Ankahi Baatein” by a Canada based Pakistani singer Munir Gillani. It’s a romantic tragic track, keeping in mind the mood, the soulful vocals and melody of the song, the director Malik Gillani came up with the concept/idea to incorporate 3d environments with live action, hence giving it a surreal feel justifying the true essence of the song. Animated, post. Prod / vfx & directed by me
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86scr0SxqhY (Music Video HD)

  • “3 Bahadur: Rise of The Warriors” – Last installment of trilogy of Pakistan’s 1st feature length 3d animated movie. I was responsible for Modeling, Rigging & Animations (Lead Animator / Team Lead)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrFGEbvuweo (Theatrical Trailer)

  • “3 Bahadur Part 2 – The Revenge of Baba Balaam” – Sequal to Pakistan’s 1st feature length 3d animated movie. I was responsible for Modeling, Rigging & Animations (Senior Animator)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVN7F7SZwIc (Theatrical Trailer)

  • “3 Bahadur-3B” – The 1st feature length 3d animated movie of Pakistan”. I was responsible for Modeling, Rigging & Animations (Senior Animator).
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7eTNgDLj3w  (Theatrical Trailer)

  • “Waar” – Pakistani feature film. I have made animations / manual tracking for vfx shots

  • “Seedlings (Lamha)” – Pakistani feature film. I have made animations for vfx shots

  • “Waadey (promises)” – The 1st full fledged 3d character animated music video of Pakistan”. Animated, post. Prod / vfx & directed by me
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6dkkbIpd5U
    http://tribune.com.pk/story/471653/first-full-fledge-3d-animated-music-video-of-pakistan

  • “Aakhir Pal” (2013) A conceptual live action short film for film festivals. Direction, d.o.p, voice-over, post prod. by me
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfXIJT45ES0

  • “Crumbled-A 3d animated shortfilm (conceptual)”. A personal project for film festivals
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLjhcMEmwRo  (Teaser)

  • “Aghaz-e-Safar” (Aaj Tv) Voiceover / Dubbing for  Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s Show – Child Abuse Episode
    https://vimeo.com/92001043

  • “Dettol Warriors 1 & 2”. I was responsible for character animations (key-framing) & composition / camera setup, motion capture data cleanup

  • “Nippon Paints”. Animations & manual camera tracking

  • “PiRats” (Ice Animations (Pvt.) Ltd – in house). One of the most esteemed projects meeting the international standards. I have managed the project for some part & made character animations

  • “Commander Safeguard’s – Mission Clean Sweep: Back To School (2010)”. I was responsible for character animations (key framing) & composition / camera setup

  • “Bankay Mian ki Qawali” (Express News). I was primarily responsible for character animations (key framing), camera setup & final merging

  • “Express Mobile Radio-IVR” (2011). Character animations for Express News helpline service

  • “Express Interactive- Jinnah/Iqbal” (2010). Character animations/mocap cleanup for Express News TV

  • Branding / designing & management for the music band “Mushk”; released by Fire Records (Geo TV Network)

 

Achievements / Awards:

  • Appeared as an external juror and conducted jury/portfolio review & viva of final year animation students (2018) at Karachi School of Art

  • Appeared as an external juror and conducted jury/portfolio review & viva of final year animation students (2016) at Paf Kiet University (City Campus)

  • Best Director Animation award in Youth Film Festival for a 3d animated short film “In Search of Light”; awarded by the jury members from Dawn News and Geo TV

  • Presented and recognized in Gandhara Film Festival for presenting “Waadey” Pakistan’s first full fledged 3d animated music video

  • Presented and recognized in Youth Festival for presenting a 3d animated short film at Arts Council of Pakistan & in an exhibition at The Expo Center Karachi

  • Presented and recognized in Paf Kiet Film Festival for a 3d animated short film; awarded by the jury members from Sharp Image