From the visual effects behind Tony Stark suiting up mid-air to Rick dragging Morty along on inter-dimensional adventures, technology has revolutionized entertainment in more ways than one can imagine.

Pragyan is proud to present 𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗸𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗴𝗲, a live infotainment series where experts in VFX, animation, and other fields talk about the incorporation of technology in entertainment.

  1. Pete Michels

Pete Michels is a renowned Emmy-winning animation director and his most notable works include Rick and Morty, The Simpsons, and the Family Guy. 

In this episode, he discussed the history of animation and how it has evolved over the course of time. Michels broke down the entire process of animation to the host and the viewers and spoke about how animation has become larger than life, reaching a lot of people now after initially venturing into children's cartoon shows.


  1. Wahid Ibn Reza

HBO’s Game of Thrones, Rick and Morty, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, and the Oscar-nominated Doctor Strange are some of the many popular movies and series that Wahid Ibn Reza has worked on. 

In this episode, he recalled his own journey into production management and explains his role as a production manager. The viewers received an elaborate insight into the world of technologically oriented modern films. He also shed light on how VFX works out the final visuals of the film.



  1. Gaurav Sundararaman

Gaurav Sundararaman is a senior cricket analyst who has over 12 years of experience in multiple domains of cricket. He is well-known for developing data-driven analytics and strategies to improve the performance of teams in the IPL. 

This episode featured him explaining the role of analytics in the world of cricket and how the sport has evolved over a short span of time, with data-driven technology. He also explained a few strategies which are implemented with the help of analytics, and finally his role in helping a cricket team.


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