"The people at Thought Cloud Studio have the most imaginative and inquisitive minds, that knit artistic ability & technology to narrate any story."
Viji, Major Production Honcho
All hail the dreamers - Gautham, Ganesh, Venu & Viji - the one’s putting their imagination to work every day.
This diverse creative power group represents the foundation of Thought Cloud Studio. Many years of valuable animation and movie-making experiences brings with them tremendous creative momentum that shape ideas into powerful stories.
Along with conceptual ideation and graphic design to finished illustration and 3D animation, they are passionate and professional, possess deep and varied experience in all aspects of creative development and visual communication.
They are the proverbial "Wild Ones".
Venu, the core of Thought Cloud Studio brings over two decades of experience in cinema and visual effects. His strength lies in ideating, drawing & understanding of the new-age digital media.
He is credited with directing
- 5ters – Castle Of Dark Master, produced by Morphosys
- "Vivekam"- 52 Episode and "Panchikiran"
- 3D shorts like "Junta" and "Bansi" at Synergy Images.
- Ad films, including those for Dubai's Children's City, SI Group, Krystal Group, Mohanlal's Tastebuds.
He has worked as in the most reputed animation firms over the years, gaining tremendous experience
- Bang Solutions, Mumbai
- Toonz Animation
Animation Supervisor of "Friends Forever", a full-length feature film, Storyboard artist for popular movies like "Main Hoon Na" and "Nayana".
Director - Business, Sales & Marketing
Ganesh Papanna brings more than 18 years of rich experience from the IT industry handling Sales, Marketing, Channels and Business Management. He is also the proprietor of RAAGA Infosystems that caters to IT Consulting.
He is responsible for operations, sales, marketing, strategy and resource management, he has served several top notch companies like SIFY, IBM, Pronto, Ramco, Blue Star etc. His expertise spans Business Management and IT Consulting. He has also been the Executive Producer of a Hindi movie for children titled "5ters".
Director - Production
Viji, as she is fondly known and referred to by the team, brings in a unique mix of creative and management skills to Thought Cloud. Graduating with a fine arts degree, and then going on to specialise in painting from Chitrakala Parishath, one of the most prestigious colleges in India and in Bangalore, she is involved right from conception to project management.
She comes with experience from across the spectrum:
Assisted well known Kannada film director Mr. KSL Swami as an Art Director and as Assistant Director for Kannada films and serials
Creative Director: SYNERGY IMAGES
Assisted in the film "5ters- Castle of Dark Master"
Gautham Kalathur has had prior experience in various places before heading BMS Creative Media Services Pvt. Ltd. He started his career working for a New Jersey software firm called Vaktech. The company grew from a 12 employee firm to a 80 employee MNC as a result of his marketing and sales skills. He then joined Nivasoft where he headed the R & D team. Sourcen was the last firm that he worked for before he ventured out to start BMS innolabs and its innovative media services branch, BMSCMS, both backed by the famous BMS group of organizations.