Education

Native Puppets brings world-class animation courses at your doorstep
11:00 am PDT 26/01/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Native Puppets, one of India’s top online animation schools with expertise in character animation, has some exciting news for budding animators – It’s offering certified advanced diploma courses in animation, gaming, and VFX to prospective students. And they can do this in the comfort of their home by creating a schedule to match their convenience! Native Puppets has carved a niche for themselves in the field of animation schooling. Their trainers and alumni come from all parts of the world, … Read More


Here are some of the best animation schools in the world
11:30 am PDT 19/12/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

If you are looking for a career in the field of animation, you must definitely be on a lookout for the best animation schools in the world. Here is a list of five of the top animation schools globally! Every student is different and has different requirements, skill sets and aspirations when it comes to their career. With the right animation degree, it is not just about learning animation games and graphics. Today, animation experts can try their hands in … Read More


Kolkata gets its ninth MAAC centre
2:30 pm PDT 14/12/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) today announced the launch of its ninth MAAC Kasba centre in Kolkata. With more and more film-goers hooked to flying humans and stomping monsters, the Indian animation and visual effects (VFX) industry has grown considerably. Aptech AVP Shajan Samuel said, “Kolkata has always been known as a city of literary, artistic, and revolutionary heritage. Considering these trends, MAAC Kasba will turn Kolkata into a hotbed of animation and VFX artists. We launched our first … Read More


FX School to provide up to 100 per cent scholarship in filmmaking, game design, VFX and more
6:00 pm PDT 23/11/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Deserving students can earn a full 100 per cent scholarship as well as 75 per cent and 50 per cent scholarships towards FX School’s courses in filmmaking, visual effects (VFX), virtual reality game design and development, graphic design & digital art and computer graphics animation by taking a free test on 24 or 25 November. This year FX School has allocated five 100 per cent scholarships! Last year, scholarships totalling 25 lakhs were awarded to aspirants. FX School National Award … Read More


Vancouver Film School’s Mumbai and Hyderabad campuses launched; will include courses for the AVGC industry
4:00 pm PDT 20/11/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Vancouver Film School (VFS) has partnered with Digital India (DI) to create satellite campuses to offer programs in animation, VFX, game development and film to provide skills to students at par with international industry standards. The collaboration at Mumbai was marked by a signing ceremony between VFS and DI at Taj Mahal Palace hotel attended by Canadian Minister of Trade, François-Philippe Champagne, high commissioner of Canada, Nadir Patel, Diwakar Gandhi for VFS, Meena Sood for DI and Ashish Kulkarni from … Read More


MAAC to enter Kollam with a new centre
1:30 pm PDT 16/11/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) today announced the launch of its first centre at Kollam district and the third MAAC centre in Kerala. Kerala has been witnessing a huge interest among the youth to learn animation and VFX enabled course. In addition to a thriving media and entertainment industry, the increasing number of animation studios and game developers have been playing a pivotal role in this trend. MAAC Kollam will offer students an opportunity to learn 3D animation, VFX, … Read More


MAAC launches first centre in Cuttack, Orissa
2:30 pm PDT 09/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) has announced the launch of its first centre in the city of Cuttack in Orissa. This is the second centre in Orissa and will be the latest addition to the MAAC in India. Aptech assistant vice president Shajan Samuel said, “We are looking to expand in tier-two cities in Eastern India  as we are confident our next level of growth will come from these cities. With state of the art facilities and the latest 3D animation and visual effects … Read More


Accolades Galore at Toon Club!
4:47 pm PDT 25/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The last couple of months has been an eventful period for Toon Club-ites. Apart from its films being officially selected in almost 10 festivals across the world- 5 (Stop Deforestation, The Coolest Magician, Egyptian Clans, Amazing Animals, Mr. Grumpledump’s Song) at Paris International Animation Film Festival (PIAFF), 2 (Stop Deforestation, Every Child Matters) at Animasyros International Animation Festival- Agora, Greeceand 1 (The Coolest Magician)at Noe Valley Girls Film Festival, San Francisco, CA and 1 (Every Child Matters) at Lahore International … Read More


Now Mangalore has its first MAAC centre!
3:00 pm PDT 22/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC), India’s premier educator in high-end 3D animation and visual effects, announces the launch of its new centre at Mangalore, Karnataka. This is the first MAAC center in Mangalore and the latest addition to MAAC India. Recently, the state cabinet approved the Karnataka animation, visual effects, gaming and comics policy (KAVGC) 2017-2022, which envisages putting in place an ecosystem to promote the state as a lucrative outsourcing destination in the sector. This policy aims as … Read More


Native Puppets will have former DreamWorks Animation Head as Mentor
5:45 pm PDT 05/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

You want to learn to prepare a continental dish, you won’t sift through the bundle of cooking books in your drawer. You will straight go to YouTube and watch a video. You have to be at a party tonight and want to show-off a few moves, you get on the net and watch a quick video with Bollywood style dance. Well, the entire world is practically online, and so is the art of animation. Native Puppets is a professional level … Read More


Prime Focus Academy of Media and Entertainment Studies all set for a new innings in VFX education
8:08 pm PDT 22/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Prime Focus Academy of Media and Entertainment Studies (PFAMES) has been recently launched in Mumbai in the suburbs of Goregaon east. They have started new courses for rotoscopy, digital paint, rotomation and matchmove. The duration of the course is 15 months where the training is in sync with the industry needs. We were curious, to find out what is new in store for VFX education for our country and it was undoubtedly a great experience. We had the interview at … Read More


National Students Meet of 2017 by MAAC kickstarts in Goa
5:30 pm PDT 17/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) is back with the National Students Meet (NSM) and after traversing the Rann of Kutch last year returns to Goa for the 2017 edition. Spanning across four days from 17 to 20 August, the latest NSM event in the plush confines of the Joecons Beach Resort in Benaulim, and promises to continue from where it left off. With the tagline “The waves of creativity have reached Goa again”, the NSM just like its previous events … Read More