Education

Delhi CG Animation Awards 2015: The Melting Pot of Animation and VFX professionals
8:30 am PDT 23/04/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

India’s leading Animation, VFX and Multimedia institute, Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) South Extension, Pitampura and Rajouri Garden presented the 4th edition of annual “Delhi CG Animation Awards” at DilliHaat, INA, New Delhi on 11 April, 2015. DCGAA, as it is fondly called, is a platform where the industry and education in the Media and Entertainment sector comes together. professional filmmakers, photographers, game designers, corporate designers, visual effects studios, architectural animation studios, animated – filmmaking industry veterans and students are the participants and audience of DCGAA, which received 2,000+ submissions in its 2015 edition. … Read More


Education trends in India’s animation, visual effects and gaming verticals
4:30 pm PDT 11/04/2015 By Sidharth Iyer

The word education gets its origin from the Latin word ēducātiō which means bringing up or rearing. We have always been told by our elders that if you want to be successful in life you need to attain the right education. Well, if you felt that being successful in the animation, gaming or visual effects field didn’t require one to follow this advice then you are mistaken. For long the Indian animation industry has been criticised for being more of … Read More


3D Training Institute hosts a webinar on 29 April focusing on building a successful career in VFX
12:30 pm PDT 10/04/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

3D Training Institute will feature MPC (Moving Picture Company), a giant in the animated movie industry, and recruiter Christina Zervos, who will describe what MPC evaluates when hiring 3D professionals. Christina will also review the demo reel of MPC animator Julien Deragon. This webinar is for anyone, ranging from beginners who are interested in exploring a career in movies and visual effects, to professionals who would like to get an insider’s perspective on the recruiting process of large animation studios. The live … Read More


Malaysia education minister feels animation is a potent job providing sector
11:00 am PDT 04/04/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Animation industry in the country known for its abundant rubber plantations has a vast potential to create a lot of job opportunities, according to second Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh. As such, he said the Education Ministry would foster closer cooperation with the private sector to produce more animation experts in the future. “Animation industry is an industry that can create jobs, stimulate the economy and increase the national income. Besides, animation should not be associated only with games, … Read More


ZICA students showcase best works in Showreel 2014
12:00 pm PDT 30/03/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

India has become a hotbed for computer graphics, animation and VFX. And with the forever growing advancement of technology there is a huge demand for trained artists in the industry as the VFX requirements are becoming significantly challenging. Incepted in 1995, with mentors who have nutured and facilitated young minds, ZICA continues to transform young talent into professionals preparing them for this highly competitive industry.  ZICA boasts of a state of the art infrastructure with world class facilities that include … Read More


MAAC opens centre in Bhubaneswar
11:30 am PDT 30/03/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

MAAC directors Sandip Saha and Deepak Kedia announced that the institute has opened a new centre at Bhubaneswar, after the success of MAAC Grirsh Park Kolkata. MAAC business head Ram Warrior said, “A land of opportunities, Bhubaneswar has the potential and has already emerged the scale of enviable heights of achievements in educational sector. Be it IT, technology, law, media, films etc. It has a vast scope of development. The people here are keen to explore the different dimension and aspects of … Read More


Ketan Mehta educates Whistling Woods students on the power of animation
2:30 pm PDT 23/03/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

National Award winning filmmaker Ketan Mehta interacted with a bunch of students from Whistling Woods International (WWI) on the Art and Technique of Animation. The session was conducted as part of the 5th VEDA- a cultural hub initiated by Subhash Ghai and WWI to develop artistic skills of the students of every discipline. A student team presented an audio visual footage on the evolution of animation. “There is no limit to the power of animation, so try not to contain … Read More


2015 CG Student Awards Calls for Entries
1:30 pm PDT 19/03/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

The CG Student Awards have opened entries for its 2015 contest. The awards sponsored by Autodesk, will showcase excellence in computer graphics from students and recent graduates from the world’s leading training facilities. “This is truly an incredible opportunity for students and recent alumni to not only showcase their work to industry experts, but it’s simply the best possible way to launch your career in these competitive industries,” declared Awards co-founder Andrew McDonald. The Awards has six main categories: School … Read More


MAAC launches Animation and VFX training centre in Malleshwaram, Bangalore
9:30 am PDT 18/03/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC), one of India’s leading educator in high-end 3D Animation and Visual Effects, today announced the launch of its centre in Malleshwaram , Bangalore. The inauguration of MAAC’s 7th center of in Bangalore centre was done by Actor & Producer Raghavendra Rajkumar, felicitated by dignitaries such as D Suresh Gowda, Producer & Social Worker, Dr R C Hiremath, Pririncipal of KLE college and Goda Anirudh Raghavan, Cartoonist & Shajan Samuel Sr.VP MAAC (India). The centre is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure to train students … Read More


Dolby opens first-ever training academy in Malaysia for Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound
9:30 am PDT 16/03/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Mediagroup Academy, a division of Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup, and Dolby Laboratories, recently announced the launch of the first media training facilities in Malaysia to be fully equipped for training on the creation of Dolby 5.1 surround sound. The media training academy will provide professional-level education for working media practitioners and media enthusiasts who seek to enhance their knowledge. “We are delighted to be working closely with Mediagroup Academy to cultivate media talent in the region and share Dolby’s broadcast technology … Read More


ZICA’s Aesthetics 2014-15: A grand success!
2:30 pm PDT 13/03/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Aesthetics 2014-15, ZICA’s first ever National Student’s Meet was conducted on 27th & 28th February 2015. The event brought together all its students from across the nation under one roof and on a common platform for the very first time in ZICA’s history. Aesthetics 2014-2015 gave students an opportunity to showcase their creativity via their independent films and awarding them on the same in various categories by the jury members. It was a hugely successful event with nearly 100 students … Read More


ZICA’s Aesthetics ’14-’15 is our first students meet in history: Siddharth Roy
2:00 pm PDT 27/02/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

What is Aesthetics 2014-2015? Most animation institutes impart the basic skills required to get a job in the animation industry. However, propagating the intrinsic artistic sensibilities and aesthetics within students rather than teaching only the software, which keeps upgrading from time to time, would never make an artist go obsolete. That been ZICA’s mantra, and has also been the inspiration behind Aesthetics 2014-2015. ZICA has come a long way as an institute that has instilled aesthetics within its students, which … Read More