Educational entertainment company ties up with AT&T and Samsung
10:30 am PDT 18/08/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Families can access educational entertainment – with new content added daily for constant engagement – and use Famigo’s optional child lock to keep tablets family-safe. The latest version of Famigo also features a simplified login process, more educational content and a free version of the app with limited content. Read More

MindBox and NASSCOM collaborate to evangelise game developers with ‘GameJam Titans’
5:30 pm PDT 04/08/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The ‘GameJam Titans’ is a game development competition; set to be held across six cities in India (Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune and Delhi respectively) beginning from 22 August to 28 September 2014. Read More

ZICA Ranchi releases trailer of its sci-fi feature film ‘The Black Era’
1:30 pm PDT 25/07/2014 By Sidharth Iyer

The team is currently in the production stage and has already completed most of the preliminary work. The project began in early June and is expected to be completed by end of August. Most of the film is being made using Maya, DAZ3D, Nuke and After Effects. The film will be using real footages of the Dhanbad coal mine fire and complimented with CGI and 3D animation as well. Read More

Arena Perspectives: An initiative to bring animation lovers closer to the industry
12:30 pm PDT 24/07/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The event was attended by 800 participants, who enthusiastically communicated with the industry professionals. 242 students attended the job fair, of which 97 were shortlisted for interviews. The industry veterans were extremely impressed by the young talent pool and informed the students of future job prospects. Read More

Disney India and Toonz Animation join hands to encourage kids to tell their stories
7:30 pm PDT 21/07/2014 By Sidharth Iyer

‘Kahani Masters’ will encourage the creative minds of the youngest generation and give them an opportunity to unleash their imagination and share their stories with the entire world through an animated movie scripted by the children themselves. Read More

Kamal Haasan urges Whistling Woods to produce feature films with alumni in association with Hollywood corpus
6:36 pm PDT 21/07/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The Maestro award was conferred on Kamal Hassan and writer Javed Siddiqui for their excellence in cinema & the arts, on behalf of the students, faculty and management. The 7th Convocation saw 200 students graduate making the total number of Whistling Woods Alumni over a 1000 in number who are successfully working in the Entertainment & Media Industry today. Read More

Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa gives MGR film and Television Institute a much needed facelift
6:27 pm PDT 15/07/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on 14 July announced that two new studios with centralised air conditioning rooms would be set-up at the MGR film and Television Institute, one of the three major institutes in India, at Taramani in Chennai. A sum of Rs 15 crore will be spent in getting sophisticated equipment for the institute. Read More

Toonz Academy allies with The Foundry, will now focus on VFX as well
7:23 pm PDT 11/07/2014 By Niyati Handa

Foundry will also offer the curriculum, exercise files and also the authorized certification. The faculties are also trained by Foundry. This will help students in developing multi-disciplined skillsets that can be employed in an individual or global facility environment. Read More

Dwarf Academy: An innovative training department
7:05 pm PDT 11/07/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Dwarf Academy specializes in a curriculum geared towards high-end computer graphics careers in the entertainment industry. This training department is unique thanks to its intimate links to Dwarf Labs, a busy and successful studio. Each student will be mentored by a professional from Dwarf, ready to show them how it’s done using real-world, deadline-driven examples. Read More

Budget 2014: Animation, Gaming & Special Effects to get a National Centre of Excellence
7:00 pm PDT 10/07/2014 By Sidharth Iyer

According to the announcement made by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the Film & Television Institute (FTII), Pune and Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, Kolkata will be accorded status of Institutes of national importance and a National Centre for Excellence in Animation, Gaming and Special effects will be soon set up. Read More

L V Prasad Academy travels to Thiruvananthapuram with a new campus
2:15 pm PDT 08/07/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The courses that will be offered at the academy in Thiruvananthapuram are two-year full-time post-graduate diploma programmes in film direction and cinematography with plans to add on more courses in the subsequent academic years. The classes will commence from September 2014. Read More

Toonz Academy to hold a free Animation Seminar on 3 July
2:47 pm PDT 02/07/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The one-day seminar is being conducted as part of Toonz Academy’s initiative to spread awareness among the general public and aspiring students about various stages and techniques of animation production. The seminar on ‘Careers in Animation and Visual Effects’ will be held from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at VDS Conference Hall, Old Theatre Junction, Marthandam. Read More