Education

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


MAAC expands its reach by launching its centre for the first time in Mysuru city
3:15 pm PDT 16/08/2017 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 Mysuru, Karnataka. This is the first MAAC center in Mysuru and the latest addition to MAAC India. Recently, the state cabinet approved the Karnataka animation, visual Effects, gaming and comics policy 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 creating … Read More


MAAC launch its Mysuru branch and animation studio
10:10 am PDT 03/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) is all geared up to expand their reach by another city. On 4 August 2017, they will inaugurate their Mysuru branch. It will also consist of an animation studio. The event will happen at a place near Maruti Temple Road, Mysore at sharp 10 am. Mysuru SP Ravi D Channannavar will be the one bringing up the curtains. Also attending the event will be Aptech assistant VP Shajan Samuel who will be representing the … Read More


Bangalore based animation institute MAAC Banashankari conducts traffic awareness program
6:00 pm PDT 22/07/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The count of road mishaps and misadventures happening in our country is increasing at an alarming rate. In fact, India ranks behind only China in terms of deaths due to road accidents. So in the events of such crisis, spreading traffic awareness is imperative. And that’s exactly what the students of MAAC (Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics) Banashankari did. In an event conducted by the animation institute of Bangalore, the students along with the management team campaigned about the importance … Read More


Turner and Korea’s Qualson partner to launch English language learning app
10:45 am PDT 03/07/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Turner Asia Pacific is partnering with Qualson, the leading Korean mobile product developer, to launch a new app that enables users of different ages to make learning English fun through Cartoon Network’s shows and characters. Targeted for launch in October in South Korea with subsequent rollout plans for other Asian markets including Japan, Taiwan and Southeast Asia, the subscription model app will target both kids and adults who want to improve their fluency in both listening and speaking English. “We are … Read More


Winning an animation Oscar or a BAFTA, the NFTS way
3:45 pm PDT 06/06/2017 By Anshita Bhatt

Mega blockbuster animated films such as Toy Story or The Lion King require the professionals working on them to have finely honed and tuned skills imparted to them by top class trainers. Offering the intense training that is needed to make such box office hits is the MA course in animation direction offered by the UK-based National Film & Television School (NFTS) in Beaconsfield, about 25 km from London. It is known to be one of the best courses for … Read More


With its Marathahalli branch, MAAC strengthens its presence in Bengaluru
6:30 pm PDT 24/04/2017 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 Marathahalli, Bengaluru. This is the ninth centre in Bengaluru and will be the latest addition to the MAAC in India. Bengaluru is already the hub for animation and VFX in India. Some of the top global companies like Technicolor, MPC, Rockstar Games and also some of the very successful Indian studios like Xentrix Studios, Dhruva Interactive … Read More