The Foundry certifies Shemaroo as Nuke Authorised Training Institute
11:00 am PDT 24/11/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

The Foundry, one of the most reputed name in the world of Animation and VFX certifies Shemaroo Institute of Film and Technology (SIFT) as Nuke Authorised Training Institute. SIFT, now is the 1st and only institute in Mumbai to get this certification. Students at SIFT now, will not only get to learn from a panel of expert trainers but also will get certificates from The Foundry itself. The Foundry certificate is recognised across the globe and hence is beneficial for … Read More

Rising Sun Pictures and UniSA join hands to educate tomorrow’s VFX gurus
1:00 pm PDT 19/11/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Adelaide’s own Hollywood success story, Rising Sun Pictures (RSP), and the University of South Australia have forged a unique strategic partnership designed to keep the Australian visual effects industry growing strong. Rising Sun Pictures’ MD and co-founder, Wayne Lewis, says the new association will provide undergraduate student placements and mentoring opportunities with the award-winning visual effects production company, as well as a co-delivered Graduate Certificate in Visual Effects. Founded in 1995, RSP is a great South Australian success story – a … Read More

Berlin announces scholarship for the Berlin School of Creative Leadership
12:00 pm PDT 28/10/2015 By AnimationXpress Team is proud to announce its first-ever scholarship for the Berlin School of Creative Leadership’s prestigious executive MBA program. This special scholarship opportunity has been established by to continue encouraging and supporting the creative industry in India, like its other initiatives including the Indian Telly Awards, The Content Hub, Qalam, The New Talent Awards and The Indian Digital TV Honours. The scholarship will provide 20,000 Euro in tuition support for a top creative executive from India to participate in … Read More

MAAC India’s 24 FPS returns for it 12th edition with unprecedented participation
12:00 pm PDT 21/10/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

One of the pioneers in the education space, training aspirants in fields of animation, VFX and gaming – Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) India is set to return with its longest running awards function recognising and appreciating the young talent pool in the Indian sub-continent. Speaking to, MAAC national head events, Shajan Samuel said: “MAAC 24 FPS is a marque property of MAAC and is the most prestigious Awards function for animation & visual effects segment across the … Read More

MAAC Melange 2015 held with the objective to propagate animation & visual effects
2:30 pm PDT 12/10/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

MAAC Melange 2015, was inaugurated on 9 October at Bangalore by well known  filmmaker KM Chaitanya, Fire Fly Studio, co-founder, Sanath PC, director of Panyakoti Ravi Shankar and MAAC (India), Sr, VP,  Shajan Samuel. The event had more than 350 Plus students attending across Bangalore. Shajan Samuel in his welcome note said,”MAAC Melange is held with the objective of propagating animation & visual effects as a progressive career. The presence of accomplished guest and speakers is an inspiration to hundreds of … Read More

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Animation Olympiad is the biggest online competition for creative professionals and students
8:00 pm PDT 05/10/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

In this competitive era where everyone wants to set themselves apart from the rest of the world, it becomes a challenge to accomplish that. Since childhood, one has been taking part in various competitions and olympiads pertaining mostly to maths, science, english, hindi and other such subjects to be a notch higher than others. What lacks here is that for people who want to venture into the creative fields like animation, visual effects, web designing, don’t really have a common … Read More

VFX studio MPC to open its doors to aspiring VFX artists in Bangalore
8:30 pm PDT 26/09/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

The Moving Picture Company’s in-house finishing school, MPC Academy is opening its doors to aspiring feature film visual effects artists on 5 October. MPC’s Bangalore studio will be taking on 18 artists, and training them in the filmmaking technique of Match Moving. Speaking about the Academy, MPC Bangalore executive director Biren Ghose said: “A significant number of the MPC Bangalore crew are graduates from our internal MPC Academy courses. In the amazing line up of new projects, our academy will … Read More

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Davinci Media College – Chennai collaborates with Vancouver Institute of Media Arts (VanArts) in Vancouver, Canada
6:00 pm PDT 21/09/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Davinci Media College, Chennai which has a fantastic track record in Animation, VFX and Digital Post- Production training, is partnering with Vancouver, Canada based VanArts for higher education for its students. While many studios in India are doing a great job, a good amount of high-end work goes to places like Hollywood and Vancouver, Canada. ‘Definitely there is a scope for improvement in the Indian VFX and Animation talent. To fill the gap, we have partnered with VanArts which was … Read More

Khan Academy Launches ‘Pixar in a Box’
2:30 pm PDT 28/08/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Free online education outlet Khan Academy ( has launched Pixar in a Box — a new resource that explores the academic concepts behind Pixar Animation Studios’ creative process. Through a series of video lessons, interactive exercises and hands-on activities, students will discover how the concepts they learn in school enable Pixar filmmakers to create new worlds, animate unique characters and tell stories through animation. The program is designed for middle and high school students, but is available and accessible to … Read More

RTO and MAAC’s Animated Films evaluated in ET Road Safety Summit
10:00 am PDT 18/06/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) in an exclusive association with the Road Transport Office of Mumbai launched a series of 66 animated films made in 100 hours at centers across the country with an aim to spread awareness on the importance of road safety. The initiative of using these films to promote the cause of Road Safety was very well received at ‘The Economic Times Road Safety Summit 2015’ at Courtyard Mariott, Mumbai. The summit was held with an … Read More

MAAC launches international program in visual arts & design (IPVAD)
9:00 am PDT 10/06/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) has launched an international program in visual arts & design (IPVAD) in the IT hub (Bengaluru). Bangalore IPVAD will be offered at MAAC Malleshwaram, MAAC Jayanagar & MAAC Koramangala. The course was launched by Biren Ghose, president-ABAI,a non-profit association originally started by and for developing Karnataka’s AVGC industry. With the correct blend of creative development modules and exposure to industry leading software for digital content creation, this three year comprehensive program aims at placing … Read More

Vivek Oberoi to help develop Robotics Centre in Nagpur
1:00 pm PDT 27/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

NEW DELHI: Actor Vivek Oberoi will be sponsoring and helping the funding of the Advanced Centre of Robotics at the Rashtrasant Tukodoji Maharaj Nagpur University. According to the proposed plan, the centre will be named after Vivek’s family. Vivek wants the robotics centre to be world class and for that he is in touch with the American-based ASEA Brown Boveri (ABB), a robotic tech major who will be the private partner and provide technical inputs and help set up the … Read More