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

Vertex Volt co-founder Nikhil Sinha sets up training institute – Vertex School
1:00 pm PDT 19/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

With the aim of upscaling the VFX standard in India, Triangle Film Company producer Nikhil Sinha has opened Vertex School of Visual Effects and Animation institute. Known for the visual effects for shows such as — Devon ke Dev Mahadev, Mahakumbh, Chandra Nandini, Siya Ke Ram, Nikhil Sinha along with Hardik Gajjar owns a visual effects company titled Vertex Volt. Vertex School of Visual Effects and Animation will be located in Ahmedabad, where students can enrol in the course with a … Read More

FX School becomes Mumbai’s first ‘Authorised Training Center’ for Unity
11:00 am PDT 02/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

FX School has announced that it is now Mumbai’s first and only Unity Authorised Training Centre. Unity is the world’s leading game engine with a greater than 50 per cent market share. It has been used to design popular games such as Assassin’s Creed, Temple Run and Angry Birds. Unity Authorised Training and Certification Partners are authorised to offer training courses and Unity Certification Exams on behalf of Unity Technologies. There are only 22 of them worldwide and FX School … Read More

“MAAC NSM is a great platform for students,” says production designer Vandana Kataria
4:00 pm PDT 19/08/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The axiom ‘Actions speak louder than words’ has now changed to ‘Visuals speak louder than words’. Most of the content we consume today has been converted into the visual form to create a stern impact. And it works for good as visuals are remembered and recollected frequently by most of us. What makes these visuals effective is the kind of production design and art direction that goes in the setting up of the whole scene. AnimationXpress interacted with production designer … Read More