FTII to expand its course content by offering short-term courses in animation, gaming and prosthetics
10:00 am PDT 08/07/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The Film and Television Institute of India is to have new syllabus for its courses aimed at streamlining academic course work. The Governing Council of the FTII in its 129th meeting held in Mumbai gave approval to the Academic Council’s proposal to convert FTII into a holistic institute of cinema, television and allied arts, offering varied choice of subjects related to cinema and digital media. The GC also approved the vision document of FTII, which proposes to switch from teacher … Read More

MAAC inaugurates new centre for 3D animation and VFX training in Banashankari
10:30 am PDT 07/07/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC), a major player in animation, VFX, multimedia and gaming, has inaugurated its eighth centre in Banashankari, Bengaluru. With the addition of this new centre, MAAC now has 92 centres in the country. The inauguration of the new centre was attended by MP (Lok Sabha) – Bengaluru Central, PC Mohan; MLA, Padmanabhanagar constituency, R Ashok; MP Udupi-Chickmagalur constituency, Shobha Karandlaje; MLA, Vijayanagar constituency, M Krishnappa; Chikkakallasandra ward councilor, Supriya Shekhar; and MLA, Basavanagudi, LA Ravi Subramanya. … Read More

Sathish Narayanan’s Design Media & Edutainment School aims to create creative designers from young aspirants
5:00 pm PDT 28/05/2016 By Ronald Rodrigues

‘Knowledge has a beginning but no end’ and when it comes to sharing knowledge- Imparting education and creating a platform for learning is the ideal way. Sathish Narayanan who has been in the creative industry for over 22 years has taken a step to encourage this initiative by starting his own Design Media & Edutainment School (DMES) at Pune. With a vision to create the next generation of design thinkers, Design Media & Edutainment School was officially unveiled by Mumbai … Read More

The Impact of Visual Effects in Movies
2:45 pm PDT 26/04/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

What’s common between Robot (Endhiran), Bajirao Mastani and Baahubali? Apart from the fact that, these were high budget movies they were also known for their high quality of Visual Effects. Wikipedia chronicles Visual effects (commonly shortened to Visual FX or VFX) as the various processes by which imagery is created and/or manipulated outside the context of a live action shot. Visual effects involve the integration of live action footage and generated imagery to create environments which look realistic, but would be dangerous, expensive, impractical, or simply impossible to capture on … Read More

Shemaroo Entertainment’s ‘Shemaroo Institute of Film and Technology’ offers various courses including VFX
3:00 pm PDT 09/04/2016 By Prerna Kothari

Founded back in 1962, Shemaroo Entertainment has grown tremendously and are now one of the oldest and leading entertainment companies in India. The company also ventured into the animation space with Bal Ganesh which they co-produced with Astute Media Vision. And recently they have started their own institute Shemaroo Institute of Film and Technology (S.I.F.T)  to provide quality and skilled professionals who would be the driving force of the film industry in future. The institute currently offers six courses – … Read More

MAAC National Students Meet 2016 concludes successfully
12:00 pm PDT 29/03/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) – India’s leading educator in high-end 3D Animation and Visual Effects, recently organised a three-day National Students Meet in Hyderabad. Over 125 students made their way from different cities to participate in this eagerly awaited ‘National Students Meet’ and got a chance to interact with industry stalwarts. The idea behind such a meet is to encourage animation and VFX students from all parts of the country to come together to be part of high … Read More

Vaibhav Kumaresh and Prosenjit Ganguly design a PG course in Animation Film Design at DJAD
12:00 pm PDT 18/02/2016 By Ronald Rodrigues

Gone are the days when learning animation or fetching for an animation school was a difficult task. With a range of certified courses in animation available in India and abroad in the present time, the education space for animation has been quite equipped and the platform has increased extensively. Today, not only there are independent courses available but, to name a few, institutes like NID, MAAC, DJAD, Arena, FX School, Frameboxx, ZICA and Whistling Woods have created a great scope … Read More

MAAC opens new centre for 3D animation and VFX training in Kukatpally
12:00 pm PDT 10/02/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC), known for its education in animation, VFX, gaming and multimedia, inaugurated its new centre in Kukatpally, Hyderabad on 5 February, 2016. With the addition of the new centre, MAAC now has 84 centres across India. The company also announced that it plans to open two more such centres at Secunderabad and Madhapur before the end of this financial year. With an aim to expand and educate more students in the art of film making … Read More

Sankalp Smart School brings Adobe Certified Associate World Championship to India
5:00 pm PDT 21/01/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Sankalp Smart School, a brand of Veloces Consulting Services is once again bringing in top International competitions to India. And this time they would be promoting the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) World Championship that’s presented by Certiport for the second time. The competition is held on a global level and will test students’ design skills using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Hundreds of students from various institutes in Mumbai will participate in ACA and the championship is based on IT … Read More

Understanding the game plan of Lakshya Digital’s InGame
6:30 pm PDT 15/12/2015 By Vivek Kapadia

The term education is a very open-ended term and when it comes to the creative field one thing that is always said is ‘learning never stops’ and one has to evolve constantly to meet the ever changing industry demands. But if the foundation is weak, one is bound to face an uphill task to cope up and the whole process seems a waste of time and resource. Today, India has more than 300 training institutes who provide ‘so called’ education in creative … Read More

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