Andhra Pradesh Govt. interested in animation
4:51 pm PDT 22/01/2005 By Anand Gurnani

With the increasing popularity of 3D animation, the massive usage of bandwidth for FTP, rendering demands, coding for graphics and the like, Nasscom’s involvement with animation is on the rise. NASSCOM coming in means that the IT angle in animation gains ground. Read More

Toonboom’s Joan Vogelsang to speak at FICCI seminar on Animation, in Bangalore 14 Sep
5:11 pm PDT 13/09/2004 By Anand Gurnani

Close on the heels of the Frames Knowledge Series seminar on animation and gaming held in Delhi last month comes the Bangalore one. Scheduled for 14 September, the seminar is to be held at Hotel The Park, M G Road, Bangalore. As is the case with Frames’ other seminars on animation, this one too has no registration fee and all interested are welcome. The Key Note address shall be delivered by M.K Shankaralinge Gowda, Secretary IT & Biotechnology, Govt of … Read More

Toonskool promises ‘industry ready’ animators
5:25 pm PDT 02/09/2004 By Anand Gurnani

As the din about paucity of trained animators in the country is getting louder, quite a few industry players are gearing up with their own plans to meet the demand. The latest initiative in this field is Toonskool, a collaboration between ATBM Holdings CEO J Rajeev Choudhary and Bangalore based entrepreneur Ashwin Ajila. Read More

Pyramid does an Indiagames in home entertainment segment
3:13 pm PDT 23/08/2004 By Anand Gurnani

Even as Indiagames keeps on bagging licenses to popular entertainment brands, Chennai based Pyramid entertainment has been doing the same in the home entertainment segment. Read More

Discreet’s lustre Color Grading System’s Sales Grow as Digital Intermediate Process Gains Global Traction
1:24 pm PDT 14/07/2004 By AnimationXpress Team

a division of Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) today announced that its lustre digital grading and color correction system is now installed in 17 film studios and post-production facilities around the world. Introduced in April 2003, Discreet’s lustre system has been used on blockbuster feature films Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and X2: X-Men United, as well as on upcoming feature films The Polar Express (starring Tom Hanks), A Different Loyalty (starring Sharon Stone), The Phantom of the Opera (starring Minnie Driver) and National Treasure (starring Nicolas Cage and Harvey Keitel). Read More

Consistent exposure to high quality animation needed to grow the market
4:08 pm PDT 31/05/2004 By Anand Gurnani

Day 2 at CgA World began with a technical presentation by Sanjiv Waeerkar, Director, Dream Forest Films on ‘How to set up an animation studio’. The power point presentation laid threadbare the processes involved in 2D animation explaining the difference between pre production , production and post production. Sanjiv also listed the number of people involved to ensure the smooth functioning of a studio. Read More

Good SFX not possible without proper planning, budgets
4:03 pm PDT 31/05/2004 By Anand Gurnani

From being defined as ‘Public ko uloo banane ka dhandha’ to ‘Computer generated imagery skillfully blended with live action’, special FX, their impact and various factors that influence flwaless output were discussed at length in the second panel discussion of day 2 at CgA world 2004. Read More

Wireless downloads galore for ‘The Day After Tomorrow’
3:14 pm PDT 31/05/2004 By Anand Gurnani

Loaded with special effects ‘ The Day After Tomorrow ‘, Fox Movies’ latest release has opened to full houses all over India. Speaking to Animation Express 20th Century Fox India’s Sales and Marketing manager Paresh Manjrekar said “As far as Hollywood movies released in India are concerned ‘TDAT’ has recieved the biggest opening of the year. Read More

Audion launches ‘ATMOS’ at CgA world
2:59 pm PDT 24/05/2004 By Anand Gurnani

Audion Reboot Technologies, a provider of integration/installation systems and customer support to the professional audio, video and broadcasting companies in India, launched its workstation ‘ATMOS’ at the recently concluded CgA World 2004 expo which was held at Mumbai’s Nehru centre. Read More

CgA World : Call for animation institutes to rework syllabi
2:17 pm PDT 24/05/2004 By Anand Gurnani

The day began with animation veteran Ram Mohan delivering the keynote address, wherein he debated the general assumption of animation being IT driven. He stressed that animation in the past and till today is an industry driven by human talent. Commenting on the poor quality of training being imparted to aspiring animators, he lamented the fact that most institutes simply train their students on software manual tutorials and then issue certificates declaring their students as qualified animators. Read More

ZICA announces Kolkata arm
5:47 pm PDT 10/05/2004 By Anand Gurnani

Close on the heels of TOONZ which along with WEBEL (West Bengal Electronics Industry Development Corporation Ltd ) recently set up the first animation school in the north east, Padmalaya ZICA (Zed institute of creative arts) has announced the opening of its Kolkatta branch. Read More

Cartoon Network to premiere Barbie movie on 25 April
3:05 pm PDT 26/04/2004 By Anand Gurnani

Mattel Toys India Pvt. Ltd. will present Cartoon Network’s vaccation bonanza for kids in India – the premiere of the blockbuster movie Barbi in the Nutcracker. This coincides with Mattel’s launch of the Barbie Fantasy Tales Princess Collection. The movie will be aired on Sunday, 25 April, 2004 at 12 noon and 8 pm. Read More