Delhi based Pumpkin Academy of Digital Arts recently inaugurated two centres, one at Kamla Nagar and the other at South Extension, Delhi. The first batch of four students has already begun at Kamla Nagar with the batch at South Extension being proposed to start mid-July. There are extensive courses in animation and visual effects offered at the academy with a lot of emphasis being laid on pre-production and fundamental principles of animation. In addition to this, there are also specialized courses in modeling, texturing, lighting and other integral processes of animation and visual effects. Hardeep Singh, Director, Pumpkin Academy of Digital Arts shared with Animation ‘xpress, “It is our endeavour to provide the best to our students in every respect. We lay a lot of importance on the initial training and the essentials that need to be learned for pre-production.” “After having done a lot of R&D which included going to studios in the US, I started the academy with a view of making it the best. We wish to produce the same quality and quantity of output as the studios abroad and I believe that this can be done by giving our students the best education and training in animation.” concluded Hardeep.