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

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

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6:26 pm PDT 13/06/2015 By Anshita Bhatt

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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

Mysore hosted national conference on animation
4:30 pm PDT 19/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Impact of Information Technology, Animation, Visual Effects and Gaming – a two day national conference which was organised by University of Mysore’s Centre for Information Science and Technology (CIST). About 200 delegates comprising students, researchers and teachers from different parts of the country participated. Awareness among the youth about the latest technology and job opportunities in the field of animation, visual effects and gaming was the main purpose of the conference. Presentations and short films were showcased over the two days … Read More

Pixelloid partners with Vancouver Film School Canada to offer courses in 3D animation and VFX
2:00 pm PDT 14/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Pixelloid Studios has partnered with Vancouver Film School, Canada – one of the leading institutes in the world – to offer a unique production based two year program in 3D Animation & Visual effects, which enables the student to study both in India & Canada. “We are very honoured and happy that Vancouver Film School (VFS) have chosen us to partner with, as they are one of the leading schools in the world teaching Visual effects.” Pixelloid Studios, founder/creative director, … Read More

Delhi CG Animation Awards 2015: The Melting Pot of Animation and VFX professionals
8:30 am PDT 23/04/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

India’s leading Animation, VFX and Multimedia institute, Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) South Extension, Pitampura and Rajouri Garden presented the 4th edition of annual “Delhi CG Animation Awards” at DilliHaat, INA, New Delhi on 11 April, 2015. DCGAA, as it is fondly called, is a platform where the industry and education in the Media and Entertainment sector comes together. professional filmmakers, photographers, game designers, corporate designers, visual effects studios, architectural animation studios, animated – filmmaking industry veterans and students are the participants and audience of DCGAA, which received 2,000+ submissions in its 2015 edition. … Read More

Education trends in India’s animation, visual effects and gaming verticals
4:30 pm PDT 11/04/2015 By Sidharth Iyer

The word education gets its origin from the Latin word ?duc?ti? which means bringing up or rearing. We have always been told by our elders that if you want to be successful in life you need to attain the right education. Well, if you felt that being successful in the animation, gaming or visual effects field didn’t require one to follow this advice then you are mistaken. For long the Indian animation industry has been criticised for being more of … Read More

3D Training Institute hosts a webinar on 29 April focusing on building a successful career in VFX
12:30 pm PDT 10/04/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

3D Training Institute will feature MPC (Moving Picture Company), a giant in the animated movie industry, and recruiter Christina Zervos, who will describe what MPC evaluates when hiring 3D professionals. Christina will also review the demo reel of MPC animator Julien Deragon. This webinar is for anyone, ranging from beginners who are interested in exploring a career in movies and visual effects, to professionals who would like to get an insider’s perspective on the recruiting process of large animation studios. The live … Read More