Thursday, May 29, 2014

Dreamworks studios big-wig Shelley Page visits India

Dreamworks studios big-wig Shelley Page visits India

Mumbai, May 29, 2014: Shelley Page, Head of international outreach at DreamWorks Animation is on a trip to India, in an endeavour to expose Indian animation students to world-class work in the field produced by the brightest of students from across the globe in her extremely popular session called ‘Eye Candy’. To fulfil its strive to go beyond classroom teaching and impart maximum valuable guidance to their students, Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) has requested Page to guide their students so that they can achieve a holistic, creative and skill development which would result in a talent pool of artists that meet international standards in the country. She is conducting exclusive sessions for MAAC students to demonstrate high quality work and answer the students’ queries about the global animation industry. 

Shelley Page has been working in the field of feature animation since 1986. Her credits include ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’,’ Shrek 1-4’, ‘Madagascar’, ‘Kung Fu Panda’ and ‘How to Train Your Dragon’. She graduated from Kingston University in 1977 in graphic design and is also Professor at several top international art schools. Judging animation talents at graduation showcases and festivals across the globe, she has access to some of the brightest new talent in animation. Shelley Page sits on many international festival panels and award juries every year and collects her personal favourites into a special screening, which represents some of the most talented emerging artists in the international animation scene as well as award-winning work from renowned independent studios around the world. She will be displaying this collection which she calls ‘Eye Candy’ to the enthusiastic MAAC students.

Shrutidhar Paliwal, VP-Corporate Communications, Aptech Ltd and spokesperson for MAAC opined, “A world renowned industry professional sharing her expertise with students across the country would go a long way in giving the students a fresh perspective into the industry as well as motivation from her success story. Shelley Page’s experience in imparting animation related training at universities worldwide makes her the apt person to inspire our students here at MAAC and bring to them quality work of global animation standards.”

About MAAC:
Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) is India’s leading educator in high-end 3D Animation and Visual Effects. Founded in 2001 & a major brand of Aptech Ltd, MAAC has trained over 30000 students across the country. It has over 80 centers with cutting-edge infrastructure in over 40 cities.
MAAC offers industry relevant Career courses on 3D Animation & Visual Effects. It offers Real-life training environment to the students backed by an excellent faculty, infrastructure, and the latest technical educational tools.
MAAC’s students are placed as Modeling Artists, Lighting Artist, Render Artist, Character Animator, Layout Artist, Digital Sculptor, Rigging Artist, FX Artist, Roto Artist, Match Mover, Video Editor, Motion Graphics Artist, Compositors, Visualizes, Content Developers and Pre and Post Production executives in
blue chip animation studios and entertainment companies like Prime Focus, Rhythm & Hues Studios, Crest Animation Studios, BIG Animation, Cornershop, EFX, Toonz Animation, DQ Entertainment, Paprikaas Animation Studios,  NDTV, Studio 9, Redchillies.VFX, Vaibhav Studios, IBN7, Animax, Pixion and Tata Elxsi Ltd. to name a few.
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