Friday, December 15, 2017

Kolkata Gets Its 9th MAAC Centre

Centre to support the growing demand for animation and VFX artists

Kolkata, 15th November, 2017: Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC), India’s premier educator in high-end 3D animation and visual effects, today announced the launch of its MAAC Kasba centre in Kolkata. The first centre of MAAC was opened in 2002, growing from there MAAC today has launched their ninth centre in Kolkata.

The city of Joy, Kolkata has been witnessing a huge interest among the youth to learn animation and VFX. In addition to a thriving media and entertainment industry, the increasing number of animation studios and game developers, have been playing a pivotal role in this trend. MAAC has been a pioneer in animation and VFX training across the country and MAAC Kasba will offer students an opportunity to learn 3D Animation, VFX, Multimedia, Graphic & Web Designing, from the leading experts of the industry.

A recent report, jointly prepared by KPMG and FICCI, notes that the animation and VFX industry grew by 16.4% in 2016 as compared to the previous year. The animation business is has become a ₹59.5 billion industry. Key factors of growth have been increasing use of VFX in domestic film production and a growing emphasis on growing animation in content by broadcasters. These factors are also expected to grow the animation and VFX sector going forward at upwards of 17% rate. With more and more film-goers hooked to flying humans and stomping monsters, the Indian animation and Visual Effects (VFX) industry is grown considerably.

Shajan Samuel, AVP Aptech Ltd said, "Kolkata has always been known as a city of literary, artistic, and revolutionary heritage. Considering these trends, MAAC Kasba will turn Kolkata into a hotbed of animation and VFX artists. MAAC is unrivalled in the space of animation and VFX. We launched our first centre in 2002 in Kolkata and trained over 10000 students in past 15 years and enroll about 1500 students every year. Our students have worked on leading Hollywood and Indian films which are known for its superior animation and VFX effects. A large number of them have also become entrepreneurs by setting up studios and are taking up projects from Hollywood fraternity. It has been our endeavor to better ourselves and provide a global exposure to the students and we believe that the new center in Kolkata will be an opportunity for the students to achieve superior training with our extensive curriculum.”

In order to cater to the growing need of animators in various segments, the centre will offer advanced cinematic courses in animation, visual effects and multimedia. Some of the flagship courses such as - AD3D EDGE, ADMD, VFX Plus, Max Pro and Maya Pro will be available at the centre.

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