Education

Ninth MAAC centre opens up at Bengaluru

Ninth MAAC centre opens up at Bengaluru

Education
  The ninth centre of  Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC), India’s premier educator in high-end 3D animation and visual effects was recently  inaugurated by South Indian actress Shraddha Srinathe at Marathahalli, Bengaluru. This is the latest addition to the MAAC in India. In her speech Shraddha said, “Indian films have been recently getting noticed for using high quality VFX that is almost at par with the films produced by Hollywood. It was a pleasant surprise to realise that several Hollywood films with noteworthy VFX had outsourced some of the VFX to the talented animators of our country." Giving a brief about MAAV, its SVP, Shajan Samuel said, “With state of the art facilities and the latest 3D animation and visual effects technology that meets international standards
Hornet director Peter Sluszka launches series of stop-motion PSA films starring Little Lungs

Hornet director Peter Sluszka launches series of stop-motion PSA films starring Little Lungs

Animation, Education
In an effort to desist teens from smoking, Hornet director Peter Sluszka and the FCB New York agency have launched a series of stop-motion PSA films starring Little Lungs for the FDA Center for Tobacco Products’ The Real Cost campaign. The films weave dark humour into the story of Little Lungs whose lungs never grew to full size due to his teenage habit. Each film tells a tragic yet comical tale of the  small hero’s misadventures and gruesome misfortune: he is unable to blow out his birthday candles, keep up with others on the slopes, climb a rope, ride a bike or take a simple swim in an above ground pool! Said FCB New York’s CCO Ari Halper, “What Little Lungs lacks in respiratory capacity, he makes up for in spades with lovability, craftily delivering his message about the dangers of
Google releases new app namely Family Link

Google releases new app namely Family Link

Education, Technology, Tutorials
  Google has released a new app namely Family Link that will allow parents to monitor their children’s activity on Android devices. The said app manages the apps that kids can use by allowing parents to approve or block any content from the Google Play Store. Parents can also keep an eye on screen time by seeing how many minutes are spent on each app in the weekly and monthly activity reports. They can then use this information to set daily screen time limits. The app also allows parents to remotely lock a child’s device. The app can also be used to monitor and restrict use of the YouTube Kids app which has collected more than 30 billion views to date and attracts more than eight million weekly users. Google, that is also launching kids original series on YouTube Red, currently
FX School is Mumbai’s first and only Unity Authorised Training Centre

FX School is Mumbai’s first and only Unity Authorised Training Centre

Education, VFX
    FX School has revealed that it is now Mumbai’s first and only Unity Authorised Training Centre. Unity is the world’s leading game engine with a greater than 50 per cent market share. It has been used to design popular games such as Assassin’s Creed, Temple Run and Angry Birds. Unity Authorised Training and Certification Partners are authorised to offer training courses and Unity Certification Exams on behalf of Unity Technologies. There are only 22 of them worldwide and FX School now joins this select group of training partners. “We’re committed to supporting the development of innovative content creators in the ever expanding digital marketplace. The Unity Developer Certification sets an industry standard that will transfer a student’s passion for games into a successfu
Is it Graphic Novel or Comic Book? Know the Difference

Is it Graphic Novel or Comic Book? Know the Difference

Animation, Comics, Education
Wandering through a book store and you find the section of graphic novels and while flipping the pages of the novel you find someone who says “It seems you like comic books, that’s nice!”   People always mix up these two terms and it might seem frustrating for those who know the meaning of it and difference. Although both are works of fiction and have panel style storytelling, they are not same. “Maus,” a graphic novel created by Art Spiegelman, was the first comic/graphic novel to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1992. Additionally, comics have been inspiring, read, cherished and used for marketing and propaganda in America since the 1930s. Graphic Novels in India Graphic novels are not new for India too, what is new is the themes they depict. With events like comic con people now k
Is the art of storyboarding being lost in animation?

Is the art of storyboarding being lost in animation?

Education, Top Stories
Many thought demand for animation art had petered out after a boom in the 1980s. But new generations of animators have stepped in. The animators still believe storyboarding is the best way to share your vision and thereby animate objects. Desirable periods run the gamut from the 1920s, when animation shorts began, to the late 1990s, when studios producing animated films switched from hand-painted to digital images. Walt Disney Co.’s Pixar Animation Studios, responsible for such hits as “Toy Story,” was an early practitioner of digital animation. Walt Disney animator Webb Smith first used storyboarding during the early 1930s. Smith used the idea of drawing scenes of the Disney short “The Three Little Pigs” on separate sheets of paper and pinning them up on a bulletin board to tell the s
Tintin, Amar Chitra Katha, Noddy and Potter to be part of ICSE School syllabus

Tintin, Amar Chitra Katha, Noddy and Potter to be part of ICSE School syllabus

Animation, Education
Time to rejoice for all the kids studying in this new age and time to envy them for all those who completed their schooling ICSE schools will have new curriculum and will add more contemporary literature to school syllabi, the Council of Indian School Certificate Examination -- which conducts the ICSE and ISC board examinations -- is introducing popular titles from the next academic year. From the popular Harry Potter series and Amar Chitra Katha to ‘The Hobbit’ and the adventures of Tintin, along with the inspiring biographies of APJ Abdul Kalam, Anne Frank and Malala Yousafzai — all of these are set to be part of the curriculum. With these, the upcoming 2017-18 academic session will also bring in uniform syllabus for all primary and junior schools. Reading is not just about being se

MAAC students’ short film pays tribute to Babasaheb Ambedkar

Animation, Education, Headlines
The 3.20 minute film called Dr. B.R. Ambedkar – Jewel in India’s crown is inspired from the life and teachings of the father of Indian constitution On the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti four students of Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) released a short film paying tribute to the father of Indian constitution. The 3.20 minute, motion graphic  film called Dr. B.R. Ambedkar – Jewel in India’s crown has been made by the four students of MAAC Bangalore, with assistance from Ravi Kiran, Technical Faculty, MAAC Indiranagar; and were mentored by Amit Dang, Zonal Academics Head - (South), MAAC. (more…)

The Power of Animation — > Prof. Prabhas Chandra Pandey

Education
  In this 21st century where everything is changing so fast, communication needs it own pace and design to cope up moreover communication has become the most important phenomena to step ahead further and its design works to reach as maximum as can. Animation & Multimedia play this super role to design the communication in an infotainment, edutainment and entertaining way. Right from first newspaper in the morning to the last facebook status everything is designed to reach audiences and make a mark with them. (more…)

Various Image File Format System (HELP MENU Info)

Education, Softwares, Tips & Tricks
AVI Files The AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved) format is the Windows standard for movie files. The .avi file-name extension indicates a Windows AVI movie file. BMP Files BMP files are still-image bitmap files in the Windows bitmap (.bmp) format. CIN (Kodak Cineon) Files A file format that stores a single frame of a motion picture or video data stream. Each frame is saved as cineon version 4.5 with a CIN file-name extension. The file contains no user-defined data such as a thumbnail, and supports 10-bit log, and three colors per pixel. Alpha channels are not supported. (more…)