Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics, a leading animation training institute in India and part of the internationally acclaimed Maya Entertainment Ltd., hosted a seminar on Career Opportunities in the Animation Industry at the Music Academy in Chennai recently, reports CHENNAI ONLINE.
Renowned animation expert, Jesh Krishnamurthy, who worked on BATMAN BEGINS, lead the seminar. He spoke on the future of the international animation industry and Indias role in the overall growth of the industry. He went into various career options in animation and visual effects before presenting a film reel of animation projects, explaining how the effects were created.
"There is a shortage of studio-ready animators in India. For the industry to grow further, we need to create a greater talent pool. As the supply of quality animators increases, so would the international projects and simultaneously the foreign currency also rises," said Krishnamurthy. This is one field wherein one can start as a fresher, after pursuing any academic background. What is required in a student is a knack for creativity and the basic computer skills. If you have the determination in you, you can have a dream career ahead.
Krishnamurthy credits also include TOMB RAIDER, FIGHT CLUB, THE CELL, LOST IN SPACE and JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS. He has taught at some of the leading animation schools and has given special presentations at the London and Vancouver animation festivals.
MAAC regularly organizes such seminars, with an intention to bring the best academic and professional minds from Hollywood to guide Indian students. MAAC also organizes an annual animation award, the 24 FPS, to identify and reward fresh talent in animation and computer graphics. It operates more than 40 centers throughout the country and provides various courses and related training in the areas of computer graphics and animation, visual effects for feature films, film scanning and recording, compositing and editing, duly supported by opportunities to work on live projects for film and television. The institute was established by noted film director-producer, Ketan Mehta, along with actress Deepa Sahi in 2001.