• Students' speak

    Mayank Kanyal Mayank Kanyal Lead lighter, DreamWorks India

    Projects: Puss in Boots, Merry Madagascar, Scared Shrekless, Mad Valentine and The Penguins of Madagascar

    Joining MAAC was a life changing decision for me. MAAC launched me into this wonderful career that I cherish everyday.

    Read more...
  • Students' speak

    Jay Mehta Jay Mehta Lead compositor/ show supervisor, Base FX, China

    Projects: The Incredible Hulk, The Mummy - Tomb of the Dragon Emperor and Alvin & The Chipmunks

    Without the support of my trainers at MAAC, I would not have reached where I am right now. My training at MAAC covered all aspects of visual effects & animation, and taught the latest software.

    Read more...
  • Students' speak

    Kunal Chindarkar Kunal Chindarkar Lead compositor, Double Negative, Singapore

    Projects: Captain America: The First Avenger, Fast and Furious 6, The Incredible Hulk, Godzilla, Battleship, Hercules, The Golden Compass, and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

    Courses at MAAC are at par with industry standards. They train you in all the software used for creating stunning VFX movies we see today.

    Read more...
  • Students' speak

    Jayesh Makwana Jayesh Makwana Sr. lighting artist, Prime Focus, India

    Projects: Sin City 2, Yellow, Dabangg 2, Matru ki Bijli ka Mandola & Race 2

    If you are passionate about VFX, MAAC can give you that start to boost your career. MAAC was my gateway to the world of computer graphics.

    Read more...

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There's always something new happening at MAAC. Students win Awards, faculty gain worldwide recognition & centres achieve amazing results at work. Many a time, MAAC receives a special mention in the press & media. Presenting a roundup of all the latest happenings!

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Treasure Hunt on Onlinevarsity - a new opportunity for MAAC students to have fun and win big.

Treasure Hunt on Onlinevarsity

Treasure Hunt on Onlinevarsity - a new opportunity for Aptech students to have fun and win big.

Win cash & prizes worth US $1000 - from 17th Sep to 30th Nov, 2014

After the amazing success of the Football Fever contest, Onlinevarsity launches the ‘Treasure Hunt’, a brand new contest exclusively for MAAC students. The contest starts 17th September & will conclude on 30th November, 2014. During this time, you can win cash and prizes worth US $1000!

To participate, old and new MAAC students have to register on Onlinevarsity* and find precious gems and coins hidden across the portal. Each gem & each coin has certain number of points attached to it, and the student with the maximum score at the end of the contest will be the First Prize winner.

Check out the points for each gem/ coin:

treasure-points

*Terms & conditions apply

 

Inviting studios, professionals & students to submit films for the MAAC 24 FPS International Animation Awards

MAAC 24 FPS International Animation Awards

The MAAC 24FPS Animation Awards Night has become one of the most anticipated events in the animation & VFX industry. 24FPS honours excellence & celebrates animation talent across the globe. Young artists, studio professionals & students are recognised for their creativity and enjoy a huge platform to showcase their talent.

In its 11th year, MAAC 24FPS 2014 International Animation Awards invites animation & VFX enthusiasts to submit their entries & win accolades.

For more information on participation details, log on to
http://www.maac24fps.com/awards/submission-details

 

MAAC opens another center in Bangalore

MAAC opens another center in Bangalore

MAAC inaugurated its latest high-end 3D animation & visual effects training center in Yelahanka, Bangalore on August 28, 2014. The centre was inaugurated by K M Chaitanya, an award-winning film director and BBC documentary film maker. Dr. M. Prakash, director of studies at Seshadripuram Educational Trust was the guest of honour.

Like all MAAC centers, this centre too will offer the entire range of advanced cinematic courses such as, AD3DEDGE, DGWA, ADVFX, etc. The center is also equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure to train students in the latest 3D animation, multimedia, graphics & visual effects technology.

Speaking on the occasion, Ram Warrier, senior vice president & business head, MAAC said, “The requirement for skilled professionals has increased by leaps and bounds and we are sure that our Yelahanka center will be able to contribute to the 3D animation, multimedia & VFX industry by training individuals with thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of the industry.”

Chaitanya resonated Warrier's thoughts and said, “The animation sector is gaining a lot of traction in India, thanks to the large talent pool that is available. The industry needs trained professionals who can contribute to a project from day one. I wish MAAC Yelahanka center the best and hope they are successful in their endeavour of providing the industry with polished talent.”

Subramanian C, business partner, MAAC Yelankha also expressed his delight at being associated with MAAC.

 

MAAC students win cash prizes in the Football Fever contest on Onlinevarsity

Football Fever contest on Onlinevarsity

Onlinevarsity, MAAC's collaborative cloud-based learning platform, hosted the Football Fever contest. More than 6000 students participated in the contest. The top three winners & the runners-up won cash prizes worth US $1000.

Our top three winners are:

  • 1st Prize (US $200): Ananya Jain R, Chennai, India
  • 2nd Prize (US $150): Nikhil Devashish, Delhi, India
  • 3rd Prize (US $100): Muhammad Owais Siddiqui, Karachi, Pakistan

We would also like to congratulate our 40 runners-up for their enthusiastic participation. Our runners-up are:

Click here to see winners list

Prize Student's name Location
Runner-up Edwin David Karachi, Pakistan
Runner-up Parth Makwana Mumbai, India
Runner-up Ubaid Khan Karachi, Pakistan
Runner-up Alok Ajit Ravani Mumbai, India
Runner-up Shambo Roy Choudhury Kolkata, India
Runner-up Mitesh Sureshbhai Vadgama Ahmedabad, India
Runner-up Arka Ghosh Kolkata, India
Runner-up Abdul Wasi Khan Ghory Karachi, Pakistan
Runner-up Syed Faraz Ali Karachi, Pakistan
Runner-up Muhammad Ahsan Fareed Karachi, Pakistan
Runner-up Ravneet Kaur Ludhiana, India
Runner-up Abhinav Kumar Shaw Kolkata, India
Runner-up Nabeel Ishtiaq Karachi, Pakistan
Runner-up Pritam Saha Kolkata, India
Runner-up Talha Tahir Karachi, Pakistan
Runner-up Nguyen Phan Hoang Long Vietnam
Runner-up Nguyen Minh Phuong Vietnam
Runner-up Nithin Joseph T F Kochi, India
Runner-up Aparna Kumar Kolkata, India
Runner-up Soumadip Dutta Kolkata, India
Runner-up Alifiya Abbas Jamena Pune, India
Runner-up Karan Jawa Delhi, India
Runner-up Arun Kumar R Bangalore, India
Runner-up Mohit Tulsyan Ranchi, India
Runner-up Muhammad Salman Khan Karachi, India
Runner-up Pankaj Siwach Delhi, India
Runner-up Shridhar Tulaskar Mumbai, India
Runner-up Prakash Kumar V Chennai, India
Runner-up Anirudh Kumar Delhi, India
Runner-up Aneesh K Cochin, India
Runner-up Gargi Tandel Mumbai, India
Runner-up Hoang Quoc Viet Vietnam
Runner-up Tulika Das Kolkata, India
Runner-up Abdul Moiz Karachi, Pakistan
Runner-up Pratanu Khajanchi Kolkata, India
Runner-up Manas Shete Mumbai, India
Runner-up Murtada Ametwala Mumbai, India
Runner-up Kirti Patel Mumbai, India
Runner-up Manisha Agarwal Jaipur, India
Runner-up Neelotpal Majumdar Kolkata, India

Three cheers for all our winners. Keep watching this space for more exciting contests coming your way.

 

MAAC launches one more hub of creativity

MAAC launches one more hub of creativity

Jamnagar, Gujarat has a brand new MAAC centre! The centre was launched on 8th August, featuring future artists and animators who showcased their creativity through ‘The Jhakaas Photography Contest'. A mini iPad and Samsung Tab were the awesome prizes that added to the excitement of the day.

The grand launch had over 300 attendees and 150 contest entries.

 

MAAC students win Rolling Frames Short Summit Award for their documentary film

MAAC students win Rolling Frames Short Summit Award for their documentary film

Fourteen students of MAAC, in association with the Bangalore Traffic Police, made a documentary movie - The Resilient Bangalore Traffic Cop. The documentary released on YouTube on July 2, 2014 & won its first award at the Rolling Frames Short Summit Award at Bangalore.

The movie portrays the lesser known side of the Bangalore Traffic Police. Their plight, their struggle, and their resilience form the heart of the movie. The movie was made under the guidance of Anto Ramesh Paul, Zonal Technical Head MAAC (South) and under the mentorship of Shajan Samuel.

Three cheers to the MAAC students who worked tirelessly for endless hours to shoot this documentary.

You can watch the movie here:

 

MAAC wins Bronze in Edutainment Show 2014

MAAC wins Bronze in Edutainment Show 2014

MAAC was awarded the Bronze trophy in the ‘Animation & Graphics’ category at the prestigious Edutainment Show, India's largest educational exhibition & summit.

The Edutainment Awards were conducted to felicitate institutes providing courses in media, design, communication & entertainment. The winners were based on a comprehensive evaluation of several parameters & the quality of education offered at the institutions.

MAAC takes pride at being recognized as one of the top institutes for animation & graphics education & training in India.

Three cheers to Team MAAC!

 

MAAC Infinity 2014

MAAC Infinity 2014

MAAC Thane organized its first annual day - Infinity 2014 - at Dr Kashinath Gahnekar Natyagruha, Thane on 18th April, 2014.

The evening hosted an interesting line-up of activities & competitions for students across different categories. More than 100 students participated & won trophies & certificates.

Three cheers to the MAAC team for making this event a grand success!

 

Imaginations delivered: MAAC organizes painting competition for differently-able children.

MAAC organizes painting competition for differently-able children

In an attempt to add colours to the lives of differently-able children, MAAC organized a painting competition in Prabartak, a home for differently-able children in Salt Lake, Kolkata, on April 11.

More than 20 children from the home participated in the event. The purpose was to unravel their hidden skills and bring cheer among these precious lives. The children enjoyed their day out while expressing themselves with colours.

Kudos to MAAC team for such a wonderful initiative!

 

MAAC launches new centre in Kottayam, Kerala

MAAC launches new centre in Kottayam, Kerala

MAAC announces the launch of its new centre in Kottayam, Kerala. The occassion was graced by several dignitaries, including Shri. Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, honorable minister for cinema, transport, forest and environment, government of Kerala. The centre is equipped with state-of-art infrastructure & facilities for students to pursue a career in animation & VFX.

 

MAAC launches new centre in Patna

MAAC launches new centre in Patna

MAAC announced the launch of its new center at Boring Road, Patna. The centre is set to commence its first batch from 20th March, 2014. The centre is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure to train students on the latest 3D animation & visual effects technology.

 

MAAC launches new training centres in 3 different cities

MAAC adds not one but three more feathers to its cap by announcing the launch of animation education centres in 3 different cities. The Jalandhar centre in Punjab and Haldwani centre in Uttarakhand have already opened in the first week of February 2014, while the third centre located in Gurgaon, Delhi - NCR is all set to launch on 10th February, 2014.

All the more reason for 3D animation, VFX and web design students to cheer!

 

MAAC launches new centre in T-Nagar Chennai

MAAC launches new centre in T- Nagar Chennai

MAAC announced the launch of its new centre at T-Nagar, Chennai on 11th Dec, 2013.

 

MAAC launches its new center in Ahmedabad

MAAC launches its new center in Ahmedabad

MAAC announced the launch of its new center at Drive-In Road, Ahmedabad on 14th, Oct 2013. The centre is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure to train students on the latest 3D Animation & Visual Effects technology.

 

MAAC-artoon, 2013 - Cartoon Competition

MAAC-artoon, 2013 - Cartoon Competition

Think you have some outstanding cartooning skills? Here's your chance to win some awesome prizes - such as the Galaxy Tab 2, Bamboo tablet and many, many more!

MAAC, in association with the Indian Institute of Cartoonists, invites entries for MAAC-artoon - a cartoon competition for all!

MAAC-artoon, 2013 - Cartoon Competition


Rules & regulations to participate:

A. The competition will be held under two categories:
 
  • Open category: Theme - 'Corruption'
 
  • Animation and Fine Arts students: Theme - 'Match Fixing'
B. Each participant can send only one (1) entry in black & white or colour, mentioning the category. Only hard copies of the final art work in A3 size will be accepted. Copied or reproduced work would be disqualified.
C. Participants have to be between 15 and 25 years of age and have to submit age proof in the form of birth certificate or class 10th mark sheet, along with their final artworks. Behind every entry the following details have to be clearly and legibly mentioned:
 
i. Name
 
ii. Age
 
iii. Date of birth
 
iv. Education
 
v. Address
 
vi. Phone number(s)
 
vii. Valid email id
D. Final date for entries to reach us is August 10, 2013. Entries can be dropped off at or mailed to the nearest MAAC Institute in Bangalore.
For the list of centres nearest to you, Click Here. MAAC will not be responsible for any damage to artworks coming through mail.
E. Shortlisted participants will compete at a live grand finale on August 24, 2013 for the first and second prizes in each category.
F. The competition is open to all. Shortlisted students for the Finale will have to bear their own lodging & travelling expenses in Bengaluru.
G. The verdict of the judges would be final and irrevocable.
H. Selected cartoons would be exhibited at the Indian Cartoon Gallery (Indian Institute of Cartoonists) from September 1-20, 2013.


Showcase your talent to the country and win big!

 

MAAC Students Receive Industry Placements; Set New Standards

MAAC Students Receive Industry Placements; Set New Standards

It is not new for MAAC students to be placed with the some of the best production houses in the country. However, recently three of our students received job opportunities that set new standards.

Maria Panneer Rajan, a student of MAAC Annanagar (Chennai), was selected to join Prime Focus, Mumbai as a mid-level compositor with a salary of INR 35,000 per month. He is amongst the very few professionals who get an opportunity to skip the junior level and directly join the ranks of mid-level compositors.

Bangalore too witnessed similar celebrations when two MAAC students received placement during the Bangalore Jumbo Job Fair, organized by MAAC.

Bhargav Ranjolkar from MAAC Kormanagala and Sharada from MAAC Indirnagar would join Xentrix Studios as Production Assistants with salary figure of INR 20,000 each.

Congratulations to Maria, Bhargav and Sharada for their great efforts. It's time for celebrations in MAAC!

 

MAAC Students Use Their Creativity For A Social Cause

MAAC Students Use Their Creativity For A Social Cause

Paint Happiness - A Social Initiative by MAAC Students

MAAC and its uber creative students have combined their creativity with a social cause called 'Paint Happiness'. The purpose of this beautiful campaign is to spread a smile and cheer among the precious children at various orphanages across Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai.

It is a three day activity (April 22 - 24, 2013) of beautifying the walls of the orphanages with a splash of our students' creativity.

The orphanages covered under this initiative are St. Catharine's Home (Andheri), Janani Ashish (Dombivali), Vatsalya Trust (Kanjurmarg), Girija (Kharghar), CRY (Bandra), Thomas Shelter (Kandivali West), and Bal Anand (Chembur).

Get a glimpse of this colourful event at https://www.facebook.com/

Bravo to MAAC students for this wonderful initiative!

 

MAAC's Tenth National Students Meet Receives Overwhelming Student Response

MAAC's Tenth National Students Meet Receives Overwhelming Student Response

The 10th annual National Students Meet (NSM) received an overwhelming response, which was organised at Resorte Marinha Douroda, Goa from March 18-22, 2013.

NSM is the biggest gathering across the country, organised towards creating a platform for MAAC students to interact with industry experts and their fellow counter-parts regarding trends in the Animation & VFX industry. More than 200 students participated in this five-day fun-cum-learning event.

Learning from the Experts
Students received a unique flavour of workshops, alongside knowledge sessions conducted by industry stalwarts such as Nishith Takia (Krayon Pictures), Piyush Panjuani (Equus), Sapan Narula (Director of Photography), Kulvider Bakshish (Theatre Performer, Director, Actor, Trainer), Guru Vaidya (Adobe), Chetan Sharma (Animagic Studio), Gayatri Rao (Animagic Studio), Amit Rane and Kane Lew (DR Caesar Photography Studio), and Shashank Tere (Production Designer).

Gala Night Prize Distribution
The Gala Night marked the final evening of NSM 2013 at Goa. Students were awarded for their works completed during the NSM sessions and workshops. WACOM gave out latest, high-end tablets as a prize towards the Digital Painting Competition. ADOBE gave out cash prizes to Quiz Contest winners.

After five days of fun, learning and creativity, students let their hair down and shook a leg to the tunes of the DJ; a fitting end to the event.

Kudos to the MAAC team and the students who participated for making this event a grand success!

 

MAAC Students Visit Rhythm & Hues

MAAC Students Visit Rhythm & Hues

MAAC organized a visit to Rhythm and Hues Studio (R&H) in Hyderabad for its students on November 9, 2012. More than 45 students from MAAC Dilshukh Nagar, Vijayawada and Ameerpet (Hyderabad) attended the Studio.

The objective of the visit was to give students a hands-on exposure to the vagaries of industry functionality. R&H is one of the major global production houses that has worked on movies like The Mummy Returns, Hulk-2, and Night at the Museum.

Students were thrilled to receive this opportunity as they were taken through different facets and stages involved in the animation process.

 

24 FPS Annual International Animation Awards a Roaring Success

MAAC Andheri (Mumbai): 3D Animation Short Film winner

MAAC Andheri (Mumbai): 3D Animation Short Film winner

MAAC's ninth 24FPS International Animation Awards concluded successfully and was a roaring success. 24FPS 2012 was organized by MAAC in association with UNIC on December 7, 2012, at The Lalit Intercontinental in Mumbai.

This year the awards surpassed all expectations with a magnificent participation from students and studios across India for different award categories.

This one-day festival had interactive sessions with industry experts, exhibitions and entertaining competitions such as, MAAC Got Talent, B-Boying, Paint Yourself workshops and many more. All winners were awarded certificates and exciting prizes on the spot.

MAAC South Extn. (Delhi): VFX Gold Winners

MAAC South Extn. (Delhi): VFX Gold Winners

List of winners in different categories:

Category Team/Individual name Center
3D Animated Short Film - Gold Poised Andheri (Mumbai)
3D Animated Short Film - Silver Green Dreamz Rajouri Garden (New Delhi)
3D Animated Short Film - Bronze Earwyn Kakurgachi (Kolkata)
Best VFX - Gold Karmchariiz South Extn. (New Delhi)
Best VFX - Silver Voodoo Preet Vihar (New Delhi)
Best VFX - Bronze Ingenia Chandmari (Guwahati)
Best Stylization Dreamz Preet Vihar (New Delhi)
Best Lighting & Cinematography Poised Andheri (Mumbai)
Best Animation Earwyn Kakurgachi (Kolkata)
Digital Film Making Is that You Kakurgachi (Kolkata)
3D Generalist (Individual skill set category) Bhairab Boithoque South Extn. (New Delhi)
CG Lighting Sarath Sasi Kormangla (Bangalore)
Matte Painting Gaurav Naidu Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh)
Digital Painting Sumit G Surve Andheri (Mumbai)
Character Animation Varun Sharma Pitampura (New Delhi)
Best Modelling & Texturing Prabuddha Paul Chowringhee (Kolkata)
Best Photography Roopam Bansod M G Road (Pune)
Best Experimental Animation Ishwer Yadav Jaipur (Rajasthan)

Category Film School/Studio
International Students Category
2D/3D Animated Short Film (Student) Origami Esma, France
National- India students category
Experimental Animation-Open category (Student) Pal Bill Will Arena – Jayangar (Bangalore)
Open Category (Student)
2D Short Film The Candy Tree Somnath Pal (Individual entry)
3D Short Film Kacho Gadulo DSK Supinfocom
National-India Studio Category
VFX Feature Film Don 2 Pixion
2D/3D Animated Film Delhi Safari Krayon Pictures
Best TVC Google Chrome- Tanjore Oviyam Studio Eesksaurus
2D/3D Short Film (Studio/Professional) Greedy Thief Sagar Kadam
Best Game Design Wolverine Mutant Armageddon India Games (Disney UTV)
Outstanding Contribution to the Animation Industry Delhi Safari Krayon Pictures
International-India Studio category
VFX Feature Film Storage 24 Prime Focus

Kudos to the MAAC team for putting up a wonderful show!

MAAC manifest; Pune overwhelmed with student response

MAAC manifest - Pune overwhelmed with student response

MAAC Manifest 2012, an educational seminar conducted on October 29, 2012, was conducted by MAAC at Pune to educate students about progressive career options in animation. This event also provided a platform for interactions with industry experts.

Arnab Chaudhuri (Creative Director) and Arpan Gaglani (Technical Director) of Delhi Safari fame took the students behind the curtains. Making of the movie and a few glimpses of the movie were showcased.

More than 800 students participated in this event, making it a grand success.

Kudos to the MAAC team!

Bollympics: Viral Video Script Contest

Bollympics: Viral Video Script Contest

2012 may be coming to an end; but not the number of interesting contests for MAAC students. MAAC brings the biggest contest of the year for all its students - Bollympics: Viral Video Script Contest.

Theme of the Contest

What would happen if Bollywood rose to protest against the ban on Indian Olympics?

Put on your thinking caps and come up with funny, hilarious, humorous scripts based on this theme, which could be produced into 30-45 second animated viral video.

MAAC would produce the winning script and the student would get credit across various promotions.

Process of Submission

  1. Students/Centres should submit the scripts to maacmarketing@aptech.ac.in
  2. In case a student is sending the script directly, a copy should be marked to the respective centre.
  3. Entries should be saved by region/ centre name/ student name/ student ID. The Title Page of the script should address all the mentioned points.
  4. Entries without the above mentioned details will be disqualified from the contest.

Eligibility & Restrictions:

  1. Competition is open to all MAAC students
  2. Duration of the Script: 30-45 seconds
  3. Last Date of Submission: 5th January, 2013
  4. It should be an original concept
  5. Language: Hindi or English
  6. Word Limit: 200 words or less
  7. Your entries should reach us in .doc (word) or pdf formats only.
  8. You can adapt scenes/dialogues from popular movies, talk shows, jokes etc. but do not copy word for word. Instead, improvise and give it a twist to make it your own

Storyline:

  1. The viral video script presented should not make negative comments about any celebrity/MAAC.
  2. Contributors name will be included in the video credits.
  3. Avoid
         - Explicit humour
         - Extreme vulgarity expletive
         - Extreme sexual content
         - Overtly political content
         - Hurtful religious content
  4. All decisions made by MAAC shall be final and binding.
Parimaan 2012: Discovering New Dimensions

Parimaan 2012: Discovering New Dimensions

Honouring International Animation Day, MAAC Annanagar (Chennai) presents Parimaan 2012.

Venue: Rani Seethal Hall (Near Gemini Flyover)

Date: November 9, 2012

Time: 5.30 pm

The event will be graced by top-notch industry experts like Santosh Sivan, Pete Draper, Srinivas Mohan and Sindhuja Rajaraman.

Tickets available at MAAC Annanagar.

Don't miss the action; book your tickets now!

MAAC-artooon, Cartoon Competition

MAAC-artooon, Cartoon Competition

MAAC, in association with Indian Institute of Cartoonists, invites entries for MAAC-artoon, a cartoon competition for all you people in Bangalore!

Rules & regulations to participate:

  1. Topic for the cartoon competition is ‘Water shortage’ and all entries have to strictly adhere to the subject
  2. Each participant can send up to 3 entries in black & white or colour. Only hard copies of the final art work in A3 size will be accepted. Copied or reproduced work will be disqualified
  3. Participants have to be between 15 and 21 years of age and have to submit age proof in the form of birth certificate or class X marks, along with their final artworks. Behind every entry the following details have to be clearly and legibly mentioned: Name, age, date of birth, education, address, phone numbers and email ids
  4. Final date for entries to reach us is 24th November 2012. Entries can be dropped off at or mailed to the nearest MAAC Institute in Bangalore.
    For the list of centres nearest to you, check http://www.maacindia.com/contact-us/maac-centres-karnataka.aspx. MAAC will not be responsible for any damage to artworks coming through mail
  5. Shortlisted participants will compete with each other live on December 01, 2012 for the first and second prizes at a grand finale
  6. The competition is only for Bangalore. The verdict of judges will be final & irrevocable
  7. Some selected cartoons will be exhibited at the Indian cartoon gallery (Indian Institute of Cartoonists) between December 04, 2012 and December 20, 2012.
'CRACKDOWN': Inter-zone Gaming Tournament

CRACKDOWN Inter-zone Gaming Tournament

Game lovers! Here's an opportunity to participate in an exciting gaming tournament. If you are a MAAC student, compete at the national level at the 24FPS International Awards in Mumbai.

Rules and regulations:

  1. Each team should have 4 players
  2. Total participation fee for a team: Rs. 800 only
  3. One team per centre. If the total strength of the centre exceeds 200 students, then they can have one additional team per 200 students
  4. Evaluation will be held at Zonal Level in the respective zones & National Level within Mumbai
  5. Finalists get the opportunity to participate in the 24FPS 2012 Festival
  6. Winner takes home prizes worth Rs. 100,000 and much more!

CRACKDOWN Inter-zone Gaming Tournament - Event Calendar

24 FPS 2012 MAAC got talent

24 FPS 2012 MAAC got talent

An initiative for MAAC students who are not only great digital artists but also have multiple other talents. So all our dancers, singers, magicians, mimicry artists, comedians and other varied talented solo performers, get ready for an action-packed performance!

Rules and regulations to participate:

  1. Make a video recording of your talent and upload it to this Youtube link: (http://www.youtube.com/user/maac24fps?feature=results_main)
  2. Last date to upload is 15th November
  3. Evaluation will be: 50% on the basis of votes on Youtube and 50% on the basis of jury grading
  4. Performance act should act not exceed 3 minutes
  5. Top 10 finalists will be declared on 20th November
  6. Finalists get the opportunity to perform during the 24FPS 2012 Festival
  7. Performing stage will a 3 by 3 metre area with complete sound and light system in the festival zone
  8. The act needs to be planned as per the area for performance
  9. And the winner takes home ’MAAC's got talent‘ certificate award and much more
24FPS International Animation Awards

24fps awards

Held every year, the 24FPS International Animation Awards are a unique platform for film-making using the medium of 3D Animation, Live Action and Visual Effects (VFX). The Awards are open to students, professionals and studios from across the world.

Entries Open Now for 24FPS 2012.

More on 24FPS International Animation Award

MAAC manifest; Pune overwhelmed with student response

MAAC manifest - Pune overwhelmed with student response

MAAC Manifest 2012, an educational seminar conducted on October 29, 2012, was conducted by MAAC at Pune to educate students about progressive career options in animation. This event also provided a platform for interactions with industry experts.

Arnab Chaudhuri (Creative Director) and Arpan Gaglani (Technical Director) of Delhi Safari fame took the students behind the curtains. Making of the movie and a few glimpses of the movie were showcased.

More than 800 students participated in this event, making it a grand success.

Kudos to the MAAC team!

MAAC- A -THON: International animation day celebrated at Bangalore

MAAC- A -THON: International animation day celebrated at Bangalore

MAAC Bangalore organized MAAC- A -THON, a walk to celebrate World Animation Day on 28th October, 2012 at Sony World Koramangala, Bangalore. More than 200 young animation aspirants participated in this event. Students walked 5 kilometres with high enthusiasm & passion.

Kudos to the MAAC team for making this event such a great success!
MAAC celebrates World Animation Day with a flash mob at Bangalore

MAAC celebrates World Animation Day with a flash mob at Bangalore

The MAAC education centre in Jayanagar organized a flash mob to celebrate World Animation Day on 27th October, 2012 at MG road, Bangalore. Students indulged in a rhythmic dance sequence, dressed up in the costumes of their favourite animation characters. The event surprised the crowd of Bangalore city.

Kudos to the MAAC team for making this event such a great success!
MAAC Manifest 2012 a great success

MAAC Manifest 2012 a great success

MAAC Manifest 2012, an educational seminar conducted on 15th September, 2012, informed the students about different facets of animation. Over 900 participants attended the seminar in Mumbai.

MAAC Manifest was graced with industry experts such as Arnab Chaudhary, the creator of Arjun - The Warrior Prince; Arpan Gaglani, Creative Director at Krayon Pictures and Kirtish Tharthare, Lead Lighting Artist, Rhythm & Hues Studio.

At the event Arnab Chaudhuriand Arpan Gaglani took the students through the making of the 3D movie Arjun and glimpses of the movie, Delhi Safari, providing insights on the use of modern software to bring life into the characters, growth in the application of VFX in animated movies and so on. Kirtish Tharthare shared his experience of working on X-Men First Class and Yogi Bear.

The speakers also held an interactive session with the students, on the scope of the Indian animation industry and how India is gaining status as a leading 3D animation outsourcing hub.

Kudos to the MAAC team!
MAAC GRAVITY-2012

MAAC GRAVITY-2012

MAAC Vashi organized its 9th annual award function GRAVITY-2012 at Vishnu Das Bhave Auditorium, Navi Mumbai on 1st September, 2012.

Hon. Ganesh Naik, Minister of Excise, Environment & Labour, Maharashtra inaugurated the event. More than 150 students participated in various categories & won trophies, winning certificates & cash prizes sponsored by Animax Studios India Pvt Ltd.

The names of the winners in various categories is as follows:
Best Sketching Amit Panicher
Best Digital Painting Anshu Trivedi
Best Matte Painting Palash Bakshi
Best Photography Komal Vyawhare
Best Stop Motion Akshay Solanki, Vaibhav Patil, Saurabh Singh, Mohit M
Best Digital Film Making Ruche Thakker, Pooja Bhalla, K.Govind, Tanay Roy
Best VFX 1. Amit Jadhav, Nikhilesh Jadhav, Chirag
    Rao,Shakir Sayyed
2. K.Harshad, Deepak Gupta, Santosh Ambre,
    Omkar Tupe
Best 3D Short Film Sandeep Padwe,Sandip Singh
Best Modelling in 3D Short Film Category Tushar Mall, Ruchi Sharma, Aakanksha Jain, Kalyani Mankame
Best Lighting & Texturing in 3D Short Film Category Saurav Patil,Shavej Shaikh,Vivek Shinde,Chetan Padwal
Best Animation & rigging in 3D Short Film Category Sandeep Padwe,Sandip Singh
Best 3D In open category Whistling Woods International School
Best DFM in open category KJ Somaiya college
Kudos to the MAAC team for making this event such a great success!
Nishit Takia, co-founder, Krayon Pictures visits MAAC Kormangala centre

Krayon Pictures visits MAAC Kormangala centre

MAAC organised a session for students with Nishit Takia, Co-founder, Krayon Pictures and producer, Delhi Safari at its Kormangla centre, Bangalore on 8th September, 2012.

Nishit shared valuable insights from the making of Delhi Safari and also discussed the growth of the animation industry. In addition, 5 lucky winners were awarded special Delhi Safari merchandise.
Learning Conclave at Coffee Gudda

Learning Conclave at Coffee Gudda.

MAAC Bangalore organized a 2 day fun-cum-learning event on 23rd & 24th August, 2012 at Coffee Gudda. 45 students participated in this event, where they got valuable insights in photography by ace photographer Bikash Das in a hands-on training session. This was followed by a photography competition, in which Ratheen from Malleshwaram won a free scholarship to the Delhi School of Photography.

Apart from this, the students also indulged in exciting activities like trekking & white river rafting. Kudos to the MAAC team for making this Learning Conclave such a great success!

Workshop on Stress Management

Workshop on Stress Management

MAAC, along with Bangalore Traffic Police, successfully conducted a workshop on Stress Management on 16th July,2012 at Bangalore Traffic Park. The workshop had 55 sub inspectors who participated in the training session.

The workshop was conducted by professional trainers & all the participants were awarded a certificate of participation.

M A Salem, IPS, Additional Police Commissioner of Traffic & Security, Bangalore praised the initiative & the efforts of MAAC team in organizing this activity.

The Learning Conclave 2012

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The Learning Conclave 2012 – a day long workshop held in Hyderabad on 20th July, 2012 was a great success. More than 100 students across Andhra Pradesh actively participated in this event held in Leonia resort near Hyderabad.

The event had an interesting lineup of activities designed to engage aspiring Animation & VFX experts.

Animation experts from the MAAC team provided students with valuable insights on how to succeed as an animation professional, along with an interesting and interactive photography session and animation acting workshop.

Art in the Park- Sketching and painting contest

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Maya academy of advanced cinematics, Kormangala organised sketching and painting competition "Art in the park" on 21st of July 2012 at Cubbon park for all Maac students from Bengaluru.

Winner of this event will be declared on 27th July 2012 and the prizes will be handed over by Shajan Samuel Sr.V.P. (Maac India).

Prizes for the winners

First prize: Gift voucher of Rs 2000 and a certificate of appreciation

Second prize: Gift voucher of Rs 1000 and a certificate of Appreciation

Third prize: Gift voucher of Rs 500

Inauguation By Arnab

MAAC Manifest 2012- Animation Seminar

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MAAC Manifest 2012 was a great success with more than 500 students attending across Bangalore. The event highlighted animation as a great career option today.

Arnab Choudhary, director of the movie, Arjun – The Warrior Prince, shared valuable insights from the making of this awesome animation film.

Prosenjit Ganguly, with his wit & humour, shared practical tips to excel in the animation industry

Siju Thomas spoke on the evolution of animation in the last two decades & the life cycle of a CG artist

Jai Natarajan discussed various career opportunities in animation & stressed on the skills required to be a successful animator.

Inauguation By Arnab

Hoonar - Students' Art Gallery

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics, Kamla Nagar successfully organized its 1st annual showcase of student's art gallery "Hoonar - A Journey from Pencil 2 Pixel" at its Kamla Nagar Centre, New Delhi on 5th -6th May,2012.

Hoonar showcased students' work in Sketching, Digital Painting, Matte Painting, Digital Illustration, Commercial Designs, 3D Modeling, and Texturing & Lighting specializations. Videos of 3D Animation work of students were played. For the first time this gallery also showcased Stereoscopy work to be viewed using 3D Glasses.

The best student of all received a Wacom Tablet and Gold Medal & other toppers were awarded Gold and Silver in their chosen categories

Recent Events


Recent Events

MAAC & UNIC come together for 24FPS 2012

MAAC & UNIC come together for 24FPS 2012

MAAC & UNIC (United Nations Information Centre) together present the theme for 24FPS 2012- The Future We Want

On 29th of MAY 2012, MAAC & UNIC (United Nations Information Centre) together held an exhibition of "PAINT YOUR PLANET – The Future We Want" at UNIC HQ in New Delhi

The exhibition was launched by UNIC Director Kiran Mehra-Kerpelman, Aptech CEO Ninad Karpe and UN Resident Coordinator Patrice Coeur-Bizot.

UN has designed special postcards containing some of the best images of this exhibition. Titled 'Paint Your Future', the postcards will be distributed during various events and activities promoting the themes of Rio+20 and The Future We Want campaign

Ms. Mehra-Kerpelman also presented the first set of postcards to Mr. Coeur-Bizot and Mr. Karpe.

The event concluded with the launch of a 30-second animation film created by MAAC and UNIC highlighting the seven themes of Rio+20, to promote The Future We Want. This, as well as a short film made by 24fps 2011 gold animation award winners (Pink Bangles –MAAC South Ex, New Delhi) will shortly go live on national television.

'48hrs- The race against time' a 48-hour animation marathon

48hrs- The race against time

MAAC announces"48 Hrs" The Race Against Time- an animation marathon for students of its west zone centres on 30th, 31st May & 2nd, 3rd June, 2012

48 Hrs is a challenge where various teams create a 3D film (involving modeling, texturing, rigging, lighting, animation and rendering). All this within 48 hours!

Great prizes up for grabs:
First prize: Cash Prize of 30000/-
First Runner Up: Cash Prize of 20000/-
Second Runner Up: Cash Prize of 15000/-

To participate, get in touch with your centre. Hurry, entries close on 15th May,2012.

All the best, MAAC-ites!


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