Thursday, 22 June 2017


“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside”, as Maud Hart Lovelace merrily described it, but summer has been growing to be intolerable for everyone living in the metropolitan cities.

People find joy in visiting hill-stations to cool off the heat they have been enduring. Summer can get rough on us, but when else can you get the taste of those sweet mangoes, the occasional windy storms at dusk known as “Kalboisakhi”, or the festival of colour where every barriers of caste and creed are broken and we unite together to colour each other’s lives?

Summer is beautiful, indeed. In order to enjoy the spirit of summer Maac Kolkata organizes its Fruit Festival.

Fruits have been the center of attraction for every kid in summer. Be it fresh coconut for its water, mangoes for their impeccable sweet taste (that is at times sour, too, and is equally enjoyed), the banana milkshakes we make at home (which I think most will say is one of the most wonderful things ever).

Summer showers us with many an exciting thing; there are so many festivals to go through like Mahavir Jayanti, Chithrai Festival, Ram Navami etc.

Going to the movies is also an exciting thing to do in summer; there are so many movies that get released every weekend in summer that one just cannot miss. Summer of 2017 marked the release of some superb movies like Wonder Woman, Get Out, King Arthur : Legend of the Sword, Logan, All Eyes On Me, and so on.. as well as animated and visual effects rich movies like Disney’s Beauty And The Beast, MARVEL’s Guardian of the Galaxy Vol.2, Despicable Me 3, The Boss Baby etc.

3D animation has been a growing industry in the movie circle.

The growing interest in this genre has increased among people over the last decade and a half. From Disney’s 2D classic movie Bambi, to this present day’s The Lego Batman Movie, the field of animation has shown growth like no other artistic field.

India has been even participating and producing many national and international projects and has been getting up the ladder step by step with grace and getting stronger and surer of its output in the media industry Maac Kolkata has been the creative hub of producing production-ready artists in both 2D and 3D styles since 2001.

Maac Kolkata a few years later, and has grown to be very popular and most efficient in the Eastern zone of India. Starting from Modeling, Texturing, Rigging, 3D Animation, Digital Paintings, 2D animation, the Kolkata Centers of Maac popularly known as Maac Chowringhee, Maac Rashbehari , Maac Kankurgachi are home for films and clips that are proud recipients of numerous awards in different film festivals.

We find both peace and excitement at our work.

Trained by relentless hardworking faculty at MAAC with the help of some brilliant state of the art infrastructure, our students get all they can dream of.

“Summer will end soon enough and childhood as well” said George R.R. Martin, but we never get too old to dive into exciting programs to refresh our not so over childhood.

So at MAAC Chowringhee – Rashbehari – Kakurgachi on 12thjune’2017, we all gathered to show off our creative fruity skills – no, not as the masters at the mobile game Fruit Ninja, but at how to decorate fruits to create something extraordinarily beautiful to look at.

Each participant was unique with their own skills, but they all had the same excitement flowing through their veins. No one had guessed that fruits could be used as materials of art – and so efficiently, too.

Here we can see a humble looking Orange who seems to be lost in his thoughts of how the universe works; he seems pretty serious about it, though. Aparna Paul certainly did a splendid job putting it together.

Someone is pretty excited to be alive, as Gaurab Ch Das’s cute kid Apple here looks too full of life.

Those wide eyes and big smiles show that he is here to bring happiness and joy and I bet everyone looking at it for the first time is pretty sure to have a smile on their face.

Halloween was too early this season, this menacing Mister Apple looks too mean to be trifled with.

You will be messing with the wrong apple if you intimidate this one! AkashPoddar has certainly made a master piece.

We also have mister cucumber, probably a friend of mister apple. He looks savage in all respect, he is tall and powerful and seeks to have fun; this piece was made by Sagnik Biswas.

The Monopoly Guy has many forms and avatars, yet apple is certainly a new one to add. This student was really very creative.

The Orange and banana seriously looks very innovative to be fused together to make a turtle, which looks really calm and serene.

The Crabby Apple is one of a kind for sure. It looks seriously cute.

“Summer time is always the best of what might be,” Charles Bowden truly spoke, as summer of 2017 marks another year of this celebration at Maac Kolkata, where students gather to show-off their creative skills, being confident, humble and with a spark that brought all of them together.

The Summer Festival 2017 was a resounding success and we look forward to each year coming to celebrate another one of this beautiful event organized by MAAC Chowringhee – Rashbehari – Kakurgachi.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Steps To Make Animation Short Film

Animation is easy to get into its easy to master if you know the right trick.  Each animator has there signature style.  One can develop own style after rigorous practice.

Just like any other film, making animation film also takes time, patience, and a lot of planning to get it right.

Write out a script. This is often easier said than done, but you need to write down your ideas clearly and give them structure before you start working on the animation film.

Unlike in live action, it is almost impossible to “improvise” an animated film, as it simply takes too long animate everything. You can use a simple Word document using some sketches or images.

Determine your animating medium. This usually depends on your expertise and hardware what configuration you are using. For example, it is very difficult, if not impossible, for a beginner with an older computer to make 3D animations.

There are many, many animating software and styles that can be learn with ease.

2D Animation: This is the classic cartoon, hand-drawn look. The characters are flat line drawings. Originally, they were drawn frame by frame, but now there is a variety of software that makes the process traditionally, you use 12-24 drawings per second of film.

3D Animation: 3D animation is a type of animation which uses computer generated images to create animated scenes.

It is a process of generating 3 dimensional moving images in a digital environment. Careful use of 3D models or objects is carried out within 3D software for exporting image sequences giving them the illusion of animation or movement. Software used are Autodesk Maya, Autodesk 3ds MAX, Blender, 3D Movie Maker etc.

You also need to add lighting and textures. 3D software can used, yet it takes a long time and requires software like Autodesk Maya, 3DS Max. Most 3D animation is the result of large teams working together.

The theme. What is the “point” of the short film? This doesn’t need to be grand, profound, or complicated.

It can be anything from a small concept to a simple story trying to convey some morals.

Characters. What will hold the attention of your audience is very important to analysis and understands? This can be anything starting from a person or an animal to a squiggly line living or nonliving objects.

In order to keep a grip over the viewers it is important to have appealing character for animation movie.

Visuals: – Another aspect is the screenplay of the movie.

It is required to tell the story in short sweet way so that the visuals leaves an impact on audiences mind.

A beginning, middle, and end. This sounds obvious, but that’s the point — almost all stories are told in three specific, delineated parts, or acts. This doesn’t mean you must have a three-act story, or even “characters.”

You do, however, need to think out the “action” of the short film before moving forward.

 Sketch character models. Before starting to animate, you need to know what your characters are going to look like. Sketch them in a variety of poses, costumes, and expressions to get a feel for what they will look like. This will ease your work, and scope for innovation remains open.

Remember that a character can be anything in an animated film, from a bear to a pair of salt & pepper shakers. Still, you want to develop your characters ahead of time so that they look consistent when you animate them.

Draw up a storyboard. Storyboards are individual drawings that are required for every bit of action an animator takes in the script.

It is mainly used in the production of almost every film — animated or otherwise main stream films.

They are both simple and comprehensive, as you need one for every change you want in the film. They do not, however, need background detail or colour, unless it is essential to the story.

 The Dialogue/ Background score: – Underneath the shot, write down what needs to be said in the shot, the proposed length of the shot, and any effects (zoom in, shaky camera, etc). You may select any musical piece to go with the story also.

Remember one thing your animation movie is a collective work if it’s in a 3D genre, if 2d still you can take the whole movie making on your own shoulder.

The moment you know the techniques and tricks of animation you are good to go. Its is Maac-Kolkata the only animation institute whole of Eastern India which will give you hands on practical exposure over the subject. And you will get the best of the placement after completion of the course successfully.

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Sunday, 18 June 2017


We’ve all wondered at one point of time or another it would be like to be among the stars – not just the gaseous kind that we see in the night sky, but those that walk the earth as well. In every field, there are some names that – through time, perseverance and dedication to the work – have established themselves as ‘stars’, shining bright against the sea of ordinary folk.In the sphere of media education development, there is one such name that stands apart from the rest: Maac Kolkata.

From its inception sixteen years ago, MAAC has worked tirelessly to encourage aspirants to the world of media with its unique Research and Development department that curates holistic course content and ensures that the institute, its faculty and its students stay abreast of the latest happenings and advancements in the world of media.

The star behind this amazing facility to our students is Mr. Abir Aich, who is the AVP-Academics of MAAC India. He is a self-taught 3D Artist, and has been in the animation and visual effects industry for over 18 years.

He is also one of the first Autodesk Certified Instructors in India.

With this driving force of advancement as a constant motivation, MAAC Centers across the country organise several events every year so that its students can make the most of their learning period by interacting directly with the stars of the field and gaining invaluable insight and knowledge.

One such event is the MAAC MANIFEST, which is a seminar conducted with the sole purpose of serving as an interface between the students of MAAC and the stars of the media industry.

In recent years, MAAC MANIFEST  at Maac Kolkata was conducted in the Eastern zone by MAAC Chowringhee | Rashbehari | Kakurgachi in Kolkata covering themes such as visual effects and techniques used in films today.

The students got to have an in-depth behind the scenes look at some of the recent visual effects work in groundbreaking films from the various film and television industries, such as Baahubali, Magadheera, Bajirao Mastani and so on.

Also, an important and irreplaceable take away was the advice that these stalwarts of the media world gave the students.

Sanath PC of Firefly Studios, Hyderabad stressed the need for time management and having a well coordinated team, and provided insight on the importance of visual effects in the media industry today.

Gitanjali Rao, a legend as far as classical animation films in India go, talked about the timelessness of the format, and about animation in general.

Rajiv Chilakalapudi, founder of Green Gold Studios and the mastermind behind the popular TV show Chhota Bheem spoke of the importance of the market and the audience in the media world, which runs entirely on the demands of the end user.

All work and no play, however, make one a dull boy or girl… and through the information exchange, these stars shared little tidbits about their experiences that were both entertaining and wholesome.

Mr. Chilaka, for instance, while explaining the story behind the creation of Chhota Bheem, touched upon the topic of how they decided on a name for the studio.

Mr. Sanath PC recounted several incidents from when the team was working on Baahubali: The Beginning. These anecdotes were welcome reminders that despite the all-consuming nature of work in the media industry (be it in the form of film, television, advertisements or graphics), there is plenty to enjoy along the way.

This year, too, MAAC Chowringhee | Rashbehari | Kakurgachi is organising a MAAC MANIFEST by Maac Kolkata, with a very special star of the field as the guest speaker. Mr. Pete Draper, co-founder of Makuta Studios will be gracing us with his presence and sharing his expertise with our students.


For those who aren’t familiar with these names, Makuta Studios is based in the USA with an office in Hyderabad, and is the studio that churned out the likes of Ghajini (2008), Eega (2012), Magadheera (2009) and the Baahubali duology (2015-17).

These films are path breaking in terms of the quality and amount of visual effects work involved, and we at MAAC Kolkata are privileged to have someone who was closely involved with all three projects in a supervisory capacity to share his experiences with us and our students despite his busy schedule.

The latter three films are part of the oeuvre of Telugu filmmaker S. S. Rajamouli, who has established himself as a maker of unique fantasy-films which feature the brilliant and often ingenious use of visual effects.

Eega depicts the story of star-crossed lovers, one of whom turns into a fly that makes it its mission to protect his lover. Magadheera is the tale of a warrior and a princess who are reincarnated and reunited after four centuries.

Baahubali is an epic yarn about a heroic ruler whose lost son returns to claim his birthright as king. The films have all been critically lauded for their technical achievement, and have won several major awards.

Pete Draper was VFX supervisor and advisor for these projects, and is a well-recognized name in the world of film and visual effects.

He is also known to be a jovial and passionate person, thoroughly versed in his craft of making illusions come to life on the big screen.

It’s not every day that one gets an opportunity to mingle with the stars of this world, and that Mr. Naveen Choudhary, Director –  MAAC Chowringhee | Rashbehari | Kakurgachi is keeping up the initiative to ensure that students, and the well-rounded formation of their careers, come first, is a wonderful thing indeed.

We look forward to seeing you at the MAAC MANIFEST 2017, at Maac Kolkata which living up to its name, will share the light of wisdom that is in store for us all.

Or click here on the link to register yourself free of cost for this gala event.


When: 22nd June, 2017; 10.00 A.M. Onwards

Where: Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata

For free passes, drop by MAAC Chowringhee (3rd Floor, Chatterjee International Centre, 33A,  J. L. Nehru Road – near Park Street Metro station). Or Call: 98363 21595

Seats are limited – hurry!!

Friday, 16 June 2017

Motion Capture: The Technology That Makes Work Easy For Animator

Motion capture also known as MoCap is a way you can digitally record human movements.

The recorded motion capture data is mapped on a digital model in 3D software example 3D, Maya or 3D Studio Max.

Here the digital character and the moves of the actor is captured and is recorded for visual enhancement.

The MoCap technology is used in the entertainment industry mainly for films, games, advertisement to get more realistic human movements.

Well lets Close our eyes and go back and back in time.  Remember Picture Jar Jar Binks or Polar Express, movies that put the “Uncanny Valley” on the map?

The technology like motion capture (mo-cap) has laid its seeds from there only.

From there to now, the technology has not only advanced but had a huge leap, where we can see the relevance of motion capture from Lord of the Rings’ Gollum to Avatar to The Avengers’ Hulk.

Now let’s understand which field we use Motion Capture?

Motion Capture is used in the following field:-




Video Games


Feature Films



Security and Defence

The benefit of optical motion capture software and systems used in computer vision which helps  – the digital images to process by software to identify objects – in order to track motion.

Typically, an array of video cameras is connected to a computer running specialized software.  The strength of such technology is accuracy, reliability and speed followed by it can capture large volume.

Only problem one faces to work on such platform is one has to spend extensive time to build the setup of the shoot. And none the less the optical data requires extensive post-processing time.

The hardware incurred is also very expensive. One cannot capture motion when markers are occluded.

Now –a day’s Modern Marker less Motion Capture Technology uses the techniques of No Markers – Markerless motion capture systems use advanced computer vision technology to identify and track subjects without the need for any special suits or markers.

To accomplish this, advanced algorithms are used, especially when the expectation is to track motion in real-time.

No Setup Time – Because no special suits, markers or equipment are required, subjects can simply step into the capture volume to begin tracking.

Benefits – This means that animators and game developers can capture more accurate motion data in less time, and for a much lower total cost.

It also makes many clinical and research applications much more practical. Because there is no special setup required, it is easier to track the motion of children or people whose condition makes the application of special suits difficult.

The difficulty, however, is implementing accurate tracking algorithms that perform well enough for real-time use, without the aid of markers to provide hints to the software. This capability is the core of Organic Motion’s technology.

With Maac-Kolkata we teach you the advanced techniques by our course ADVFX Plus through which you learn how implement motion captures. You practically learn in house with studio setup to gain expertise.

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

The Nails In The Fence Story By Ria Pre-Production Class @ Maac Kolkata

Here is Maac Kolkata student Ria’s story during pre-production and story boarding session at the center.

There was a young guy named Monty who belonged from a poor family. His father worked as a farmer in the fields to earn some money.

Due to his habit of high temper nobody was interested in talking with him. While going to school some kids were playing football in ground and by mistake that ball hit his legs and he fell down.

The boy shouted “can’t you see I am walking”? Those little kids said sorry to him. The boy shouted “what sorry”? You have made my uniform  dirty who will clean it!!!! .

The kids said “why are you creating an issue we have said you sorry please forgive us.

That boy instead of forgiving them he started beating them.

Those kids went crying to their home. Still he didn’t have any pain for those kids. From that they onwards people started calling him giant.

His neighbors complained to his father about that incident. Just because of his ego nobody was interested in talking to him. His dad was fed of his behavior.

He was all set to leave this village. But before leaving someone told him the idea for changing his behavior.

After returning from school his father gave him a bag of nails and explained him every time you hammer one nail you will lose your temper.

Over the next week, he learned how to control his anger. Finally the day came when he didn’t lose his temper.

His father said when you say thing in anger; they leave a scar just like those holes in the fence. After returning back from the fields he said “thank you” to his father.

And if you are really looking forward to make a promising career in the said filed just trust us come for a free counseling session @9836321595 only at Maac Kolkata. The Best- Animation-VFX-Multimedia Institutes in Kolkata.

Monday, 12 June 2017

CGI Magic With Kareena

Today we will discuss the scenes of Entertainment channel Sony BBC Earth – roped in by all time favourite diva Kareena Kapoor Khan as the ‘Feel Alive’ Ambassador recently. The shooting of the video is one of the best adaptations of a normal indoor shoot into incredible CGI i.e. popularly known as Computer Generated Imagery production.

First see the clip of the shoot, and then see the final product.

Click on the Link:- Catch the ‘Making of the Brand Campaign of Kareena Kapoor Khan’s TV debut:

This is for the first time that she has been associated with a television channel where she is seen in all together new avatar. Kareena made her television debut at last through the channel.

Following this news, brand released the making video of the campaign shot by Kareena. Making of the Brand Campaign which beautifully brings alive the feeling and happiness showcasing Kareena’s love for the nature when she explores the wonderful world of science, nature and adventure.

Specialised sets for every aspect were created and the bubbly Kareena was seen enjoying every bit of it.

While sharing her experience Kareena said, “I tried something new…something different from what I would normally do. It was awesome as I didn’t really need to act, I was just myself; It felt so great, I felt so alive. I am sure you will enjoy watching this behind-the-scenes video as much as I enjoyed shooting the brand film! Wait till you see the film unfold. It will blow your mind…just as the content on the new channel will make you ‘Feel Alive’.”

Kareena, as the brand ambassador of the channel, is seen in all together new avatar. The video shows the beautiful actor and her love for everything natural nature and adventure. It’s just delightful to watch CGI work on it.

She just was captured in the shoot with her moves, expression.

Then that very shot was added with beautiful CGI to make the scene attractive.

In Maac- Kolkata we expertise in training our students the same techniques used behind such scenes. This gives the student exposure to work in live practical sets with CGI.

Come on be a part of such delightful experience and best jobs available in the industry now.

And if you are really looking forward to make a promising career in the said filed just trust us come for a free counselling session @ 9836321595

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Top 4 Courses @Maac Kolkata That Can Give You a Successful Career

Maac Kolkata the Best Animation, VFX, Graphic Design, Web-design Training Institute in Kolkata.

Which offers quality education using state-of-the-art infrastructure.


Research & Development team consisting of industry professionals and experts who prepare the detailed curriculum for each course to provide students a solid foundation for learning.

As a part of this endeavour, hi-tech labs with wi-fi enabled campus act as ideal training ground for budding professionals that allow them to experiment and practice to enhance their skill sets.

Top4 Courses that can give you a successful career are as follows:-

International Program In Visual Arts And Design

International Program in Visual Arts and Design is an advanced comprehensive career course which is designed to take aspirants through all the facets of Computer Graphics and creative skills required to excel in the field of Animation, VFX and Digital Design.

This course has a precise blend of creative development modules, offering thorough exposure to industry leading software’s used for Digital Content Creation (DCC) for Media & Entertainment industry. During the course, students get the opportunity to interact with industry professionals. The course helps them sharpen their skills and access other value added content like Self Directed online training videos and execution of short film projects.

This course also ensures that the aspirant gets an exposure to the latest trends and emerging technologies. The learning objective for each semester is assessed by an industry standard evaluation methodology to ensure that students have a complete understanding of concepts and technologies used in the production workflow of the Digital Content Creation process.

Course duration: 864 HRS

Course Content divided into 6 Semister

Career Option Out of the Programme is as follows:-

 Graphics Designer

Web Designer

Motion Graphics Artist

Modelling Artist

Digital Sculptor

Lighting Artist

Layout Artist

Rigging Artist

Character Animator

FX Artist

3D Designer

Matte Painter

Camera Tracker


Clean-up Artist

Depth Artist

Roto Artist

Paint Artist

BG Prep Artist

Matchmove Artist

VFX Generalist

Stereoscopy Artist

Pre-Visualization Artist

3D Interactive designer

UI Designer

Render Wrangler

Matte Painter


Animation is magic. It takes you in to the parallel world of your imagination, where anything is possible.

It is an incredible medium to explore your creativity, without any limitations. And this is exactly what you will learn to do at MAAC Kolkata.

AD3DEDGE Plus, a 3D animation course, covers the complete process of animation film making, from pre-production and production to post-production stages of film making.

Emphasis is given to important aspects like storyboarding, stop-motion, 3D design and modelling.

AD3DEDGE Plus is an ideal starting point for aspiring animators, looking for a break in the field.

You will be provided hands on training in latest, in-demand software like Maya, Autodesk 3ds, Fusion, Mudbox, Adobe Audition, etc.

You will also acquire the necessary skills like story writing, directing, cinematography, editing and lighting, required to be a successful 3D animator.

This course creates job-ready professionals who are recruited & hired by animation studios, graphic design companies & gaming studios.

You can choose from three specialization options at the end of the course-modelling & texturing, lighting & shading, and animation.

Course duration: 600 HRS (including one specialization)

With Specialisation Series

There are three specialization option, you can choose any one.

Modeling & Texturing
Lighting & Shading
Course duration: 72 HRS (For each)

Career Option Out of the Programme is as follows:-

Modeling Artist
Lighting Artist
Texture Artist
Render Artist
Character Animator
Layout Artist
Digital Sculptor
Rigging Artist
Video Editor
Motion Graphics Artist
FX Artist
Game Artist
3D Generalist

Advanced Program in Visual Effects Plus

Popularly known as in ADVFX Plus. Were you surprised by the action sequences of Krrish 3 & Ra.One?

Did you imagine being in space while watching Gravity or on the battle field in 300: Rise of an Empire?

These were the result of visual effects (VFX) technology and VFX artists. VFX is the integration of live – action and computer generated imagery to create environments, which look realistic and believable to the audiences.

Visual effects today plays a key role in feature films, television programmes, animation, video games, commercials and almost all forms of entertainment.

The Indian VFX industry growing.

With the large number of movies being made in Bollywood and across regional languages, the VFX industry is projected to reach Rs. 14 billion by 2015.

This fast-growing industry demands trained and skilled VFX artists who could work on national and international projects and bring the director’s vision to life.

ADVFX Plus is a career course, designed to provide you with all the fundamental and advanced skills required to be a successful VFX artist.

This course covers subjects ranging from the very basic of 3D film making like pre-production and storyboarding, to advance level topics of motion graphics, digital design and editing.

These will help you to enhance your skills and meet industry requirements.

At MAAC  Kolkata we provide studio-like environment for practical training sessions, which help you get the same experience as a professional VFX artist.

Course duration: 600 HRS

Career Option Out of the Programme is as follows:-

Camera Tracker
Matchmoving Artist
FX Artist
Motion Graphics Artist
Matte Painter
Clean-up Artist
BG Prep Artist
VFX Generalist
Stereoscopy Artist
Depth Artist
Video editor
Pre-viz Artist
Roto Artist
Paint Artist
 Advanced Program in Digital Media & Design

APDMD (Advanced program in Digital Media & Design)

If you have the eye for graphic that beautifully blend art and technology by creating an exclusive experience while accessing web content, then APDMD could be the course you’re looking for.

This course adopts a comprehensive, 360 degree approach to provide extensive training in Print, Web, 2D Animation and Responsive Web Design. Students are introduced to the latest trends in the industry like Digital Publication, Augmented Reality, etc., while securing one of the most top-notch careers in the industry.

Course duration: 384 HRS

Course Content Divided in 4 Semister

 Career Option Out of the Programme is as follows:-

 Web Designer

Graphics Designer

Content Developer

Layout Artist

Template Designer

Packaging Designer

Advertising Art Director


Digital Storyboard Artist

2D Animator


Print Media Communication

Communication Designer

Page Layout Artist

Media Content Manager

Mobile Content Designer

App Designer

User Interface Designer

UX Export

So these were the amazing job opportunity you cannot ignore being an part of Maac  Kolkata. And if you are really looking forward to make a promising career in the said filed just trust us come for a free counselling session @9836321595

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