Sunday, 18 December 2016

Videography for Digital Films

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Videography refers to the process of capturing moving images on electronic media, for example: videotape disk recording. The word Videography comes from the Latin word, where video means “I see” or “I apprehend” and Graphy means “To Write”, in short it means Videography. The term includes methods of video production and post-production.

Digital Videography

Digital videography in the late 20th century blurred the distinction between videography and cinematography. Any work related to outside commercial motion picture production is known as Videography.
There was an era where, with the advent of computers and internet, videography covered not only shooting video with the camera but also included the digital animation, gaming, video blogging etc. In this field, videographers produce their assets entirely on the computer.
A videographer can be a camera operator. Videography refers to a specific method of combining both pictures with the sound recording. There is way of creating a video by capturing moving images and combining and deducting the parts through video editing...Read More

Interesting Facts You Never Knew About Your Favorite Cartoons- Part 2

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Interesting Facts You Never Knew About Your Favorite Cartoons- Part 2

DONALD DUCK
  • A SPECIAL microphone, The Neumann TLM-170, was used to record Donald’s voice.
  • DONALD DUCK WON AN OSCAR for the 1943 animated short Der Feuhrer’s Face, which was              originally titled Donald Duck in NutziLand.
  • DONALD DUCK first appeared on the silver screen on June 9, 1934, in the animated short film, The Wise Little Hen.
  • WALT DISNEY said of the character: “One of the greatest satisfactions in our work here at the studio is the warm relationship that exists within our cartoon family...Read More

COMPLETION JOURNEY OF 24FPS 2016 VFX CHALLENGE BY MAAC KANKURGACHI

The VFX lab at MAAC Kankurgachi has been bustling with activity these past few months as The Invisibles spent hours poring over computer screens to wrap up the 24FPS’16 VFX Challenge. The clip of choice was one from 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and while it may have looked simple at the onset, it proved itself to be a worthy task for a challenge.
Any member of the team would say that the best journeys are the ones that are memorable, and over the past few months they have bonded wonderfully as they worked to finish the project.
From meeting to select the clip, to arranging the shoot and collaborating with one another during the crucial post-production period, there has been much they have learned. However, all good things must come to an end, and this year’s 24FPS competition is no exception.
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With months of hard work finally composited into around thirty seconds of footage on its way for judging, it was a bittersweet moment for the team members as they put up their poster on the centre’s event board.
Many little hurdles were overcome over adda-filled evening breaks – and a few sleepless nights at MAAC Kankurgachi to fill all the ticks on the work progress table. There was laughter and jokes on the final evening, and above all a sense of relief and accomplishment as the DVDs were labelled and packed.
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Now that the project is over, it’s time to unwind and the team is looking forward to the upcoming awards ceremony in Mumbai. But that doesn’t mean it’s the end of the road for these fifteen...Read More

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Importance of Lighting in Photography

Today we are going to discuss about the importance of light during “Photography”. Light and illumination are the basics of photography. The very word “Photography” comes from Greek words, ‘Photo’ means light and ‘Graphics’ means drawing. Hence photography can be described as “Drawing with Light”
 Lighting plays a crucial role in photography. Without light there is no illumination. It can bring a photograph to life. It can generate effects, including spectacular shadows and silhouettes. Say for example- In a room without illumination everything is pitch black we can’t see anything, taking a shot assuming the camera allows to produces a solid black photograph. Now if we switch on the light everything is illuminated.
Lighting determines not only darkness or brightness but also tone, mood and atmosphere. Therefore it is necessary to control and manipulate light correctly in order to get the best texture, vibrancy of color and luminosity of the subject. Without good light, even the most compelling subject won’t make for an interesting photograph.
 Even natural light comes in four basic varieties. Soft light, front light, side light and back light. Soft light works best for colorful subjects.
  1. Softlight: While direct sunlight emphasizes the contrast between light and dark soft light heightens color contrasts, and can emphasize subtle tints that would be lost in the sun...Read More 

The Art of Animation – A Brief History

Broadly speaking, the term ‘Animation‘ means the art of moving images.
Now, animation is of two types, one is the traditional animation, and the other is the computer animation. Traditional animation is done purely by drawing the different poses of a character or an object on special types of semi-transparent papers, known as celluloid sheets.
It is also known as cel animation. Whereas, Computer animation is done using the different software which are specially designed to carry out such types of task eg 3Ds Max, Maya etc to name a few. Traditional animation was being done long before personal computers were invented.
Computer animation is again subdivided into two types. One is the 2D animation and the other is the 3D Animation.2D animation deals with two dimensional shapes which move on a two dimensional plane. Here the characters are designed using 2D shapes like circles, ovals, rectangles etc. Tom & Jerry, Chhota Bheem , Doraemon are good examples of 2D animation.
3D animation deals with three dimensional shapes, which move in a three dimensional space. In case of 3d animation, the characters or objects are modeled using 3d shapes, like sphere, cone cylinders etc.Ice Age is a good example of a 3d animated movie.
In case of animation, different poses of the same character or an object are made in a sequence either by sketching or digitally and then they are moved in rapid succession to create an illusion of a fluid movement. Each of these drawings is referred to as frames. The speed at which the frames move is referred to as frame rate. It is measured in frames per second or fps. The normal broadcasting frame rate is kept at 24fps...Read More

Interesting Facts You Never Knew About Your Favorite Cartoons- Part 1

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With this infographic we will bring some unknown facts about yours Favorite Cartoons Characters.
 Show White
  • When adjusted for inflation, Snow White still ranks as the top grossing animated film of all-time
  • All of Snow White’s blush was done by hand. For a more natural look
  • In 1944, Snow White became the first film to ever release a soundtrack...Read More

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Evolution of Animation

Hello friends, do you still remember the tickling laughter on the antics of Tom and Jerry animation? Since our early childhood we are entertained by the TV Cartoon shows.
There have been massive changes in the past 20 years in animation. The animation industry have come a long way, say it is a 15 minute short or a two hour full length animation movie. MAAC Kolkata will take you to the evolution of the animation industry as it had made us smile and laugh since beginning.
First ever use of animation that entertained us was through Thaumatrope in 19th Century. So, here the question arises, what is a Thaumatrope? It is a scientific device consisting of a disc with a different picture on each side; these pictures appear to combine into one image when the disc is rapidly rotated with the help of a string. Have a look below:
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Later, to showcase a continuous movement of a character for a short duration, Phenakistoscope was widely used. Then came Flipbooks in which every frame was drawn by hand on a piece of paper, and then the book was flipped rapidly. This showed an optical illusion as if the drawn object was moving. The flipbook also became very popular...Read More

Sunday, 20 November 2016

10 Scariest Animated Movies You Can’t Watch Alone

Hey we are here to present you 10  Scariest Animated Movies You Can’t Watch Alone.
Have you ever thought that the cartoon movies which always had made you roll and laugh can ever scare you while you are watching them? Yes they can. That’s the reason in our today’s blog we will discuss about those animated movies that has actually has given you goose bumps.
The 10 movies listed above are the example of such animated movies which can scare you. With our write up we have always tried to present you info graphic with interesting facts that were probably not known to you. We do look forward for your valuable comments and suggestions in order to deliver the best.
Our Info graphic topic is searched to reveal facts and figure before you in order to enlightened  you on the subject we all are passionate about ,so as you. We would request our viewers to watch those 10 movies and share their feedback with us if actually has given goose bumps while watching...Read More

Top Indian Animators Only @Animation Kolkata (Part 2)

Hello guys, we are  back with the previous topic – Top Indian Animators, at Animation Kolkata where we have already discussed about three of the famous animators of our country, Ram Mohan, Dhimant Vyas and Gayatri Rao and their achievements.
Following are the two famous personalities who have also contributed their expertise to shape Indian Animation Industry.
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Kireet Khurana: Popularly known as the ‘Indian Animation Hero’, Kireet Khurana is the director of India’s first live-action and 3D film “Toonpur Ka Superhero”.
He is a high honours graduate from Sheridan College (Canada). He is the founder and creative head of the production house Climb Media and its animation wing, 2nz Animation Co.
He has won more than 30 awards including 5 prestigious President’s National Awards for his short films...Read More

Top Indian Animators Only @Animation Kolkata (Part 1)

If you have spent your childhood doodling cartoon characters and super heroes all over your notebooks, if you tried to become any superhero or perform their deeds in your dreams or if you are fascinated by their stories flying all around and saving the human from destruction, then Animation Kolkata is the right place for you to read.
Animation is a growing industry in the Indian Market. India is rich in art and animation is one of the most modern art form in the world. Animation is still considered as a hobby but there is a huge scope of making a fantastic career out of it.
Here I enlist top animators of India who have shaped the animation industry of our country.
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Ram Mohan: He is considered as the ‘Grandfather of Indian Animation’. He is a veteran in the Indian Animation Industry.
He is the chairman and chief creative officer of a Mumbai-based Animation Company, established in 1995 known as Graphiti Multimedia. He contributed in the film like ‘Ek Anek Aur Ekta’ which was the first 2D animated film to be aired at Doordarshan.
The awards he won include National Film Award, Mumbai International Film Award and Padma shri...Read More

Sunday, 13 November 2016

ADVENTURES OF MOTU PATLU-3D ANIMATION

Motu Patlu is an Indian animated television series created by Kripa Shankar Bhardwaj and Developed by Cosmos Entertainment in Singapore. This is directed by Suhas Kadav and creative director of this series is Ronojoy Chakraborty.
Motu Patlu series has 4 numbers of season and 208 numbers of episodes. Motu Patlu releases many languages like English, Hindi and other regional languages like Sinhala, Tamil, Telugu and Bengali. Motu Patlu was released on 16th October 2012. The Music of that series was written by Sandesh Shandilya a famous Indian film composer. Theme Song in hindi was sung by great Sukhwinder Singh...Read More

Use of Visual Effects In Mahabharata-2013

It was never easy to launch a tele- serial with huge amount of Visual Effects.
With sheer hard work and dedication for four years the team Mahabharata with producer Siddharth Kumar Tewary  launched the most expensive project on Indian Television, with an approximate budget of Rs100 crore.
The series was a huge success indeed. Today in our blog we will discuss extensively how by using different techniques Mahabharata team used visual effects judiciously so that it become almost an inevitable part of the serial.
The serial comprises of episodes which will be running for six months, which has elaborate detailed costumes, larger than life sets and the most important outstanding quality of VFX or Visual Effects in the whole series, which is actually mind-blowing...Read More

Material Design – A Web Designing Framework

Hello friends, today I will be discussing about Material Design. If you are well acquainted with web designing, you will find it more interesting. Actually material design is a designing language consisting of CSS and jQuery, developed by Google in 2014.
This was announced by Google on June 25, 2014, at the 2014 Google I/O conference. As of 2015 most of mobile applications by Google based on Android had applied the new design language, including Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive, Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, Google Maps, Inbox and many more.
Material design is already Boot-strapped, so you need not to use bootstrap framework separately. As most of us uses mobile much more than desktop and laptop so we are most friendly with mobile based UI (user interface), and Material Design gives us a platform to easily create UI like mobile so that it can be more user friendly. This is much more visually interactive and the web pages will look like an App...Read More

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Maac Chowringhee Made My Dream Come True- Amiyo

Interviewer: Hi Amiyo, firstly heartiest congratulations for getting your first job with Trace VFX . Going further, we would be happy to know about your qualification and what all projects you handle at Trace VFX?
Amiyo: Hello Sir, thank you so much, I am very happy to be here and glad to get this opportunity to convey my feelings after getting my first job. After completing my Higher Secondary, I could wait no longer to join Maac Chowringhee for learning about the most fascinating subject- The VFX.  Today I am happily working as a Roto Artist at Trace VFX.
Interviewer: Wonderful! You have got a very decent and promising job. So how it feels like?
Amiyo: I feel myself very lucky to clear the interview in a single shot. Trace VFX is a good place to learn and grow. Here working environment is also good.
Interviewer: Amiyo, why did you choose VFX as a line of career, event after completing your HS, you could have gone for higher studies?
Amiyo: As I have already told you that VFX fascinated me since my childhood. To learn about effects always craved in me. It would attract me whenever I watched any Hollywood scene with visual effects.  I wanted to make my career in VFX that is why I did not go for any higher studies.
Interviewer: Why MAAC Chowringhee, what was the reason that you picked it over several others present in your own city?
Amiyo: I have visited many institutes in the city, still could not find a centre as good as MAAC Chowringhee. Especially the awards displayed and infrastructure at MAAC Chowringhee attracted me much...Read More

Maac Kolkata Placement

Maac Kolkata having its presence at 3 centres across Kolkata has helped animation studios, different production houses, television channels, advertising agencies etc to hire freshers and trainees.  In various profiles like VFX Artist, Graphic Designer, Multimedia Artist, Gaming Designer, and Interior designer etc.
We at Maac Kolkata take immense care to each and every students who aspire to join the industry. We prepare them for various job roles so that they become ready to go animator or vfx artist etc in their own domain in global market.
Apart from classroom practical training Maac Kolkata conducts multiple activities to prepare their students to become  professionally ready. The showreel which is the most important part is guided by the trained faculty to each students so that they can exhibit their work at there best of abilities.
Maac Kolkata  conducts personal interviews with eligible students to understand their strengths & weaknesses so that can  provide them with the right career guidance.Maac students who are 1 months away from completing the course are eligible to take part in placement process through placement cell...Read More

5 Cool Tips For Mobile Animation Game Designer

Mobile phone has become a part of our life. In a survey it’s been identified that we tend to keep our mobile phones within our hand reach only. The utility of mobile phones are now just not restricted to only making calls, or sending messages with the internet connectivity on phones we have started using our phones as a mini laptop. In our leisure time we watch movies listen to songs, chat, and even play animated mobile games in our phone.
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Gradually gaming industry has grown with the multiple users of games over mobile phones. Popular mobile games comes up with different mind blowing games that keep the user engage by using animation and graphic elements and features. In our today’s discussion we will share some interesting tips for the animators, which will help to custom 2D/3D mobile game.
Every year large number of companies launches different mobile games but only a small fraction of them actually hits and gains popularity in the market with users. The reason why the game doesn’t become popular is mainly because of substandard animation styling of character and the transitions are not smooth...Read More

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Maac Chowringhee Placement Team- Helped Me To Get My Dream Job

1. Hi Rajat, tell us something about you?
Hello, I am Rajat Subhra Bhattacharjee, a proud student of MAAC Chowringhee.   It is my dream to become a VFX Supervisor and I am feeling very glad to say that the journey has begun.
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2. Can you share with us how life is after completing course in Maac?                 
After completing my course in Maac, the life is now totally different. Now I am in a professional world and I am enjoying my professional life well.
3. Which course did you do in Maac Chowringhee and in which year?
I pursued ADVFX from Maac Chowringhee in the year 2013. It was a great learning experience there. I must say it is the best animation animation institute in kolkata.
4. Would you like to share your learning experience at the center?
The learning experience at Chowringhee center was very nice, I can’t forget all those beautiful days. Even the tough subjects were made easy by the faculties. All faculties and front office members were very helpful. Maac created my life actually. I am very satisfied with the learning.
In one line - MAAC Chowringhee rocks.The infrastructure is very big. Everything required for best learning is available here. I have got many new friends here. Faculties took care of every little problem faced and taught us by holding our hands. I am really very thankful to them.
5. Share some experience of your work in movies.
I have already worked for few movies, the projects were fabulous. I too faced some difficult moments, which were very critical for me, I had to solve all those problems myself sitting on the chair round the clock and for that I could learn many things today.   
6. Tell us about your job. 
Right now I am a VFX artist in a multinational company. This kind of job is very interesting and difficult too. So, yes it’s nice but we have to work hard to meet the deadline.
7. Hope you had a nice time chatting with us and we at MAAC pray for your bright     future.
Yes, thank you. I really had a great time chatting with you and feel myself lucky to share my thoughts with you.

Autodesk Maya - The Animation Software

About the Software: Autodesk Maya (popularly known as Maya) is a 3-Dimensional animation software developed by Autodesk used to create 3D, full motion effect. It was originally developed by Alias Systems Corporation (formerly Alias Wavefront) in 1998 and seven years later in 2005, Autodesk, Inc. acquired it and renamed it to ‘Autodesk Maya’.
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This software is used by video professionals who work with animated films and video games to create highly professional 3 Dimensional cinematic animations. It incorporates the natural laws of physics to control the behavior of virtual objects in computer animation.
Maya has also been used to create digital paintings. It can produce life like videos that any other software cannot produce. It can get installed in WindowsMac and Linux environments. Maya is being used in the film industries to create graphics for Academy Award winning movies such as Rango, Monsters, Inc., The Matrix, Spiderman, The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo, Avatar, Frozen and Hugo.
It is also being widely used to create visual effects for video games like Call of Duty and Halo. It is also used to create visual effects for television series like Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Bones, etc. Maya includes Maya Embedded Language and Python to take advantage of its open architecture by programming repetitive commands.
This save time and offer a method of sharing them with others who might find them useful. Now days, Maya has become an essential part of 3D visual effects, computer graphics and character animation.
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Awards and Achievements: Alias was honored with Academy Award for Technical Achievement for scientific and technical achievement for their development of Maya Software by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science on March 01, 2003.
Jos Stam with Edwin Catmull and Tony DeRose shared Academy Award for Technical Achievement for invention and application of subdivision surfaces in 2005. On February 08, 2008 Duncan Brismead, Jos Stam, Julia PakaIns and Martin Werner received an Academy Award for Technical Achievement for the design and implementation of Maya Fluid Effect System.
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Uses: Maya has many uses and is even being optimally used by industries beyond the television and film fields. For example, video games companies are using it to create scene, model tools with Maya to create realistic environments such as trees, rocks water and cities.
Car designing companies use it to model new cars, detailed shape plans and interior design components that can be used to share and review with the clients. In case of architectural design companies, Maya is used to create complex architectural forms with realistic programmatic elements.
Over all, Maya helps one to design and create stunning 3D models, animate, give visual effects with highly efficient tools, this in turn enhances ones creativity, increases productivity for companies and reduces time to create complex projects.
Join MAAC Chowringhee, MAAC Kankurgachi, MAAC Rashbehari, best animation institute in kolkata today and learn to use the software to its extreme level and optimize you creativity. Call us at +91-9836321595. We are just a call away.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

10 Most Influential Personality In Animation Industry

These people did much more than just make images come to life. In honor of memorable animation legends, here is the list of most influential people in animation industry.
1.Walt Disney - Walter Elias "Walt" Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of animation and cartoons
2.Hayao Miyazaki is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist.
3.Charles Martin "Chuck" Jones was an American animator, cartoon artist, screenwriter, producer, and director of animated films, most memorably of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts for the Warner Bros. Cartoons studio.
  1. Tex Avery Frederick Bean "Tex" Avery was an American animator, cartoonist, voice actor and director, known for producing animated cartoons during the golden age of American animation.
5.Ryan Larkin was a Canadian animator, artist, and sculptor who rose to fame with the psychedelic Oscar-nominated short Walking and the acclaimed Street Musique. He was the subject of the Oscar-winning film Ryan.
6.Satoshi Kon was a Japanese film director, animator, screenwriter and manga artist from Sapporo, Hokkaidō and a member of the Japanese Animation Creators Association. He was a graduate of the Graphic Design department of the Musashino Art University.
7. Zenas Winsor McCay was an American cartoonist and animator. He is best known for the comic strip Little Nemo and the animated film Gertie the Dinosaur.
8. Don Bluth is an American animator, film director, producer, writer, production designer, video game designer and animation instructor who is known for directing animated films.
9.Ub Iwerks Ubbe Eert "Ub" Iwerks, A.S.C. was an American animator, cartoonist, character designer, inventor, and special effects technician, who created Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and Mickey Mouse with Walt Disney.
10.Craig McCracken is an American animator, director and producer. He is best known for creating the Emmy-winning animated series The Powerpuff Girls and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends for Cartoon.

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Animation kolkata is one of the best and oldest MAAC centre in Eastern India. It is a part of MAAC family since nearly the inception of MAAC in Kolkata and having three branches at Kolkata. MAAC CHOWRINGHEEMAAC KANKURGACHI & MAAC RASHBEHARI and one in Delhi namely MAAC South Ex. With more than 3000 students taught and over 1000 placed, one of the leading animation institute in Kolkata and INDIA too.

Maac Creative Club @Maac Kolkata

Maac Creative Club
Hello Maacites, today we will introduce to our in-house operational club popularly known as ‘MCC’
You must have heard about the word MCC at your centers.
MCC is a short abbreviation of Maac Creative Club.
There is an old culture in West Bengal of creating a clubs. A club is an association dedicated to a particular interest or activity. Therefore, going with the tradition we too created a club to capture all the creative works of our students of Maac Chowringhee, Maac Kankurgachi, Maac Rashbehari under one single roof.
So, MCC is an initiative taken by our director Mr. Naveen Choudhary, exclusively for our students of 3 centers only.
All the students of Maac Chowringhee, Maac Kankurgachi and Maac Rashbehari can become a proud member of this creative club.  With every registration in the club the members will get one t-shirt from the club.
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Registering MCC is absolutely free of cost and everything related to this have been made online so that our students. Members can work on it all the time round the clock. The students can visit our official website: www.animationkolkata.com and then click on MCC and get their names registered.
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After the registration, students will be eligible to update their account, add their profile pictures, add their works, like other’s works, etc.
Registered students can also view current job openings by login into their account. We conduct many different types of competitions and seminars every month where they can take part.
The students can submit their entries of a particular competition online and get their likes through facebook account. Then the work with maximum likes gets awarded and recognition by their respective center’s.
We have many such events which we will let you know from time to time. Keep yourself updated by all the hot and happening news on our official website.
MCC members are segregated under three categories, they are mentioned below:
  • Silver Club
  • Gold Club
  • Platinum Club
Recently Maac Kolkata has introduced the Technical Forum in the first week of October 2016.
  • In this forum all the students can share and ask their technical queries to all the fellow students and faculties.
  • Those who know the correct answer can login to their MCC account and suggest an answer to the query.
  • If the suggestion is helpful, users can hit on YES or else click on NO.
  • They can also comment on the suggestions and upload pictures in support of their queries or answers.
  • We are also planning to add our alumni and experts to the technical forum so that they can provide their valued suggestion through the experience they have gathered.
This will help you to get the appropriate answer to your question and solve out your problem in the soonest possible way.
We are always at your service to give the best education in the best way we can since we are the best 3D Animation and Visual Effect (VFX) Institute in Eastern India.

About the Author

Animation kolkata is one of the best and oldest MAAC centre in Eastern India. It is a part of MAAC family since nearly the inception of MAAC in Kolkata and having three branches at Kolkata. MAAC CHOWRINGHEEMAAC KANKURGACHI & MAAC RASHBEHARI and one in Delhi namely MAAC South Ex. With more than 3000 students taught and over 1000 placed, one of the leading animation institute in Kolkata and INDIA too.
Maac Kolkata Rocks!!!!
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I Got My First Job At Deluxe Entertainment Through Maac Chowringhee Placement

  1. MAAC CHOWRINGHEE PLACEMENTHi Sudipta, how are you?
Hello, I am good with all blessings of you and my parents.
  1. Can you share with us how’s life is after Maac Chowringhee?       
It’s pretty much easy to say that my dream came true after completing my course from MAAC.
  1. How was the experience after learning from Maac Chowringhee?
When I joined my job, from that day till now I always feel it was my one of the best decision to get admitted in Maac Chowringhee, because I had learned a good technical skill that always help me to grow till date.
  1. Share some experience of your work in movies?
I have worked for few international projects and I feel myself lucky person to get a chance to work on some of well known blockbuster films. As I am at a responsible designation so I am not able share the film’s names.
  1. Did you get lucky meeting any movie star?
As of my role I am in post-production, so never got a chance to meet with any film star. But I had met with some of the film directors and line producers.
  1. Since you are working in such a big company like Deluxe Entertainment India, what was the atmosphere over there?
Deluxe India’s working environment is highly professional and healthy; we always love and enjoy working in such environment.
  1. What are your future plans? 
This is a hidden magic that I am not supposed to expose but make more dream as a reality.
  1. Say something about Maac Chowringhee.
Maac Chowringhee is the one of the best institute because I have met lots of students from different colleges and institutes, but those students are from Maac, they are really more technically sound and best from artist vision, because Maac have great faculties and infra to build a good future for this industries. The course design was very much realistic to be an industry leader.
  1. Did you miss any of your staff or Instructor from Maac Chowringhee?
There was no chance to forget our faculties; it is because of them what I am today.
  1. Hope you had a great time chatting with us and we at Maac Chowringhee pray for your bright future.
Yes, it was a good chat session and I really enjoyed sharing my thoughts with you. Thank you.

About the Author

Animation kolkata is one of the best and oldest MAAC centre in Eastern India. It is a part of MAAC family since nearly the inception of MAAC in Kolkata and having three branches at Kolkata. MAAC CHOWRINGHEEMAAC KANKURGACHI & MAAC RASHBEHARI and one in Delhi namely MAAC South Ex. With more than 3000 students taught and over 1000 placed, one of the leading animation institute in Kolkata and INDIA too.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

“The Google”

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Some Interesting Facts for you today!!
As we all use Google thousands of time daily so we must know some inner history of it.
Google word has no meaning. Actually the founders supposed to register their company’s name and domain as Googol and googol.com respectively but mistakenly it is registered to Google and google.com and didn’t change it. Googol is a mathematical word which means a numerical value of 1*10^100 (1 followed by 100 zeros). Google.com domain was registered on 15th September 1997. But officially Google celebrates its birthday on 27th Sept 1998, so Google became adult now. Google.com is the rank 1 holder website globally.
This is the most visited website in the universe. Can you imagine how much traffic is generated by this? It is 60,000+ searches each second. And daily 16% of the search entries are unknown to Google that means daily 16% searches are made first time on its search engine. People views 6,00,00,00,000 hours video each month on Google’s YouTube. For street map view, Google has taken pictures of 8.46 lac kilometer roads. In 2013, Google got down for 5 minutes which results 40% down in whole internet traffic. Now-a-days Google becomes a verb used by all, “Google it”. In 1999, its founders try to sold it in 10 Lac Dollars but none bought it.
Today Google’s income is 5,00,00,00,000+ rupees daily in which 90% comes from advertisements. It buys at least one company each week on an average since 2010. You might be shocked by knowing that you need not to be educationally certified to work with Google. 14% of the employees of Google have never gone to any college yet. The most interesting thing is they have Goat instead of grass cutter/gardeners, goat eats the grasses so they need not to cut it. Do you know what the main motive for not using grass cutter is? Let me tell you, they don’t want to do sound pollutions and the employee must not get disturbed by the sound of the machine.
Google is only company who takes care of the environment so much. Please note our fact source is Google itself.

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Animation kolkata is one of the best and oldest MAAC centre in Eastern India. It is a part of MAAC family since nearly the inception of MAAC in Kolkata and having three branches at Kolkata. MAAC CHOWRINGHEEMAAC KANKURGACHI & MAAC RASHBEHARI and one in Delhi namely MAAC South Ex. With more than 3000 students taught and over 1000 placed, one of the leading animation institute in Kolkata and INDIA too.

Use of Prosthetic Makeup for VFX in Bollywood

Prosthetic makeup is also called special effects make-up and its a process for creating advanced cosmetic effects. Mainly used in VFX techniques. John Chambersin was a person who revolutionized the Prosthetic makeup in films like “Planet of the Apes” and “Little Big Man”.
Prosthetic Make-ups are used to create an aged or younger look for an actor or Actress or adding something completely new thing in body parts. By using Prosthetic Makeup someone can morph an actor/Actress to an entirely different look or Character.
Prosthetic is not new to Bollywood, report says that it was first used on actor Sanjeev Kumar in the movie Chehre Pe Chehra in 1981. Then many of the actors got into new skin to experiment with their looks.
Let’s have a look on few of the actors below who donned with the prosthetics to bring out a completely new avatar in front of the cameras:
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Hrithik Roshan in Dhoom 2, with the help of prosthetic make up, he was disguised in many new faces in the movie. Look above to recollect the faces he had used in the film according to the storyline.
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Amitabh Bachchan in Paa: Amitabh Bachchan became the first actor to play a child at the age of 68. His look in the movie was an incredible prosthetic wonder. It was done by Hollywood’s genius make artist Christen Tinsley.
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Shah Rukh Khan in Fan: From Aryan Khanna to Gaurav Chandna, this transformation was also achieved with the help of prosthetics and VFX. Gaurav is less than half the age of SRK’s present age and to accomplish this look Cannom, an Oscar award winner was employed and for VFX Red Chillies was responsible.
These disguises that accomplish a spectacular change of the character’s appearance changing age, ethnic background or sex. There is a high level of skill required to make and apply the prosthetic or mask disguise.
Come to MAAC Kolkata and learn the complete knowledge about VFX. Today 90% of the movie’s work depends on the visual effects, therefore making it one of the largest scopes in jobs market.

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Animation kolkata is one of the best and oldest MAAC centre in Eastern India. It is a part of MAAC family since nearly the inception of MAAC in Kolkata and having three branches at Kolkata. MAAC CHOWRINGHEEMAAC KANKURGACHI & MAAC RASHBEHARI and one in Delhi namely MAAC South Ex. With more than 3000 students taught and over 1000 placed, one of the leading animation institute in Kolkata and INDIA too.

The Angry Bird-3D- Animation Movie (2016)

The Angry Birds Movie is an American 3D adventure comedy film adapted from the game series of the same name made by Rovio Animation. The Angry Bird game was first released in December 2009 and became the most downloaded mobile game ever. The movie was directed by Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly.
It was written by Jon Vitti. This film was animated by Sony Pictures Imageworks. The film was officially announced in December of 2012. The seed of the film were planted back in 2011 between executive producers Mikael Hed (Rovio founder and former CEO) and David Maisel (Marvel Studios founder).
Finally the movie was released on 20th May 2016. The $73 million film grossed about five times its budget and has knocked Captain America off the top spot of the North American box office in its first week of release.
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So, the question is what was challenge in this animated movie? The challenge was of translating a famous 2D app into a 3D animated movie to portray the ‘angriness’ of the birds. For that, animation supervisor Pete Nash from Sony Pictures Imageworks took the responsibility.
Nash came up with a highly stylized approach for the main character Red. His clenching toes, gritting teeth and furrowing brows gave a natural look of angriness in him. Then comes the other character Chuck who has almost perfect control of his body.
Here Sony Pictures incorporated observations from actual birds into Chuck’s animation. Another challenge was all the characters in the game did not have arms or legs, for these elements the studio had to revisit for the film.
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"Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly have taken one step up from animation to direction. Clay Kaytis mentioned in his interview that he is proud of his word and not to forget the entire crew of Sony Pictures Imageworks, “I am always tickled and I always have a smile on my face when I watch my work go by. It’s just nice to know that I can lead a crew in terms of making a film that I am really proud of animation-wise. I have crazy high standards and the crew; they just knocked it out of the park”
Josh Greenstein, Sony’s president of worldwide marketing and distribution also said that it’s very difficult to turning a video game property into a successful movie.
Be a proud part of MAAC Chowringhee, MAAC Kankurgachi, MAAC Rashbehari today and make your animated characters dance on your fingers.
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Animation kolkata is one of the best and oldest MAAC centre in Eastern India. It is a part of MAAC family since nearly the inception of MAAC in Kolkata and having three branches at Kolkata. MAAC CHOWRINGHEEMAAC KANKURGACHI & MAAC RASHBEHARI and one in Delhi namely MAAC South Ex. With more than 3000 students taught and over 1000 placed, one of the leading animation institute in Kolkata and INDIA too.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

From A Beginner To A Interior Designer Expert – A Success Story By Maac Rashbehari

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  1. Describe something about yourself & your journey with Maac Rashbehari.
Hello readers, this is Neha Patel - Interior Designer. I have always loved playing with computers to bring in my ideas and visualization live. So, I understood what I have to do, to be better in what I loved. Merging both design and computers together was a fun idea, and for that I just needed a good course that had specific concentration on subjects of my interest. Which will boost my career? Keeping that in mind I started searching for institutes that offer me a course that fits completely to my requirement and then I found MAAC animation Kolkata.
MAAC Rashbehari had such a great grouping of subjects that were apt for 3d designs. I also saw the project portfolio of pass out students and they were amazing and the quality of work they came up with after completion of their respective courses was exactly what I was looking for.
MAAC Rashbehari had an amazing and supportive group of faculty team who supported me throughout till the end and made sure I was comfortable and satisfied with the learning.
My journey with MAAC Rashbehari was beautiful I learned, interacted, made friends, participated in competitions, attended informative seminars and finally I reached my goal by the end of my course.
  1. Are you satisfied with your current career growth?
Yes, MAAC Rashbehari gave me a good hold on 3D designing and visualization. It embedded such level of confidence within me that I could start my own website to showcase my work and write blogs about interior designing.
  1. What is the key note for choosing your career in ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN?
Key note for me choosing architectural visualization was to add life to my designs which I represent to my clients. This helps them to understand better what my ideas are towards a project and give them clarity toward the project.
When I was declared as the champion of 24 FPS 2015 Architectural Design category I must say I did not have to look back in life any more it just gave a flying start to my career.
  1. How will you grade your mentor at MAAC Rashbehari?
MAAC Rashbehari as told earlier has an amazing team of faculties and provides best animation course in Kolkata which will stand by you till the end, in fact also once you pass out. I am blessed to have such great mentors to guide me through the period of my course and beyond. I have found a great friend in my mentor who understands my capabilities and pushes me further even if I am not sure of myself to reach towards my goal.
  1. Why will you refer any one in MAAC Rashbehari?
If I am asked to suggest an institute that offers u a wide variety of courses to choose upon it would definitely be MAAC Rashbehari, not because I have passed out but because it offers you the right course which starts from the basic and will end up like a story that you are quite ready to stand up in stage and narrate it to the world.