Arena launches animation studios in Chennai

MUMBAI: Arena Animation has launched its animation studios at Arena’s Vadapalani and Anna Nagar centres, which offer animation engineering program.

Aptech Ltd executive director R. Krishnan said, “The hi-tech Animation Studios are being launched with an aim to enable the students of Animation Engineering (DAE) to undergo intensive training in Animation related subjects. The state-of-the-art studios are equipped to train students on the latest animation and special effects and offer them hands-on training in highly advanced animation technology, equipping them for the ever-evolving and challenging world of multimedia and animation.”

The studios will facilitate live projects and intensive industry interaction for the DAE students.

Each studio has hi-end apparatus and facilities such as DV Cams, Green Matt room for compositing and visual effects, Animation light boxes, Hi-end scanners, Hi- end Editing software etc. and the students will be allowed to handle them personally, enabling them to understand the techniques involved in the various stages of SFX such as pre-production, production and post-production. The students will also get to work on real-time projects involving hi-end multimedia technology giving them the professional edge that is needed in the intensely competitive world of animation and designing. Highly experienced faculty at each centre enables the students to understand and learn the finer nuances of animation.

Designed with inputs from the industry, the DAE offers a unique blend of digital and analog art skills. The program greatly emphasizes on teaching the students to integrate both the processes of 2D as well as 3D, with a focus on skill development, right from ideation to execution.

The course offers a dynamic career in the explosively expanding industry of computer animation, used extensively in television/films, animated simulation rides and walk-throughs, computer games, and digital environments.

On completion of this course, students will be able to choose from an array of exciting career options such as 2D animator, 3D animator, computer animation effects specialist, technical directors, technical animators, effects animators, effects developers, graphics programmers, games developers etc.

Krishnan also inaugurated a centre of Arena at T Nagar. Krishnan awarded the certificates for the first batch of students who passed out of Arena Animation Centre at Chrompet.

Arena’s presence in Chennai is marked by centres at Adyar, Chrompet, Kilpauk and Mylapore, besides T Nagar, Anna Nagar and Vadapalani .

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