FX School launches visual effects institute in Mumbai

MUMBAI: FX School that offers specialised education programmes in the fields of animation, visual effects, photography and digital filmmaking, has launched its first visual effects institute in Mumbai at Andheri.

FX School houses a production-ready environment including a state-of-the-art chroma studio, fully-equipped practice labs and art rooms.

A distinguished Board of Excellence – comprising industry professionals will be guiding students. FX School also offers continuing education courses and workshops for professionals in the field wanting to brush up their skills.

FX School managing director and founder Abhyudaya Morarka said, "We are proud to present FX School, a world class animation, visual effects and digital film making institute. As India emerges as one of the top favourable destinations for outsourcing digital content development and creation, there exists a large vacuum in the industry for adequately skilled people work force. FX School was born from the passion to create high quality Animation, VFX & Digital Film making education professionals in India to help the country capitalise on its talent."

Morarka added, "FX School, with its baseline Go Beyond, truly goes beyond mass-market education in the field of digital content creation. Its well-structured courses use innovative methodologies to combine theory and practice that arm students with unmatched ‘real world’ training. Its curriculum is unique and industry-friendly as it’s derived from better understanding of the media world and how the various subjects and processes inter-relate with each other. The course content was developed ground up with high caliber inputs from international experts and industry acclaimed professionals. Teachers also go through an intensive and continuous training program for best courseware delivery."

FX School academic director CB Arunkumar said, "Our approach is based on our real world experience and aims at developing students as more ‘industry-aware’ professionals. We aim to impart as complete an education as possible within a training environment. Instead of following each individual subject sequentially, we simultaneously cover interconnected areas so that a student actually understands how they relate with each other within a production process. The course is divided into a 3-tier certification process where a student moves to a higher certification level only by passing the earlier level or by being granted a waiver by a faculty member based on their proficiency. So our foundation level course covers a wide variety of subjects in the Digital Media space like animation, visual effects, photography, and scriptwriting. Then based on the student’s interests and talents, they would specialize further within the field of their choice. Finally, the student would excel in one area to become a true practitioner in that field. The FX School curriculum does more than just teach students the tools and how to use them. It allows students a complete understanding of the Art for which these tools were created."

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