MIDDS Animation & Multimedia Institute, Lucknow - Lucknow

Sunday, 15 August 2010

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City: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Offer type: For Free


Contact name Mr Ranveer Kapoor
Phone 08090805656

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Meteor Institute of Digital Design Studies (MIDDS), a premier Institute for animation and Multimedia education having its H.O. at Mumbai has come up in Lucknow. It is the only institute in Lucknow having its own Production Studio "Meteor Studios (www.meteorinternational.com)" and giving live training and experience at various Studios in Mumbai free as a part of the course. The institute is inaugurated by Honorable Mayor of Lucknow, Dr.Dinesh Sharma. On this occasion a workshop cum seminar was conducted at the Lucknow center by Honorable Mr.Ganesh Kadam, Sr.Amimator at Eye Qube Studios and the maker of movies like Drona, Veer and Alladin.

The MIDDS Lucknow center also has its own mini theatre cum studio, chroma shooting room, Studio Level Machines, sketching room, Audio Video teaching aids, two computer labs and three class rooms all with LCD's and projectors. Shortly Lucknow center is going to launch education through V-SAT, the first institute in Lucknow where computer and film industry professionals will teach and show how the actual production takes place in studios and films. Value added classes like Photography, Motion Capture & Show Reel, Clay modeling, acting, monthly guest lectures by industry professionals, personality development and communication skills are also provided as a part of the course in order to give an overall development to the students.

Meteor Group has the entire value chain of animation under its wing. They started off as a production house, then expanded into animation education, and finally into an animation and digital services studio. Meteor studio today has serviced clients like Sony TV, Sony Play Station3, Moser Baer and Zee Telefilms. There is a lot of benefit and synergies one achieves by having multiple platforms that are co-related and support each other. It just help to offer a much stronger product in each segment ans with its strong Industry and International tie-ups, it has got strong placements.

MIDDS has a number of long term and short term professional career courses offered to the Lucknowites. Amongst them the most prominent courses are U.G.C. Approved Degree program "B.Sc in Media Graphics & Aminmation" & Professional Diploma in Animation Design (PDAD) which specializes in Motion Capture, Show Reel, Modeling, Texturing, Rendering, Lighting, Animation, Rigging, VFX and Compositing. The best part of the course is that the student will get the job after 10 months of training, first three months he/she will be working as part time for various companies in Lucknow and the last three months the student will work with Industry experts at various studios in Mumbai on MIDDS'S expenditure. The contents of the course are as per the industry trends and have been designed by a panel comprising of personalities from some of the major animation/VFX studios in the country.

When contacted Mr.Satyam Bansal, M.D. MIDDS said, ”One couldn’t ask to be part of a field any more creative than Animation. I spent 10 years in Hollywood at Universal Pictures. I worked on films like Hulk, Peter Pan and Seabiscuit there and got enamored with the art of animation and visual effects. Coming back to India, I made a decision to open a chain of institutes which can train students what actually the animation and film industry is demanding worldwide. I am happy that MIDDS is open in Lucknow and from there we can teach the students of north and will get them placed at various studios like Crest Animation Studios, Prana Studios, Eros International, Media Factory, Red Chilies, Rhythm & Hues, Meteor Studios, etc. The best part of our course is that our student will be working with Industry experts for three months at Mumbai and we will bear all the expense of it. Most of the students gets the placement in these three months. Apart from this, we will be providing part time jobs to our students along with the course which will cover a substantial part of the course fees".