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Fine-tuning skills: Youngsters learning the nuances of 3D animation at Element School of Visual Arts in Vijayawada.
Fine-tuning skills: Youngsters learning the nuances of 3D animation at Element School of Visual Arts in Vijayawada.

Element School of Visual Arts has viable courses for local students with one-year high-end 3D programme focusing on a career-based instruction approach

For pursuing high-end animation courses, one has to go to a metropolitan city or far off places in search of renowned schools so that they can get better exposure. But well-experienced artists take pains to come down and create opportunities for such quality education to local enthusiasts at affordable prices by setting up world class infrastructure.

At the Element School of Visual Arts, Vijayawada, they have their motto that the local students need not think of going to other places as far as courses in animation, modelling and visual arts are concerned. For this, a complete state-of-the-art equipment including lighting studio is provided at the school, say the organisers.

Mahesh Kumar, who heads the department of animation, says that though there are a number of quality education institutes in other fields, such facilities are not available locally to provide real technical expertise in animation at widely acceptable levels. He says that theirs is an effort to fill the gap and see that the students have access to the best education in animation courses so that they would land in top class careers when they pass out of their institute.

The organisers say that they have put in place the best team to create a good animation training facility. A graduate in 3D animation and visual effects from Vancouver Film School, Canada, Mr. Mahesh is focusing on the use of his good educational background and valuable experience in the industry for several years to pass on the benefits to the interested students. The best artists from far off places come to share their innovative skills with the students of the Element. Here, the instructors use superior technical skills from famous VFX movies picked from the Hollywood to impress upon the students. Earlier, Mahesh has worked at Tata ELXSI, Mumbai, and has contributed his mite in several Indian blockbuster movies. Jay, also from the Vancouver Film School, heads the department of visual arts and photography.

They have chalked out viable courses for the local students with their one-year high-end 3D program focusing on a career-based instruction approach. They have also got a six-month course in media and visual arts, as the instructors will focus on three months of general skills and three months of specialisation in a particular area.

G. RAVIKIRAN

In Vijayawada


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