Outstanding 3D animation showcased at 2nd 24FPS
- The kind of animated shorts showcased at the 2nd 24FPS students animation awards clearly indicate that a bright future awaits the Indian animation industry.Organised by Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics, the 2nd 24FPS students animation awards held recently in Mumbai were a great sight to see for all those optimistic about Indian animation. Some of the short films screened were outstanding not only in terms of the modeling, 3D animation and camera work but also in concept and direction. The 'students only' competition was open to entries from all operating animation and gaming institutes. Particpants had to make animated public service messages around themes like Family Planning, Adult Literacy, Anti Smoking, Environmental Pollution and Anti Corruption. A total of 29 teams comprising of 3-5 members each participated in the competition. Most of the teams were from amongst the 35 MAAC centres across the country.
It is very rare for students in India to get an opportunity to work from concept to screen along with deadlines. An additional advantage with 24FPS was that the students not only got the experience but also got to showcase their work in front of an audience comprising of studio heads and CEOs. To top it all, the icing on the cake was the cash prize bounty of Rs 2.25 lacs offered by MAAC and other prizes being offered by sponsors like Seagate.
(Source: Indian Television/A'X)