first Multimedia Graduates BMM Batch comes out
Evolution", the fiction based short film produced by 4th Year Students BMM
of IACG depicting how Hyderabad could witness the global warming in 2012
adujed as the Best VFX Short Film by International Animated Film
Reputed Animation academy, International
Academy of Computer Graphics (IACG) produced the India’s first Multimedia
Graduates, four years batch under regular academic program certified by a
NAAC accredited University. This program is affliated with Jawaharlal
Nehru Technological University Hyderabad (JNTUH), the first technological
university of India. IACG offers University recognised Graduation, Post
Graduation and Finishing School programmes in collaboration with JNTU,
IACG is a very reputed Animation Academy. It has the distinct advantage of
having its own production house---4D Animations & VFX. It’s recent
projects include KICK, Prayanam, Koncham Istam Koncham Kastam, Magadheera,
Aa Intlo, Sare Nee Istam etc to name a few.
INTUH signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Hyderabad-based
International Academy of Computer Graphics (IACG) for collaboration to
offer Graduation, Post Graduation and Finishing School programs in
Multimedia in the year 2007.
24 studentsd graduated. In a function held in city at RTC Kalabhavan in
Baghlingampally, S.S. Rajamouli, renowned film director lauded the efforts
of the IACG in offering quality Multimedia Education. Addressing the
packied gathering, Rajamouli said computer graphics are a small part of a
film. But, gradually their role is being increased. World of Art is very
big. Art is not easy. Strive hard to excel. Studying is Information
Technology is easy. Software Path is not that all difficult. But, this is
not the case with the art. You need to have original ideas. Unfortunately,
we have many copy cats today. There is so much talent in us. Work hard for
original works. If you are going to die, die, but never compromise on
quality, he said.
Rajamouli has also appreciated the Short Film titled "The Mystic
Evolution" produced by the outgoing students of the institution.
Earlier, speaking on the occasion, D.N. Reddy, Vice Chancellor of JNTUH
said IACG has excellent facilities. That is why we have tied up with them
to offer various courses he said. Adding further he said that though
Animation and Multimedia is a huge business across the globe, we are able
to tap 1% of the potential, he informed. There is a large scope yet to
tapped, he said.
D.N. Reddy told students to be creative and innovative. Creativity and
Innovation can not be taught in a class room.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. P. Ramakrishna, CEO of IACG said JNTUH was
the first University in India to offer Bachelor of Multimedia as a regular
stream program in the Year 2006. A step ahead, POST (Production Oriented
Skills Training), a first of its kind University recognized finishing
school program for Animation students was also launched during that year
Speaking further, P. Ramakrishna added that the "The Mystic Evolution"
bagged the best VFX Short Film Award from ASIFA India, an Indian Chapter
of France based International Animation Film Association. IACG’s first
batch ob BMM Students have successfully completed their educaitonal
tenture. They have won award for fiction based shot film depicting how
Hyderabad could witness the global warming in 2012. The same film was also
screened for the audience at the passing out meeting.
Mr. Rama Krishna said that a career in animation offers great
opportunities and lets ones creativity bloom. It is a field were work is
joy and where you work on something new everyday and can leave your mark.
He informed that the Indian animation industry is expected to double its
revenues to nearly $1.5 billion by 2010. Despite manpower shortage, the
Indian animation industry has made giant strides of late and the country
has become the outsourcing hub for many western animation studios as well
as for Hollywood. He said that as per survey reports India has not even
occupied 1% of the Global Market. There is a vast potential for the
industry to expand. Factors that are in India’s favour and that give it a
competitive edge are: A vast base of English speaking manpower; Presence
of hi-tech animation studios; Low cost of animation services compared to
other countries and India’s own large entertainment sector, he added.
Today, Animation has become a part and parcel of daily life. Whatever it
may be… a television shows, ad commercials, movies or games and other
content on your mobile… animation is present everywhere. It has touched
our lives. In fact nowadays it might not be wrong to say that no movie is
complete without animation, informed Suresh, Principal of IACG.