Maya Digital Studios launched its “Maya In-Studio Training” initiative Aug. 11 for young animation, VFX and 3D-stereoscopy professionals.
Aruna Kumar has joined the studios to head MIST, which provides advanced studio-ready training modules and employment at Maya Digital Studios in Mumbai and Goa.
Maya Digital Studios were among the pioneers of the art and technology of animation and visual effects in India in the 1990s, and is also a leading 2D-to-stereoscopic 3D conversion studio today.
Co-founder and director Deepa Sahi said in a press release, “Our focus at Maya has always been on artists, and I’m proud to say that even after so many years, Maya is the dream place to be for any animation and visual effects artist — as the saying goes — your work is as good as the person behind the machine. We are therefore committed to nurturing the men and women ‘behind’ the machine!”
Maya had previously launched an academic training institute and has created over 50,000 animation and visual effects professionals in the Indian industry, according to a spokesperson.
Ketan Mehta, chairman and managing director of Maya stated, “With MIST, we are all set to fill in this gap that exists between animation and visual effects training and the studio environment, between ‘knowing’ and ‘doing.’ Freshers will work with studio veterans and learn while working on live projects at MIST.”