Pune based animation studio BIG Animation, a Reliance Big Entertainment company, has announced the launch of its animation education wing BIG AIMS (BIG Animation Infotainment & Media School).
The institute, with a dedicated 10,000 sq ft space in Pune, will serve the emerging animation industry in India both as a finishing school for advanced learning as well as a centre for specialization. Students who have passed the 12th standard and done an art/animation course will be eligible to apply.
Announcing the enterprise, BIG Animation CEO Ashish SK said, “As a studio we realized that we needed to deal with the education. After studying feature film and high-end pipelines and the ideation-to-script-to-screen process for both outsourcing and IP creation, we have prepared a case-study based education program to provide holistic education to bridge the gap between the industry and academia.”
The institute will have a core team comprising of some of the best brains in the animation and live-action industry. Besides, global and domestic stalwarts will share their experience with students through guest lectures. Ashish further added that courses had been designed keeping in mind parents’ concerns about their wards’ employability.
On offer are full-time one-year diplomas in 3D pipeline and digital 2D, aiming to impart a complete understanding of the animation pipeline. In addition, short term programs in pre and post-production as well as Smoke and Flame suites will be offered. For this purpose, the institute has been equipped with the latest in animation technology: Quad-core workstations, high-end projectors, light-boxes for traditional animation, Cintiq machines for digital work and Smoke and Flame systems for online editing and compositing