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Become a Visual effects soldier
If you have friends with a creative bent of mind, you may find that they get annoyed when you make technical mistakes about their work. The list of possible such sins is endless – from referring to works of art as mere sketches to confusing animation films with cartoons. One could say that India has not yet experienced or accepted the genre of animation as well as the West, but with the success of Baahubali, which made Rs 545 crore at the box office, there is a growing buzz about the animation industry. But wait! The film cannot be categorized purely as a work of animation. It has been crafted so well through the magic of VFX (visual Effects)! Unfortunately, though it is an emerging industry the VFX institutes in Hyderabad are minimal. Whether you are a student at the crossroads or just here to gain some knowledge, read on to understand the difference between VFX and Animation.
According to the Oxford Dictionary, Animation is “the technique of photographing successive drawings or positions of puppets or models to create an illusion of movement when the film is shown as a sequence.” It also defines computer animation as “the manipulation of electronic images by means of a computer in order to create moving images.” On the other hand, VFX refers to the processes by which imagery is created and/or manipulated outside the context of a live action shot and VFX courses teach you all the fine details.
So ultimately this is the differentiator: Animation is a medium of storytelling while VFX is an ingredient used to create visual magic to enhance the story. VFX is not a medium of storytelling. It is a masala that needs to go with every film like music/sound. In some films, the VFX part is not visible because it is so well done, but the fact of the matter is that today there can be no film without VFX; it has become a necessity. While using animation, a story is entirely created from imagination. VFX cannot stand alone without a base of live action/animation footage. Learn best high-end Visual Effects (VFX) courses by being a part of one of the esteemed visual effects institute in Hyderabad. Our students are placed in the best VFX studios such as MPC which did visual effects for 2017 Oscar winning movie “The Jungle Book”, Makuta of Eega and Baahubali fame, Walt Disney, DreamWorks etc.
Hollywood film director James Cameron’s technological masterpiece ‘Avatar’ pushed the boundaries of techno-creative excellence to unveil a never-before, spectacular visual experience on celluloid: a monster hit that enthralled audiences world wide. Back home, the Bahubali franchise treated movie geeks to yet another breathtaking visual spectacle, hitherto unseen on Indian screens. Thanks to VFX, imaginary yet near-realistic dream worlds in such elaborate detail as Pandora and Mahishmathi are now a ‘virtual reality’. And reigning over these virtual terrains with astonishing feats are digital super heroes, cyborgs, machines, aliens, beasts and weird creatures like King Kong, Hulk, T-1000 cyborg (Terminator-2), the autobot ‘Optimus Prime’ (Transformers) and T-Rex (Jurassic Park).
Cut to the real world where we are witnessing a surge in demand for VFX not just in the entertainment industry but across other sectors. From The Execution of Mary Queen of Scots’ (the first ever special effects film) to ‘Indian Rubber Head’, ‘Star Wars’, ‘Matrix’, and the Rise of the Planet of Apes, VFX has altered the craft of film making. The global VFX market is now valued at USD 8,611.79 million (2017) and is growing at a rapid CAGR of 12.78%. With about 110 large VFX companies and over 4000 more medium and small VFX studios across the world, thousands of fresh VFX artists are absorbed by the industry every year, pointing to a strong demand and excellent career potential for freshers.
Academic best practices for a high quality learning experience
Dynamic learning: adaptive curriculum in tune with evolving CGI developments
Programs designed to create confident and competent artists ready to join the global VFX workforce
Strong focus on drawing skills, creative orientation and imagination
Industry-relevant programs, production-grade infrastructure and complete learning resources
Hands-on, project-based, experiential training to ensure participants are production-ready
Bachelors in VFX
Duration: 4 Years/ 8 Semesters
Diploma in VFX
Duration: 12 Months
Masters In VFX
Duration: 2 Years / 4 Semesters
Eligibility: Any Degree
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Our goal is not simply making a student job-ready rather we strengthen student’s inner abilities such as IQ, EQ, logic, aesthetics of Art & Design, practical approach towards desired goals, which altogether results in building an independent artist with a global vision. We are striving continuously in “CREATING CREATORS”, who can take our very own Indian product to
Students are encouraged to indulge in various activities through our CLUBS & HOUSES showcasing their social, technical and artistic skills, thereby celebrating every moment of their student life with no swift diversions.
We believe in free will and playful learning which is delivered through our interactive teaching methodologies combined with traditional arts & digital technologies
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Land the VFX Job of your Dreams
At IACG, the core objective lies in empowering the students with intense passion and complete knowledge of the subject. This made us to successfully place our young talent among the top national and international companies.
They work on the biggest blockbusters and hottest brands, help found innovative studios, and have received nominations and wins at the Oscars, Emmys, Nandi, Filmfare. In fact, our alumni are shaping the industry, having worked on the top entertainment properties.
Our animation alumni work at industry giants like Disney, MPC, Technicolor, Makuta, Prime Focus, Digitla Domain, and Nickelodeon. Now it’s your turn to follow in their footsteps and join the industry giants.
Note: We have enough proofs that our alumni had contributed for VFX & Animated shots partially in the above-displayed films and series.
- Resume development
- Portfolio building
- Mock interviews
With professional guidance and one-on-one advising, IACG will help you kick-start your creative career.
Launch your career as a professional:
Digital Prep Artist
VFX Team Lead
And get recruited and hired by the best of the best:
Rainmaker Digital Effects
Industrial Light and Magic
Blue Sky Studios
Warner Bros Animation
Moving Picture Company
Green Gold Animation
Sony Picture Animation
Some of our students works
"One of the best places to start learning from the basic concepts of learning and competence. I'm sure if you can opt it, you can improve your knowledge, abilities and skills, for sure."P Soujanya
"He has shown how vision, commitment and big budgets can form an exotic combination to deliver larger than life stories. He is the hit machine of Tollywood. In one of the occasions he expressed his happiness to know that, IACG is delivering a strong production proven training content. He also appreciated our student galleries in which paintings & sculptures were exhibited and suggested our students about the importance of originality. We are grateful for his generous advice shared with our students.."SS Rajamouli
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Frequently Asked Questions
How to apply?
Open Admission Procedure:
step 1: Fill the application (free)
step 2: after screening application, based on eligibility you will get a call
step 3: attend a personal interview
step 4: pay the relevant fee
step 5: You are "in"
What about the placement at IACG and the expected remuneration a company would offer after the course completion?
At IACG we invite renowned companies to conduct campus interviews at the end of ones academic tenure, when he possesses the needed knowledge to face the interviewer. We are proud to say that all our students till now have been placed in renowned companies.
The Remuneration would depend on the Company’s Profile and the talent exhibited by the candidate in terms of his software knowledge and communication skills & will be at par with the current industry scenario.
Student’s exposure towards the current industry scenario?
Bachelors and Masters Program students are taken through an Entrance Examination every year. The intake is done through 2 phase examination. Please call for details or visit the academy for FSC course
Other activities at IACG?
Students at IACG are not only encouraged to participate in their regular academic activities but also are given a chance to take part in extracurricular activities like Sports, Dance, Music, Arts etc. Students are divided into houses and can be members of various cultural and extracurricular clubs.
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