200 students from 40 cities create life-size artwork at the Rann of Kutch – in just five hours
January 2016: MAAC held the National Students’ Meet (NSM) at the Rann of Kutch from 17-20 January. Not only was the location amazing, so were the students! During the event, 200 MAAC students got together to create a life-size artwork within just 5 hours.
Their effort was noticed in a big way – the prestigious Limca Book of Records recorded the event, and the panel is in the process of deciding whether to include it as a World Record.
The idea behind MAAC’s annual Students’ Meet is to encourage animation & VFX students from all over the country to come together and be a part of creative & technical seminars, workshops, case studies, panel discussions – as well as to participate in fun activities. NSM provides a platform to collaborate on live projects, network with eminent personalities of the animation industry, and get access to real-life experiences & industry insights.
During the four-day event, MAAC students attended workshops & spent time with leading names from the industry. Sanath PC, founder-director of Firefly Creative Studio, took students behind the scenes of the mega blockbuster, Baahubali. He spoke about VFX techniques used in the movie and kept the audience spell-bound with its magic.
National Award-winning director Shoojit Sircar was the showstopper at NSM 2016. Sircar conducted a session on film-making, which was followed by sessions on the craft of photography – conducted by acclaimed fashion photographer Colston Julian – and animation design by veteran film designer Dhimant Vyas. There was even a workshop on pre-production, conducted by Sanjiv Waeerkar, chief creative officer at MAAC.
As the curtains fall on NSM 2016, students look forward to having their work entered in the Limca Book of Records, and a year full of learning & fun.