Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Mumbai (UNI): Producer-director Subhash Ghai's 'Whistling Woods International' arts institute has tied-up with notch technology brands to provide the finest schooling to next generation of filmmakers. The institute yesterday announced its partnership with Apple, Digidesign, AMD, NVidia, Seneca, ToonBoom, Sony, Belden, Sennheiser, Nortel and other companies to provide students the best in technology advancements in the field of films, television, animation and media.
Ghai, who is the founder chairman of the institute, told mediapersons here that the institute is looking forward to arming the students with in-depth technology information, operating techniques and aptitude to enter the global entertainment industry. ''Through our faculty of working professionals from the industry, who will be educating the students on an international level, we believe that our Indian students can learn the art of story telling and the optimum use of technology for the same. ''With a good balance between creativity and technology, producing the best work, India will emerge as a major player in the international film, television, animation and media arts industry,'' he added.
Institute's Dean Kurt Inderbitzin said the new technology expands horizons and allows improvement of variety of content at the same time, freeing up human imagination. Chief Technology Officer of the institute, Neelesh Bhatia, said there will be certification courses in basic, intermediate and advanced technology. Seminars, workshops, actual hands-on training, award for top students and real life production scenario are some of the highlights of the technology courses.
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