ZICA, (Zee Institute of Creative Arts), nation's first full-fledged Classical and Digital Animation Training Academy had welcomed 'Rhythm and Hues' to ZICA institute to conduct a Master Class for the 3D Character Animation graduates. The two day event was flagged off by Siddharth Roy, Placement head, ZICA, as a placement initiative activity. ZICA had organized this training session as an opportunity for its students to interact with industry experts from “Rhythm and Hues” and gain practical knowledge. This session also aimed at providing students an opening for career prospect with one of the leading studios in India.
This session helped in appraising the fundamental knowledge of 3D Character Animation of ZICA graduates through tests and exercises. During this training session, students were given a set of exercises to be completed and submitted within 2 weeks after the activity session. Based on the student's execution of the test and their performance, 'Rhythm and Hues' will short-list students for a 4-week Apprenticeship program during which they would be paid a stipend of `10,000/- for the 4 week term. If during the Apprenticeship tenure, the students are able to show talent, tenacity and teamwork, they would be absorbed by Rhythm and Hues as full-time employees.
This apprenticeship program will provide students an opportunity to apply their knowledge in real world and increase their proficiency. Rhythm & Hues Studios is an Academy Award – winning visual effects studio. It is perhaps best known for its computer generated 3D character animation. Recognized internationally as one of Hollywood's top visual effects and animation facilities, Rhythm & Hues has more than 100 feature films to its credit. The studio received the Academy Award in 1995 for Babe, (Achievement in Visual Effects) and in 2008 for The Golden Compass. It was also nominated in the same category in 2005 for its work on The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. In addition to films, Rhythm & Hues is also an industry leader in the production of commercial advertising. ZICA institute is one of India's leading animation institutes providing diploma courses in Animation, Film Making, Digital Arts and Gaming. Understanding the growing demand of the animation industry, ZICA institute offers practical training, internship program, great infrastructure, latest technology and state-of-the-art curriculum as a part of the course to give ZICA students the winning edge.