Epica Studio and Italy-based Smart Brands SRL Launch Epica Animatica
Trivandrum: Epica Studios in association with Italy-based Smartbrands SRL today announced the launch of EPICA Animatica – a state-of-the-art Academy to teach Animatronics, 3D and VFX. The Academy is the result of Indo-Italian joint venture to focus on international animatronics content development. Animatronics is a multi-disciplinary field which integrates anatomy, robots, mechatronics, and puppetry resulting in lifelike animation. The first academy will be set up in Trivandrum, Technopark by early next year and later in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai. An MoU was signed by Epica CEO Sohan Roy and Smart Brnads CEO Angelo Poggi at the Epica Studio in Technopark. Epica Managing Director Jeemon Pullely was also present.
“The Academy division of Epica Animatica will groom young talents in animatronics, and organize twinning programmes that would have foreign faculties and exchange programs to Italy. The Academy will conduct courses ranging from six months to one year where in the students will get the opportunity to work on international projects as part of their course curriculum.” Said Sohan Roy, CEO, Epica.
“Apart from the academy, we are also involved in 3D content creation for our latest offerings – glasses free 3D TV, tabs and smart phones. We shall also be working with major Hollywood and Bollywood Production companies for their content creation.” Said Jeemon Pullely Managing Director, Epica Animatica.
Smart Brands SRL is one of the leading studios in Europe that are specialists in Animatronics and associated with a lot of Hollywood and European projects. They will be supporting Epica Animatica with the course curriculum and expert faculties from different parts of the world to conduct sessions on Animatronics and also in content creation. Sohan Roy also announced the launch of Epica Media UK and Epica Italy, in partnership with Smart Brands SRL to collaborate for content creation.
“We have been doing great projects for the Hollywood and international market in animatronics. With our partnership with Epica, we will be able to use their expertise in animation to develop interesting content and also tap the talents from India for a lot of our internationally acclaimed projects. We intend to send our experts to Epica Studios to train the students in the latest technology and trends in the industry and also encourage them to work on ongoing projects to bridge the gap between academy and industry.” Said Angelo Poggi, CEO Smart Brands SRL.
“Innovative Ideas, uniqueness, creativity is key to make good content for films, games, series and other medium. Intellectual Property rights shape each stage of the content producing journey and we at Epica Animatica are IP producers who tell spellbinding home-grown stories, through persuasive characters with originality. The characters we create are original and edgy. We intend to train and develop talented youth in animatronics and other aspects of animation to generate a good workforce of talented, skillful professionals.” Said Sohan Roy.