Epica Studios – The State-of-the-Art Animation VFX & 3D Conversion Studio Begins Operations from Technopark Phase III
Trivandrum: Aries Group, a consortium of different independent firms spearheaded by Sohan Roy has donned another feather on its hat with the launch of Aries EPICA, a state-of-the-art animation, VFX & 3D Studio at Ganga, Technopark Phase III today. Hon’ble Minister for Revenue, Shri Adoor Prakash inaugurated the studio complex at the 10th floor of Ganga. The studio set in 16000 sq.ft space will cater to deliver high quality 2D/3D animation, visual effects and stereoscopic 3D content conversion. This is the 30th company setting shop in Technopark Phase III. The studio complex also houses a preview theatre.
The new space will also house Epica Academy – the first of its kind 3D Stereoscopic Film Academy. The academy was inaugurated by Shri M A Baby MLA. Streaked with state-of-the-art hi-tech facilities along with motion capturing devices, the Academy has a vision of providing quality education in 3D Stereoscopy, 2D & 3D Animation, Editing & DI, Audio Engineering and VFX.
“The animation and VFX market worldwide is booming and there is a lot of work they are outsourcing from India. With the Epica Studio and Academy we aim to tap the talent from India and make them experts in Animatronics to meet the global expectations. We want Epica at Technopark to be a gateway for Indian Talent to the World Film Industry and also future of international content creation.” Said Sohan Roy, CEO and Founder of Aries Group of Companies and Epica Studio.
It was in 2014 that Epica Studio along with their technology partner Dimenco launched a revolutionary project – the Glasses-free 3D TV at Gitex Dubai. This new auto stereoscopic 3D TV allows viewers to enjoy 3D content without wearing glasses, he added.
“After ensuring our unique presence in post-production with Aries Vismayas Max and in the world of Cinema Screens with Aries SL Plex, now Epica is going to be another jewel in the crown of Aries and a Pride for Trivandrum.” said Sohan Roy.
“Epica will be an International hub for entertainment industry serving Visual Effects, 2D/3D Animation and stereoscopic. We have dedicated professionals working from this studio and providing services to our clients in USA, Canada, Europe and Middle East.” Said Jeemon Pullely, Managing Director, Epica Studio.
Based out in India, the company has set up marketing hubs in United States of America, Finland, China, Italy and UAE. At present, the company employs 264 professionals and is aiming to touch 3000 employees mark in its second phase of expansion said Jeemon Pullely addressing the media.
The launch and press conference was also graced by Prominent VFX artist Chunwen Chen and Wilfried Vanbaelen, MD Auro 3D; Kai Liang V, Vice President Dimencio; Greg Agostinelli, VP, Epica US; and Alexis Pierre, Associate from Europe, Gravity Heros.