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FrameboxxXsheet is a new incubation facility recently launched by Frameboxx Animation & Visual Effects to provide high end, intensive training in Character Animation, a highly sought-after computer skill. The facility has been developed to meet the burgeoning demand for a specialized skill-set as well as training. The training, spread over five months, is designed to incorporate the right balance of Art and Technology.

Technicolor 3dTechnicolor announced it has signed an agreement with Cine Project, a market-leading distributor and installer of analog and digital cinema equipment, to bring innovative solutions and pricing to the market and ignite the demand for Technicolor 3D in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

“We’re excited to launch Technicolor 3D in these new markets,” said Joe Berchtold, president of Technicolor’s Creative Services division. “We have a very affordable technology solution that helps to bridge the gap to solve the current shortage of digital 3D screens, and bring 3D to audiences in International markets of all sizes.”

RioActor Vinay Pathak and Ranvir Shorey are set to lend their voices to upcoming 3D animation film 'RIO'.

Directed by Carlos Saldanha of 'Ice Age' fame, the Hollywood film is set in the city of Rio de Janeiro and the lush rainforests of Brazil. It revolves around Blu, a rare macaw, who thinks he is the last of his kind.

When Blu discovers a female bird of his kind he leaves the comfort of his cage in small town Minnesota and heads to Rio. The film will be presented by Fox Star Studios.

Tata ElxsiVisual Computing labs (VCL), a division of Tata Elxsi Ltd and a leader in the animation and visual effects industry announced that it has executed VFX for the latest television commercial of ‘Panasonic Inverter AC’ featuring Katrina Kaif.

VCL was entrusted by the Production House, Cutting Edge films to create the photo real Robot which plays a central role along with Katrina in TVC. In addition to the robot VCL also needed to create the CGI to help demonstrate the functioning of the ‘’Eco Navi’’ technology, this technology helps the AC sense the level of activity and detection of human presence.

Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival-2011To mark the birth anniversary of "Father of Indian Cinema" Late.Sh.Dada Saheb Phalke, Education Expo TV presents Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival - 2011.

Entries are accepted now from both students and professionals under the categories: Short films, Animations, Documentary, Mobile movies, Music videos and Scripts. The final date for submission is 15 March, 2011.