Frameboxx & Pala Flicks to “Incubate” Earthlings
Top animation graduates to get real world experience
Mumbai, India, March 24, 2008: Frameboxx Animation & Visual Effects is all set to launch the Frameboxx Incubation Centre in Versova, Mumbai and their first project will be Pala Flicks’ “Earthlings.” The aim of this centre is to create a simulated production unit complete with real world infrastructure and highly experienced supervisors. Bright minds from Frameboxx units across India shall be absorbed into the incubation centre at preset times during the year after which they will go through a 3 – 4 month industry drill and come out with high quality animated content. During this phase, the students shall not only experience first hand how it feels to work in a studio but also get an apex opportunity to take their skills up that final notch and become true industry ready.
“Traditionally animation & visual effects training in India has been able to produce talent which have required additional training by animation studios who employ them to really mould them into a production ecosystem. Analyzing this as a gap and simply listening to the industry has been our first priority at Frameboxx, the outcome of which is the Incubation Centre,” remarks Rajesh Turakhia, Founder-Director, Frameboxx. “The state of the art facility in Mumbai , which has been setup at a cost of 5 crores is the first in a series of Incubation centres which we aim to set up across major cities in India such as New Delhi and Bangalore,” adds Naveen Gupta, Founder-Director Frameboxx. With initiatives such as the Incubation Centre, the company also plans to add more verticals to its portfolio to diversify its reach in the market and to provide a 360 degree animation & VFX training experience to the bright and creative youth of India.
Pala Flicks director Greg Acuna says, “I’m delighted to be working with Frameboxx, Rajesh, Naveen and their team. ‘Earthlings’ is all about education so the Incubation program is a perfect fit for the project.” Rajesh Turakhia responds, “We’re excited to join hands with Greg and his excellent team at Pala Flicks who’ve put their faith in us and have taken a firm step towards incubating the next generation of animation talent in India.”
“Earthlings” is a unique new TV series for children that combines animation and live action into an educational entertainment experience for kids all over the world. Four animated aliens come to Earth and meet four live-action children. Together the aliens and Earthlings play games of cooperation, explore the world, sing, dance, do yoga, meditation and have wonderful adventures.