Aptech unveils India's first comprehensive virtual production academy

Aptech, which is a pioneer in the non-formal education and training business for over 37 years, has unveiled 'The Virtual Production Academy by Aptech,' marking the inauguration of India's pioneering end-to-end virtual production academy. 


Located in Mumbai, this groundbreaking academy is set to equip professionals with the expertise needed for new-age virtual production techniques that are reshaping India's film-making and content creation industry.


Key Highlights about the academy:

Cutting-edge Facilities: The Virtual Production Academy distinguishes itself with cutting-edge technology, including an LED volume wall for immersive virtual environments, a hybrid virtual production floor, live broadcasting capabilities, and event production resources. 


This facility offers hands-on experience with DMX-controlled studio lighting setups, 12K film camera workflows, motion tracking solutions, performance capture suits, VR scouting, and AI content creation tools.


Comprehensive Curriculum: Students will receive a comprehensive education in virtual production, encompassing all phases from pre-production to post-production techniques. They will gain expertise in real-time rendering, virtual set design, digital cinematography, and specialized software tools.


Employment Opportunities: Graduates of the specialized courses will receive micro-credentials and direct access to employment opportunities in the AVGC (Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming, and Comics) industry.


Growing Virtual Production Market:
According to market analysis by Grandview Research, the India virtual production market size reached USD 105.9 million in 2022 and is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.0% from 2023 to 2030. The industry is rapidly embracing real-time technology, making it an opportune time for professionals to acquire skills in virtual production.


Dr. Anuj Kacker, Whole-time Director and Interim CEO, Aptech Ltd., expressed excitement about this strategic move into virtual production. He sees it as an opportunity to foster talent and innovation within India's entertainment industry, particularly in the AVGC segment. Aptech aims to prepare the next generation of filmmakers and content creators with the advanced skills necessary to excel in the dynamic field of virtual production.


While the Virtual Production Academy by Aptech launches in Mumbai, future expansion plans will be based on the response and demand from students and industry enthusiasts.


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