Equipped with 250 seater Digital Cinema with India‘s first 4K projector (Sony SXRD – 2011 model) with 3D projection capabilities, 33‘ x 64‘ Multi-purpose studio, 40‘ x 60‘ Film Studio, 40‘ x 60‘ Television Studio, Film Cameras – ArriCam (35mm) & Arri SRII (16mm), Music Recording Studio, Dolby-certified Digital Film Surround Mix Studio, Multipurpose Digital Audio Workstation Suites, ADR & Foley Suites, Location sound recording equipment, Audio – Pro Tools 101 lab, Editing – 7 HD Edit Suites and Editing, Light Tables lab with line testing machine, 2D Animation Digital Lab with ToonBoom & Flash software, 3D Animation Lab, Apple Renderfarm Servers, VFX Lab and Production Lab, Whistling Woods International is one of the most high tech and equipped film and animation schools in the country.
Speaking to AnimationXpress.com WWI‘s Meghna Ghai Puri shares, “We at WWI understand that like all other professional skills, film-making (both live action & animation) is a skill learnt partly by listening & observing but much more by practicing and working under supervision. And in order to be able to operate on similar lines to what one would in the professional industry, the requisite infrastructure & equipment is needed. The infrastructure and the state-of-the-art technical resources make the learning at WWI thorough, practical and professional. It is this unique combination of world-class infrastructure, faculty & teaching methodology that has led to WWI being rated among the 10 best film schools in the world by The Hollywood Reporter”.
ther facilities and infrastructure at WWI include 25 classrooms, acoustically paneled with projection & audio systems, 2 Foundation lecture halls, seating 120 each, 3 Workshop rooms, seating 60 each, 2 Acting & Dance/Yoga studios, for approx. 30 each, Photography darkroom, Acting rehearsal halls, Theatrical make-up and costume rooms, Prop & Costume storage, Film, Text & Periodical Library, Private film screening rooms, 3 conference rooms with plasma screens, Audition & Seminar rooms, Internet Café, Gymnasium, Cafeteria, Cafe and Tuck Shop, ATM and pay phones.
Chaitanya Chinchlikar, Vice President, Business Development at Whistling Woods International adds, “The campus, spread across 20 acres of land, while having 150,000 sq. ft. of built up space, blends beauty, peace & creativity-inducing visuals with high-end technology. We realize and agree that both these are equally needed for a successful career in M&E and WWI ensures that the student never loses out on either experience. Green, open spaces blended with slick, cutting edge technology endows the students with a complete campus education experience”.
OSony Media Technology Centre (SMTC), a centre of excellence by Sony Corporation (Sony) was recently established at WWI. Under SMTC, the resources available to WWI Students are 1 Sony CineAlta F35 4k (4:4:4:) HD camera, 3 Sony CineAlta F3 2k (4:2:2:) HD cameras and Element Technica motorized 3D rig and Sony proprietary 3D cameras & ‘lens to screen‘ 3D workflow pipeline.
Calvin Maben, Head of Sales, WWI concludes, “Our curriculum is a unique hybrid of theoretical and practical aspects combining art with business principles for all specializations. The courses are designed to ensure that the students‘ learnings are collaborative and industry oriented. Our mission is to carry a strong reputation for excellence in International education. We seek to shape best of industry ready professionals who have global aspirations. For us quality is a way of life. It is better experienced at Whistling Woods than anywhere else”