Whistling Woods International and Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation associate for an industry-academia collaboration to document the making of Mumbai Metro 3 in 360-degree Virtual Reality
Mumbai, 5 February, 2021: Whistling Woods International (WWI) and Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) signed a MOU for industry-academia collaboration to further the cause of Emerging Media Content and Cinematic Virtual Reality (VR). This is yet another important milestone in Whistling Woods International’ journey into immersive content, immersive content education and creating India’s 1st generation of Cinematic VR filmmakers.
What started off as an academic exercise of documenting, in Mumbai Metro 3 in 360-degree Virtual Reality, a once-in-a-lifetime event of the construction / making / coming together of the Mumbai Metro 3 line has now become a formal industry-academia engagement. WWI will work with MMRC to produce approximately a dozen short videos in 360 Virtual Reality documenting the ‘Making of Mumbai Metro 3’ in 360deg Virtual Reality & showcasing it in all its immersive glory to future generations.
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Present at the signing were Shri. Ranjit Singh Deol, Managing Director, MMRC, Shri. R Ramana, Executive Director , MMRC, Ms. Meghna GhaiPuri, President, WWI & Mr. Chaitanya Chinchlikar, Vice President & CTO, WWI. The continued support of Smt. Ashwini Bhide, former MD, MMRC played a vital role in this association.
Speaking at the occasion, Meghna Ghai Puri, President, WWI said, “We are proud to associate with the MMRC for this industry-academia collaboration to further the cause of Emerging Media content and Cinematic Virtual Reality. It is absolutely befitting that such important works be documented with the latest technologies to preserve and immortalise it for the future generations. We are also thrilled to be able to showcase the capabilities of VR, and inspire a new generation of filmmakers to utilise this incredible technology.”
“We are pleased to have an institute of WWI’s standing working with us on this project – Mumbai Metro 3 in 360-degree Virtual Reality. The Mumbai Metro is one of the largest infrastructure projects to be ever undertaken in Mumbai. It will revolutionise transport in the city, and ease the daily commute for citizens. With the help of WWI, we are excited to capture the full scope of this activity through the platform of Virtual Reality,” said Shri. Ranjit Singh Deol, IAS, Managing Director, MMRC, at the signing.
Whistling Woods International (WWI) is Asia’s premier Film, Communication, and Creative Arts Institute. Founded by one of India’s leading filmmakers – Subhash Ghai, WWI is one of the largest and best media institutes in the country. ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ has rated Whistling Woods International as one of the Ten Best Film Schools in the world in 2014, 2013 & 2010. WWI offers courses that vary in duration from 1 year to 4 years catering to all major verticals of the Media & Entertainment industry, namely Acting, Animation, Cinematography, Direction, Editing, Game Design, Music, Producing, Production Design, Screenwriting, Sound, Visual Effects, Media Management.