MDS has demonstrated the capability to conceptualise and produce complex feature film length animated films like Ramayana: The Epic - the first Indian studio to self-produce this kind of intellectual property.
Apart from a focus on the high-end animation outsourcing, MDS is now also focussed on the development of IPR content, through the creation of Indian content that crosses over globally. MDS's recent offerings, The Adventures of Motu Patlu and VIR -The Robot Boy, are drawing high TRPs in the Indian children's TV space while a few new ones are being developed and launched simultaneously.
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MDS pioneered the art and technology of Computer Animation & Digital VFX in India in the early 1990s. Carrying the legacy of world-class 3D animation and Digital Visual effects for over 17 years, the company stands for continuous innovation and cutting-edge technology and now also offers competence in high-quality 2D Animation as well as Stereoscopic 3D Conversion of content. Having successfully carved out its niche within the animation & VFX industry internationally, MDS is now poised for rapid and substantial growth with multiple projects simultaneously running across the different range of services.
MDS has had undertaken international collaborations to produce content for BBC(UK), Ragdoll (UK), Rainbow, Mike Young Productions (USA), Electronic Arts (Canada), Sony (USA), Activision (USA), Google (USA), Big Screen Entertainment (India), VGI Entertainment (UK), Brown Bag Films (Ireland), Flickerpix (USA), Norm Hill Entertainment (USA), Sparky (Singapore) amongst others.
MDS's work has been recognised with several renowned international awards including Silver Hugo (US) & Pulcinella (Italy) and nominations at the BAFTA & IFTA.
A graduate in Economics from St. Stephen's College, New Delhi and then from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, he has over 30 years of experience in the Movie, TV, Commercial and Documentary field. One of India's internationally acclaimed filmmakers and having produced and directed over 10 full-length features like Mangal Pandey – The Rising, Maya Memsaab, Holi and Mirch Masala as well as TV serials for almost all the premier broadcasters in India, he is a household name in the entertainment industry in India.
A film star, director, screenplay writer, producer and a media entrepreneur, Deepa has a substantial portfolio of achievements to her name. A graduate of the Delhi School of Economics as well as of the National School of Drama, she brings a wealth of experience and aesthetics to our projects.
He is the hands-on, go-to person for all operations at MDS. Apart from looking after day-to-day operations of the company, he oversees the production and the studio functions at MDS with passion and distinction.
Sandeep heads the financial functions of the company. An IIM - Bangalore and a SRCC graduate, he brings over 20 years of experience in Finance and M&A in the Media and Telecom sector. He has held senior Management positions in most of the organisations he has worked for.
MDS has a 12,000 sq. ft. state of the art studio at Film City, Mumbai with seating capacity of over 400 artists expandable to 800 on the fly. The studio specialises in 2D as well as Stereoscopic 3D, S3D visual effects, S3D CG rendered animation, left and right camera live action cinematography and very high quality, cost effective 2D to 3D Conversion. MDS is known for its ability to adhere to high quality standards and timely execution of services required by international clients as validated by its list of repeat clients. With a focus on high-end work in the animation outsourcing business, MDS caters to film, television, games and online media in a variety of visuals that range from cartoon-shaded children programmes to realistic computer game cinematics. This has enabled the studio to establish technical and creative abilities to venture into co-production agreements with international content owners.
The working framework is 64-Bit Windows-based stage utilising a high velocity system spine of Foundry and CISCO center switches. MDS's render ranch is controlled by a several hundred Quad Core razor sharp edges each one outfitted with 16 GB RAM, Renders are taken care of at quick speeds utilizing 64-Bit Window HPC Servers. MDS utilises industry standard applications like Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Max, and Mental Ray Altering and line-ups use Adobe Premier Pro and Final Cut Pro. The Studio is connected with our overseas customers with rapid repetitive web leased lines and FTP servers. MDS's latest 2D Animation administrations are based on the Harmony from Toonboom.
MIST is one of the first of its kind in-studio training module initiated by MDS. It aims to create an advance skilled workforce that will drive the future of the animation industry. With several MDS projects on the studio floor, MIST interns get the opportunity to work on some of the best-known projects in the industry today.
MIST has already opened doors to over 160 budding animators, visual effects & 3D stereoscopy aspirants. It provides opportunities for young 2D Animation professionals to function in the live production experience and serves as a perfect launch platform for young studio professionals.