Whistling Woods International and Mumbai Metro Rail Corporationassociate for an industry-academia collaboration to document the making of Mumbai Metro 3 in 360-degree Virtual Reality

 Mumbai, 08 February,2021: Whistling Woods International (WWI) and Mumbai Metro RailCorporation (MMRC) signed a MOU for industry-academia collaboration tofurther 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 creatingIndia's 1st generation of Cinematic VR filmmakers.





What started off as an academicexercise of documenting, in 360VR, a once-in-a-lifetime event of theconstruction / making / coming together of the Mumbai Metro 3 line has nowbecome a formal industry-academia engagement. WWI will work with MMRC toproduce approximately a dozen short videos in 360 Virtual Reality documentingthe 'Making of Mumbai Metro 3' in 360deg Virtual Reality & showcasing it inall its immersive glory to future generations.





Present at the signing were Shri.Ranjit Singh Deol, Managing Director, MMRC, Shri. R Ramana, ExecutiveDirector , MMRC, Ms. Meghna GhaiPuri, President, WWI & Mr.Chaitanya Chinchlikar, Vice President & CTO, WWI. The continuedsupport of Smt. Ashwini Bhide, former MD, MMRC played a vital role in thisassociation. 





Speaking at the occasion, Ms. MeghnaGhaiPuri, President, WWI said, "We are proud to associate with the MMRCfor this industry-academia collaboration to further the cause of Emerging Mediacontent and Cinematic Virtual Reality. It is absolutely befitting that suchimportant works be documented with the latest technologies to preserve andimmortalise it for the future generations. We are also thrilled to be able toshowcase the capabilities of VR, and inspire a new generation of filmmakers toutilise this incredible technology.”





“We are pleased to have an institute ofWWI’s standing working with us on this project. The Mumbai Metro is one of thelargest infrastructure projects to be ever undertaken in Mumbai. It willrevolutionise 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 activitythrough the platform of Virtual Reality,” said Shri. Ranjit Singh Deol, IAS,Managing Director, MMRC, at the signing. 





About Whistling WoodsInternationalWhistling Woods International (WWI) is Asia’spremier Film, Communication, and Creative Arts Institute. Founded by one ofIndia’s leading filmmakers – Subhash Ghai, WWI is one of the largest and bestmedia institutes in the country. ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ has rated WhistlingWoods 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 4years catering to all major verticals of the Media & Entertainmentindustry, namely Acting, Animation, Cinematography, Direction, Editing, GameDesign, Music, Producing, Production Design, Screenwriting, Sound, VisualEffects, Media Management.





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