Seamedu is a full-fledged media school based in Pune, founded in 2008 to produce world-class talent in Media & Entertainment (M & E) fields of Digital Filmmaking, Animation, Game Design, Visual Effects, Sound Design, Broadcast Media, and Broadcast Journalism.
Seamedu focus is to bridge the gap between the industry and academia by offering industry relevant courses in all major specializations. All programs are meticulously planned with strategic involvement from industry personalities, Artists & Technicians at every stage of the program, and are delivered by professionals with vast experience in the respective fields. Seamedu is supported by ‘Toolbox Studios‘, a sister concern company specializing in Animation & Visual Effects Production; and ‘Rolocule Games’ a young game development company who are knowledge partners to Seamedu.
Seamedu team comprises of industry experts with immense industry and academia exposure; and has a combined 100+ year experience in the Animation, Gaming, VFX, Film Making, TV, Journalism & Sound Design fields. Faculties have national & international experience, coming from FTII, Sydney Film School, New York Film School, Vancouver Film School & having work experiences with Prana, Rhythm & Hue, Pixion, Crest, TATA Elxsi etc.
Seamedu blends education with experience practiced in the real world- Experiential learning, that is learning by practice is one of the key reason why Seamedu students find success in Media Industry.
For the year 2009-2010, Seamedu has been awarded by the Government of Maharashtra in IT & IT related Fields-Multi-media/Entertainment/Gaming.
Message from Director
Seamedu was formed with the key objective to produce world-class talent in Media & Entertainment (M&E) fields of Digital Filmmaking, Animation, Game Design, Visual Effects, SoundDesign, Broadcast Media, and Broadcast Journalism. All the programs offered at Seamedu are fully aligned with our mission to provide – holistic, experiential and globally relevant learning. The faculty is less as a person of authority who leads and controls but rather works as a friend, a mentor, a facilitator, or an experienced companion. At the end of the training at Seamedu, you would be fully equipped to enter the professional world of Media & Entertainment and make a successful career! Looking forward to you becoming part of the Seamedu family and seeing you at our campus soon!”
Shiva P Gupta
MD & CEO
Board of Studies
Rajat JainManagement Postgraduate from IIM Ahmedabad B Tech from IIT, Delhi.
Rajat has worked in the consumer, media, entertainment and telecom spaces in India, both at young stage companies and MNCs. His key areas of expertise are understanding consumers across various spaces, building and working with teams and growing businesses that revolve around brands. He is currently on the Board (with Executive/Board/Management responsibility) of Companies e g Mobile2Win, West Wing Studio, Virtuoso Consulting, etc. as well on the Board in Advisory Roles of few companies e g Whistling Woods, MyIndiEye Mobile Travel etc). Rajat has extensive experience in media & entertainment field - was Global SVP/MD of Walt Disney India and successfully launched the leading kids TV network as well as laid the foundation of building the ``Disney`` brand in India; prior to that, he built out Sony MAX, the leading cricket and movies TV network, etc. He also has passion for Education and is connected with ISB, Whistling Woods, etc. He is a Management Postgraduate from IIM, Ahmedabad and a B Tech from IIT, Delhi.
Prof. Samar NakhateFilmmaker, an alumnus, Ex-Dean (Television Division) and lecturer at - FTII.
Was awarded the Fullbright Scholarship (1985-86) for Advanced training in Video Programming & Production, Boston university, USA. He has deep interest in the visual arts and the philosophy of science & cultures. He is passionately involved in nurturing and creating new young professionals for film, television and theatre. He has designed syllabus and academic content for various film and television courses including Direction, Production, Scriptwriting and Film Appreciation for FTII, Pune as well as Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, kolkata. He is also a member of the Selection Committee, Pune International Film Festival. Closely associated with contemporary theatre. He has been a founder-member of the Pune based theatre-group 'Theatre Academy' and has directed several one-act as well as Full-length plays.
Rohit GuptaFounder, CEO and programming fanatic (Rolocule Games).
Prior to Rolocule, Rohit was a part of ``THE SIMS 3`` engineering team at Electronic Arts (EA) headquarters in Redwood City, California. He has also held positions at Infosys Technologies, where he was also awarded Best Software Engineer award in 2006. He seems to be obsessed with computer games, superman and tea, and intends to spend rest of his life entertaining people. He is not evil but turns to Lex Luthor for good business tips. Rohit holds Master of Science (MS) in Computer Science from Columbia University, New York and BE in Computer Engineering from Pune Institute of Computer Technology (University of Pune).
Sonali BramhaBrand Strategist
Sonali Brahma is an accomplished Brand Strategist an independent Creative Consultant and a Writer. She has two decades of experience in marketing, advertising and brand building and has worked in mainstream advertising for major MNC and Indian brands like Philips, Sandvik Asia, Tata Technologies, Thermax, Mahindra & Mahindra, Harbinger Group, Mobisoft InfoTech, Mother's Recipe, Nirlep, Oyster & Pearl Hospital, Mont Vert Homes and HVB Global Academy to name a few. She is a firm believer in the fact that brand building is about using logic to create magic and applies this approach while building the next generation of communication professionals.
Mandar PhanseEditor, Anchor, Output editor and News Editor
Mandar Phanse is well know personality in Television industry, he is worked with ND TV, CNN IBN, ZEE TV, Alpha Marathi, Jai Mahatrashtra news channels as an Editor, Anchor, Output editor and News Editor. He is Instrumental in total team building and recruitment across Maharashtra and setting up of the Bureaus and Technical Logistical work flow with news operations and Editorial driving of the content and starting news channels. He is founder, owner and editor of Marathi web portal and India's first rural online network www.bharat4india.com