Exclusive: Are filmmakers training their eyes on VFX in the post pandemic age?
6:30 pm PDT 09/07/2020 By Parth Kaushik

The Covid-19 wrecking ball — hit the planet hard, jolting economies and disrupting the traditional ways of conducting business — across the world. With social distancing norms, precautionary measures and strict guidelines put in place to prevent the outbreak, film productions and live shoots — have been affected enormously. By proxy, the ecosystem’s crucial chamber; the VFX industry — also initially floundered on its feet during the lockdown phase — owing to its own struggles with the pending operations. However the industry managed to navigate remote workstations, … Read More

‘VFX Pros: Home Edition’s upcoming edition is set to discuss pressing issues surrounding racial and gender bias
5:30 pm PDT 08/07/2020 By Parth Kaushik

Do you fancy yourself as a VFX enthusiast? VFX webinars are in spades. VES society’s webcast series that are hosted by industry professionals on zoom have embellished insightful and relevant sessions on the landscape for the AVGC community. The George Floyd incident caused a furore all around the world, igniting discussions around racism. The dialogue has trickled down all sectors including VFX community. Recently Netflix had conducted a discussion on jobs and people of colour. VES Society’s latest edition is an … Read More

Marvel soon to introduce Fantastic Four in MCU; Doctor Doom might be the next super-villain
5:30 pm PDT 27/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel Studios is soon going to introduce the Fantastic Four crew in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe). After The Walt Disney Company took over 20th Century Fox and its assets, Fantastic Four and The X-Men franchise now comes under Marvel, and the entertainment conglomerate is now going to bring these franchises into the MCU.  As per a MCU Cosmic report, the studio will introduce the Fantastic Four into the universe just like it brought Black Panther into the fold. In … Read More

Star Movies to premiere ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ for the first time on Indian television
4:00 pm PDT 27/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

The X-Men comic series has always remained a fan-favourite since its inception. The franchise became even more popular with its film adaptations X-Men, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, The Wolverine, Logan and the latest X-Men: Dark Phoenix.  Star Movies is going to air the latest installment of the mutant extravaganza, X-Men: Dark Phoenix for the first time on Indian television on 28 June, Sunday at 12 pm and 9 pm.  Fans have long been drawn … Read More

‘Fant4stic’ (2015) is now streaming on Disney+
7:00 pm PDT 22/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney+ has added another Fox/Marvel movie, Josh Trank’s Fant4stic reboot from 2015 is now streaming on the OTT platform. After 20th Century Fox’s first attempt at the Fantastic Four film series discontinued after just two installments, the studio recruited director Josh Trank to bring out a new interpretation. But that too couldn’t save the franchise as unfortunately, Fant4stic reboot bombed at the box office grossing only $167.8 million worldwide and was also a critical failure. With this, the franchise effectively … Read More

Centroid India resumes operations at Famous Studios
7:00 pm PDT 18/06/2020 By Parth Kaushik

Due to the coronavirus lockdown, many post production services had to pivot to a work from home format owing to the pandemic situation and social distancing norms. With remote workstations and cloud services, many studios have been working towards full adaptability. Recently the phased lifting of lockdown spelled a sigh of relief for many services. Centroid Motion Capture India announced that they have resumed their operations at Famous Studios (Mumbai) for Performance Capture and Virtual Production Services. Centroid Director Parth Shah shared, “Finally after 3 … Read More

Amazon Prime Video launches first look of ‘Breathe: Into The Shadows’
6:00 pm PDT 18/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

After revealing the launch date, Amazon Prime Video has unveiled the first look and poster of its original Breathe: Into The Shadows starring Abhishek Bachchan in the lead role. Slated to release on 10 July, 2020 in over 200 countries and territories worldwide, the first look of Bachchan as well as a poster is revealed today, 18 June. His character reflects a dark and intense mood, as he is seen having a deep expression over a pamphlet of a missing … Read More

Amazon Prime Video releases official trailer for ‘HANNA’ season two; streaming from 3 July
2:00 pm PDT 18/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Amazon Prime Video has launched the official trailer for HANNA season two which will stream from 3 July 2020 in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. The second season of high-concept thriller, HANNA, returns with eight, one-hour episodes, and follows the journey of the extraordinary titular protagonist, as she evades the relentless pursuit of a sinister government agency, trying to discover the truth behind who she is. The second season is expected to be high on action and VFX.  Following … Read More

Amazon Prime Video to launch ‘Breathe: Into The Shadows’ on 10 July 
9:00 pm PDT 12/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Amazon Prime Video has announced that its awaited Original Series Breathe: Into The Shadows, will be unveiled on 10 July 2020.  The all-new psychological crime thriller is a sequel to Breathe starring R Madhavan and is created and produced by Abundantia Entertainment. This series will mark actor Abhishek Bachchan’s digital debut, alongside the return of actor Amit Sadh reprising his award-winning role as senior inspector Kabir Sawant. The series is expected to be packed with action and  VFX heavy.  This … Read More

Lockdown has led to a rise in DNEG’s VFX brekadowns
4:30 pm PDT 09/06/2020 By Parth Kaushik

World is dealing with a grotesque enemy named Covid-19 which has caused the entire ecosystem to flounder in their operations. In times like these, industry aspirants and experts are already finding ways to learn new skills in order to emerge stronger when the ecosystem bounces back. VFX breakdowns are indeed making for a tremendous source of education to the folks who are interested in learning the art and science of the industry. DNEG’s recent breakdowns made for elaborate treasure trove, offering a glimpse into the … Read More

Whopping growth expected in Animation and VFX market and tools by 2025-2026: Reports
9:00 pm PDT 05/06/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

Animation and VFX have seen exponential growth in the past few years. As the world battled with the COVID-19 outbreak and the lockdown that followed, shooting for live-action projects were stalled whereas animation was still kicking.   The mediums have seen a rise becoming mainstream from the periphery. Recently a market research report, ‘Animation and VFX Tools Market Size 2020’ by Market Study Report, LLC suggested that the market size for both the sectors will see overwhelming growth by 2025.  The … Read More

“We continue to work with our clients and our employees to find the best way through this crisis”: Redefine Global Head Rohan Desai
6:00 pm PDT 05/06/2020 By Parth Kaushik

For decades, VFX like many other industries has been reliant on cramming as many artists as possible in a big office where they can deliver on tight deadlines, beavering away on their computers to create the digital wizardry that transmogrifies the raw footages of your favourite movies and shows into a visual treat. However, this has evidently changed with the advent of the pandemic. By this time everybody is aware of how COVID-19 has affected various sectors and industries globally including … Read More