VFX-rich legendary adaptations that we are looking forward to
5:00 pm PDT 29/01/2020 By Parth Kaushik

Adaptation of legendary movies has been flavour of the season for quite some time now. Filmmakers have long seen legendary stories and classics as their ultimate cinematic cash cow. Be it Disney or Universal or Sony Pictures, this recipe of success has become prominent over the years. With live-action remakes of animated classics and cinematic treat of popular graphic novels and bedtime stories, moviegoers are lapping it up like there is no tomorrow. Here’s the list of the ones we are … Read More

Completing six years lately, philmCGI working on a number of animation and VFX projects
6:00 pm PDT 27/01/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

Animation and VFX studio, philmCGI, which has always focused on quality driven content, is now working on quite a few national and international projects. Recently completing six years in the industry, philmCGI has collaborated with noted filmmakers, producers and artists, on characters and narratives that last and has been focused on creating content that is relatable and has international appeal. Speaking to AnimationXpress, philmCGI managing directors Anand Bhanushali and Arpan Gaglani informed, “We’re working on multiple projects both in VFX … Read More

Netflix wins it big at the 47th annual Annie Awards
12:00 pm PDT 27/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Netflix hauled it big at ASIFA-Hollywood’s 47th annual Annie Awards on 25 January, Saturday night, with Klaus and I Lost My Body bagging awards for Best Feature and Best Indie Feature respectively. In fact, Sergio Pablos’ innovative 2D Santa origin story led the pack with seven Annies, including – direction, character animation, character design, production design, story-boarding, and editing), while Jérémy Clapin’s existential French thriller about a severed hand took home three awards – writing and the amazing score by … Read More

‘Underwater’s’ VFX spruced up the picturesque reality of the deep sea ruins
7:30 pm PDT 24/01/2020 By Poonam Mondal

VFX studio MPC has completed the VFX work for the movie Underwater, a 2020 American science fiction horror film directed by William Eubank and written by Brian Duffield and Adam Cozad. The film is produced by Chernin Entertainment and stars Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassel, Jessica Henwick, John Gallagher Jr., Mamoudou Athie, and T.J. Miller. The movie takes the audience into the under water ruins where a small crew of deep-sea miners, trapped in a rapidly flooding structure following a devastating … Read More

Tollywood space fiction Antakrisham 9000 kmph wins the best VFX Tollywood award
7:30 pm PDT 23/01/2020 By Parth Kaushik

Space movies are rarer than rubies in the Indian filmscape yet its interesting to note that the genre seems to possess a winning streak when it comes to acceptance and accolades. To depict the celestial objects and outer space in general, one has to make copious use of CGI elements and tier-three VFX in the process. Over the last many years, scifi space movies, no matter what part of the world they originated from, got enormous amounts of success and recognition … Read More

Doctor Strange 2 Synopsis Confirmed
2:30 pm PDT 20/01/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Despite myriad challenges that the Marvel Studios film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness faced, it looks like the company has gone into overdrive in trying to find a new director to step in for the departed Scott Derrickson.And while we are aware that the new movie is set to begin filming later this year, a new listing from Production Weekly has posted the movie’s plot that we heard about last week. Of course it’s still not confirmed whether its the exact plot, but it does … Read More

After Studio’s artistry in TVC content is sprucing up the VFX scenario
8:30 pm PDT 14/01/2020 By Poonam Mondal

The visual effects industry in India has recorded an unprecedented growth over the years. While mainstream movies have made extensive use of VFX, shortfilms, OTT content and TVC’s seem to be catching up at an unbelievable pace. It is interesting to note that the maximum amount of content that we consume in this day and age is invariably enriched with VFX. We paid a visit to one of the hottest Indian VFX studios, After Studio and discovered that VFX content is not just … Read More

#Review: ‘Tanhaji the unsung warrior’ employs bleeding-edge VFX, setting a new benchmark in period films
7:00 pm PDT 11/01/2020 By Parth Kaushik

Chronicling the life of the unsung Maratha warrior, Tanaji Malusare, who was one of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s closest aides and a military leader, the movie opens with a sequence of a young boy being trained for war. With motives laid bare in the beginning, the screenplay emerges almost like a graphic novel brought to life through a set of storyboarding artists guiding the sequences as per the artwork. With all the theatrics and symbolisms in place, audiences are treated to a phenomenal … Read More

Pixel Digital Studio appoints Govardhan Vigraham as Creative Head
7:30 pm PDT 06/01/2020 By Parth Kaushik

Pixel Digital Studios recently welcomed Govardhan Vigraham as creative head. With over twenty years of experience in the VFX industry, Vigraham will prove a valuable addition to the rapidly-evolving studio. Over the course of his career, Vigraham has been associated with VFX studios in various capacities across the AVGC landscape. Speaking about his appointment at PixelDigital, he shared: “It’s a great opportunity. It’s a full-fledged facility and its made a good name over a period of time. It’s an opportunity for me to take the place … Read More

Plexus’ animated short ‘Gustaakh’ asserts that blind faith in a leader might turn out to be dangerous
6:30 pm PDT 31/12/2019 By Sharmindrila Paul

2019 is going to bid adieu in a few hours and the year has turned out to be quite fascinating for the Indian animation space. From studios to broadcasters to independent animators, all of them have got something to take away.  Over the year, animation has emerged as a powerful tool for telling socially and emotionally moving stories. From LGBTQ to inter-religion romance to cyberpunk dystopia, animation has tapped it all. With the current scenario of agitation over citizenship and … Read More

NYVFXWAALA appoints K.V Sanjit as VFX supervisor
7:30 pm PDT 30/12/2019 By Parth Kaushik

NYVFXWAALA (a division of Ajay Devgn Films) recently welcomed K.V Sanjit as VFX Supervisor. With over a dozen year of experience in the VFX industry, Sanjit is a promising addition to the rapidly-growing studio. Throughout his career, Sanchit has been associated with VFX studios in various capacities across the AVGC landscape. With regards to his appointment, Sanjit updated his LinkedIn account where many industry members and well-wishers congratulated him. Having lent his VFX prowess and skills in groundbreaking projects like … Read More

How Indian VFX studios celebrated Christmas this year!
7:00 pm PDT 24/12/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Christmas vibe is ever so pervasive this year. Its the time of the year when everyone looks forward to the festival of gifts and merriment and celebrations. Hardly anyone has grown out of the tradition where Santa dashes through the chimney and gives us just the gift we desired for! We all celebrate the festival in a variety of ways. Christmas symbolises fulfillment of dreams and hopes. Especially Christmas movies that we love to watch with fervour, sprinkle magic in our lives with fantastically regaling … Read More