Amazon Prime Video to premiere 2019 creature-feature, ‘Crawl’
7:00 pm PDT 03/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Amazon Prime Video has announced the digital premiere of the 2019 thriller, VFX heavy, Crawl directed by Alexandre Aja. This creature-feature is sure to keep audiences at the edge of their seats with its intriguing plot and gripping storyline. The story revolves around a father and daughter duo trying to survive after being attacked by alligators in a flooded house during a hurricane. Prime Video subscribers in India can watch this thrilling man v/s beast title from tomorrow, 4 June in English, as well as … Read More

Exclusive: Cinesite Pipeline Director Dushyant Kashyap shares his VFX journey
4:00 pm PDT 03/06/2020 By Parth Kaushik

Having worked as a 2D animator, fx artist, compositor and Pipeline Engineer in feature productions for more than fourteen years, Dushyant Kashyap has seen various chambers of the VFX landscape in his career. Currently working as a Pipeline Compositing TD at Cinesite Vancouver, Kashyap has collaborated with many Hollywood studios and worked on noted big-ticket projects like Dunkirk, Blade Runner 2049, Star Trek Beyond, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Bohemian Rhapsody, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Pacific Rim: Uprising, Red Sparrow,Kingsman: The … Read More

Disney+Hotstar announces June slate of films and originals
1:00 pm PDT 03/06/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney+Hotstar has announced its upcoming slate for the month of June. The OTT platform will stream Academy Award-winning movies Jojo Rabbit and Ford v Ferrari along with Terminator: Dark Fate. The list also includes behind the scenes of the animated movie Frozen II with Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2. Jojo Rabbit is now available on the platform from 2 June. Directed by Taika Waititi, the film won an Oscar for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay, and revolves around Jojo, a … Read More

Maharashtra Government: VFX, post-production work and film shoots to resume
6:30 pm PDT 01/06/2020 By Parth Kaushik

Providing relief to the content fraternity of the city, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has allowed shootings of film, VFX, television and digital series in non-containment zones in the state, during the last phase of the lockdown albeit with certain conditions. The Cultural Affairs Ministry of Maharashtra issued a resolution, which said that producers will have to abide by the guidelines strictly and ‘violations of rules will lead to stopping of the work’ The state government on Sunday issued a … Read More

Ramayana: Portrayal of Lord Ram across Animation & Visual Effects
6:30 pm PDT 26/05/2020 By Parth Kaushik

The mythology of Lord Ram— has played a significant role in the cultural zeitgeist of the Indian subcontinent. Generations after generations have celebrated the deity multiple times through— local Ramayana street plays, oral recitations and on-screen portrayal, making the ideals and scruples upheld by Lord Ram— inextricable parts of our daily lives. Such is the magnitude of this legend that — only recently the lockdown induced-retelevising of Ramayan drew the most amount of eyeballs —  ever witnessed in the history of television. Through books, radio, … Read More

Eid Mubarak: Wishes pour from Animation, VFX and Gaming studios during quarantine
8:00 pm PDT 25/05/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

Though unlike other years, Eid is a sacred festival ushering in positivity, faith and hope. While people are celebrating a quaratined Eid this year at their respective homes, there’s no derth in spirit and happiness amid all the chaos and crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. AVGC community also salutes the enduring and encouraging spirit. They hence, took to social media to wish and pray for the better future that presently lies uncertain. Here we pick a few studios from the … Read More

Weta, ILM, Framestore chieftains to discuss the way forward for the VFX sector on Screen Talks live Q&A
7:00 pm PDT 25/05/2020 By Parth Kaushik

Scheduled to be held on 28 May Thursday, Screen Talks webinar series is all set to look at how VFX community is evolving and adapting despite the Covid-19 crisis that has befallen the planet. Weta Digital executive visual effects producer David Conley, Framestore  global managing director of films Fiona Walkinshaw and Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) SVP, executive creative director and head Rob Bredow will join Screen’s Americas editor Jeremy Kay in a free live discussion. From how VFX companies have adapted to working remotely to when … Read More

Maharashtra CM seeks action plan on limited resumption of VFX work and Film shooting
4:30 pm PDT 21/05/2020 By Parth Kaushik

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray has asked the entertainment industry to prepare an action plan on the limited resumption of film shooting and post-production activities. Fresh off the heels of the plea sent by FWICE Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) on Tuesday appealing to the Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to allow the resumption of post-production work, Thackeray recently asked the entertainment industry to prepare an action plan on the limited resumption of film shooting and post-production activities. Maharashtra Chief … Read More

Federation Of Western India Cine Employees appeals to Maharashtra Government to allow post-production work
5:00 pm PDT 20/05/2020 By Parth Kaushik

Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) on Tuesday implored the Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to allow resumption of post-production work in a letter. FWICE also put emphasis on the fact that resuming post-production work will help many technicians and daily wage workers who have been the most hard-hit by the lockdown to get back to work. With a letter that the organisation tweeted out to the Chief Minister’s Office, they asked the Thackeray to allow recording studios to resume functioning in order to enable the … Read More

Pixar artists to discuss ‘Onward’ on Foundry Webinar; Elves, Centaurs and More
5:30 pm PDT 18/05/2020 By Parth Kaushik

Having set a high standard in the world of animation, Pixar movies have regaled the audiences for years! Animators and artists have always aspired to imbibe and emulate the craft that Pixar is known for. In this global lockdown induced by the pandemic, many educators and software companies have launched a flurry of sessions featuring the absolute Gurus of the field of animation and visual effects. Foundry recently announced a webinar featuring Katana and Pixar’s Renderman and how their tools … Read More

Digital Domain released the breakdown of X-Men:First Class
4:30 pm PDT 18/05/2020 By Parth Kaushik

VFX breakdowns are pouring in even as the world reels under a pandemic-induced lockdown signalling that its time for VFX aspirants to hone their craft and learn about the way images are created on software. Latest in the league of VFX companies releasing their creme de la creme breakdown content to keep the viewers hooked and riveted is the post production giant Digital Domain with their elaborate scene-by-scene making of X-MEN First Class. Well first class in every sense as … Read More

PhantomFX:”The leeway Government has given to post production works in Tamil Nadu is beneficial for VFX studios”
8:00 pm PDT 12/05/2020 By Parth Kaushik

With post-production work such as editing, dubbing, DI, rerecording, sound designing/mixing (with a maximum of five people) and VFX/CGI (with 10 to 15 people) given a go ahead from 11 May 2020, Monday, many studios have found relief in these unprecedented times of upheaval and uncertainty. Given the fact that crores of rupees of rupees were blocked due to the sudden stalling of projects, FEFSI (Film EMployees Federation of South India) had earlier beseeched the government to permit the post-production services. In response to the appeal, … Read More