Redefine discusses the role of VFX in ‘Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship’
7:00 pm PDT 06/03/2020 By Parth Kaushik

Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship, a horror movie brought out substantial amount of scares at the theatres. The story about a young shipping officer Prithvi (Vicky Kaushal) dealing with personal loss, who takes it upon himself to unravel the mysteries of a haunted ship, involved a whole lot of paranormal that couldn’t have been told effectively without the use of VFX technology. VFX feats have indeed expanded the canvas of cinema and filmmaking has opened up the doors of myriad cinematic possibilities; be … Read More

MAKAUT: The future of emerging technologies in West Bengal?
8:30 pm PDT 02/03/2020 By Sharmindrila Paul

In July 2019, the State Government of West Bengal had announced to set up a Center of Excellence on Innovation at Salt Lake Sector I, dedicated to emerging technologies, with special focus on animation, VFX, AR-VR-MR-XR and more. (VR- Virtual Reality, AR- Augmented Reality, MR – Mixed Reality) Webel, a nodal agency of the State Information Technology and Electronics (IT&E) Department joined hands with Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), earlier known as WBUT, to provide a B.Sc … Read More

Bollywood weighs in: INOX Inorbit witnesses a starry gathering at the screening of upcoming movie ‘Thappad’
7:30 pm PDT 26/02/2020 By Parth Kaushik

Ever since its inception, Inox Megaplex at Inorbit has increasingly been emerging as a hotspot for movie screenings and Bollywood gatherings. Glitterati Galore; the special screening of Thappad saw an intimate and definitive gathering of tinsel-town dwellers who graced the event with their presence. Followed by the screening was a dedicated panel discussion moderated by ace filmmaker Anurag Kashyap which cut across the process, the direction and all the major and pressing issues that the movie touched upon. The session … Read More

Exclusive: One Life Studios shares insights about their VFX journey
8:00 pm PDT 24/02/2020 By Parth Kaushik

Having gone from strength to strength, Swastik Production’s VFX wing One Life Studios has worked its VFX wizardry on a slate of content over the past couple of years. Known for their magnus opus Porus, Swastik Production has renowned for culturally rich VFX imagery in shows like Mahabharat, Karnaphal Daata Shani, Mahajali, RadhaKrishn, Chandragupta Maurya etc. Recently AnimationXpress spoke to One Life Studios’ business head Summit Jaiswal to know more about their works, pipelines and approaches. Tell us about your recent … Read More

Tanhaji Special | Decoding the VFX imagery
7:00 pm PDT 21/02/2020 By Parth Kaushik

With unceasing buzz and praise being showered on the visual effects imagery of Tanhaji, we spoke to film’s visual effects supervisor Prasad Sutar and other artists to know about how some of the film’s most VFX-rich were created and how this project come about. Tanjhaji has emerged as one of the most top-notch VFX imageries in the history of Indian Cinema. The film, starring Ajay Devgn and Saif Ali Khan is a visual effects triumph that weaves the story of the … Read More

Mill film turns the VFX wheel to notch up the horror quotient in ‘The Turning’
7:00 pm PDT 20/02/2020 By Poonam Mondal

Director Floria Sigismondi’s The Turning is a haunted-house thriller based on a mysterious estate in the Maine countryside. The movie produced by DreamWorks Pictures and Reliance Entertainment, is based on Henry James’ landmark novella The Turn of the Screw, and stars Mackenzie Davis (Terminator: Dark Fate), Finn Wolfhard (Netflix’s Stranger Things), Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project), and Joely Richardson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). The visual effects of the movie done by Mill Film lead by VFX supervisor Aymeric … Read More

Exclusive: Recent projects worked upon by One Life Studios
5:00 pm PDT 20/02/2020 By Parth Kaushik

Swastik Productions’ VFX wing One Life Studios have been working their VFX magic on a slew of content over the past couple of months. Renowned for larger than life visually appealing shows, Swastik Productions has delivered shows like Mahabharat, Karmaphal Daata Shani  Mahakali, Porus and recently RadhaKrishn and Chandragupta Maurya.   RadhaKrishn, their outing in the mythological genre, which had opened up to tremendous response had swept awards back to back. The beautiful calendar art, the imagery and the grandeur of the show had even garnered praise … Read More

With MPC’s assistance, ‘1917’ tops Oscar’s VFX category
7:30 pm PDT 10/02/2020 By Poonam Mondal

MPC Studio under Technicolor has bagged the Oscar for visual effects on 1917 at the 92nd Academy Awards. Production VFX supervisor Guillaume Rocheron has accepted the award on behalf of MPC Film’s talented team of VFX artists, production crew and software engineers based in Montreal, London, Los Angeles and Bangalore. Working closely with director Sam Mendes and cinematographer Roger Deakins, MPC Film lead the visual effects work, with approximately 600 artists contributing to the film. While receiving the award at the night  Rocheron said … Read More

Top 6 VFX software that dominate the industry
4:00 pm PDT 08/02/2020 By Parth Kaushik

Courtesy of the technological leaps in the sector of computer graphics and processing power, creating artistic imagery has become easier than ever before. With myriad applications across 3D presentations, or modelling creation or games, VFX has become a very important niche of the industry. The demand of this domain is fueled by the need of users to experience immersive 3D worlds in games, movies, etc. While major studios that work upon Hollywood projects have their own proprietary software, let us look at … Read More

Newly opened White Clap Studio is all set to offer VFX services
5:00 pm PDT 04/02/2020 By Parth Kaushik

The advent of India’s digital age has brought in a wave of high-quality content, ushering in a renaissance in the post production services. As the demand for VFX-rich content increases manifold, courtesy of OTT specials hitting a fever pitch; content is copiously getting face-lifts everyday. New facilities have hit the city, aiming to provide complex VFX solutions for the barrage of content that is waiting to be worked upon. Founded by distinguished VFX professionals Prashant Thakur and Robin Gala, newly installed Mumbai-based White … Read More

HitFilm aims to stand by the community with its new campaign!
5:30 pm PDT 31/01/2020 By Poonam Mondal

One of the most crucial tasks for any creator is to choose the right software to ease the workflow of their projects. As there are a huge array of products around, it is a difficult task to find out the right tool which will suffice without burning a hole in your pocket. FXHome’s Hitfilm express is one such free post production software which is aimed at helping creators in projects and have recently launched campaign ‘Pay What You Want’ system for … Read More

Exclusive: ‘Sooryavanshi’s VFX is being worked upon by NYVFXWAALA
2:30 pm PDT 31/01/2020 By Parth Kaushik

Pegged as a multi-starrer actioner, Sooryavanshi is all set to bring alive Shetty’s Police Universe and blaze an alliterative trail of adventure, amusement and action. The imagery definitely has to be enhanced by the magic of VFX for such stories. VFX-wise, the movie is being worked upon by NYVFXWAALA studio. Having proved their mettle in the recent movie Tanaji: The Unsung Warrior, NYVFXWAALA studio has indeed become a go-to studio for Bollywood projects. On 5 March 2019, film trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared … Read More