VFX

Cinesite releases VFX breakdown of Witcher, Kikimora creature stands out
4:00 pm PDT 18/03/2020 By AnimationXpress Team

Perched on the most watched charts on Netflix, Witcher is easily one of the most stunning series’ in the OTT space. While some admire the series for its storytelling it, many of us have already binged on it for its spectacular imagery and fictional characters. Captivating around a million minds, the monsters in the famed series have become a subject of curiosity and wonder. Recently Cinesite, one of the top VFX studios associated with the project revealed the much-anticipated VFX breakdown and the monster in the beginning … Read More


SRK reshares the recently released ‘ZERO’ breakdown showreel
3:30 pm PDT 11/03/2020 By Parth Kaushik

Its indeed notable that VFX-rich movies that India has worked upon have become forces to reckon on both technical and storytelling fronts. For its VFX prowess, Zero has emerged as a case study by itself, becoming the first major motion picture to portray SRK as a dwarf for the entire duration. redchillies.vfx’s groundbreaking work on the movie Zero was praised by a popular youtube channel Corridor Crew hosted by VFX experts who had expressed astonishment and curiosity with regards to the techniques deployed … Read More


VES blazes a trail of meetups across the country to aggregate the VFX community
5:00 pm PDT 09/03/2020 By Parth Kaushik

VES India recently organised meetups at Mumbai and Bangalore which saw attendees from all spheres of the AVGC industry ranging from VFX artists to animators to technology aficionados. Hosted by Oscar-awardee and VFX veteran Tim Mcgovern, the event at Mumbai kicked off with a welcome address and an introduction to the VES (Visual effects society) which has played a catalysing role in the growth of cinema, nourishing the VFX scenario all over the world. Speaking about the proceedings of the event, VES chair … Read More


Women’s Day special: Spotlight on woman from VFX industry who believes challenges are opportunities
1:29 am PDT 08/03/2020 By Poonam Mondal

Where are all the women in the VFX industry? The question arises because there are fewer women in the VFX industry. Is it due to the lack of creativity? Well, I doubt that. Lack of dedication? Not at all. Tight deadlines? No way! Inflexible work hours? Absolutely not! Then, What is it? Let’s dive right into it. Taking an example of myself- I am a woman with a progressive frame of mind, an avid explorer and curious about visual content, … Read More


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