Srushti Creative Studio and Unifi Media win National Film Awards for best VFX
4:00 pm PDT 23/12/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Srushti Creative Studio, based in Hyderabad and Unifi Media won National Film Award in the best VFX category for an experimental feature film, Awe (Telugu) and KGF (Kannada) respectively. The National Awards ceremony took place in New Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan, with vice president Vankaiah Naidu handing out the awards to the winners. Srushti’s works include key VFX sequences for the critically acclaimed movie Baahubali, VFX for regional movies including Karthikeya, Gopala Gopala, Vaaradhi, Awe, Savyasaachi amongst others, VFX for commercials … Read More

Exclusive: Mumbai represents a rolling of wheels that were set in motion over two years ago: Framestore CEO Sir William Sargent
7:00 pm PDT 12/12/2019 By Parth Kaushik

Having long been hailed as the film-city where dozens of movies are shot and released every year, Mumbai is the center and birthplace of multi-million dollar Indian film industry. In addition to that, majority of Indian films and series are also given face-lifts in Mumbai-based VFX studios. India has witnessed a paradigm shift in video consumption with the advent of digital platforms making inroads in the content industry. With the burgeoning demand for differentiated, global and VFX-rich content that can travel outwards, its interesting … Read More

Review: ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ aesthetically retains the continuity from the sequel
7:00 pm PDT 11/12/2019 By Poonam Mondal

Commotion for the chosen ones and the drop in the jungle, opens Jumanji: The Next Level! The third installment of the jungle fantasy franchise around Jumanji video game is one of the much awaited movies for all age groups. The movie has busted all the franchise records with its humour, action, environment creation and CG animals. The movie has shown the quadraphonic chemistry between the four stars: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Jack Black  and have been joined by Nick Jonas, … Read More

Exclusive: VFX veteran Srinivas Mohan speaks about his journey
8:00 pm PDT 03/12/2019 By Parth Kaushik

India’s VFX scene has scaled up and how. Over the last number of years, we have seen VFX go through multiple evolutions. The landscape of storytelling has drastically expanded with VFX artists becoming more and more capable of breathing life into imaginations. When we speak of India’s VFX scene, movies like 2.0 and Bahubali automatically spring to mind. While Bahubali franchise captured the hearts with unprecedented visual illustrations, 2.0 wowed the audiences with stunning visuals that demonstrated the strides Indian … Read More

Mill Film’s VFX in ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ pours life to the fairytale world
7:00 pm PDT 18/11/2019 By Poonam Mondal

Technicolor’s Mill Film has teamed up with director Joachim Rønning to bring back Disney’s favourite fairy godmother in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, the sequel to the 2014 live-action retelling of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, starring Angelina Jolie as eponymous Maleficent. Rønning once again collaborated with Production VFX Supervisor Gary Brozenich [having previously worked together on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales] along with Mill Film’s VFX Supervisor Laurent Gillet to bring the fantasy-filled world of Maleficent to life. … Read More

Review:’Terminator: Dark Fate’ reinvigorates the aura with stunning VFX
7:00 pm PDT 31/10/2019 By Poonam Mondal

With the view of 2022 Mexico city and celestial rays, Terminator – Rev-9 drops out of the sky; raising the curtain from Terminator: Dark Fate, the sixth installment of the Terminator franchise. Terminator fans have been eagerly waiting for the newly launched movie Terminator Dark Fate for a number of reasons. Firstly, the movie franchise is known for the spell-binding sci-fic mark since 1984, secondly, the movie super-robot hero Arnold Schwarzeneggar has fans of all ages, thirdly the series might be Old but … Read More

How are VFX studios celebrating Diwali this year!
4:00 pm PDT 26/10/2019 By Parth Kaushik

The VFX industry has been lighting up the visual content for decades now. With creativity and dedication, VFX artists work round the clock to perfect VFX shots on the screen despite tight deadlines. In fact, visuals are so realistic and seamless sometimes that we hardly realise the amount of creative effort gone into creating the VFX imagery on the silver screen. Have a look at how some of the leading VFX studios that have Illuminated images on screen are celebrating … Read More

Review: ‘Zombieland:Double tap’ packs hilarity in the action-filled post-apocalyptic world
8:00 pm PDT 18/10/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Zombieland: Double tap doesn’t operate on an assumption that viewers have watched the previous version as the sequel takes place a decade after the original. With clever use of text-on-screen, the movie establishes the characters as well as the types of Zombies in post-apocalyptic America right at the outset. In the Zombie-ridden world, the team has taken refuge in the White House and laid down a host of rules that they must absolutely abide by in order to survive. Fans of … Read More

MPC explores the VFX depths of the unknown in ‘Ad Astra’
7:30 pm PDT 18/10/2019 By Poonam Mondal

 Recently launched Ad Astra, a paranoid thriller in space that follows Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) on a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe. In the vision of director James Gray, MPC’s VFX Supervisors Guillaume Rocheron, Chris Downs and Simon Jones created a visual style leaning towards realism over fantasy. MPC Film was the lead studio on Ad Astra, has delivered 198 shots … Read More

The VFX spell of Indranil Roy that enhanced the storytelling of ‘Hiralal The Uncredited Role’
6:00 pm PDT 17/10/2019 By Parth Kaushik

Arun Roy’s new Bengali-language biopic, which recently premiered at the 24th Kolkata International Film Festival plucks from obscurity Hiralal Sen’s contribution to Indian cinema. The fact that it was Hiralal Sen who was the pioneer of Indian cinema has largely remained beyond the ken of Indians. Set in 1886 present-day Bangladesh, the movie spans over filmmaker’s life; touching upon his drive for filmmaking. The director of the movie Arun Roy and the VFX creative director Indranil Roy spoke candidly with AnimationXpress … Read More

ReDefine appoints Viral Thakkar as Creative Director for VFX in India
7:00 pm PDT 25/09/2019 By Parth Kaushik

ReDefine, the new visual effects and animation services offering, created to serve fast-growth international markets such as India and China, has announced the appointment of Viral Thakkar as ReDefine’s Creative Director for VFX in India.  Thakkar previously ran his own VFX boutique studio, offering quality VFX for films, web series, digital film and advertising. He comes to ReDefine with his team of around 100 talented artists who have delivered visual effects on a number of Bollywood box office hits, including … Read More

Mill Film was in full flight with creature animation in ‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’
7:00 pm PDT 18/09/2019 By Poonam Mondal

Mill Film studio’s first major motion picture film Dora and the Lost City of Gold has bagged revenue of $90.5 million at the box office worldwide against a production budget of $49 million. Fans have been eagerly waiting for the live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon’s popular television series Dora the Explorer. Paramount’s long-planned live-action Dora the Explorer movie proves for an appreciably peppy entertainment. With director James Bobin, the movie is starred by Isabela Moner as the titular character, with Eugenio Derbez, Michael Peña, Eva … Read More