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

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