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Netflix’s Largesse: a nod to superlative VFX-work
7:00 pm PDT 06/02/2019 By Parth Kaushik

Netflix opened with an explosion of promise especially for VFX-rich content as is evident from the mélange of exclusive programmes and originals that have been dished out over the years ever since the OTT giant sprang into play. Its emergence as the new springboard for content-creators has broadened the quantum of possibilities in the way stories are told. The ascension has been rapid, given that Netflix only began streaming media in 2007 and its exclusive series, Lilyhammer followed by Orange is … Read More

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ bags Visual Effects Society Awards’s Top Prize
3:00 pm PDT 06/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Avengers: Infinity War was awarded the trophy for outstanding VFX in a photoreal feature plus three additional trophies for an animated character. Also, Tuesday at the 17th VES Awards, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Ready Player One earned two trophies, for best-created environment (for The Shining’s Overlook Hotel) and virtual cinematography, while First Man claimed the award for outstanding supporting VFX in a photoreal feature. Infinity War, Ready Player One and First Man, along with Solo: A Star Wars Story and Christopher Robin are nominated for the Academy Award in VFX. … Read More

The latest ‘Avengers: Endgame’ teaser is here!
3:00 pm PDT 04/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel fans got to feast their eyes on another sneak-peek of the upcoming Avengers: Endgame, as Marvel dropped a new teaser of the film during Super Bowl 53. Marvel’s last Avengers film, Avengers: Infinity War took the audience in a state a shock when Thanos acquired all the ‘Infinity Stones’ and wiped half of the universe with a snap of his fingers. The previous trailer of Avengers: Endgame trailer, that premiered in December had its focus on the surviving superheroes … Read More

Framestore wants to develop the best Indian VFX talent
4:00 pm PDT 01/02/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

As part of a drive to attract the best local talent, Oscar-winning creative studio Framestore partnered with Anibrain to helm a series of recruitment roadshows across India. We spoke to Framestore’s Director of Global Talent Development, Andrew Schlussel, and Head of Production, Lizi Bedford, to get some insight into the synergies between the two companies. Hello Andrew, could you please discuss what brought you to India, what brought on this partnership and what are your plans in India? This is my second time … Read More

Veterans from redchillies.vfx share their insights about Zero’s VFX
6:00 pm PDT 28/01/2019 By Parth Kaushik

Indian cinema has gone from strength to strength with nuances of VFX helping the filmmakers to achieve what looked impossible in the times before. We have witnessed a spate of movies that have stunned us with their VFX-heavy content. Redchillies has been consistently dishing out exceptional content year after year. Courtesy of the VFX technicians and studios in India, unprecedented feats have been achieved over the past few years but this time redchillies.vfx conspicuously tipped the scales with their piquant … Read More

All you want to know about ‘Simmba’s VFX
5:00 pm PDT 25/01/2019 By Parth Kaushik

Simmba‘s rage has swept over the nation like wild-fire, still going strong into its third week. One of the only successful hits of the year, last year’s crowning glory Simmba cruised its way into the current year too with its long stint on the big screen as fans just can’t get enough of our beloved cop. VFX has played a crucial part in its success. We spoke to the NY VFXWAALA team who informed us about the intricacies of the visual effects involved … Read More

Studio Exceptional Minds staffed by professionals on the autism spectrum has worked on Oscar nominated movies like ‘Black Panther, ‘ First Man’
3:00 pm PDT 23/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

The Exceptional Minds studio staffed by professionals on the autism spectrum started the new year with 44 television shows and 84 movie features to its credit. Among all the movies, three of the five movies are nominated for Oscar 2019 in the visual effects category and two has been nominated for the best picture category also for 2019 Oscar as announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. A nonprofit initiative with an innovative approach to gainful employment for people with … Read More

VFX Technologies used to create magic on screen
12:00 pm PDT 23/01/2019 By Poonam Mondal

Did you have a nerve-racking moment while watching Ghost Protocol, when Top Cruise jumped off from the tallest building of the world, Burj Khalifa? The thought that Tom Cruise might have climbed the 110th floor jumped off the building might have boggled your mind. The fact is, these stunts were as dangerous as it looks and the funniest part is that the scene was shot on a partial set down at ground level, with CG building extensions as it was impractical to shoot … Read More

Ambivalent CG characters that spooked and melted us at the same time.
7:30 pm PDT 18/01/2019 By Parth Kaushik

We can all recall catching ourselves in the vortex of emotions about certain whimsical CG characters who almost set us off in the beginning but ended up winning us over. 1) Dobby – Elves have always been known for nefariousness in the folklore with their amplified facial characteristics and shenanigans. Earlier, Elves evoked feelings of mistrust and wickedness that one would want to street clear of if we ever were pushed down the rabbit hole.     Courtesy of JK Rowling’s … Read More

What to expect from After studio’s next project
6:00 pm PDT 17/01/2019 By Poonam Mondal

Mental Hai Kya is an upcoming Indian black comedy thriller film starring Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao, Amyra Dastur, and Jimmy Shergill. It is produced by Ekta Kapoor and directed by Prakash Kovelamudi with screenplay by Kanika Dhillon. In a recent conversation with  AnimationXpress, After studio revealed about their role in the VFX aspect of the movie. The movie’s principal photography began on 16 May 2018 in Mumbai and the film finally wrapped up on 9 July 2018 in London.  This will be … Read More

European AVGC sees sharp increase in streaming video consumption
4:00 pm PDT 16/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

ResearchAndMarkets launched a report of ‘European Animation, VFX & Games Industry: Strategies, Trends & Opportunities, 2019’ recently. The report states that the total value of the European animation industry was $45.6 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach $46.2 billion by 2020. The size of European video gaming industry was $19 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach 21.5 billion by 2020. The spend on special effects as a per cent of production cost is about 20-25 per cent. … Read More

Spidey’s adventures to continue as Marvel releases ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ teaser trailer
2:30 pm PDT 16/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

After Infinity War ended with half of the universe getting wiped out including our beloved Spider-Man, with the snap of the Mad Titan, Marvel has now dropped the first teaser trailer and the first poster for Spider-Man: Far From Home. The teaser trailer ensures that the adventures of Peter Parker is going to continue! Tom Holland returns as Parker in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man: Homecoming series! The friendly neighborhood superhero decides to join his best friends … Read More