VFX house Phosphene applies CG face replacement technique for US TV series
12:20 am PDT 30/09/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The Knick is a US medical drama series set in the 1900’s which features surgeons and medical staff who push the limits of medicine in a time of high death rates and no antibiotics. The series, starring Clive Owen and directed by Steven Soderbergh, features a number of effects to show character augmentation, period set extensions, medical enhancements and period anachronisms. Phosphene, an independent New York-based design and visual effects house, served as the lead VFX house on the Cinemax … Read More

VFX is the next big thing in India, believes AMD’s Raja Koduri
1:30 pm PDT 29/09/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

AMD recently held a lavish product launch to showcase some great professional and consumer- level graphics cards, where Raja Koduri, Corporate Vice President (CVP), AMD visual computing was also present to explain the benefits of these technological advancements. During his presentation he also spoke about the opportunities that exist in visual effects in the movie business and Indian cinema, he also showcased an audio-visual of the famous filmmaker from down south, S.S.Rajamouli, who has created some remarkable works like Student … Read More

Salman Khan’s six-pack abs digitally created!
12:45 pm PDT 29/09/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Bollywood has always been a very influential medium on the Indian audience and more so the stars have a huge fan following almost treating them as deities. One such Bollywood superstar who has been the epitome of physical fitness has been Salman Khan, who has been the inspiration for thousands of young adults to seriously consider pumping iron in the gym and investing time in creating a great physique. But, in a recently leaked video that has gone viral on … Read More

Prasad EFX packs a punch with Ravi Teja’s ‘Power’
8:30 am PDT 24/09/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

It seems like Prasad EFX has lots of movies in its kitty. From creating CGI to giving VFX for Bollywood to Tollywood movies, the studio continues to deliver project after project for its clients. Recently Prasad EFX provided VFX & DI services for K.S.Ravindra’s Power, the recent Telugu film starring Ravi Teja in the lead role; produced by Rockline Entertainments. “We worked on about 70 minutes of VFX in the movie Power. Compositing, 3D tracking and also doing complicated touchups … Read More

Prasad EFX brings Vikram Bhatt’s ‘Creature 3D’ to life
5:00 pm PDT 20/09/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Whoever has seen the trailer of Creature 3D must be thinking whether it is a motion capture, an animated character or some man dressed-up like a monster? But the truth is that it was a CGI character (computer generated imagery) which was made possible by Prasad EFX studio. “We have created a CGI creature which is something similar to a ‘Brahma Rakshaka’ in Indian mythology. The concept design was provided by Vikram Bhatt. Based on this concept we developed the creature over several … Read More

Prasad EFX gives the royal treatment to ‘Raja Natwarlal’; executes 350 VFX shots
6:00 pm PDT 02/09/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

If you happened to catch any of the recent movies like Hasee Toh Phasee, Satyagrah or Hate Story 2; the guys who worked on bringing together the VFX bit for the aforementioned flicks are the talented bunch of artists from Prasad EFX. Set in a sprawling vintage film studio, Prasad group’s digital post facilities are equipped with the best and latest technologies, and have now added the recently released movie ‘Raja Natwarlal’ to its portfolio. Raja Natwarlal, starring Emraan Hashmi, … Read More

Reliance MediaWorks delivers over 2,500 VFX shots for Rohit Shetty’s ‘Singham Returns’
11:00 am PDT 01/09/2014 By Niyati Handa

What does one get when one of the leading VFX studios in the country comes together with one of India’s most commercially successful directors; well the answer is a roaring success at the Indian box-office in the form of Singham Returns.    As of now the Ajay Devgan and Kareena Kapoor Khan starrer has raked in over Rs 135 crore net at the domestic box office, Singham Returns has already made an entry in the list of top 10 highest-ever … Read More

Prime Focus disappoints for quarter ended 30 June, 2014
10:30 am PDT 30/08/2014 By Tarachand Wanvari

Prime Focus Limited (PFL) has posted disappointing results for the quarter (Q5-2014). The company also posted results for the extended 15 month period ended 30 June, 2014 (15M-2014). The company reported a PAT of Rs 24.26 crore or about 2.3 per cent of Total Income from operations (TIO) for 15M-2014 as compared to the extrapolated loss of Rs 20.31 crore against TOI of Rs 762.16 crore during the equivalent period of 15 months ended 30 June, 2013(15M-2013). Read More

Prime Focus World delivers VFX and 3D Conversion for ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’
10:00 am PDT 30/08/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Prime Focus World (PFW), the global visual entertainment services company, collaborated with Troublemaker Studios and Aldamisa Entertainment on Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. PFW was the exclusive VFX and 3D conversion partner for the much-anticipated sequel, directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, based on Miller’s cult graphic novels. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is set to hit Indian theaters on 5 September, 2014. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is PFW’s largest undertaking to date, and as an … Read More

Prime Focus to open new 500 seat facility in Bengaluru SEZ
11:30 am PDT 20/08/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), the technology arm of Prime Focus, announced its plans to expand operations in Bengaluru. PFT is now set to open a new facility at RMZ Ecospace that can seat an additional 500 people. PFT has 500 employees at its existing Bengaluru facilities, and is the global R&D and software development hub for the company. Read More

The Foundry Announces Version 9 of Nuke, NukeX and Nuke Studio
12:45 pm PDT 13/08/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Leading creative software developer The Foundry has announced that it will release its entire new NUKE range later this year and that existing NUKE users will be able to access open betas of all three applications in the coming weeks. Read More

Shotgun Software Keeps Projects Flowing at Milk
9:30 am PDT 06/08/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Currently, Shotgun is used to manage all productions, feed assets to the team and for scheduling. Milk also leverages Shotgun’s Pipeline Toolkit to hook into proprietary tools for ingest and file generation as well as to content creation tools such as Autodesk Maya and Mudbox, The Foundry’s NUKE and MARI, Side Effects Software’s Houdini and Thinkbox Software’s Deadline. The studio is also considering plans to start using Shotgun’s client review feature in the future. Read More