BOT VFX signs Camille Geier as the executive producer
7:00 pm PDT 09/04/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Camille Geier, popular name in the VFX industry, joins BOT VFX as the executive producer. She has carved quite the niche for herself through her efforts in high-level features, episodics and ad campaigns. An ILM alumnus, Geier has worked on a wide array of blockbuster films such as Gangs of New York, Starship Troopers  and Van Helsing. She had also worked with iconic directors such as Martin Scorsese, Paul Thomas Anderson, Paul Verhoeven, Stephen Sommers and Clint Eastwood to name … Read More

What went into the making of Wakanda by Industrial Light & Magic and Craig Hammack
5:30 pm PDT 30/03/2018 By Sachin Bhat

Marvel’s Black Panther was a box office rage in more ways than one. The Ryan Coogler directorial didn’t only smash every record on the books to smithereens en route to its $1.5 billion gross collections, but also touched hearts, all and sundry. Among the many facets of the movie, the amazing visual effects, pulled together by as many as 10 studios across the globe, brought an ocular feast which made the viewing experience vivify all the more. Industrial Light & … Read More

Crossover of ‘Scandal’ and ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ gets a creative touch from VFX Legion
2:00 pm PDT 15/03/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder‘s stories unfold with the shoot done in LA, and set in D.C. and Philadelphia. VFX Legion recently created the visual effects for the crossover episodes of the two series. The storylines of the political thriller and legal drama intersect in a two-hour event, which premiered on 1 March 2018 on ABC and continues to rank as a streaming favourite on Hulu. The scenario opens with How to Get Away with Murder’s defense attorney Annalise … Read More

Jumbla creates living Pokies Parasite for Tasmanian TVC
2:00 pm PDT 14/03/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Gambling plagued the working-class Tasmania. This fuelled the creation of Jumbla’s most recent animated TVC for Bad Bets Australia. Working alongside MONA and project representative Alex Wadelton, Jumbla designed a living, breathing Pokies Parasite that haunted Tasmanian neighbourhoods at night. The ad takes on a classic thriller look and storyline, building up suspense and slowly revealing the hybrid creature. For the different style, Jumbla’s creative director Oz Smith cited b movies, retro thrillers, 80s horror films, and even Hollywood blockbusters among his influences. “The … Read More

How FuseFX brought the gore of ‘The Punisher’ to screens
2:00 pm PDT 28/02/2018 By Sachin Bhat

Digressing from the norms of a conventional superhero genre, Marvel’s The Punisher offered a refreshing take on the role of an anti-hero (caped or not), spearheaded by a belligerent Jon Bernthal who brought the obdurate and stone-hearted Frank Castle to life and left the fans floored with such immaculate performance. The season was a massive hit and the makers have renewed the title for a second outing that’s set to go on floors soon. The Punisher comprised largely of live-action … Read More

How ILM Singapore shot the Battle of Crait in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’
3:00 pm PDT 19/02/2018 By Sachin Bhat

Even though the clips of Solo, the latest roll-out from the Star Wars juggernaut is doing the rounds and casting a followers mind away from its last release The Last Jedi, its thrill is very much vivid. The Episode VIII of the epic space opera series opened December last year and probed the adventures of Luke Skywalker whilst imparting the techniques of maneuvering the Jedi Forces to Rey, even as a seismic battle ensues in the galaxy. As it is … Read More

How Iloura did the VFX creature work for ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’
4:00 pm PDT 31/01/2018 By Sachin Bhat

Of all things, if there’s one that Jumanji is know so much for, then it’s the sheer amount of creatures on show. And did I mention the staggering variety of them that pop-up in every frame? Well, 2017’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is replete with fauna that form just as instrumental part of the narrative as the story. The hideous hippo that gulps down Jack Black’s character, or the poisonous serpent that Kevin Hart defangs; the hounding albino rhinos … Read More

Framestore VFX supervisor Richard Hoover discusses ‘Blade Runner 2049’ VFX wizardry
12:00 pm PDT 23/01/2018 By Sachin Bhat

For all the prattles of Denis Villeneuve’s astute storytelling, the pièce de résistance of Blade Runner 2049 lies in its resplendent special effects. The kind of visual extravaganza on show elevated the 1982 sequel’s theatrical experience and left the viewers in an awe of it. Seldom has a movie told a story through its VFX, let alone of this scale. Well-known studio Framestore helmed the project and indeed packed a punch. And so much that it now contends for the … Read More

NY VFXWAALA’s Ranadheer Reddy sheds light on ‘Golmaal Again’ visual effects
2:00 pm PDT 22/01/2018 By Sachin Bhat

Last year, the occasion of Diwali witnessed a deafening din in the crackers’ tinnitus with the release of Golmaal Again, the fourth in Rohit Shetty’s slapstick comedy franchise, as Ajay Devgn and gang were back with a new set of shenanigans. The movie was a commercial success at the box-office while its funsies served to sweeten the festivities. Packed with amazing visuals of hill-stations and grand sets, Mumbai-based NY VFXWAALA made sure the viewing was just as delightful an experience … Read More

Cinesite delivers 860 VFX shots for mystery-thriller ‘The Commuter’
4:30 pm PDT 13/01/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Montreal’s VFX studio Cinesite has completed more than 800 shots for StudioCanal and Lionsgate’s The Commuter, which hits USA theatres today. The film follows Michael (Neeson), an ordinary businessman on his daily commute home – a commute that becomes anything but routine as he is unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy that has life and death consequences. The team, led by VFX supervisor Stephane Paris, worked closely with director Jaume Collet-Serra and production VFX supervisor Steve Begg from the start of principal photography in … Read More

‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ bags best visual effects at Critics’ Choice Awards
11:35 am PDT 12/01/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Following its resounding success at the box-office, War for the Planet of the Apes has more reasons to cheer as it was bestowed with the best visual effects award at the twenty-third Critics’ Choice Awards. Held in Santa Monica, California on 11 January, the Twentieth Century Fox release was adjudged winner ahead of stellar nominees such as Blade Runner 2049, Dunkirk, The Shape of Water, Thor: Ragnarok and Wonder Woman. New Zealand-based Weta Digital, at the credits for the movie’s … Read More

Iloura creates ravaging rhinos and CG helicopters in ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’
11:00 am PDT 09/01/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

In Sony Pictures’ Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, a group of teens find themselves inside a high-stakes jungle battle where beating the game is a matter of survival. Iloura served as a principal VFX facility for the film, with contributions including the albino rhino sequence in which the heroes – played by Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan – become trapped in a ravine after their helicopter is damaged and must find a way to outrun a herd … Read More