Here’s how MPC carved a digitalized younger Arnold in ‘Terminator – Genisys’
12:00 pm PDT 04/07/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

The year 2015 in Hollywood hasn’t shied away in pulling off some of the most daring stints with the digital technology at the film-makers disposal. Earlier this year, we marveled at WETA Digital’s incredible work in re-creating a digitalized Paul Walker for Furious 7 to complete the actor’s shots even as Paul Walker’s untimely demise in 2014 shocked us all. Starring the 67year-old, Arnold Schwarzenegger in his iconic android T-800 avatar in Terminator – Genisys, Hollywood just seems to push … Read More

‘Baahubali’ and ‘Jurassic World’ share a few VFX artists in common
8:00 pm PDT 30/06/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

SS Rajamouli’s ‘Babhubali’ is one of the most awaited movies of the year and also holds the accolade of being the most expensive movie from Indian cinema ever. With the trailer garnering over a crore views in just a week’s time, the movie already has fans going gaga over it. The special effects in the movie are amazing and match the level of any Hollywood film. But, there is one thing common between the recently released ‘Jurassic World’ and ‘Bahubali’ … Read More

Legacy Effects unveils the making of the animatronic Apatosaurus in Jurassic World
2:00 pm PDT 20/06/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Universal Studios’ magnum opus Sci-fi adventure flick, Jurassic World, the fourth installment of Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park franchise is smashing all box office records, swooping past Marvel’s Avengers (2012) with a $511 plus opening weekend.  Starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, the dino-adventure tent-pole has already surpassed critics and analysts’ expectation and amassed nearly $600 million in its first week world-wide.  Read the review how Jurassic World brings back the lost world of the dinosaurs. Apart from Chris Pratt’s … Read More

Autodesk tools help Fido unleash action-packed VFX for ‘Kung Fury”’
9:00 am PDT 15/06/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Following a successful Cannes Film Festival premiere, David Sandberg’s 80s-inspired film “Kung Fury” made its highly anticipated online debut earlier in the month. Kickstarter-funded by 17,000 backers, the 30-minute film follows a Miami-based kung fu cop as he time travels from the 80s to the 40s on a mission to take out Adolf Hitler – a plotline augmented by 399 over-the-top VFX shots delivered by a 46-person crew at Scandinavian VFX house Fido. Using Autodesk 3D modeling, animation and digital sculpting solutions, Fido created … Read More

Mumbai to soon get a world-class VFX facility on the lines of London based Double Negative
1:00 pm PDT 09/06/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Prime Focus World (PFW), the creative services division of Prime Focus and Academy Award winning VFX house Double Negative (Dneg) have announced the next phase of the companies’ expansion plans – the building of a brand new, world-class VFX facility in Mumbai. Located in Mumbai’s Film City, the centre of the Indian film industry, the new studio will be built to the same exacting standards as Dneg’s facilities in London, Vancouver and Singapore, with particular emphasis on providing the very … Read More

MPC reveals the electrifying VFX of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in a breakdown teaser
12:00 pm PDT 06/06/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Following the footsteps of other VFX studios the globally acclaimed visual effects studio, The Moving Picture Company (MPC) too dropped in a four minute reel, breaking down its main areas of work in Sony Pictures’ The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014). Although the sequel starring Andrew Garfield as Marvel’s web-slinger amassed a decent sum of $709 million in its world-wide collections, Sony thought it wiser to swing the Spidey into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and all plans for a third installment … Read More

Shahrukh Khan starrer ‘Fan’ to have never before seen VFX; trailer coming out soon!
6:00 pm PDT 05/06/2015 By Sidharth Iyer

The year 2015 seems to be going well for Bollywood, with the recent success of content driven films like Baby, Piku and Tanu Weds Manu Returns. But, what everyone has been waiting for with bated breath has been some confirmation on the Shahrukh Khan starrer Fan under the Yash Raj Films banner. While the star has been travelling a lot in the past few months to support his IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders (though they didn’t make it into the … Read More

Base FX spills the beans on Captain America – The Winter Soldier’s VFX work
3:00 pm PDT 27/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Marvel seems to be spilling the beans by breaking-down the months of hard work in creating some of the most awe-inspiring visuals for their live-action superhero tent-poles. After Luma Pictures recently released the complete VFX breakdown video behind visually crafting the Galatic Super-villain, Thanos in Guardians of The Galaxy (2014), Beijing based Visual Effects and Animation studio, Base FX released a two-minute video illustrating their mammoth contribution in the Visual Effects for Captain America – The Winter Solider (2014). Working … Read More

Quebec government invests $1 million in VFX studio behind ‘Gravity’
2:00 pm PDT 26/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

The Quebec government is infusing the Montreal based visual effects studio Framestore with $1 million to expand its operations. Framestore Studio is a Quebec subsidiary of Guidedraw Ltd., which produced Oscar-winning effects for the Hollywood film Gravity. Premier Philippe Couillard said he met with the company’s co-founder, William Sargent, in London last year and they spoke about helping the company grow. The investment will help create 150 high-paying, specialised jobs, according to the government. The Montreal studio opened in January … Read More

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra hires ‘Life of Pie’ VFX team for ‘Mirziya’
7:00 pm PDT 25/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is all set to take the director’s chair once again after the landslide success of his last biopic on the ‘Flying Sikh’ – Bhaag Milkha Bhaag – with his next project titled Mirziya. Now the director has hired a special VFX team for a night safari sequence, which marks the debut of star kid – Harshvardhan Kapoor (son of Anil Kapoor) and Saiyami Kher. This VFX team he has hired has worked on hit films like … Read More

Luma Pictures shares the VFX Breakdown of Thanos from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’
2:00 pm PDT 25/05/2015 By AnimationXpress Team

The Californian based visual effects studio, Luma Pictures recently uploaded a near two minute video on their website, breaking down the VFX artwork behind creating Marvel’s Galactic Super villain, Thanos. Thanos voiced by Men in Black 3 actor, Josh Brolin debuted first on-screen in the end-credit cameo of Marvel’s Avengers (2012). Last year Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) showed a bit more of the Galactic King. The VFX Breakdown video shows the detailing behind creating those scenes of Thanos … Read More

Emraan Hashmi dons Indian jersey in first look of ‘Azhar'; heavy-duty VFX will be used to re-create 90s look
2:00 pm PDT 23/05/2015 By Sidharth Iyer

2013’s critically acclaimed and award winning ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ starring Farhan Akhtar as the ‘Flying Sikh’ Milkha Singh seems to have kicked-off a trend of re-telling the stories of sporting legends from the country. The year 2014 saw the dusky Priyanka Chopra trying to punch her way through the box-office as well, only to be knocked-down rather hard by the critics and audience alike, in her role as the living boxing legend and five time world champion from Manipur, MC … Read More