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Umedia expands its footprint with new VFX studio at Vancouver
1:00 pm PDT 28/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Umedia, the international European film group, is launching a visual effects and finishing studio in Vancouver to bolster its presence in the post-production landscape in North America. The facility will focus on film and television development, production and financing in London, Los Angeles, Brussels and Paris. This will be Umedia’s fifth office as it already has VFX studios in Brussels and Paris. Umedia has appointed Oscar-winning industry veteran Peter Muyzers (Elysium, American Sniper, District 9, Harry Potter series and Wallace … Read More

Framestore joins hands with Campus ADN to educate Montreal’s VFX community
11:00 am PDT 27/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Framestore VFX studio has partnered with Campus ADN to launch the Launchpad: PRO initiative, starting in Montréal. With a view to encourage the growth of Montreal’s VFX community, the VFX studio will offer free courses focusing on 2D skills. Framestore is known for its VFX work in blockbusters like The Legend of Tarzan, The Martian, Everest and so on. The series of Launchpad: PRO courses, starting in October 2016, have been developed to train students in industry-standard skills and are … Read More

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ‘Ghost Rider’ created using fiery VFX
1:00 pm PDT 23/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. introduced the Ghost Rider in this season and tried to keep the character in sync with reality. The comics world has tried several innovations on the Ghost Rider but the general elements have always been the same- the fire and blazing skull. Visual effects supervisor, Mark Kolpack explains the design elements that went into creating a new look for the classic Marvel anti-hero. From conception, filming to finished effect on the new Ghost Rider, Kolpack explains the … Read More

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Image Engine creates flesh, blood, Citadel and Ramsay for ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6
12:00 pm PDT 14/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Following on from season five of HBO’s Game of Thrones, Image Engine was asked to return to Westeros and Essos once again for the show’s epic sixth season. The VFX studio built the Citadel, reinforced the Wall, and finally offed that one character everybody loves to hate… Spoiler alert! Back on the throne Game of Thrones is no easy show to deliver. Over the past six years its post-production values have increased alongside the size of its world. Each new … Read More

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‘Game of Thrones’ honoured for special visual effects at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards
12:00 pm PDT 13/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

HBO’s Game of Thrones was honoured with its fifth straight Outstanding Special Visual Effects Award at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, held Saturday, 10 September at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Praised as one of the series’ best episodes to date, the Award-winning “Battle of the Bastards” was a monumental undertaking, including significant visual effects (VFX) work from Deluxe’s Iloura, which helped craft the titular bloody showdown. Iloura VFX Supervisor Glenn Melenhorst was honoured as part of the … Read More

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NY VFXWAALA takes filmmaking to another level with ‘Bajirao Mastani’; Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s belief in VFX strengthens
7:00 pm PDT 10/09/2016 By Ronald Rodrigues

When you want to bring something alive, you have to strive till your last breath and channelise all your energy to make it happen. And when you have to bring out a collaboration of history, romance and drama to life, you have to be head on heels at every moment, fine tuning every minute detail with emotions and perfection. A film which captivated viewers across the globe by its dramatic storytelling, grandeur of history and power of love – Bajirao Mastani … Read More

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The mystery behind the VFX of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ revealed
5:00 pm PDT 09/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The well acclaimed franchise Star Wars has all the reasons for its huge fan base. Perfection is the key to its huge acclaim for the franchise dedicatedly follows the mantra of perfection in every aspect of its series. The recent VFX breakdown reel of Star Wars: The Force Awakens released by Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) proclaims the impeccable work done in the entire film. Right from minute negligible alterations to huge mainstream extensions, the studio has focused on each … Read More

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Disney reveals before and after images of ‘The Jungle Book’
6:00 pm PDT 06/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

What goes into the Jungle has always been intruding and mysterious. The key frame animation done for Disney’s The Jungle Book has been revealed with few behind the scene images. As no motion capture was involved to create the animation, the entire film involved various characters that were created using key frame animation technique while the background was created using CGI. Moreover for few scenes, mainly the ones where Mowgli played by Neel Sethi physically interacts with the animals, various … Read More

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MPC reveals before after images of ‘Suicide Squad’
5:00 pm PDT 02/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

It’s been almost a month since the ensemble of “Worst. Heroes. Ever.” debuted in the theatres on 5 August and went on to receive a lot of negative reviews due to its poor storyline. However, one thing that stood out was the VFX work which managed to captivate the audience. Produced with a budget of $175 million, directed by David Ayer, Suicide Squad went on to gross over $640.1 million worldwide. In the recent time, it’s been observed that most … Read More

Iloura releases Ghostbusters’ VFX breakdown reel
11:30 am PDT 26/08/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The rebooted version of the Ghostbusters movie, the third feature film in the Ghostbusters franchise, the 2016 film starred an all female cast who went on to catch ghosts across the New York City. Made with a budget of $144 million and grossing approximately $208 million, the film relied heavily on the visual effects for the creation of the ghostly creatures. About six companies dealt with the 1,700 VFX shots, under the supervision of Pete Travers and among them were Sony … Read More

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‘Arrival’ trailer uses VFX as it intends to communicate in an alien language
10:00 am PDT 22/08/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The responsibility of bridging a relation with the unknown often lies on the shoulders of ‘communication’. If you frequently travel to unknown places you would agree with the fact that language is the utmost unavoidable barrier that one faces. Communication opens the windows to various horizons and thus cannot or rather should not be avoided when you intend to bridge the gap. Director Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming sci-fi film Arrival features the power of communication to help make a connect with … Read More

Ajay Devgn’s ‘Shivaay’ brings out the Shiva within you with its new VFX bound trailer
12:00 pm PDT 10/08/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

If you get to know the story completely just from the trailer itself, somewhere the excitement for the movie goes down the drain. There are few trailers that leave you wondering on what is the actual plot of the film and thus keep you hooked on to dig out more. Ajay Devgn’s upcoming film Shivaay is one of such movies that has steered up the viewers to wait for more action. Enchanting physique, meditation in the Himalaya like terrain, vivid … Read More