Prime Focus creates Indo-Pak border for ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ using VFX
2:00 pm PDT 21/04/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The convergence of two worlds, the unison of two subtly candid enemy nations and the power of humanity and love over innumerable differences of culture was portrayed vividly through the Salman Khan blockbuster Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Directed by Kabir Khan, this film bagged the National Film Award this year for providing wholesome entertainment. Apart from the story and the central message of the film which led  an uproar of emotions in the audience and drove people of all cultures to witness … Read More

Revealed: How prosthetics and VFX brought young Shah Rukh Khan to life in ‘FAN’
1:00 pm PDT 20/04/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Since the news of Shah Rukh Khan’s new venture FAN was announced, a lot of buzz has been swirling around the creation of the young man Gaurav Khanna who’s 20 something and is been played by Shah Rukh Khan himself. And fans got to witness the magic of Shah Rukh Khan as Aryan Khanna and Gaurav Chandna, as FAN hit the screens on 15 April. In the first three days of it’s release, FAN earned Rs 523.5 million in India. … Read More

Prime Focus colour grades SRK’s VFX heavy ‘FAN’
7:00 pm PDT 15/04/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Prime Focus has once again provided Digital Intermediate services on Shah Rukh Khan’s latest offering Fan after their stellar work on Happy New Year and Dilwale. A thriller directed by Maneesh Sharma under the Yash Raj Films banner, Fan features Shah Rukh Khan in a double-starring role as both an obsessive fan named Gaurav and the object of his obsession, superstar Aryan Khanna. Prime Focus’ work on Fan began as early as November 2014 when 20-30 shots of the film … Read More

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After studio fires up Prakash Jha’s ‘Jai GangaaJal’ with VFX
6:00 pm PDT 26/03/2016 By Ronald Rodrigues

After Ghayal Once Again, ‘After’ has tried its hands in the recent Prakash Jha creation Jai GangaaJal. As a sequel to the 2003 film GangaaJal starring Ajay Devgn, Jai GangaaJal took a new turn as it featured the female cop – Priyanka Chopra in the lead role in theatres from 4 March, 2016. Battling out goons, challenging corrupt politicians and thrashing anyone who comes in the way of truth and justice, the empowered khaki clad woman portrays a strong character … Read More

Oscar winner for best VFX on ‘Ex Machina’ studio, Double Negative to shut its Singapore branch
11:30 am PDT 25/03/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Double Negative’s Singapore studio that has delivered visual effects for movies like Godzilla, Man of Steel, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and 2 will no longer be functioning as it’s going to cease all operations. Double Negative, a leading visual effects company, recently won an Oscar for its brilliant work on Ex Machina and recently announced that the Singapore facility which was opened in 2009 will cease all operations at its Singapore studio. The company explained its reasons for … Read More

SVFX: Providing post production services for films and TV
2:00 pm PDT 18/03/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

SVFX Studios is a unit of Surinder Films which is based in Kolkata (India) and Italy that provides extensive services in Visual Effects, Animation, Motion Graphics and DI in TV series, commercials, promos and much more. Providing solutions for production houses, SVFX aims to provide superior post production facility as well to its clientele including uncompromising production in quality film making and television industry. SVFX Studios have been trying to change the structure of Bengali film and television industry with a number of mythological and … Read More

A battle for revenge and justice; ‘Ben-Hur’ trailer recreates an epic historic tale using VFX
4:00 pm PDT 17/03/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

‘Remember, first to finish…Last to die’ claims the upcoming action adventure Ben-Hur which tells an epic historical tale of vengeance and war. Paramount Pictures released the trailer unraveling the revengeful story and substantial work of visual effects to recreate antiquity. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov and written by Keith R. Clarke and John Ridley, Ben-Hur seems to retell the story of vengeance and justice six decades after the 1959 Charlton Heston starrer film of the same name. The trailer begins with the depth … Read More

Visual Computing Labs, the arm of Tata Elxsi, delivers VFX for ‘Neerja’
6:45 pm PDT 14/03/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

After delivering award-winning VFX for films like Dhoom 3 and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Visual Computing Labs (VCL), the VFX and animation arm of Tata Elxsi – India’s leading design company, delivers VFX for Neerja. The film is a biopic based on Neerja Bhanot who was the head purser for the ill fated Pan Am flight which was high jacked in September 1986. Tata Elxsi has been involved with Neerja since January 2015. To capture and replicate the director’s vision of the protagonist’s … Read More

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‘Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey’; a documentary revealing the making of the Star Wars
11:00 am PDT 10/03/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

When Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theatres last December everyone had this one question in mind- How was the film made? What had gone in the creation of such a huge blockbuster? And, this was answered by various reports on the VFX and production work though not a detailed input from the franchise itself but it helped gain some information. But now finally, the secret of the film will be revealed as a feature-length documentary Secrets of The Force Awakens: … Read More

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Prime Focus’ Double Negative wins Oscar for Best VFX in ‘Ex Machina’
5:00 pm PDT 01/03/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The 2016 Oscars that recently honoured Ex Machina with the Best Visual Effects award also recognised and appreciated the studio behind the film Double Negative. The Prime Focus World and Double Negative merger has proved beneficial for both the giants to deliver heavy VFX sequences which would be otherwise a tough call. This is the second Oscar in as many years for Double Negative, and its third in the last six years; the company has previously taken home the prestigious … Read More

Hybride opens new VFX studio wing in Quebec
3:00 pm PDT 24/02/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Hybride, the Quebec based VFX studio, has opened a new studio space in Montreal in order to expand its operations. The new 3,000 square-foot creative space has been set up in the same building as its parent company Ubisoft, on St-Laurent Street. Having delivered extensive VFX work in films like Jurassic World, Pacific Rim and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Hybride currently employs over 100 team members at its headquarters Piedmont. The new space will act as an extension of the … Read More

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VES appoints 2016 Board of Directors; a team of veterans at the helm
12:00 pm PDT 23/02/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The Visual Effects Society (VES), known to be the home of visual effects practitioners right form VFX artists to producers, announced the members for its 2016 Board of Directors. The officers, elected at the January 2016 board meeting, will be a part of the VES board executive committee. Mike Chambers, who has been the visual effects producer for The Dark Knight Rises and The Day After Tomorrow has been reelected as the board chair. Being a member of VES for almost … Read More