EXCLUSIVE: Drishyam VFX celebrates first anniversary by releasing its showreel
6:00 pm PDT 25/03/2017 By Prerna Kothari

About a year ago, Drishyam Films opened up its own post-production studio under the name Drishyam VFX which is being headed by Rajeev Kumar. Within one year of its inauguration, the studio has managed to deliver high quality work for some of the well renowned Bollywood filmmakers like Ashutosh Gowariker, Abhishek Kapoor, Vishal Bhardwaj, Sujoy Ghosh, Hansal Mehta, Anubhav Sinha, Nishikant Kamat. The studio recently delivered Vishal Bhardwaj’s drama movie, Rangoon which had some remarkable visual effects shots in it. Along with … Read More

Oscar winning studio, MPC’s Bengaluru unit to expand its software development team
12:00 pm PDT 20/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Since the release of the movie, it has been making waves for the usage of cutting edge technology and trying out something which has never been done in the field of filmmaking. Recently, it also bagged the award at the 89th Academy awards in the Best VFX category. We are talking about Jon Favreau’s ambitious project, The Jungle Book. To bring this dream project to life, one of the major visual effects studio was roped in – Moving Picture Company (MPC). Since a … Read More

With industry veterans at its core, Pixel Digital Studios plans to provide end-to-end post-production services
2:30 pm PDT 14/03/2017 By Prerna Kothari

Tum Bin 2, Raaz Reboot, Phobia, Sanam Re, Hate Story 3, Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Mary Kom, Fan. All these films have one common element in them and it’s the fact that some or the other part of these movies have been worked upon by the Mumbai based Pixel Digital Studios. Pixel D started out from a small gala in Laxmi and now has a huge 10,000 sq ft facility at Nimbus, Andheri. Over these couple of years Pixel has … Read More

What went into the casting & pre-production of the cutting-edge VFX of Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’
8:00 pm PDT 03/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Suits and battles – Check. Entire CG-based characters – Check. Characters flying – Check. Space and wars – Check. Shrinking and enlarging – Check. Blasts and destruction of property – Check. What remained to be explored by Marvel in visual effects and special effects got covered in Marvel’s Doctor Strange. The extremely VFX-heavy movie explored an entire new dimension (literally and figuratively) in the VFX space. The movie was a fresh take on magic and brought in a refreshing perspective … Read More

Prasad EFX delivers 3100 VFX shots for director Hari’s ‘Singam III’
1:00 pm PDT 02/03/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Directed by Hari, cinematography by Priyan and produced by Studio Green, the sequel to the Singam 2, Si3 which stars Suriya got released on 9 February, 2017. The action drama movie was enhanced using visual effects which has been seamlessly delivered by Prasad EFX. The Tamil and Telugu superhit, Singam III, comprises of 3100 complex VFX shots which Prasad EFX has delivered. Over the years having worked with prasad EFX team, director Hari developed immense confidence in them and hence … Read More

MPC London, Los Angeles and Bengaluru worked on the Oscar winning movie – The Jungle Book
11:00 am PDT 28/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

MPC VFX Supervisor Adam Valdez was honoured at the 89th Academy Awards for the studio’s stunning and innovative work on Disney’s The Jungle Book, winning the Oscar for Visual Effects. Valdez accepted the award on behalf of MPC’s team of more than 800 artists, production and technologists based in London, Los Angeles and Bengaluru, who worked on The Jungle Book for two years. As lead VFX studio, MPC artists built a complex photo-real world creating The Jungle Book’s stunning CG … Read More

How RedChillies.VFX brought realism to ‘Raees’
7:30 pm PDT 15/02/2017 By Prerna Kothari

Set in the backdrop of the eighties and nineties, the action crime thriller movie Raees attracted a lot of attention right since the announcement of its poster launch by the film’s protagonist Shah Rukh Khan. SRK tweeted an image of a close-up shot of the ‘taveez’ (locket), which he sports in the poster stating: “This is my personal locket with my parents’ pic in it”. This lead to a craze for it among his fans which lead to the taveez … Read More

5 romantic moments of Indian cinema made possible by VFX
6:00 pm PDT 14/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Visual effects have become a significant part of Indian cinema when it comes to bringing some of the most challenging shots to life: be it in the action, adventure, fantasy, thriller or horror genres. However, this Valentine’s Day, we have compiled a list of movie shots that have helped bring the romantic scenes on screen. Strong romantic / dreamy scenes have been a tradition of the Indian cinema since conception. Be it ‘already in love’, ‘falling in love’ or ‘fantasising about … Read More

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’: Rodeo FX breakdown reel
5:45 pm PDT 11/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Rodeo FX has created a breakdown reel of the visual effects shots it delivered for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The video highlights work on the following key sequences: the interior and exterior of the Woolworth building; the entirely CG interior of MACUSA – the elaborate headquarters of the wizarding world; the reconstruction of Jacob’s room and alleyway; and fantastic beasts and their magical environments. Founded in 2006, Rodeo FX delivers visual effects to feature films and television productions. The studio’s other VFX … Read More

‘Phillauri’ trailer: Redchillies.VFX brings alive the friendly ghost played by Anushka Sharma
7:00 pm PDT 06/02/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

What if one fine day you are asked to marry a tree? And it turns out that you aren’t just married to a tree but a ghost who awakens you in the middle of the night? Pretty scary, right? Though it sounds scary, it isn’t. From Fox Star Studios and Clean Slate Films comes the romantic comedy movie, Phillauri starring Anushka Sharma as the friendly ‘spirit’ Shashi who has come to narrate her love story. Phillauri’s trailer got recently released … Read More

FutureWorks finds its senior colourist in Tushar Desai
7:00 pm PDT 19/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

A new member has joined the post production and VFX company – FutureWorks Mumbai head office, and this time it’s senior colourist Tushar  R. Desai. He comes with over 18 years of experience in the industry, and has colour graded many high-profile, award-winning films in various languages, which include Force 2 , Mere Brother Ki Dulhan,  Anjaana Anjaani, Band Baaja Baraat, New York, Wake Up Sid and Rocket Singh. Desai has joined FutureWorks as senior colourist in the company’s creative … Read More

Only 10 VFX-heavy movies remain in the Oscar race, final list of nominees to be declared early next year
1:00 pm PDT 19/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The top 10 titles in the VFX category have been shortlisted for the 89th Academy Awards. The titles selected will not come as a surprise to many of the enthusiasts as it consists of some of the most alluring projects of 2016. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed the list of short-listed contenders. At first, a list of 20 films was shortlisted which has been trimmed to 10 putting out movies like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, … Read More