Unravelling the visual concoction of Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’ through the previs prespective
6:00 pm PDT 24/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

We recently covered a session by Faraz Hameed at the GAFX 2017 in Bengaluru and it provided us with some great insights on how crucial previs can be for a feature. Citing the example of Marvel’s Doctor Strange, Hameed showcased how the scenes for the visually-trippy feature were thought of. We got in touch with The Third Floor, the studio which worked on the previs for Doctor Strange and they provided with some of the images which were conjured during … Read More

Tata Elxsi delivers 155 VFX shots for Rahul Bose’s ‘Poorna’
3:00 pm PDT 24/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Tata Elxsi, India’s leading design company has collaborated with filmmaker Rahul Bose, to provide VFX for Poorna – a biographical adventure film based on Poorna Malavath, the youngest girl to climb Mount Everest at the age of 13 years and 11 months. Tata Elxsi, VFX supervisor, Dinesh Kumar says, “It was tough to depict the vastness of Mount Everest. By using technology to perfection, Tata Elxsi’s VFX team broke the creative boundaries and recreated the Mount Everest for many scenes in the movie to … Read More

Freezing a Muay Thai battle in time: Saddington Baynes premieres unique ‘Statue’ full-body 3D simulations
10:30 am PDT 24/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

With the release of its Statue project, London-based creative studio Saddington Baynes has created a frozen moment of a Muay Thai battle, utilising full-body 3D photo scans created in partnership with body-scanning experts FBFX. Saddington Baynes is well-known for pushing the boundaries of technical innovation in the creative industry, establishing its R&D arm SBLabs to showcase this in-house ability. For Statue, SBLabs used advanced procedural displacement techniques, complex shaders and dynamic particle simulations to deliver a fierce fighting showcase. The … Read More

Drishyam VFX opens studio in Hyderabad
6:30 pm PDT 23/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Drishyam VFX, part of Drishyam Films, and one of India’s premiere and most trusted VFX company, is expanding its business roots. Currently, the studio has its headquarters in Mumbai and has expanded its presence in Hyderabad to open doors for new and better business avenues. Drishyam Studios, COO, Rajeev Kumar say, “Drishyam VFX, in the last one year, has grown in leaps and bounds. As part of our expansion plans, we will soon set up a full-fledged business centre in Hyderabad. After Bollywood, we aim … Read More

The making of ‘Baahubali 2’ through the eyes of VFX Supervisor, R C Kamalakannan
7:45 pm PDT 17/05/2017 By Prerna Kothari

Words have fallen short to describe the magnum opus of Indian cinema, the movie which has gone onto break all records and is now the first Rs 1000 crore earner at the box-office. Baahubali 2 has won hearts across the globe which isn’t an easy feat to achieve! The credit goes to the vision and the belief  that director S S Rajamouli had in the project and in his team. A perfect example of how good content backed by a … Read More

“We strive for quality rather than a trophy” – NY VFXWAALA’s Naveen Paul
10:05 pm PDT 13/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

At two years, it’s a relative newbie in the world of Indian VFX. But Mumbai-based NY VFXWAALA (#thevfxpeople) has already made a significant impact in the world of Indian cinema. And is even being noticed as a VFX house which delivers some the best work in Asia. It was promoted by two VFX professionals Naveen Paul and Prasad Sutar – along with film star  Ajay Devgn as  a division of Ajay Devgn Films – with the vision to be the … Read More

Dedication, honesty and hardwork – The secret recipe behind the National Film Awards winning studio, NY VFXWAALA’s success
12:00 pm PDT 25/04/2017 By Prerna Kothari

In 2015, Sanjay Leela Bhansali came out with a VFX heavy movie Bajirao Mastani which went on to receive many accolades under various categories. For its VFX work, it not only bagged domestic film awards (Zee Cine Awards, Screen Awards, IIFA Awards, FOI Online Awards) but also went on to win the Asian Film Awards. And working on this movie, was the one year old visual effects studio – NY VFXWAALA. Seems like the studio is on a winning streak … Read More

Prime Focus provides VFX and DI for Dinesh Vijan’s romantic action movie ‘Raabta’
5:00 pm PDT 17/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

As the trailer begins, we can hear a familiar music in the background which is none other than ‘Raabta’ from Saif Ali Khan starrer movie Agent Vinod. Slowly, the images reel in and we connect the dots of the video to the 2009 hit Telugu romantic action movie, Magadheera. We are talking about the recently revealed trailer of Dinesh Vijan’s directorial debut movie ‘Raabta’. The movie stars Sushant Singh Rajput (Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!, M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story) and Kriti … Read More

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